Costa Rica Celebrates 70 Years With No Military

This year of 2018 will mark Costa Rica’s 70th anniversary with no armed forces. The nation consistently remains a model country of political stability, economic prosperity and contentment. It ranked first in Latin America and 12th in the world on the 2017 World Happiness Index while the Happy Planet Index ranked it No. 1 in the world. It seems […]

Charles Boyd’s Arrival At Financial Fest 2018 On Point

Charles Boyd, CEO of The Costa Rica Team, left this morning for Scottsdale, Arizona to prepare for his presentation at Financial Fest 2018. He will be speaking about  the current Masterpiece project, Cielo Vista. With more than 20 years of experience doing business in Costa Rica and a proven track record, Charles is excited to offer […]

Costa Rica Earns Top Honors In 2018 Annual Global Retirement Index

The popular vacation and expat destination of Costa Rica earned the number one spot on International Living’s most recent Annual Global Retirement Index for 2018. The index compares 24 countries that give you the maximum return for your money and promise to deliver a better quality of life. Overall, the Index is based on ratings […]

Compassion Drives Community Efforts In Wake Of Tropical Storm Nate

Today Costa Rican communities are assessing the damage done by Tropical Storm Nate which has affected most of the nation in some way.  It has caused heavy rains, landslides and flooding which has blocked roads, destroyed bridges and damaged houses.  Hundreds of thousands of  people are without running water and thousands are sleeping in shelters, according […]

Experience The Magic of Ancient Costa Rica at Braulio Carillo National Park

Enchanted Forests Located on the volcanic Cordillero Central Mountain range between San José and Puerto Limón, Braulio Carillo National Park is one of the least visited yet most pristine national parks in Costa Rica. It is named after the third president of Costa Rica, Braulio Carillo, the national benefactor who promoted the cultivation of coffee. […]

Walking By Faith: Romeria Pays Homage to Patroness Saint

The annual Romeria to the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles is a tradition for many, a new experience for some, a demonstration of faith for others, that pays homage to the patron saint of Costa Rica. A romeria is a religious pilgrimage. The term comes from romero/romeiro, which originally referred to a person on […]

Visions Becoming Reality: Jaco Walk Focuses On Positive Growth

  Recently we had the opportunity to talk with Francisco “Chico”  Gonzalez, one of the administrators responsible for the ongoing development of Jaco Walk. Francisco is a “Jacobeño nativo,” a Jaco native. He was born in Jaco, grew up in Jaco and has deep roots here. His grandparents were part of the first family to […]

Turning Lifestyles Into Businesses: Hamburguesìa and LoVe Designs

Today, as many citizens of the U.S. and tourists celebrate the Fourth of July, or Independence Day, we are reminded of two things that never go out of style: hamburgers and bikinis. Both Adrian Vega of Hamburguesìa restaurant and Lorena Vera, of LoVe Designs, respectively, know this . Their businesses were created around and are […]

Community and Family Values Connect Jaco Walk Business Owners

Jaco Walk is quite the talk of the town lately. The new shopping center defies traditional style with an innovative, creative layout. Located in the center of Playa Jaco leaning more toward the south end, many new businesses have made their home here. Additionally, several established businesses have moved to this great location to be part […]

Rendevous at Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Costa Rica sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area that is world reknowned for its high volcanic activity. Many of Costa Rica’s volcanoes are found in the northern and Central Highlands regions of the country. Volcanic activity dates back sixty-five million years and the country has over 200 volcanic formations. You can say […]