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Interesting and Fun Stuff about Costa Rica
Ø “Pura vida” Your here it everywhere you go in Costa Rica. This is the national saying, a literal translations is “pure life,” It is used for many types of responses to a question or as a greeting, goodbye, or if someone Read More...
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...
Costa Rica Property a Sellers’ Biggest Mistake
As a professional real estate broker here in Costa Rica, I come across some crazy stuff and sellers that sometimes are very unrealistic. This happens to brokers worldwide as well but it seems to be a recurring theme here. Let me give you some back ground 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...
Costa Rica, Land Border Tax, So Typical
Costa Rica has recently passed and started enforcing a new exit tax of $5 (USD) on people leaving Costa Rica at both its northern and southern borders. While the fee is very minimal and is a common practice at many border crossings through out the world, Read More...
Chase Bank Not allowing International wire Transfers!!!
I tend not to be an alarmist, there are a lot of conspiracy theorists in the world, and some of them are just plain crazy, but I feel it is important that I share this link with you only because the US main stream media does not cover real news any longer. 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...
Playa Hermosa Rainy Season so far not that bad!
Last year I had started doing the daily weather and realized I must have been nuts to take that on, so I have been just doing some month updates of the rain amount we have received so far this year. As of yesterday September 4, 2013, I have measured a Read More...
Mothers’ Day in Costa Rica
Well today being August 15, here in Costa It is the official Dia de madre, or mothers’ day. Unlike in the US where it always falls on a Sunday in May, here in Costa Rica no matter what day of the week the 15th of August is it is Mother’s day. 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...
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...
Johnny Rockets open first Costa Rica location!
Well it was inevitable that you just can’t get away from the fast food franchises, even here in Costa Rica. Now don’t get me wrong, I like a Burger King Whopper once every Blue moon and even Jonny Rockets is not a bad quick meal for on the Read More...
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