Costa Rica Waterfall Guanacaste

Costa Rica is often referred to as a paradise because it is the most biologically, nature-intense place on the planet due to it’s geology, low population, climate, and government protective laws. Living in paradise is simply living in Nature. Having…

We Have Found Our Motherland!

It has been eight months since our last update in October 2013 because we have finally learned the “Pura Vida” lifestyle here in Costa Rica where time slows down and patience plants and grows itself within you. We realized how…

Playa Hermosa, Garabito, Puntarenas

Playa Hermosa in the canton of Garabito and province of Puntarenas is a 6 mile (10 km) long beach known for its big 8-13 feet (2.5-4 meter) high waves crashing 12 feet (4 meters) from shore which is great for…

Playa Jacó, Garabito, Puntarenas

Playa Jacó is the closest beach to the San Jose capital (about 1.5 hour drive) and therefore a popular weekend getaway for folks in the Central Valley, or those who are accustomed to city life. It is probably the largest,…

Beaches in Costa Rica

With nearly two-thirds of Costa Rica’s borders being beaches (more than 1200 km or 750 miles of Pacific and Caribbean beaches), we have not yet been to every beach in Costa Rica, but we have read and seen many pictures…

Playa Esterillos Oeste

Playa Esterillos Oeste (“Little Estuaries West”) is our favorite beach in the Central Pacific located about 8 km north of Playa Bejuco, Puntarenas. It is part of a collection of beaches separated by estuaries along the Central Pacific coastline with…

Playa Bejuco, Parrita, Puntarenas

Playa Bejuco (the one near Parrita in the Puntarenas province in the Central Pacific, not the one in the Nicoya Peninsula) is one of our favorite Pacific beaches in Costa Rica. Bejuco means “woody vine” in Spanish and this beach…

Hello from Costa Rica - The Greenest Place on Earth!

We are happy to say that we are alive and well in Costa Rica and so glad we followed our intuition to move here despite never having been here before. Within the first few days of arrival, we had a…

Costa Rican Cuisine

Black beans and rice are the staple of Costa Rican cuisine. The typical meal (comida tipica) is referred to as casado, the name referring to the eternal “marriage” of all its components. The meal consists of: Black beans and rice…

Weather in Costa Rica

The weather in Costa Rica is quite predictable with only two seasons: winter (or rainy/green season May through October) and summer (dry season November through April). As a result, many in the Northern Hemisphere vacation in Costa Rica during the…

Travel to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is considered the number one place in the world for eco-tourism since it is considered the most ecologically, bio-diverse concentrated place on the planet according to National Geographic Magazine and the country with the largest amount of protected…

Map of Costa Rica

The best maps of Costa Rica can be found in Google Map. From there you can zoom in and out (roll up or down the middle wheel of your mouse if you have one, or click the plus or minus…

Geography of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in Central America 10 degrees north of the equator and 84 degrees west of the prime meridian. It is located in the heart of the Americas between Nicaragua (northern border) and Panama (southern border) with the…

Free Online Spanish Tutorials

Spanish is considered one of the easiest languages to learn due to its consistent pronunciation of letters and many similar and borrowed words from the English language. In addition to the usual 26 letters of the English alphabet, the Spanish…

One of the ending scenes from the movie "Schindler's List"

Yes, we finally made the decision to pursue what is in our heart, following our dream of starting a piece of Heaven on Earth. To leave a comfy 2500 square foot home in the master-planned community of Irvine, California after 13.5 years to the…

How the Law of Attraction Creates Lack of Empathy and Compassion

For me it’s hard to believe that Esther Hicks really channels an advanced entity (Abraham) that sees and knows reality as it is. On that respect, this video confirms my feelings. If you want me to explain why, then read…

Traditional Japanese Home

As if waking up from a spell, I gradually began to see how so much of our modern way of living is not in harmony with Mother Nature and thus our own physical, mental and spiritual well-being. One of the…

Awareness of Reality

The core of the arguments that explain why the Law of Attraction (LOA) is a scam are in the PowerPoint presentation of the video below. This is a well-thought out and detailed presentation that points out the misleading teachings of…

Right to Know Logo

Arguments against the right to know if our food contains genetically modified organisms escape all logic. No reasoning dismissing Prop. 37 can stand the slightest scrutiny (and common sense). For example I went to http://www.noprop37.com/facts/ and the first thing I…

Do We Really Need Sleep?

If you’ve ever suffered from jet lag, worked night shifts, or had trouble sleeping, you may have used melatonin supplements to help you sleep. However, you may not know that melatonin, the sleep hormone produced by your pineal gland, is…