Playa Grande, Costa Rica

Why Are People Living Such Long Healthy Lives on the Nicoya Peninsula?

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Did you know that the Nicoya Peninsula is one of five Blue Zones on the planet? According to National Geographic Fellow and New York Time bestselling author Dan Buetter, who conducted an extensive study on longevity, Blue Zones are places where large numbers of individuals are living healthy and happy lives past the age of one hundred. The five Blue …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Explore the Nicoya Peninsula

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Playa Grande sits on the northern bend of the Nicoya Peninsula. The Nicoya Peninsula juts out into the tropical Pacific Ocean on the west side and hugs the Gulf of Nicoya on the easterly side. This picturesque peninsula has some pretty inspiring attributes! The Nicoya Peninsula includes Playa Flamingo, Playa Grande, Tamarindo, Avellenas, Los Pargos, Marbella, Ostional, Nosara, Samara, Santa …

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Where to Buy Locally-Sourced, Fresh, Healthy, and Cheap Food to Fill Your Fridge around Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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The food we choose to eat is one of the most significant factors that directly affects our complete health and well-being. Food is not only fuel, but the most comprehensive and effective form of holistic medicine. In a world of innumerable maladies, chronic conditions, stresses, and widespread obesity, our diet can either make us or break us. The saying “you …

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What to Expect in Playa Grande During September and October

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Contrary to popular belief, September and October aren’t necessarily total washouts months. These two months are notoriously the wettest of the year on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica though. Northern Guanacaste, however, is the driest part of the country and doesn’t typically receive days-on-end constant rainfall the way the central and southern Pacific coastline does; unless of course there …

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A Few Unique Happenings in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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What draws a lot of people to Playa Grande, opposed to other nearby places such as Tamarindo or Playas del Coco is that it is quiet. At night you won’t hear thumping reggaetón, during the day you’ll never experience a traffic jam, unless it involves cows of course, and the most amount of people you will see at one given …

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Meet Your Mammalian Neighbors in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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Playa Grande is located within the province of Guanacaste. Guanacaste is home to the rare tropical dry forest among other flora and fauna-rich ecosystems. Within the forests, Pacific coastline, wetlands, and farmlands of Guanacaste thrives a vast collection of wildlife. While some species are very elusive or masterfully camouflaged, several species of mammals are more like neighbors than strangers or …

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Find Out Who Lives in the Charming Town of Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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Playa Grande, while petite in size and despite the name (large beach), is home to an eclectic amalgam of full-time and seasonal residents. Costa Rica has gained a reputation of being a North American haven and an expat magnetic, but it is anything but homogenous. What’s unique about Costa Rica and Playa Grande in particular is that in such a …

Transportation in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

The Best Ways to Get Around in Costa Rica

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The last two weeks we shared with you two guides to the amenities and services that are in and around Playa Grande. The next logical piece of information that you might want to know about if you are planning on spending any amount of time, whether temporarily or permanently, in Playa Grande is your transportation options. There are quite a …

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Services and Amenities Close to Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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Just minutes outside of Playa Grande is a whole wide world of amenities, conveniences, and services. While this short guide isn’t a complete guide of what’s around, it does includes the most important things, such as health service, animal care, and food stores that you would want to know are around if you decide to live or spend time in …

A Brief Guide to the Basic Amenities That Are Right in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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While Playa Grande might not be as developed as some of the other neighboring beach towns (this is a positive thing!), it does have just the right number of necessary amenities and services. Right outside of Playa Grande, you can basically find anything and everything you might need. However, for the basics, Playa Grande is perfectly covered. Here is what’s …