Tamarindo, Guanacaste

Where Does the Word “Butterfly” Come From? Top 5 butterflies in Costa Rica.

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” — Anonymous
Ever wondered were the word “butterfly” comes from? No one knows for sure, but here are a few theories:

The Biggest and Baddest Sport Fishing Catches in Tamarindo & Flamingo, Costa Rica.

I took this photo one of the first times I ever went sport fishing, when I was 26. The boat captain convinced me it would be a “great idea” to jump in the ocean with my waterproof camera as the first mate held this sail fish still for a photo. PROBABLY a bad idea considering I could have been impaled. Luckily I wasn’t, and I got a cool photo out of it! Totally worth it.

Mud Therapy? Why Medicinal Clay Is Good For Your Skin.

You’ve seen those spa treatments where they cover your body in mud or clay from head to toe and call it therapy. But does it really do anything, or is it just for show?

Living in Costa Rica With Mamón Chino – The most addictive fruit on Earth.

Mamón chino are sold on practically every corner in Costa Rica between the months of July and October. If you’ve ever tasted these spikey, irresistible sweets then you’re probably an addict, too.

Birdwatching in Costa Rica Breakdown: Six of my favorite birds in Guanacaste

Guanacaste, Costa Rica is kind of a big deal when it comes to birdwatching. This region provides a much different and dryer habitat than other bird havens (like the Central Valley, the Caribbean or the Osa Peninsula), so here you can expect to find lots of unique species that you might not  be able to easily find anywhere else.

Costa Rica Real Estate Market Update Video With Costa Rica Realtor Becky Clower in Guanacaste. July 2014

What sort of decline/increase have you see in the number of potential buyers who have contacted you in the last six months in comparison to the previous year?

Guanaba What? The history and health benefits of the soursop fruit

It’s guanábana in Spanish, and graviola in Portuguese. In Cambodia it’s prickly custard apple, in Thailand it’s Brazilian paw paw, and in the US it’s soursop fruit. Whatever you call it, this strange-looking fruit is finger-licking good and offers an impressive range of health benefits.

Why you should care about the Annexation of Guanacaste

Guanacaste is one of the most important provinces in all of Costa Rica — and not just because it’s the country’s busiest tourist sector. This region is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches, the best hiking trails and arguably the most beautiful farmland in Central America.

How to Spot Howler Monkeys in Tamarindo

Howler monkeys are super common in the Tamarindo area. Here are Blue Water’s favorite tips to pretty much guarantee finding them.

Costa Rica Deep Sea Fishing in Flamingo At Its’ Best

Flamingo Beach is one of the most popular destinations on Costa Rica’s northwest Pacific Coast. The beautiful white sand beach is stunning and this is a favorite spot for deep sea fishing.

From Corporate Lawyer to Tamarindo Backpackers! How I escaped the Rat Race!

I just returned to Tamarindo after a quick trip to my hometown of Chicago. At home and in Tamarindo, people are always asking me how I came to live in Tamarindo and own Tamarindo Backpackers. So I thought I would share my story here.

Investing in Costa Rica Real Estate. A radio interview with Costa Rica Realtor Rebecca Clower in Guanacaste.

“Yeah, the local currency is called the “colon” or “colones” plural, actually named after Christopher Columbus. But US dollars are widely accepted here and in fact real estate is almost always quoted and sold in US dollars. It’s just the reason being is because the US dollar is more stable than the local currency.”

A Surfer’s Mecca in Costa Rica. Witches Rock and Ollie’s point.

If you are a serious surfer, you have to travel.  If you travel to surf, you have to at one point in your life make it to surf Witches Rock and Ollie’s point.

Costa Rica Road Trip From the Pacific Coast to The Caribbean Coast

For some reason the Caribbean side of Costa Rica is all but forgotten to the majority of visitors and people who live here.  After visiting there for the first time some 5 years ago, the place has always been on my mind.  It seems as though I always wanted to go back however life kept getting in the way.

Living by the Beach in Costa Rica. Summer in Guanacaste is right around the corner

Living by the beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, there are really only two seasons here, wet and dry. The wet season has been coined “green season” by the board of tourism and it really is nice except for in October when you can plan of some heavy rains. But during the first week of November an amazing thing happens, the skies part, the angels sing and summer arrives with a vengeance!