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 …

Why Playa Grande is a Great Community to Invest In

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If you’ve ever spent time in Playa Grande, you already know why this beach and surf community is so alluring. If you haven’t, though, let us share with you why Playa Grande is such a great community to invest in from a non-financial perspective. Away from it all, but close enough The main entrances to Playa Grande are a curvy …

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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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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 …

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 …

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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 …