Category: COSTA RICA LIFESTYLE

Blue Zone Costa Rica: Living Longer, Living Better

Thanks Special Places of Costa Rica for this excellent article! If you visit the Playas del Coco area you can explore the mountains of Costa Rica very quickly with a rental car or tour guide.  Well worth the …

30 Reasons Why You Should Not Move to Costa Rica

By C. Howard from the Tico Times October 9, 2021 Over the years I have had the opportunity to observe first-hand thousands of foreigners who have relocated to Costa Rica. Many fulfill their of dream of living in …

Costa Rica Sea Turtles: Where to Watch Them and How to Help

Thanks Special Places of Costa Rica for this excellent article.  Do you want to see baby sea turtles hatching on the beaches of Costa Rica? Your best bet may be to contact one of the many grassroots Costa …

5 Traditional Costa Rican Dishes and How to Make Them Yourself

  I borrowed this from Special Places Costa Rica – excellent property managers.  Such as good article I was starving by the time I finished putting it on the blog!   It was a simple dish — beans and …

Ready, Set, Wet! The 5 Best Waterfalls in Costa Rica

Excellent article on waterfalls in Costa Rica – thank you Special Places Property Management and Karl Kahler – author.  So if you want to get away from the beach consider any one of these.  Closest to our beaches …

Why Rainy Season is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica

August 24, 2019 Okay, okay – “best season” is a relative term. The best season to visit Costa Rica is, obviously, whenever you can carve out the time. But, if you can swing it, then may we suggest a …

Costa Rica Volcanoes: Fire, Smoke, Wonder and Hot Springs Too

 This is one of the best if not the BEST short summary  about the main volcanos of Costa Rica published on July 26, 2021 by Nick Dauk  Volcan Irazú seems inescapable when you’re peering at its peak from …

Top Spots For Whale Watching In Costa Rica

Thank you to Special Places Costa Rica for this excellent article on whales and whale watching in Costa Rica.  Did you ever wonder what whale watching in Costa Rica looks like? Imagine this: You’re enjoying your Costa Rican …

Everything you Need to Know About Buying a car in Costa Rica

By Allan Garro – August 15, 2021   Many foreigners who decide to live in Costa Rica, or come to visit seasonally, find that it is necessary for them to acquire a vehicle to get around. In this way, the …

The Best Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica, is a little-known gem about 15 minutes north of Coco, and it’s great for what it is as much as for what it isn’t. When we first visited Costa Rica in 1999, Playa Hermosa …