Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Changing Directions one Step at a Time

When we first started to imagine and then plan our journey through retirement we had a vague idea of what we were hoping to experience, and what we were ultimately looking for was even more uncertain. As we have said … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Carara National Park

Costa Rica is a world leader in conservation with over 25 percent of its land mass under various levels of protection. Their system of National Parks encompasses a broad variety of ecosystems across the entire country. We have visited several and … Continue reading

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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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A Decade of Changes in our Visits to Costa Rica

Our current stay in Costa Rica has given us the the time to consider the stark contrast with our first visit here in 2007. The changes in our lives over that time have made us look at travel quite differently. We had booked … Continue reading

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Our First Travel Fail: Yellow Fever Requirements for Costa Rica

We are both planners by nature and we might be accused of over-planning and not leaving enough to chance. However on our most recent trip from Ecuador to Costa Rica we were caught by surprise and forced into a week … 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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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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