Category Archives: Costa Rica

A Backyard Snapshot: Playa Matapalo

From time to time we find ourselves in a location with limited internet access. That is the case in our current house sit in Playa Matapalo. We wanted to keep our blog as up to date as possible so we … Continue reading

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Parting Thoughts – Three Months in Costa Rica

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of the first leg of our adventure. We have a much better tan, have lost a few pounds, shed a lot of emotional baggage and have accumulated innumerable fond memories from … Continue reading

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Walking in the Clouds – Monteverde Part III

The technical definition of a cloud forest is not universally agreed upon but in general terms it refers to tropical or subtropical mountainous regions where conditions allow for consistent cloud cover. This causes significant moisture to condense on the canopy … Continue reading

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Our Home in the Clouds – Monteverde Part II

After some searching online we decided that Casa Batsu looked like an ideal choice for our 5 night getaway in Monteverde. We certainly chose wisely as not only was this Bed & Breakfast cozy and charming, but the couple who runs it welcomed … Continue reading

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A Community in the Clouds – Monteverde Part I

This is Part I of three posts about our recent visit to Monteverde, Costa Rica from May 31 – June 4. We have visited Costa Rica several times but until now had never been to Monteverde. While the actual community … Continue reading

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A Magical “Mystic” Tour on The Southern Gulf of Papagayo

At 7:30 on May 15 we walked down the beach to the main beach area of Playas del Coco to catch a boat. It was a sunny day with a light onshore breeze and the temperature was already nearing 30 degrees. … Continue reading

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Arenal Road Trip Day 2: Zip Line Adventure

Since arriving in Costa Rica, we have both become early risers as it is the coolest part of the day, the light is great for photography and the birds and monkeys are always most active. This day was no exception, however we … Continue reading

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A Road Trip to Arenal: Day 1

We have been in Playas del Coco now for just over a month and are really enjoying the warm (OK hot) weather, the fabulous beaches and the vibe of this coastal town. Our son and a friend came to visit us … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Middle Earth: Not a Hobbit to be Seen

We were invited by some new friends to spend the day at the Middle Earth Thermal Springs north of Liberia and we jumped at the opportunity. They raved about it and we really couldn’t believe that it could be as … Continue reading

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We’re on our Way: 35 Degrees South to Costa Rica

Are we there yet? We can now say “We are here” and not keep saying “We are almost there”. All the preparations were worth it and the emotions have now shifted from an underlying anxiety to relaxation and an overall … Continue reading

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