Surviving in San Jose, Costa Rica and backpacking Europe. There are no charming reflections about pristine beaches, cute green tree frogs and 'pura vida' moments so leave if you're not interested. Additional irreverent travel advice on hitchhiking disasters, getting drunk with locals, border crossing purgatory and other fun topics.
Blogs from expats in Costa Rica
Would you like to work, live, move to Costa Rica? Or just to find out how is life in Costa Rica? We've got much more than travel brochures: read blogs written by expats living in Costa Rica!
Chronicles a family's move from Oregon to Southern Costa Rica and all the surprises and delights along the way. Filled with stories about daily life, scenery, and the enjoyment of Costa Rica's wonderful biodiversity.
The symbol of this website is the brilliant, Blue Morpho butterfly that is native to Costa Rica. There is a fable about the Blue Morpho, that if you see one, miracles can happen, dreams can come true. The goal of this Web site is to give people who share the dream of retiring in Costa Rica a place to ask questions, learn about life here, and find helpful products and services. Whether you have already visited and fallen in love with Costa Rica, or you are just thinking about retiring in a place where your money will go further, this Web site is for you.
While being the first time in Costa Rica we, my business partner and I realized that there was not much information regarding the start of a new life or investment in Costa Rica. This led to us launching an agency called Tierralinda. Since launching the agency, we have helped numerous people start a new life in Costa Rica or find good investments. We realized quickly that this business goes beyond just selling real estate. To name a few examples, we had to consult people about establishing investment funds, Teak-Wood plantation conditions, coffee-farming, alternative energies, how to start up a bed-and-breakfast business, ostrich farming, administration of corporations, etc. I could go on and on. So in this blog you will find everything regarding investing and living in Costa Rica.
In my Costa Rica Travel Journals you'll find my stories and reflections on life here in this tropical wonderland. My personal accounts give you all the information of a guide book and so much more. Here you have a window through which you can imagine what your own life in Costa Rica might be like.
A year ago I was staring into the abyss. Now I am staring out over the Central Valley. Funny where life can take you. While skating the edge of oblivion in a drunken haze, this strange wonderful man asked me a simple question: Would you like to go get some pie? Really? That’s all it takes? Pie? Yes, pie. Of course it would be food. What other media allows you to tap into all your senses? Sates you to tears? On that fateful night, I babbled away and probably spilled more than Cosmo would deem acceptable. And I talked about cooking. Specifically my philosophy that you should never trust a woman who doesn’t know how to cook. A short time later, he asked me another question: Would you like to come to Costa Rica with me? Sure. Can I bring my kitchen?