Many people are astounded to learn that for a country of its size, Costa Rica has 12 different micro-climates, and while the country only accounts for .03% of the earth’s surface, it contains nearly 6% of the world’s biodiversity. Let that sink in.
New Yorker Eddie Ryan could arguably be named one of Puerto Viejo’s original expats. “I came to Costa Rica for the first time 34 years ago, with a friend who was visiting family. During that first trip, someone mentioned the Caribbean coast to me,” he remembers. “It wasn’t a tourist destination at the time...
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Tamarindo has long been hailed as a surfer’s haven. With several breaks of various difficulty levels, Tamarindo beach itself is great for beginners to take surf lessons and for more advanced wave masters to show off their skills.
“If you can work from anywhere, why not stay in the U.S. and just go wherever you want?" I live in Costa Rica, and I get asked this question a lot. The short answer is…I love it here. But for those who really want to know, I can share a multitude of reasons.
On paper, Nikki Griffith and her husband, Travis, had a comfortable life in Austin, Texas. Yet, the stress of their careers in social work and finance, respectively, was hard to endure.
Cheryl Stinson always dreamt of learning to surf. When a Google search result came up for Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, not only did her dream come true, it also turned out to be the start of a new sunny chapter for the Ottawa native.
When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view.
When people ask me what’s the best time of year to travel to Costa Rica, they are surprised when I recommend July and August. A quick Google search for “rainy season in Costa Rica” will tell you why.