The Beauty of Being in Playa Grande During the Less Visited Times of the Year

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The secret has long been out! Costa Rica is an internationally famous destination and one that receives more visitors every year. It is also a place where the “low season” is becoming shorter and less pronounced from the more popular times of the year to visit. More visitors are better for business. However, fewer visitors are often preferred by full-time …

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The Difference Between El Niño and La Niña, and What that Means for Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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We are in the midst of an El Niño event, and it is predicted to last through June, July, and August and maybe beyond. You’ve probably heard the terms “El Niño” and “La Niño” on the weather report before or during small talk conversations where the weather is commonly brought up. But, do you know what the difference between the …

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The Real Dangers of Rainy Season in Costa Rica

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The rainy season varies from region to region in Costa Rica. On the Pacific slope and coast though, it typically ranges from May to November. The further south you go, the longer and rainier it is and the further north you go the shorter and drier it is. While you might not be wishing for rain on your vacation, this …

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Six Life Lessons You Can Learn from Living in Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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There is a lot you can learn from living in or spending a substantial amount of time in Playa Grande. Life lessons are all around us! Less is more  We live in an era of extreme consumerism. Through commercials, print ads, movies, television shows, and social media, we are regularly exposed to this idea that material wealth is a sign …

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Three Award-Winning Golf Courses in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Did you know that the best golf courses in all of Costa Rica are in Guanacaste? Did you also know that there are three award-winning golf courses within an easy drive from Playa Grande? If you are interested in hitting the links while you are in Guanacaste, we highly recommend you check out these courses!  Reserva Conchal Golf Club  Robert …

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Non-Touristy Activities to Do in and around Playa Grande, Costa Rica

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If you are living in, have just moved to, or are enjoying an extended stay in Playa Grande, you might be interested in some non-touristy activities to experience. There are dozens of activities and places that both tourists and locals enjoy in and around Playa Grande. However, there are a few activities that many first-time and short-term visitors don’t have …

What to Consider Before Moving to Costa Rica

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It is not an uncommon reaction to come home from a trip to Costa Rica and start dreaming about living there. For those of us who are currently living in Costa Rica, you have probably heard countless times from visitors how lucky you are to live in here.  What many people don’t distinguish during their daydreams about life in Costa …

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7 Reasons Why Guanacaste is Such a Desirable Province in Costa Rica for Families

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Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces. The seven provinces are Guanacaste, Puntarenas, San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, and Limón. Guanacaste is located in Costa Rica’s northwest region and includes part of the Nicoya Peninsula. This part of Costa Rica draws in families from all around the world who are seeking a tropical vacation or a new lease on life. Guanacaste …

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Playa Grande

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As you might have heard, Costa Rica is at the forefront of the green movement. Costa Rica has long been environmentally-conscious and progressive when it comes to protecting its resources. While Costa Rica is a shining example in many ways, the country has only recently instated recycling programs. There are still a lot of places throughout the country where waste …

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What to Incorporate into Your Diet to Eat like a 100 Year Old Nicoyan

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Only one in every 4,000 people in the United States will live to the age of 100. On the Nicoya Peninsula, one in every 250 people will earn the prestigious title of a healthy centenarian. Residents of the Nicoya Peninsula elude many forms of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. This is primarily due to their traditional way of life and …