Costa Rica ~ Home to a Plethora of Medicinal Plants

Costa Rica is home to a plethora of medicinal plants. One that is increasing in popularity is known as insulina because of its assistance in supporting diabetes treatment. Apparently by regularly drinking a tea made from the Justicia secenda plant the amount of insulin needed to regulate the patients diabetes will decrease. You can make […]

Car Free Day in Costa Rica This Thursday

In alignment with Costa Rica’s eco-friendly policy and to support World Carfree Day, everyone is being asked to go car free this Thursday, September 22nd. The purpose of the day is to encourage people to walk, bike or take public transportation for the entire day. While it make take more time to prepare to spend […]

Costa Rica Celebrates Over 150 Days of Renewable Energy Usage

ICE, the government run electricity institute reported that Costa Rica continues to run on renewable energy without any fossil fuels. So far this year the number of day comes to over 150 days with 76 of those days consecutively occurring since June 17, 2016. Costa Rica’s heavy tropical rainfalls and volcanoes provide a big source […]

Charles Boyd Presents at Think Realty National Harbor Expo This Saturday

Charles Boyd, CEO of The Costa Rica Team will be speaking this Saturday,  June 18th only at the Think Realty National Harbor Expo at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.  Charlie Boyd will be sharing how to profit from the fastest growing real estate market in an Exclusive Costa Rica Investment […]

The National University of Costa Rica’s Modern Dance Company Performed in Jaco

The Modern Dance Company with the National University of Costa Rica in Heredia performed at the Jaco Epicentro por la Paz on Friday night. They began the evening performing “Expresividad entre Olas” (Expression between Waves). This powerful piece was performed outside in the skate bowl and moved some observers to tears with the dancer’s incredible […]

Educational Classes and Community Events Available for Retiring Adults in Garabito, Costa Rica

Adult education is a part of the Epicentro community center in the Garabito county. For adults 50 years and older there are new classes being offered. These classes will begin mid-May and run until mid-August. All classes are held once a week and cost between $25 to $45 for the entire duration. Mental stimulation is […]

Enjoying the Green Season on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

For year round ex-pats the beginning of the green season is heavenly. The first big rain brings a sense of renewal and brightens the greenery around the central pacific coast. It is a favorite time of year for many who now have the ability to slow down after a prosperous high season that typically runs […]

Vocational Guidance Fair in Jaco Provides Educational Options for Gradutating Students

Last week the Epicentro pro La Paz de Garabito (Community Center for the Peace of Garabito county) hosted a vocational guidance fair for both and private Universities. Students in their last year of night school, technical school and public high schools were invited to attend.  This fair was aimed at presenting graduating students with the […]

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 Municipality is Working to Keep Our Beaches Clean During Semana Santa

Semana Santa, Holy Week, is the busiest week of the year for tourism, both international travelers are visiting Costa Rica for Easter break as well as national tourists enjoying the week off from work. This week, all government agencies are closed across the country, giving lots of families the ability to travel for the holiday. […]