Category: Costa Rica

Topics pertaining to Costa Rica living

Video: Our First Hummingbird Rescue

    If you don’t know by now, I LOVE MY HUMMINGBIRDS! I know that they’re not exclusive to Costa Rica, but I have never lived anywhere where I could see them on a daily basis.  I have 4 feeders on my property, and I need to get more.  These hummingbirds drink about 1/2 a gallon of nectar a day.  I… Read more →

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 →

Video: A Bird’s Eye View of Playa Prieta Guanacaste | Costa Rica

  My first drone footage video ever, featuring Playa Prieta in Costa Rica.  It begins with a view of Playa Penca and Potrero Bay in the distance to the south and ends with a view of Playa Prieta itself.   Playa Prieta is a quiet beach tucked away south of Playa Azucar (Sugar Beach) and north of Playa Penca and Playa… 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 →

Hosting a Family Friendly One-Week Vacation in Costa Rica

  Ah, family vacations, what great memories they can create.  I can recall many from my childhood, including a trip to Hawaii, driving cross-country to visit Disney World and Busch Gardens in Florida, and visiting family in Taiwan. I remember the delicious food, beautiful beaches, exotic animals, thrilling amusement park rides and laughing with my parents, sisters, family and good friends.  My… Read more →

Using Modern Technology in Costa Rica: Top 10 Conveniences, Gadgets & Apps We Love

Imagine moving abroad and not having the modern conveniences that you love and are so dependent on in your home country, especially if you are from a “first world” country. On top of not knowing the language, how would you cope without reliable (or any) internet service, any addresses, no street signs, constant power outages or surges, no smart phone, etc.?  Well, expats… 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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