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A Day at the Feria in Liberia Costa Rica
The Cost of 3 medium pineapples = ₡ 1000 or $1.87. Yes….you read that right! These are the juiciest, best tasting pineapples ever! The feria (farmer’s market) in Liberia is open on Thursday afternoons and all day on Friday. Each of the vendors Read More...
New Lower Gas Prices in Costa Rica
When gas prices drop in Costa Rica it is a big deal for consumers! Costa Rican's pay some of the highest gas prices in all of Central America. This decrease has been one of the largest and thus, most exciting for Costa Rica. The Public Services Regulatory Read More...
Building a House in Playa Hermosa Costa Rica? It is Easy or a Nightmare?
Well about a year ago after a good search Pam and I finally found a lot that we really liked to build our Costa Rican dream home on. We spent probably 2 months looking around the area and standing on a lot of properties until we finally decided on the Read More...
Hidden Cash Crop of Costa Rica and it is not Drugs
Juicy and delicious oranges that could rival those grown in California, Florida, Brazil, ad Spain are being grown right here in Costa Rica, particularly in certain coffee farms in Guanacaste where citrus trees are being introduced to break up the monoculture Read More...
Guanacaste Rainy Season Still Going
Guanacaste Rainy Season Still Going Well here we are the beginning of the second week of November and the 2013 Costa Rica rainy season is still chugging along. In past years the rains had stopped in the end of October with just an occasional thunderstorm Read More...
Going golfing for a good cause at Costa Rica’s luxurious Four Seasons
I found this article on www.TicoTimes.net web site. What a great idea, I am going to have to round up some of the hackers I know here and played golf with in the past, and play in this tournament. Normally it would cost about the same amount for a non-member Read More...
Crocodiles Attacking People in Costa Rica!!!
Crocodiles Attacking People in Costa Rica, REALLY!! Wholly Molly!!! I read this article in the Tico Times about a surfer that got clawed and bit by a crock while surfing in Tamarindo. Below is the link. I don’t know about you but that kind of stuff Read More...
The Costa Rica Rainy Season is in Full Force
In the past I wrote about the weather on a daily basis, and as I also have written that I bite off a bit too much. See I don’t sit at home every day, I have to make a living to. Although I would like nothing more to retire for good I guess I am Read More...
Happy Independence Day Costa Rica!
This Sunday, Septemebr 15 th is Independence Day in Costa Rica. Costa Rica along with Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, all received their independence by signed “La Acta de Independencia,” which asserted their freedom from the Read More...
Half Way Done with the Rainy Reason!
Well I have been pretty lax with writing about the weather, been busy, but I still record the rain fall we received here in Playa Hermosa as this hobby of mine will never end. As you may or may not know the rainy season can start sometime in late April Read More...
Some New Scuttlebutt about the Marina Project in Playas del Coco
Yes many people were very excited years ago about the thought of having a marina in Playas Del Coco. The thoughts of many local fishermen were, “Great I don’t have to drive to Sardinal with 5, 10 gallon containers to fill up with gas and then Read More...
10 foot waves in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste! Can’t be can it?
I was surfing the local English Costa Rican newspapers and came across this article this morning and thought it should be passed on. The Local weather experts are predicting very large waves for the Pacifico Costa of Costa Rica for this weekend, due to Read More...
Costa Rica’s little Summer, Should be here soon in Guanacaste
Every year here in the Papagayo region of Guanacaste we experience what the locals call “veranillo” or little summer. Even though it is the middle of the rainy season, Guanacaste usually experiences a short mid-year mini-dry season in July Read More...
Basic Home Maintenance for your Costa Rica Home in the Rainy Season
Now that the rainy season is upon us but not the heavy part of the rainy season, that happens in September and October, we get those afternoon thunderstorms that can be strong with some heavy rain, I wanted to bring to your attention some basic things Read More...
Great New Restaurant Open in Playas Del Coco
Great New Restaurant Open in Playas Del Coco Just this past week one of my friends told me about a new restaurant that was opening in Playas Del Coco, so he informed me it is in the development of Las Palmas, just past the anchor as you enter the development. Read More...
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