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!
Have you ever made a huge decision that will affect your entire life? At the beginning of 2016, after another chilly winter, (yes I realize we live in sunny California), the Schauer Pack made just that kind of decision. After our third trip to Costa Rica in February 2015, we decided that we wanted to … More We’re leaving the Country?! WHAT?!!
Do You Have The Language Gene? Learning Spanish is going to be one of the biggest challenges of this adventure! One of my beautiful bunko buddies, Lynda, believes that there is a language gene, and that is why it’s easier for some to pick up a new language! I. Do. Not. Have. This. Gene….. The … More The Language Gene!
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
After several earthquakes in the 90’s left this church uninhabitable, it now sits behind locked gates awaiting its future. I read in the Tico Times, that this church was built in 1936 by architect and artist Teodorico Quiros. Now, here it sits as the rain forest reclaims its land. I found this Church to be extremely … More Puriscal’s Santiago ApostleChurch
Ferias are the local farmer’s market. They are located in almost every town, and they are the most economical way to shop! This one, located in the central area of Atenas, is only open on Fridays, so plan ahead and make sure not to miss out on this experience. There is much more at … More Atenas Féria
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
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!