I absolutely love the eggs in Costa Rica! There is something about the taste. Back in the States, they use a different process which includes washing the eggs. This process removes the natural barrier that is hatched with the egg. The barrier is what keeps the bacteria out, so without it, the washed eggs need … More Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Eggs!!
You might be surprised to know, like the egg, Costa Rica does not refrigerate their milk. It’s just a difference in processing, which to the milk connoisseur, might have an effect on the taste, but since we only use it for coffee and cooking, we don’t notice a difference. Plus, the bonus is that we … More Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Milk, o en español, Leche!
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
Headed north, just a little over an hour on the beautiful coastal highway, you will find a very busy town called Quepos. Here, they have a lot more services and shopping than we do in our little town of Ojochal, or the neighboring town of Uvita. Quepos is also the town you go through to … More Shopping in Quepos & Lunching at the Marina!
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
It’s Friday, October 6, 2017 and the morning sky is blue and beautiful! I know the clouds and some rain will come later, as they do almost every day during this time, but I will enjoy the beauty while we have it. It is day 37 of our new life in CR, and we survived … More What a Storm!
We read in International Living magazine, that Boca Chica was another upcoming expat community. Being on the ocean, we had high hopes for this area. As we came down the mountain from the Caribbean side and cut across to the West, the landscape changed dramatically from lush green to golden hills scattered with clusters of … More Boca Chica, Panama
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 […]