When you come to Costa Rica, you enter on a 90 day tourist visa. So, if you choose to stay here longer, then you will need to do a border run every 90 days. Many people do this, but it is frowned upon if you live here permanently. If you are going to live here … More Panama Border Run #1 ✅
Today we went to visit the animal sanctuary in Dominical, which is about 25 minutes north of us. The sanctuary is located 700 meters off the Costaneras highway, or about ½ mile up a dirt road. Check in for the tour is located in the lobby of Villas Alturas. From the resort, we took a … More Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Villas Alturas, Dominical, Costa Rica
The time had finally come to put the wheels in motion! Between June 10th and July 29th, we had two garage sales and many trips to Charity to empty our home. Since we were only taking several suitcases, everything had to go. I really hated having the garage sales, but I did love seeing some … More The Schauer Pack’s move to Costa Rica was a success!
When planning a move to a new country with your four legged pack members, the first thing you need to do is check out the countries pet regulations. We were thankful to find that our dogs do not need to be quarantined when they arrive, but they do have several requirements. I have attached the … More Flight Preparations For Costa Rica
We found this little jewel of an adventure on our return trip from the Poas Volcano National Park. Tucked in the lush rainforest, this park not only hosts a wide variety of rescued wildlife, but includes the most beautiful trails leading to five different waterfalls. They told us that most of these animals were … More La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Hello Jack! After our travel plans changed to include the Caribbean side of Panama, we were on the search for a place to stay. Both of us like our quiet time, so staying on the most popular island of Bocas del Toro didn’t seem like our option. A big part of this area is referred […]
The drive from Boquette to Almirante wasn’t too bad. We took Calle 10, which cuts through the mountains. We did backtrack down the hill to David, which meant driving through the chaos of the Pan-american morning traffic. Let’s just say that Central America driving has its own set of rules, and if they are posted, … More Driving to the Caribbean!
In February 2010 we took our first Costa Rican Schauer Pack adventure! Well, the two legged pack members did! Sorry, Klaus and Mac! We had read several good and bad stories, but something was calling my husband, Chris, to check it out. I wasn’t quite sold as fast as he was, but I warmed to … More Our First Costa Rican Adventure!
One morning, while driving back to the Nayra resort in Arenal, we noticed on the sign, Pure Trek Canyoning. We had no idea what the heck this was, so we found the entrance to check it out. Their sign explained it all, and we learned that canyoning is rappelling down waterfalls. 5 jumps down 4 … More Waterfall Rappel In Arenal, Costa Rica