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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Tortuguero National Park Ranks in Top Five Favorites

The Tortuguero National Park is located in the Limón Province of Costa Rica in the northeastern part of the country. It is ranked among the top most visited parks in Costa Rica in spite of not being easily accessible. You can find eleven different habitats at the park that are suited to its  very humid […]