Monday, January 22, 2018. Fantastic morning on the Sierpe River. I’ve heard great things about the mangrove and wildlife tours out of Sierpe, so with our good friends, we set out for the next Schauer Pack adventure! We headed out of Ojochal around 7:00 a.m. for our 8:30 tour. It only takes an hour to … More Sierpe Mangrove & Wildlife Tour
Umm, yeah, they have roads! Funny how often I was asked about the roads and driving in Costa Rica. So I decided to do a little video of heading through the central valley to the west coast on the main highway. First of all, I will share the irony of moving away from traffic. The … More “Do they have roads?!”
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 ✅
November 06, 2017 We decided to load up the pack and head out on a family adventure. Today’s destination, Puerto Jimenez!! This rustic town is located on the Osa Peninsula, in the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica. We started out of Ojochal around 8 in the morning for our 2.5 hour drive. Heading down the … More Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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