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Blue River


          Life along the Blue River in Northern Costa Rica is peaceful, unhurried, and in harmony with nature. The people live off the land, raising their own food, and maintaining a strong family unit resulting in a long life.

Climate Change Negative Effects Costa Rica

Climate Changes Negative Effects Costa Rica My friend and fellow ex-pat Maura Stephens  is a journalist, an educator, and actor.  She lives with her husband in Purical, Costa Rica  Recently Maura wrote a wonderful article which was published in the Costa Rican English language  newspaper- The Tico Times. This article spoke of Climate Changes negative […]

Costa Rica Received Champion of the Earth Award


Today the United Nations Climate Action Summit was held in New York City. Costa Rica received the 2019 “Champion of the Earth Award” for it’s leadership on policy related to combating climate change. The United Nations commended Costa Rica’s record to decarbonize it’s economy by creating renewable resources of energy and also massive efforts for it’s ongoing […]

Family Vacation to Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park

August 2019  Family Vacation to Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park   By Mark Branan-family of four.  August 2019  my wife and I and two teenage kids choose for our family vacation Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano National Park.  It was by far our best family vacation ever!  The vacation was designed by https://costaricalearn.com  owned by […]

Costa Rica’s Blue River

Costa Rica’s Blue River is located in shadow of the Tenor Volcano in rural sparsely populated north Central Costa Rica. The people are mostly descents of the indigenous tribes who lived here hundreds of years ago.  The largest population are the Choretega.  https://www.britannica.com/topic/Chorotega.   Today they work as small farmers and ranchers. Life is peaceful and […]

Five Reasons to visit Cahuita, Southern Caribbean Coast Costa Rica

          Cahuita is a small village located on the  Southern Atlantic-Caribbean coast of                                                                              […]

Poas Volcano National Park Costa Rica is NOW OPEN

POAS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK IS NOW OPEN Poas Volcano National Park is now Open after being closed for almost one year due to high activity.  You can enter now only with advance purchase of your ticket on the internet site. (link below)  The park is located thirty minutes north of Alajuela  (home to SJO international […]

Five Things to See and Do at Rincon de La Vieja National Park, Costa Rica

Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Costa Rica was created by the government of Costa Rica in 1973 to protect the thirty two rivers and streams which have their sources within the park.  This park is rich in wildlife such as the howler monkey, sloths, and dozens of colorful tropical birds. The last large eruption of […]

50th Wedding Anniversary Vacation to Costa Rica

Alan Veach and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a five days vacation to Costa Rica, which was designed by Ann. Dear Alan,  I am happy to hear that you and your wife had a great time in Costa Rica. Could you please tell me what activities you did at the beach.  This […]

Three reasons to visit Rincon de La Vieja National Park

Three  reasons to visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park located in the northern zone of Costa Rica. This huge park protects 14,087 hectares with widely ranging elevations range from 980 to 1987 meters (3215 to 6519 feet). Habitats are diverse and include cloud forest, tropical rainforest-upland, tropical rainforest-lowland and tropical dry forest. The best […]