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Think You Live in the Freest Country? Think Again…

In 1883, poet Emma Lazarus wrote these words as part of a sonnet to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. The text of the sonnet, “The New Colossus,” is now mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level.

All You Need To Know About Living In Atenas, Costa Rica…

With an ideal location, Atenas, Costa Rica offers everything for living your dreams. Atenas is located on the western edge of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, where the mountains drop away to the Pacific Coast.

Crocodile Rock Costa Rica Style

Costa Rica is one of the healthiest countries in the world. They actually have entire regions known as Blue Zones where many of the locals live to be well over 100 years old; Ten Times the average rate to be exact and the country has a higher life expectancy than most developed countries on the planet.

Tips For Planning Your New Home in Paradise… In Atenas, Costa Rica

Maybe you’re planning to retire in Costa Rica or simply have a Costa Rica vacation home. You’ve bought a beautiful property in Costa Rica and now you’re building your dream home.

10 Tips for Choosing a Realtor For Luxury Real Estate in Costa Rica.

As you begin to search for the right property, it’s also very important to consider a broker with the local knowledge, experience, integrity, inventory, and network to make your luxury buying experience rewarding.

Six Foot Well Fed Snake Keeps Costa Rica Realtor Out Of The Garden. “Honey! Have you seen the dog?”

As a child growing up in West Africa, running around in swimming trunks and flip-flops, I seemed to have an uncanny knack for finding interesting wildlife – especially snakes. I often ‘know’ that a snake is nearby.

Costa Rica Slang. Top 15 Tico Sayings.

This is an article dedicated to my personal top 15. I actually started with 10, but they grew thanks to my family and friends who added to the list. If you want to really understand what people say here, you have got to learn the Costa Rican slang (or pachuco).

Top Private Schools in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Their philosophy revolves around developing peace within the self, the family, the community and the world. La Paz is one of the most elite schools in the area, located in Playa Flamingo, just 20 minutes from Tamarindo and a little over an hour from Liberia international airport.

Cooperatives in Costa Rica. CoopeAtenas is the economic cornerstone of Atenas.

Founded officially on Aug. 7, 1868, Atenas was once the strategic meeting and resting point for Costa Rican merchants traveling by oxcart with goods and coffee from the fertile Central Valley to the Pacific coastal port of Puntarenas.

Expatriate Private Medical Insurance: How To Keep Premium Costs Manageable!

Relocating to another area of the world outside your country of citizenship, by yourself or with your family is a challenging yet adventurous task. There are so many details, “and the devil is in the details”, that must be addressed… where to live, schools for the children, safety issues, shopping locations, new activities, hospital locations, transportation, and …

Total Chaos But, Free and Happy. Take a walk in the park to learn more. Free video.

For those of who are still undecided about living in Costa Rica, the next time you’re in San Jose, try to spend a few hours walking through the park on a busy Sunday afternoon between 1-3pm and think of it as intensive, crash course that will clearly show you how the Ticos behave during their free time with the family.

My Mother’s Angels In Costa Rica Pay It Forward

If you love Costa Rica, and it’s people, please continue reading and let me give you the chance to be even more fulfilled and happy living here in Costa Rica.

Happy Expats Retired in Atenas, Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is one of the most popular international expat destinations, and has become one of the world’s safest places to visit and to live. This year, Costa Rica once again topped the Happy Planet Index rankings as the Happiest Country in the World.

The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming!

The Americas, especially North America, are no strangers to British invasions. We Gringos remember from our earliest school days that back in 1775, Paul Revere reportedly warned fellow American colonists in Boston “The British are coming!” on his famous midnight ride.

10 Fun Outdoor Activities in Tamarindo

If you didn’t come with your own equipment, no worries. You can rent/buy some at most local surf shops, supermarkets, or adventure companies.