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7 things that suck about living in Costa Rica

I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary of living in Costa Rica, and I have to say, there are some things about living here that just plain suck. My honeymoon phase with this country is over. Below are the top 7 things that suck about living in Costa Rica. 1.The sunsets A post shared by Beach & Pool Crawl (@beachpoolcrawl) on Jan 7, 2018 at 4:09pm PST Seriously, every night the same thing. Pink, purple and orange sky. The…

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5 Costa Rican Instagram accounts you need to follow now

Instagram is great at turning mediocre photos into breathtaking shots. It’s also a good way to explore a country before you even land. Below are 5 Instagram accounts you need to follow today for a better taste of what Costa Rica has to offer. 1. DiscoverTamarindo Summer time & the living is easy. ????: @196_sunsets #discovertamarindo #tamarindo #playatamarindo #tamarindobeach #guanacaste #centralamerica #beachtravellers #fnez #lbwtravel #lonelyplanet #natgeo #nationalgeographic #playaavellanas #playaconchal #playagrande #playalangosta #playaflamingo #crexperts #thisiscostarica #crfanphotos A post shared by Byron &…

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5 Things I’m Lovin’ Lately – March

I love discovering new things around town, and also enjoy finding things that are different from back home. Here are a few of the things I’m lovin’ lately. 1. Alegria is an amazing natural health and beauty store right in the center of Tamarindo. They specialize in handmade soaps with ingredients like coffee, lavender, poppy seed and coco butter. The coffee one is my favorite! They also have essential oils and a natural aloe vera bug repellant that keeps the…

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The best way to deal with annoying drug dealers and taxi drivers in Tamarindo

“Taxi? Taxi? Taxi?” “Weed? Weed? Blow? Blow? Blow?” You hear it every day in Tamarindo. Especially if you’re between the age of 18-35, and happen to look like/be a tourist. No matter how many times you say “no”, the taxi drivers and drug dealers will ask you these same questions every day. Fortunately now there’s a way to deal with it. The Beach & Pool Crawl  recently made tank tops featuring the slogan “No Weed, No Blow, No Taxi.” The idea…

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Robert August Surf & Turf charity challenge coming up.

It’s that time of year again for everyone’s favorite charity event coming up April 15-17. A three-day event, created by Robert August, with surf competition, 4-man scramble golf tournament, silent auction, parties and an awards ceremony, all to benefit CEPIA (Culture, Education, and Psychology for Infants and Adolescents), a non-profit in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Robert August actively participates in his event called the Robert August Surf & Turf Charity Challenge held at the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Resort. CEPIA sponsors the local children and families…

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Tamarindo Beach Marathon: Q&A with Tamarindo’s elite runner

Tamarindo Beach Marathon: Q&A with Tamarindo’s elite runner 2016 marks the 10th year of the Tamarindo Beach Marathon. The annual event, which takes place in September, features a 10k race, 21k (half marathon), 30k and of course a 42k (full marathon). Since registration for the event is now open, and training for marathons usually starts months in advance, we thought we’d sit down with one of Tamarindo’s elite runners and the second place finisher of the 10k at last year’s…

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Envision Festival Video

***Editor’s note. This video was submitted to us by Benjamin Dover, a resident of Uvita**** There has been a lot of online talk recently in my community concerning Envision festival and it’s impact for those of us who live in Uvita and the surrounding area. Many good points have been raised, both for and against the annual festival. As we all know, communication so often takes place today on the web. Perhaps to our detriment. In my opinion, nothing beats…

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Part 2: NYC and Tamarindo – they’re not that different

  In my last article I talked about how after moving from NYC to Tamarindo I was surprised to find that there are many similarities between the two cities. These are lovely, funny little things like sunset drinking and street meat. You can read that article here. So now for part 2, I’ll look at the the dark side of NYC and Tamarindo. Or the two things I had hoped I would leave behind in NYC that still haunt me…

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The Caribbean Side of Costa Rica is NOT Dangerous

The Costa Rican Caribbean is not dangerous for you and me. OK yes it’s got its fair share of problems but doesn’t that exist everywhere? Let’s talk about what I mean by dangerous. Dictionary.com defines dangerous as being something “full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous; unsafe.” As a resident of Puerto Viejo I do not fear for my safety in the Caribbean nor do I categorize this place as being a risky or a hazardous place…

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Suspect of Matapalo murders captured in Nicaragua

The suspected killer of the family in Matapalo was arrested by the Nicaragua police. You can read the full details here. Since Nicaragua and Costa Rica have no extradition treaty it’s unlikely that the suspect will be tried in Costa Rican’ courts. What’s even more interesting about the case was that the crime was committed on Valentine’s Day and is possibly connected to a love triangle. A local blogger also published this article describing how some of the government entities might…

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