Central Pacific Coast’s Cielo Vista Project Surpassing Expectations

Four months into the earth moving stage of the Cielo Vista Project, the terraces are within one inch to the final grade. The project, located on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, includes 75 terraces which will provide the foundation for the future 400 single and multi-family home sites Yurving Lopez, owner of Maquinaria KYLCSA, is on […]

Over Half A Million Ecolones Awarded In Recycling Initiative

Glass bottles, cartons, aluminum cans, and plastic have been given value as recyclable materials that become virtual money through a network of 36 authorized collection centers throughout Costa Rica. These centers facilitate the delivery and collection of waste. The cryptocoin, given the name ecolon, is a digital platform that gives value to sustainability. Just two and […]

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 […]

Annual McKee Jaco Fundraiser Set For This Sunday

This Sunday, on March 4th, McKee Jaco will hold its annual fundraiser at the Green Room Cafe. The project began in June 2003 to address the issue of the extraordinary amount of stray animals in the community roaming the streets.  As a result, more than 1000 animals are spayed and neutered each year, both strays and […]

Pavones Offers World Class Surf Break And Then Some

Known as a surfer’s haven, Pavones is a small community located along the southern Pacific Coast. Pavones isn’t just another Costa Rica surfer town: this region is home to some of the best, longest waves in the world. The village can be a challenge to get to, over unpaved roads often unmarked, and tricky during […]

The Pizza Shop Thrives On Innovation And Community Connections

Joe Sparks and Kevin Eich met during their college years and have been friends ever since. In 2012 they were in Costa Rica when a business opportunity materialized that turned into the creation of The Pizza Shop. The popular restaurant in Playa Jaco recently celebrated its five year anniversary. It’s getting ready to open in […]

How To Spend Two Days In La Fortuna

About two and a half hours, 90 km northwest of Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela, the district of La Fortuna encompasses the Arenal Volcano. This magnificent and famous landmark serves as a storybook backdrop for a town that will have you reeling from its breathtaking views, together with the sights and sounds of exotic birds, […]

Jaco’s Farmer Market Full Of Freshness, Flavor and “Calidad”

Every Thursday night from around 6:30 until 10 pm, Jaco’s Feria, or Farmer’s Market, kicks into gear. It continues the following morning starting around 7 am and going until approximately 2 pm. You will find an extensive variety of fresh local and national fruit, vegetables, cheeses, chicken, baked goods, organic coffee and other treats. The […]

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 […]

Traditions Persist in Costa Rica’s Independence Day Anniversary

One of the year’s most important holidays, Costa Rica celebrates its 196th Independence Day anniversary this Friday September 15th. Festivities begin traditionally on September 14th, when the Torch of Freedom arrives in Cartago. The   torch represents Central America’s freedom  from colonial Spain. Every year, it makes the journey south  from Guatemala through five nations, arriving […]