Costa Rica

What to Know About Independence Day in Costa Rica

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Whether you are from Costa Rica, just visiting, or have started a new life in this beautiful country, this weekend is a weekend that we can all celebrate. Today Costa Rica is celebrating 197 years of independence from the Spanish Empire. In the spirit of September 15th, here’s a little history about Costa Rica’s Independence Day and the traditions that accompany …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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La Paz School (private school)

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History & Philosophy La Paz School was founded in 2007 with the mission to; “educate the culturally diverse youth of Guanacaste through bilingual experiential learning and enrichment that integrates the local community and ecology, while preparing students to become thoughtful, creative, and active stewards of their environment and future leaders of the world.” La Paz is a non-profit school that …

TIDE Academy (private school)

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History & Philosophy T.I.D.E Academy provides an alternative to the traditional 7 hours a day, 5 days a week schooling structure. The school’s mission allows students to  maintain a high level of academics, while pursuing other interests. Teachers at TIDE Academy can adapt to individual learning styles  due to the low teacher to student ratio. This allows students to accomplish more …

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Family Resources for Living Abroad in Northern Guanacaste

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If you are planning the big move to Costa Rica, Northern Guanacaste has much to offer in terms of resources for expat families living abroad. After the economic crash in 2008, the area slowed down in growth. Still home to thriving private schools, an easy-to-access international airport and close enough to medical care, the area continued to grow slowly. Around …