Tamarindo, Guanacaste

The Best Business To Open In Costa Rica

Business, when done smartly, fits the need of its clients by either creating a need through innovation and marketing, or better by supplying what is lacking in said market.

Costa Rica Fitness Lifestyle Options for Expats

In the States I worked out between four to five times per week, and in Costa Rica I get in at least six formal workouts per week, but I am active almost every day.

It’s Never Too Late To Start Surfing

But, I always hear my associates in the office talk about their surfing stories… “I caught this wave… the waves are pumping”. You know, all that surf speak that I know so little about…

In Grave Danger of Falling Food

In truth, the designs and techniques don’t just leap off the pages, into your yard or farm and magically transform everything into a Garden of Eden before your eyes. The wet-dry tropics imposes its own seasonal challenges, timing is everything and the term ‘site specific’ comes into play from …

Playing Mejenga

Out of thin air you have two teams. Here in Costa Rica people of all shapes and sizes, but mostly males, appear with or without shoes, often in flip-flops but many barefooted to play their beloved futbol. It seems they kick better without shoes.

Going Bananas in the Tropics.

Twenty years ago I was substantially more tranquilo in the act of smuggling than I would be today. With nary an afterthought as to the possible consequences, I waltzed unscathed through immigration and customs at Juan Santamaria International Airport with a dozen ‘pups’ of banana plants, artfully ensconced among the colorful clothing in my 7 year-old daughter’s suitcase.

Guanacaste’s “Lost River” Is A True Gem Full Of Fun Outdoor Activities For All The Family.

The area itself is absolutely amazing, private-feeling and offers 5-star customer service, spa services, zip-lining, mountain biking, great restaurant, and of course, the thermal springs of Rio Perdido. In December, Rio Perdido will be opening a hotel on its grounds (which during our recent visit looked rather amazing and I look forward to going back when it’s complete!).

Country Day School Guanacaste Going Non-Profit and Run By Parents.

It can be a make or break kind of thing when choosing where to relocate. Whether considering permanent relocation or something that is just for a year or two, an internationally recognized and accredited school can give a lot of comfort to concerned parents.

Guanacaste Condo Comparison Report August 2013.

Our research clearly shows that Costa Rica condo prices on the ‘Gold Coast’ of Northwest Guanacaste have seen its low point in 2011.

Grocery Shopping in Guanacaste

Most towns have famers’ markets with what one would expect at any farmers’ market, but these are not just weekly, but all year long. The growing season is unending.

House Hunters International Show To Feature Playa Conchal on Monday, 15th July 2013

After a 27-year career spanning six countries, Sarah Starkey has decided to leave the corporate grind for an Eco-friendly spot, and what place better than Costa Rica?

Living in Costa Rica With Kids. Learning to play tennis and golf at Hacienda Pinilla.

I have said it before and I will say it again, kids rule in Costa Rica! This weekend I took the family to Hacienda Pinilla and we had a total blast.

Costa Rica Real Estate: The rebirth of the Playa Grande real estate market.

Playa Grande, Guanacaste is the home of Parque Nacional Las Baulas (Leatherback Turtle National Park) and is located across the bay from the popular surf town of Tamarindo.

Party Time Costa Rica Style. The typical fiestas in Villareal, Guanacaste.

Guanacaste is kind of like the Texas of Costa Rica. Though it is the largest of all the provinces in the country, it only holds about 9% of the population. With its wide plains and open country, the cattle industry has played a major roll in what we consider modern day Guanacaste. And where there are cattle, you will find cowboys (and cowgirls)

Culture and Entertainment Living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Dinner and a show at the beach for only US$39.95

Not long ago, Tamarindo was a small rural surfer’s camp and not much else. Who would have thought that less than a decade later it would be served by an airport and that dinner theatre would be one of the many entertainment options? Next month the first dinner theater production, “The Odd Couple” will open at Fisch Restaurant in downtown Tamarindo.