If you are need to call the fire department in Costa Rica, then you will be calling Los Bomberos de Costa Rica. We needed to call them today by dialing “911” on our ICE phone. Why? We brought… Read More

Avenida Escazu Costa Rica Overview Avenida Escazu is a trendy new commercial center located in the northern zone of Escazu and about 10 minutes west of San Jose. To get there, you just need to take the pista… Read More

The Multiplaza Escazu Costa Rica is probably one of the most popular malls in Costa Rica. It really is just like an ordinary shopping mall that you might find in the US. The main difference is the large… Read More

Moving to Costa Rica – Part 2

Before I heard of Costa Rica, I always thought of international travel as a glamorous thing; and, that living abroad would be the ultimate experience. A lot of people think this way, but only a few actually make… Read More

A Gringo Perspective on America

Almost 10 years ago, I made my first trip to Latin America. Up to this point, I was by no means a light traveler. In fact, I spent the majority of my adult life in airports and hotels…. Read More

Every time I speak to someone from my home country and explain that I live in Costa Rica, I normally get quite a reaction.  Normally, it is kind of a mix of surprise and curiosity. The “surprise” is… Read More

Costa Rica is set to play against the hard-striking Holland National team on Saturday, July 5, 2014. This is Costa Rica first-ever appearance in the FIFA Worldcup quarterfinals. Speaking to local Costa Rican, they feel confident that this… Read More

Although Costa Rica’s official religion is Catholicism, many other other significant religious groups co-exist in the country. Methodists, Lutherans, Episcopalians, Baptists, Protestants, Jews, and Latter-day Saints all have centers of worship in Costa Rica. The Latter-day Saints in… Read More

If you have an extra half-day in San Jose or are especially interested in art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design in the capital city is an attraction you should plan on visiting. This museum has many… Read More

San Jose is Costa Rica’s capital but the city is not really high up on the list of tourist attractions in most cases. Tourist books usually only mention a few key places to visit here and travelers prefer… Read More