Part 2: Reasons to Spend More Time in Playa Grande with Your Family

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Aside from being a tight-knit and safe community that is full of wonderful and relatively likeminded people, Playa Grande is also a place where families can really enjoy life to the fullest. There are certain key factors that all families can agree on that play into what defines a family-friendly town in Costa Rica. For example, safety is a major …

Part 1: Reasons to Spend More Time in Playa Grande, Costa Rica With Your Family

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If Playa Grande was going to wear a banner, it would read, “Playa Grande, a Tight-Knit Community of Families and Surfers.” Deciding where to visit or relocate with your family is a big decision, especially if your family includes young children or teenagers. While there is a community of families who already reside here full-time, there are also families who …

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Gold Verses Green: What’s Your Favorite Season in Playa Grande, Costa Rica?

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Playa Grande received its first drops of rain this past week. While all of the Grande locals had their own predictions, it is likely that few, if any, predicted that the rain would return this early in April. The first rain became the topic on everyone’s tongue in the surf lineup and amongst the sunsetters the next day. After many …

Easter week at the beach in Playa Grande

A Week in Review: Semana Santa in Playa Grande

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Holy Week, Semana Santa, is traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the year in any coastal town in Costa Rica. This religious holiday is a time where families get together and often head to the beach. Big beach towns in Costa Rica like Tamarindo, Jacó, and Puerto Viejo attract droves of local and international tourists during Semana Santa, in …

Nature Day Trips from Playa Grande That The Whole Family Will Enjoy

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Costa Rica is ranked high in an elite collection of countries that host extraordinary biodiversity. With twelve main ecosystems and thousands of species of plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else in the world, it’s no wonder close to two million travelers make the journey every year here to experience nature at its best. The province of …

Enjoy the sunset with your family and friends

Why Spending Time in Playa Grande, Costa Rica is Good for Your Health

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There are certain innate health benefits that accompany the decision to spend time in Playa Grande. Located on the golden coast of Guanacaste on the Nicoya Peninsula, Playa Grande is a community, family, and surfer-oriented beach town that offers an almost effortless wellness escape. Whether you come alone, with your family, your friends, or with the love of your life, …

Ocean Club – Las Ventanas de Playa Grande

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Brand New Ocean View Club Coming Soon! Las Ventanas de Playa Grande is happy to announce that construction of our residence ocean club has begun.  The finish date for this beautiful amenity is schedule for summer of this year, 2018.  The idea of the ocean club is to provide a location for community members to gather with family and friends.  …

Private School in Guanacaste, Costa RIca

Educarte School (private school)

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History & Philosophy This private school was founded in 2008 with a mission to provide high quality education at an affordable tuition. Educarte has great community involvement. As with most schools in the area, the academics are completely bilingual (English & Spanish). In addition, French is also incorporated at this school. Students are taught to be aware, and in appreciation …

Guanacaste Waldorf School

Guanacaste Waldorf School (private school)

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History & Philosophy The Guanacaste Waldorf School provides an option for families who prefer the philosophy behind a Waldorf education and want to live in the Northern Guanacaste area. Both local families and expats living abroad attend. The school has programs for Preschool/Kinder, as well as for grades 1st – 6th; ultimately grades are combined in practice. For grade levels …

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Costa Rica International Academy (private school)

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History & Philosophy Costa Rica International Academy (CRIA for short) is a private school in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. CRIA is located between the towns of Huacas and Brasilito. Previously called Country Day School of Guanacaste, the new name has brought many positive changes, as well as a growing student population. CRIA is one of the longest standing private academies in …