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Costa Rica Government Saves INBioparque

Great News for Costa Rican’s and all persons living in this tropical paradise!  One of the great parks, INBioparque was in danger of being closed due to lack of funding.  This would have been a great loss to the many people that enjoy the diversity of animal and plant life that can be found there.   http://www.inbioparque.com/   INBio is the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica, a non-profit organization founded in 1989 dedicated to scientific research and promoting the importance […]

Fun In The Sun In Costa Rica

One of the great things about living in the Playas Del Coco, Guanacaste area, including Playa Hermosa, is a great choice of sunset cruises to choose from. When people come to visit me in paradise, we like to plan the last full day of their visit as a sunset cruise. So you ask, “What makes these cruises so special?” Let me break down some of the differences. Most of the trips include all-you-can-eat and drink while on board. They will […]

A Day at the Feria

Cost of 3 medium pineapples = ₡1000   or   $1.87    Yes….you read that right! These are the juiciest, best tasting pineapples ever!                 The feria (farmer’s market) in Liberia is open on Thursday afternoons and all day on Friday. Each of the vendors sets their own prices and they are competitive. And yes, you can even negotiate with them! In addition to fruits and vegetables, you can also buy homemade smoked cheeses, fresh farm […]

Turrialba Volcano Erupts!

Turrialba Volcano blows! Turrialba volcano erupts! Last Wednesday night (Oct. 29) a huge volcanic eruption spewed ash, rocks and possibly magma from the Turrialba Volcano, located 60 kilometers northeast of Costa Rica’s capital, San José. As strange as it may sound, this is a dream — especially if you are a volcanologist!  Among the observations by volcanologists conducting inspections in the area around Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano were craters in the earth measuring up to one meter in diameter – […]

Paul McCartney Live in Costa Rica

That’s right, tickets are officially on sale to see Paul McCartney live on May 1st at San Jose’s National Stadium. This show will be one of two dates added onto the end of his 2013 “Out There” tour in support of the album he released in October 2013, entitled “New.” Along with San Jose Costa Rica, McCartney will also be playing a show in Chile on April 23rd. While the tickets do not come with a cheap price tag (especially […]

Costa Rica: No Alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday?

For those of you that are not aware, Costa Rica is currently in full election mode with the primary presidential election being held this coming Sunday, February 2nd they same day as the Super Bowl. No big deal right… Wrong! The current Costa Rican law says that municipalities can ban the sale of alcohol of election day. This has been the case for all of recent memory but is coming under fire with the election falling on the most watched […]

About Liberia Costa Rica

The international airport of Liberia in Costa Rica is the country’s second international airport which serves the many popular beach destinations throughout the Guanacaste coast & Nicoya Peninsula. Other than domestic flights, the most frequent flights are from major US cities like Miami, Houston, Dallas & Atlanta. Not too far away from the airport are some famous beaches like Tamarindo, and national parks such as Rincon de La Viejas, Guanacaste, Santa Rosa, Barra Honda & Palo Verde. What most people […]

About Tamarindo Costa Rica

Tamarindo, one of the most conveniently accessible beach towns is situated besides north pacific Coast of Costa Rica. With beautiful turquoise water and extremely pleasant weather conditions, Tamarindo is quite a renowned tourist attraction in the region. With its above average infrastructure and paved streets that are directed towards the tropical utopia in Guanacaste, it is not only a very well-developed region but it is conducive to all kinds of tourists and travelers. If you want a family vacation, a […]

I came across this article today while reading the “Tico Times” about a couple that decided to enter the San Jose Half Marathon while in Costa Rica on vacation, and the husband accidentally won. It is a fun read and more importantly does a great job of showing off some of the major differences between the US and Costa Rica, in this case from runners perspective. I often get asked the that exact question, “what is it like living in […]

Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica Featured on “Meet the Sloths” on Animal Planet

Costa Rica has always been known for its abundance of wildlife, and now one of countries more relaxed residents is coming to a TV near you. In the the new Animal Planet show “Meet the Sloths,” cameras will follow the lives of the 150 residents of Costa Rica’s Sloth Sanctuary for 8 episodes. This will continue the trend and success that Animal Planet has had recently with animal shows like “Meerkat Manor.” Now I know what you are thinking, “sloths, […]