Independence Day in Costa Rica

Independence Day in Costa Rica

For every country around the world, Independence Day has a different meaning and ways that people celebrate their heritage, patriotism, and history.  Costa Rica celebrates Día de la Independencia (Independence Day) on September 15th of each year and it’s the most...
Where do we buy honey in Tamarindo?

Where do we buy honey in Tamarindo?

Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by honey bees and some related insects, such as stingless bees. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or from secretions of other insects (such as honeydew), by regurgitation, enzymatic...
Birds of Guanacaste

Birds of Guanacaste

One of my favorite parts of all this down time is the number of animals I see throughout the day. Somedays I’m lucky enough to see birds, our monkey Jon Jon, and a couple frogs. But have you ever wondered what bird you’re looking at? I have a book with over 100 birds...
How to Be Green in Tamarindo

How to Be Green in Tamarindo

If you’re traveling to Costa Rica, you probably already know about Costa Rica’s reputation for sustainability and eco-friendliness. In case you didn’t, Costa Rica was ranked by the World Energy Council as the 2nd most environmentally sustainable...
How to achieve that Pura Vida lifestyle while you are at home

How to achieve that Pura Vida lifestyle while you are at home

March was quite a month. I’m sure you’re all as relieved as I am that it is finally over. We’re taking things day by day here in Costa Rica, and we’re coming up with ways to avoid cabin fever during this difficult time. Here’s my focus for the next month. My April...