4 Reasons Why Playa Grande, Costa Rica is a Great Place to be a Kid

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Oh, to be a kid again! How simple life was before the reign of social media and technology addictions. For many who are reading this, your childhood probably included a lot of time playing with friends and staying outdoors until the street lights came on. No cellphones or violent video games, just wholesome and healthy playing. As technology continues its …

4 Unique Places to Watch the Sunset in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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If you haven’t noticed yet, sunsets are kind of a big deal on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Aside from the fact that the sunsets are often outrageously beautiful and astonishingly colorful and vibrant here, they are also treated by locals and visitors alike similarly to a celebration. Friends, new and old, families, and dogs gather on the seashore …

How to Stay Fit and Healthy in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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If you are seeking a healthy lifestyle, Playa Grande offers a setting that makes doing so rather simple. Everything you need to stay fit is within walking distance, which only adds to the ease of living an active life here. There is also the added motivation of being surrounded by a community that is predominantly also leading a non-sedentary and …

Where to Go in Panama for a Visa Run Vacation from Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is conveniently located between two beautiful countries, Nicaragua and Panama. Both countries are easy to access from Costa Rica, either by air or land. We’ve already shared with you a bit about crossing over into Nicaragua to renew your 90-day visa. This week we are spotlighting Panama. From Playa Grande, it is obviously quicker to go to Nicaragua, …

Five Places to Spend Your Perpetual Tourist Visa Trip in Nicaragua

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If you are living in Costa Rica and you aren’t a resident, you will need to leave the country every 90 days to renew your visa stamp. For those living in Guanacaste, the easiest way to do this is to cross over into Nicaragua. While many people just make a day trip, it is actually quite lovely to make a …

The Basics of Being a Perpetual Tourist in Costa Rica

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Applying and obtaining temporary or permanent residency in Costa Rica is possible, but not necessarily necessary. To qualify for residency, you either must marry a Costa Rican citizen or permanent resident, give birth to a child in-country, invest a minimum of $200,000, or be able to prove that you receive a pension every month. While there are several other ways, …

Five Opportunities to Learn and Practice Spanish While in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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The ability to speak Spanish in Costa Rica as a non-native Spanish speaker is one of the most rewarding accomplishments that you can work toward. While a large portion of the population speaks English, it will make life even more comfortable if you can converse in Spanish. The ability to speak the native language will open up a lot more …

The 5 Best Apps for Learning and Improving Your Spanish

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While the official language in Costa Rica is Spanish, many Costa Ricans speak impressively impeccable English. The ability to communicate proficiently in English opens up a lot of doors for local Costa Ricans, especially in the thriving tourism industry. Locals have long learned the English language to facilitate English-speaking tourists and even expats better. But, when foreigners make an effort …

What to Know about July 25 in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Seven provinces make up Costa Rica: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Limón, Puntarenas, and Guanacaste. The province of Guanacaste, which includes Playa Grande, has long lured in travelers and expats from around the globe. This northwesternmost region of Costa Rica is hallmarked for its spectacular beaches, inviting beach towns, agriculturally-productive countryside, abundant wildlife, diverse ecosystems, consistent surf, and almost year-round …