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The Job that Came with 100 Keys
I got a strange job in Costa Rica in 2017, and it came with 100 keys. My job was to personally visit ALL the vacation properties managed by Special Places of Costa Rica in order to write brief [...]
Jul 25, 2021 Category: Discover Costa Rica, For Expats, Lifestyle, Real Estate 0 Comments
Playa Brasilito, Costa Rica: Authentic, Attractive and Never Boring
The name of Playa Brasilito, Costa Rica, means “Little Brazil,” suggesting a place that’s exotic, audacious, multicultural, authentic, welcoming and never boring. And all of that describes [...]
Jul 14, 2021 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Lifestyle, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Costa Rica relaxes travel restrictions: No health insurance needed if you’re vaccinated
Relaxing Costa Rica’s costliest pandemic-related travel restriction, the government announced Friday that visitors who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need to buy [...]
Jul 11, 2021 Category: Discover Costa Rica, For Expats, Legal, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Planning Your Costa Rica Wedding
When it comes to locations for the best destination wedding, Costa Rica is one of the most popular places in the world. And for good reason. Natural beauty, professional services and affordable [...]
Jul 05, 2021 Category: For Expats, Lifestyle 0 Comments
Costa Rica Now Offers Residency to Investors with (Only) $150,000
This just in: You used to need $200,000 to qualify for residency in Costa Rica as an investor, but under a newly approved law, all you need is $150,000. So what are you waiting for? And please [...]
Jul 01, 2021 Category: Discover Costa Rica, For Expats, Legal 0 Comments
COVID-19 Vaccination in Costa Rica: Full Steam Ahead
Is Costa Rica a safe place to visit amid an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic? The short answer is yes, for the most part, and that’s measurable in part by the vigorous campaign toward nearly universal [...]
Jun 23, 2021 Category: Travel Tips 0 Comments
Playa Grande, Costa Rica: Surfing, Turtles and Crocs, Diay!
If you look at a map of Playa Grande, Costa Rica, you’ll notice that if you had a big enough slingshot, you could fire a rock due west and hit the Philippines, straight across the world’s largest [...]
Jun 15, 2021 Category: Beach & Ocean Fun, Discover Costa Rica 0 Comments
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica: Not Too Big, Not Too Small
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. What it is: the biggest little beach town between [...]
Jun 15, 2021 Category: Beach & Ocean Fun, Discover Costa Rica 0 Comments
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica: Fun in the sun by the sea
If you were on a sailboat from California at night, entering Costa Rican waters from the north, you wouldn’t see a lot of lights on the shore, and you might correctly surmise that much of the [...]
Apr 11, 2021 Category: Travel Tips 0 Comments
Playa Potrero: One of Costa Rica’s best-kept little secrets
Playa Potrero, Costa Rica, is as unassuming as its name — which means “pasture” — but those who come here will discover one of the country’s least-known greatest places. Potrero is right in the [...]
Apr 11, 2021 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Lifestyle, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica: The Beachfront Town that Has it All
Playa Flamingo is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Costa Rica today, with two stunning peninsulas, two golden beaches and a backdrop of frog-green hillsides. And all of this came to be [...]
Feb 17, 2021 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Lifestyle, Travel Tips 0 Comments
Costa Rica in the Time of COVID — Yes, the Country is Open Again
COSTA RICA IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED WIDE OPEN AGAIN Four months ago, with the evolving Covid pandemic you could go out in Costa Rica and wonder if the Rapture had happened and nobody alerted you.   [...]
Jan 03, 2021 Category: Discover Costa Rica, Travel Tips 0 Comments