Tamarindo, Guanacaste

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.

The Equestrian Life in Costa Rica. Horse lovers in Guanacaste.

The equestrian center in this 250 acre development has one of Costa Rica’s finest horse trainers, Amanda Gardner. Amanda has an impressive resume, having trained an Olympic competitor. In the full 30 x 70 dressage ring she offers lessons and also takes her students on the miles of trails weaving throughout the property.

Where In The World is Playa Negra?

Playa Negra, have you heard of it? Most likely not unless you’re a surfer! I really don’t like mentioning that this surf break was featured in the follow up movie up movie to one of the most popular surf movies of all time, Endless Summer but it is true and you have to mention it.

Living in Costa Rica With Kids. “Kids Rule!” With free video.

When kids act up, they are more likely going to be scooped up and played with rather than be the object of dirty looks. They have it made here! Kids get to ride on quads, see monkeys in the trees (this never gets old), go sailing, horseback riding, rafting, fishing, explore estuaries and skateboarding at one of the many parks in the area.

How A Family With Two Children From Albuquerque Ended Up Living in Costa Rica

For four years my husband and I had planned our move down to Old Mexico. We love Mexico; we love the tropics, the surf, and the lifestyle. We thrive on adventure and strive for change. We didn’t want starting a family to change that; rather, we wanted to share our passions with our children.

Popular HGTV Show Returns To Costa Rica.

This time, the popular HGTV show elected to focus on the beaches of northwest Guanacaste including Playa Conchal, Pirate’s Bay (Bahia de los Piratas), Playa Grande and Flamingo.

Franklin Chang Diaz. A NASA astronaut and a Costa Rican national hero.

Franklin Chang’s first mission was in 1981 aboard the Columbia spacecraft. Chang has the most space missions of anyone in NASA totaling seven (he shares this record with Jerry L. Ross) and has logged over 1,601 hours in space, including 19 hours and 31 minutes in three spacewalks.