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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 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...


Talk Show – Episode 12 1

Episode 12 features a candid look at community in the Southern Pacific Zone of Costa Rica. If you’re considering relocating, buying a house, raw land, or a commercial business in the greater Dominical or Uvita areas, we encourage you to watch. And, please feel free to share your comments or questions. Gracias.


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Talk Show – Episode 11 1

A look at 2011 Costa Rica real estate trends as perceived and shared by Ben Vaughn and Rod Martin, the Guys In The Zone.


Guys In The Zone Talk Show – Episode 11 by GuysInTheZone

My first visit to Costa Rica was in 2002. I immediately fell in love with the warmth of the

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Education In Rural Costa Rica, Part 2 2

[This article is a continuation of Education In Rural Costa Rica, Part 1]

Private School

Simply put, the reason most tico families do not send their children to private school is the cost. The best private elementary school in San Isidro runs around $275/month. Even by gringo standards this can be viewed as a … Read on...


Education In Rural Costa Rica, Part 1 5

Education… it elicits warm images of smiling children, colorful classrooms and fundamental ideas like opportunity and a brighter future.  I am happy to say I see all of those elements unfolding here in Costa Rica, albeit sloooowly.

Did you know that the Costa Rican government is constitutionally required to budget at least 6% of the … Read on...


Guys In The Zone Talk Show – Episode 6 2

Talk Show – Episode 6

Talk Show – Episode 6

Welcome to our full video Talk Show format!  In addition to this new look, we share new information on Costa Rica real estate including, a recap of 2009, recent activity in the southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica, and new issues for buyers and sellers.  … Read on...


Water In Costa Rica, Part Two 6

If you ask the World Bank or one of the mega-water corporations (e.g., Coke, Nestle, Vivendi), fresh drinking water is a commodity. If you ask virtually everyone else in the world (including the United Nations), fresh drinking water is a basic human right. Whether it is the encroachment of privatization or Nicaragua’s plan to divert Read on...