Playa Hermosa Real Estate Blog


  • Snakes in Costa Rica! Will I Be Bit?

    Few words curdle your blood like the word “snakebite.” Just the thought of such a thing makes me shudder and my skin prickle. “Isn’t the rain forest crawling with snakes?” you wonder as you subconsciously pull your arms closer to your core. “Will I be bitten by a poisonous snake during my visit to Costa …

  • Costa Rica Water Loan–$425 Million to Quench Guanacaste’s Thirst

    The Costa Rica water infrastructure is about to improve.  If you have ever spent any time in Guanacaste, Costa Rica or read about it, you may have heard of it’s water distribution issues. Well, in time that will all be over as the government of Costa Rica signed a $425 million loan agreement to end the water …

  • Do I need to learn Spanish to live in Costa Rica?

    In a word, Si! “Why,” you ask, “when there are so many gringos living in Playas del Coco?” If you plan to live in Costa Rica, you need to learn Spanish in Costa Rica. Let me explain a bit. Because you will be happier, which is why you are moving to Costa Rica in the …

  • LOSE WEIGHT IN COSTA RICA WITH CHAYOTES AND PICADILLOS

    Is it possible to lose weight in Costa Rica, the carb-laden land of rice and beans? Are you doomed look like a mound of sand while sunbathing on the beach? Is contracting the random parasite the only hope of ever feeling your hip bones again? There is no need for dieting in Costa Rica. Chayotes …

  • CARIBBEAN COAST OF COSTA RICA, PURA VIDA MON!

    If you have been spending all your time on Costa Rica’s Pacific “gold coast”, you may be surprised to find that there is what feels like another country completely on the Atlantic side. The Caribbean coast of  Costa Rica has a distinct Afro-Caribbean influence, which is completely different from the culture of the central highlands …