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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The First Real “Measurable” Rain in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste for 2013
Over the past few weeks you could tell the transition from dry to green season was upon us. The humidity was starting to build and the days were getting really hot. I know my plants have all been waiting for a mother nature watering verses what I do for Read More...
Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. Taking Care of your Pets when Living In Costa Rica
Hello from Playa Hermosa Guanacaste, Yesterday was a day dedicated to my four loving and wild and crazy kids. Well if you asked them they would have said “Oh no we have to go to the Vet, Run hide don’t let mom and dad catch you” You Read More...
Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. At least We have Paved Roads In Playa Hermosa!!!
Hello from Playa Hermosa Guanacaste, It is just another beautiful day in paradise, it is the beginning of Semana Santa, Easter Holy Week and that is a whole other topic to write about. I was reading some of the local online English newspapers this morning Read More...
Guanacaste Costa Rica,One way to get real U.S. television in Costa Rica, But why would you?
Are you living in Costa Rica like me or considering it? But don’t want to miss your favorite shows or news broadcasts from the U.S.? Well, here is one possible solution I found and it doesn’t involve Amnet, Cabletica, or SKY TV. All you’ll Read More...
Costa Rica, Playa Hermosa Guanacaste. How Do I use my IRA to Purchase in Costa Rica?
Hello from Playa Hermosa, Today is just a beautiful day in Playa Hermosa. The sun is shining, there is a light breeze and the temperatures are in the mid 80’s. God I love living here. Sorry I just had to write it!! This past week I had the great Read More...
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