Category: Cultural Experiences

Cultural experiences in Costa Rica

Hotel Costa Dulce, Nicaragua | Our Adventurous and Relaxing One Night Stay

  “It’s basically a forced vacation,” one expat friend remarked, aptly stating what these border runs are (or can be – it’s what you make of it). She’s lived here in Costa Rica for five years (and has done plenty of border runs) and is a resident, so she does not have to cross the border to renew a visa anymore.  Yes, we… Read more →

One Year Anniversary Living in Costa Rica | How My Life Has Changed

Dear Friends, A year ago today, Scott and I packed our 9 bags and Jake, our 70 pound pointer mix, and flew from Austin, TX to Costa Rica.  We had a loose plan – get there, rent short term and see if we liked it.  We figured we would give it 3-6 months.  If we decided we wanted to live… Read more →

The Border Less Crossed: Costa Rica to Nicaragua at Las Tablillas

  When traveling to Nicaragua from Costa Rica, most expats are more familiar with and opt for the border crossing in Guanacaste at Penas Blancas, Costa Rica.  Who can blame them?  After all, the gorgeous San Juan Del Sur beach and Lago Nicaragua is just on the other side. Penas Blancas is a much further drive for us, so we… Read more →

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