Category Costa Rica Culture


Vegan Lifestyle in the Zone – Question From Reader

Preamble: this article is my response to question I received from one of this blog’s readers. Its a bit unusual, but I see it as demonstrating a growing interest in The Zone – wellness – in its many forms. This one is specifically “vegan”, but the principles apply to all aspects of wellness.

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Towns for the Vegan Lifestyle - Ojochal Uvita or Tinamastes

The Costa Rica Expat Scene

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Orientation

“Myopic” would probably best describe this post. The vantage that I have of the Costa Rica expat scene will be purely autobiographical, what I have seen and some of what I have heard in my 16+ years of living full time in Costa Rica … Read on...

Expats in Costa Rica

Good and Inconvenient Living in Costa Rica 1

Living here in Costa Rica’s southern pacific zone, or “Costa Ballena” as it is called, has some interesting quirks. Quirks that, when considered as a list can make one wonder why this place is frequently referred to as “paradise” and achieving the “dream”. Here are some examples of what I mean:

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A metaphor for life in Costa Rica

The Latest News for Uvita, Costa Rica 1

What’s in a name? In the case of our company, I’ve heard comments about the name “Guys in the Zone” that range from: “not professional” to “that’s cool”. It all came about quite innocently. Spend any time at all in The Zone, and you’ll hear the term “The Zone” somewhere. We are a string of … Read on...


Retire Early to Costa Rica – Comments on a WSJ Article 1

There is a rather interesting article over there on that good ole U. S. icon, The Wall Street Journal. From where I sit, living as an expat in Costa Rica since 1999, I found the article, written by Vicki Berrong, a good read, and the comments at the end quite enjoyable as well. However, as Read on...

Comments and Criticisms of a Wall Street Journal Article.