Living in Costa Rica

Living Around Lake Arenal in Costa Rica Is A Dream Come True For Birdwatchers

Visitors from all over the world come to Lake Arenal hoping to get a glimpse of the hundreds of species of birds that populate the area.

Is Love REALLY “All We Need”?

No relationship is permanent. As much as we’d love to remain in the “in love” phase, all relationships must and will move on.

Costa Rica Orchid Show Video Slideshow. San Jose, March 2015

My wife and I both love orchids and we thankfully live in a country that just happens to have 1,400 different orchids and supposedly, about 386 of them are unique to Costa Rica.

The Telepathic Costa Rican Hummingbird

Over the last ten years my wife and I have spent literally thousands of hours admiring the colourful hummingbirds of Costa Rica.

Airline ‘Security’ Causes 72 Hour Delay.

While you read this I will be on my way to Scotland to say my final goodbye to my old Dad.

What A Pain In My Back Surgery in Costa Rica

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow… what a ride!!!!!” Can I get a Tequila Sunrise please?

Is Seller Financing the New Deal For Expats in Costa Rica?

Since the beginning of 2010, we have sold several homes with owner financing and with negotiated terms that are win/win for both the buyer and seller. The good news about owner financing is that it is negotiable, whereas bank financing is not.

The Gingerbread Hotel and Restaurant at Lake Arenal

Lake Arenal is peppered and spiced with a variety of eclectic eateries, but of all of them, Gingerbread in Nuevo Arenal takes the cake.

Thousands Of Onions Hanging Outside On The Street Beside The Beautiful Church in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.

Today was one of this ‘high-stress’ days for me where I had to work for a few hours in between the three hour lunch I had with a dear friend I’ve known for about ten years…

Did you buy land from Paragon Properties of Costa Rica? If so, we want you to be part of our group.

I am neither an attorney nor a real estate agent.  The following information has been gathered through my personal experience as I endeavour to develop my own properties which were purchased from Paragon.

Souls Helping Soles Make A Difference In The Lives Of Children

Souls Helping Soles (is a non-profit organization) that collects shoes for children to help them go to school and play sports.

SEAS Is An Excellent Private School in Escazú, Costa Rica With U.S. Certified Teaching Staff.

Our school is different because: “it all boils down to environment, individual relationships, and quality of teaching staff. We are a large home with open spaces and classrooms with dining room tables rather than individual desks…

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano Erupts – Falling ash causes chaos in the streets and shuts down airport.

“With the strong winds we have in the Central Valley at this time of the year, the ash is everywhere and you can taste it on your lips and certainly smell it in the air even here in Santa Ana..” Scott Oliver.

How To Finally Move Overseas

You’ve stayed up until three in the morning imagining what it would be like to live overseas, obsessing about every detail of your future life.

Avalon Country Club Apartment Rentals. Walking trails, lake, swimming pool, private restaurant, tennis and gym. See video!

With walking trails, lake, swimming pool, private restaurant, tennis and gym, the amenities offered in the Avalon Country Club project can not be found in any other project that we know of anywhere in the Central Valley.