Category: Art & Culture

Checkin’ Out Costa Rica | Part 1

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes We decided to start checkin’ out Costa Rica; this was in 2013. We have settled in our little community and still love it here. As stated in my last blog, “Movin’ On,” we were committed to an exploration holiday to La Suiza Centroamericana. The plan was to get to know…

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Why Resort Communities like Nativa Resort are Not Successful

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes There are reasons why resort communities like Nativa Resort in Garabito not to be thriving. There are quite a few abandoned residential communities along the coast of Costa Rica. Sonesta One Jaco, Columbus Heights, and Costa Esterillos are just a few in the Central Pacific coastal area. Some were sold…

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Costa Rica ~ Pura Vida poem

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Pura Vida is everywhere here, but this is the first Costa Rica Pura Vida Poem written. I always enjoy it when the expats who moved to Costa Rica have a good time, especially when they tell others about it. There is already enough negativity in this world. Costa Rica ~…

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Culture bumps are normal when moving to any foreign country

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Culture shock or culture bumps? That depends on the experts you hire for your move to Costa Rica. Recently, we have been publishing blogs by ex-pats TicoNuevo and FloridaTico that our readers seem to like. Why do readers like them? Because they tell you the truth! Because they don’t only…

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Learn Spanish in Costa Rica and they will respect you too

Did I learn Spanish before moving here? No, I didn’t. And that was stupid. Before I moved to Costa Rica there was so much to do and there was no time to take Spanish classes nor did I realize how important it was to learn at least the basics. As soon as I started to…

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Be a guest at Casa de las Tias Boutique Hotel in Escazu

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes A Country Bed & Breakfast in Town – Casas de las Tias is a perfect place for you to stay. When you come to visit us in Costa Rica, no matter if you will be buying, renting Costa Rica real estate, or coming to spend your holidays, be sure to…

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Strawberry Fields Forever and Costa Rica real estate

We have plenty of strawberry fields in Costa Rica, imagine that! On New Year’s Day 2012, it was such a beautiful day, Dany and I decided to take a day trip to Poas. As usual, because we never use a sweater in Costa Rica, we forgot to bring any and I was cold for the…

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Virtual Tours in Costa Rica by Isaac Martinez

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Now that most of you are on holiday, and I am not, you might have some more time available to enjoy the work of Isaac Martinez. Isaac is a panoramic photographer and does panoramic photos and virtual tours. I met Isaac the first time in the year 2,000 when I…

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Costa Rica culture | do we have any

Lots of expats just moving to Costa Rica don’t know if we have any culture in Costa Rica or not. Costa Rica real estate agent Margaret Sohn told me she was invited by a friend to go to the Nutcracker ballet by P.I. Tchaikovsky and sent me an email after the show “It was fantastic last…

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Costa Rica Nature and Music mixed by Manuel Obregon

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Talented musician Manuel Obregon is someone you’d want to check out. Many of you might remember Catalina, who was my assistant for quite some time. When I hired Catalina, I didn’t know that she is Manuel Obregon’s sister. Manuel is one of Costa Rica’s most talented musicians and now Laura…

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