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Costa Rica’s Isla del Coco Best Scuba Diving Cocos Island

Costa Rica's Isla del Coco  Best Scuba Diving Cocos Island Let's travel Costa Rica to Cocos Island . You can get there on a boat , yes a 36 hour boat ride! Scuba Diving and Hidden Treasures at Coco Island Costa Rica. Cocos is located about 365 miles off the west coast of Costa Rica in the Pacific Ocean. You depart from the Pacific port of Punta...

Why Would Anyone Want to Live and Retire in Costa Rica?

Why Would Anyone Want to Live and Retire in Costa Rica? Have you been thinking about taking that big plunge into a true learning adventure?   Move to a tropical country, learn a new language, and meet new and interesting people?  Well, I've got just the place for you. Costa Rica! Top Ten Reasons to  Work, Live, or Retire in Costa Rica: Many...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Refuge, Limon Costa Rica

Costa Rica Spotlight:  Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Refuge,  Limon Costa Rica One of my favorite special interest tours is Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Refuge located near Limon Costa Rica on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. My husband and I stopped by there on my way to Cahuita National Park which is a few miles down the road. And boy did we get ...

Costa Rica Spotlight: Costa Rica offers Orchid Lovers a Treat

Costa Rica Spotlight: Costa Rica offers Orchid Lovers a Treat As you travel Costa Rica you will see many species of Orchids  in Costa Ricain full bloom.  Especially in the dry season of January through April, providing the ideal natural conditions for the orchids to  bloom and thrive.  They are seen mostly in peoples homes and also in hot...

Costa Rica National Parks about The Entrance Fees

Costa Rica National Parks about The Entrance Fees I have been asked about the entrance fees to the National Parks.  The fee is $7 per person. However, if you are a student and carry a student ID card, ask at the entrance gate for a possible discounted  student entrance fee. Also you may ask for a senior  discount,  showing your passport-howeve...

Traveling to Costa Rica, Should I Rent Car?

 Traveling  to Costa Rica,  Should I Rent  Car? I have often been told by my clients- We want to see as much as Costa Rica as possible, but not spend all the time in the car. So what are the condition of the roads?  Costa Rica is a mountainous country so to get most anywhere you have to drive over, thru, or around a mountain.  So the going i...

Reasons to Choose Costa Rica for Vacation

 Reasons to Choose Costa Rica for Vacation Why choose Costa Rica for  vacation? Many reasons:  Costa Rica is a stable democracy-with free and open elections every four years. Since 1949 it has no standing army.   Costa Rica does have  policemen,  however; they appear to be non aggressive and go about their jobs in a friendly manner.  What on...

Learn Your Lesson: Problems with buying real estate in Costa Rica

Learn Your Lesson: Problems with buying real estate in Costa Rica Have you had problems with buying real estate in Costa Rica?  Did you put money down on a property in Costa Rica?  And now the construction  is stalled or the lot is not being developed?   The developers are unable to perform on their promises? The basic problem is that many of ...

Jaco Beach, Costa Rica’s Surfer’s Paradise

Jaco Beach,  Costa Rica's Surfer's Paradise Surfing Costa Rica . Jaco Beach , one of Costa Rica's top ten beaches with it's black sand and big waves  attracts surfers from around the world.  Generally, it is known for it's laid back lifestyle,  a small sleepy beach town where locals hang out with tourists to enjoy a cold Imperial "cerveza",...