The Exotic Hot Springs of La Fortuna

People come to Costa Rica for various reasons but it is a fact that many come to have a true vacation. Hot springs offer the opportunity to rest and experience rejuvenation by soaking in the thermal waters heated to therapeutic temperatures by a volcano. The majority and most well-known springs are located in the La […]

The Splendor of Monteverde Cloud Forest

What makes Monteverde Cloud Forest different from any other rainforest in Costa Rica?  According to Merriam-Webster, a cloud is a visible mass of particles of condensed vapor suspended in the atmosphere. At elevations of 1,600 meters above sea level, the moisture catches around the branches of the tallest trees at Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. […]

Corcovado Is The Crown Jewel of National Parks

Corcovado National Park is located on the Osa Peninsula in southwestern Costa Rica and, as the largest national park, it protects approximately one third of the peninsula. It is one of the most complex freshwater and saltwater ecosystems in the world. There are at least thirteen distinct vegetation types identified within the park boundaries that […]

Costa Rica Ranks Number One for Healthy Lifestyle Overseas

A  healthy lifestyle is the result of an environment that lends itself to consistent exercise, a natural result of a climate that allows you to get outside year round. In fact, many ex-pats are enjoying better physical and mental well-being than ever. Costa Rica recently moved from fourth to number one ranking for healthy lifestyle, […]

Jaco, Costa Rica to Host International Surf Association World Championships this August

The 2016 International Surf Association World Championships will be hosted in Jaco, Costa Rica August 6-14. The event will be at the north end of town in front of Croc’s Casino Resort. This is a huge opportunity and blessing for everyone on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. In 2013 there were over 200,000 […]

The Beaches of the Pacific Central Coast were filled with Kids Having “Futbol” Fun

Soccer, known as Futbol in the Latin communities, is a favorite amongst kids here in Costa Rica. Over the 2 week holiday that began mid-Decmber and lasted until this past weekend the sight of children of all ages, including adults dotted the landscape of the beaches here on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. […]

The Central Pacific Coast is Known for World Class Waves

The central pacific coast of Costa Rica is known for its abundance of world class surf spots. Hermosa Beach, outside of Jaco, is home to many national and international surf competitions and is a favorite with surf legend, Kelly Slater. Hermosa beach is not for the faint of heart, the barrel waves that consistently crash on […]

The Mirador Offers a Beautiful Panoramic View of Jaco

The Mirador is a favorite locals spot. Daily you will cross paths with people walking their dogs, mountain biking, jogging or going for a leisurely walk up the steep incline that leads to the Mirador. Mirador which literally translates to “lookout” is a beautiful location to get a panoramic view of Jaco. The hike up […]

Charles Boyd Organizes Beach Clean Up with The Costa Rica Team and SJY

Charles Boyd is always looking for ways to serve his community so when he saw the trash that had washed up on share in Herradura Bay, he took the opportunity to rally The Costa Rica Team and the members of Support Jaco Youth to organize an impromptu beach clean up. The next day, after putting […]

The Costa Rica Team Appreciates the Beauty of the Green Season

During the green season on the central pacific coast we still get to enjoy warm days with cooling rains. The ocean is still temperate so we can swim and surf in just our bathing suits. The brilliance of the flora and fauna during this time of year is spectacular. The soothing sounds of the rain […]