Costa Rica


Monkey in a tree Costa Rica

Our fun vacation along the Costa Rican Pacific coast is now over, but we are loving it here in Grecia. We’ve been without the Internet for a few days though, so I’m a little behind in writing. I’ll do my best to catch up here. The last three days of our trip were spent in Manuel Antonio. Horseback Riding The girls love horses and have...

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Marie going to zip line Costa Rica

We’ve packed a lot of fun into the past couple days, and have even more planned for this week. We’re taking advantage of our time at the beach, as well as having a car – and we’re loving it! Zip-Line Canopy Tour We ended our time in Dominical with a Canopy Tour (zip-line) at Hacienda Barú. They had 15 stations and we got to zip...

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Dominical near sunset Costa Rica

Talk about views! We’ve seen the most breathtaking sites in the past few days. We decided to rent a car for a week and explore the country a little more while waiting for our new house to be ready. We were thinking of driving all the way from Grecia to Dominical in one day – about a 4-5 hour drive. However, because there are no...

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Our New Home in Costa Rica Costa Rica

After two weeks of visiting dozens of houses all over Grecia, Costa Rica, we finally picked the house we will live in for the next year. Who’d have guessed it would be the first house we looked at! When we first saw the house, we were impressed by the views and the gardens, but the lack of furniture and decorations made the house seem very...

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Boa around the neck Costa Rica

Rather than hang around the B&B today, we decided to take a short trip to the nearby World of Snakes museum in Grecia, which houses over 50 varieties of snakes, lizards, and other reptiles (as well as a couple toucans). The museum is a quick $4 taxi ride from the center of town, and a 30 minute walk back (uphill). Entrance fees are $11 for...

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At the library Costa Rica

We have now been in Costa Rica for over two weeks! Since we got here, we haven’t been doing many “touristy” things. Instead, we’ve been busy trying to find a place to live. And I think we finally found it! But there is so much else that happened this week, I’m going to leave the house hunting out of this post, and I’ll cover that...

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More House Hunting Costa Rica

We’ve looked at a lot of houses for rent this week, in the small towns of Costa Rica, and have gone from excitement to discouragement and back again. Now we’re just confused. We’ve seen everything from a luxury estate with an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and million dollar view, to tiny, run-down Tico houses that would be more claustrophobic than comfortable. Yet, we’re still not sure...

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Los Chorros Waterfall and Breakdancing Costa Rica

This morning, we decided to fulfill Marie’s biggest wish since she got here: go swimming. Unfortunately, after about a 10 minute walk to the pool, we found out that it was closed. It turns out that many shops, restaurants, and other facilities close on Mondays. And some just close whenever they want to – this is Costa Rica, after all. So, we thought we’d take...

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Grecia rental view $1100 Costa Rica

I just wanted to keep everyone up to date on what we’ve been doing the past four days since we arrived in Costa Rica. We’re in the perfect location for exploring the town. We’re in walking distance of everything, and we have been walking a lot! It actually gets fairly hot during the day here, and we’re not used to this much walking, so we...

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We Made it to Costa Rica! Costa Rica

Well, we’re finally here! We’re in Costa Rica, and it’s warm and beautiful! I made a little video of our trip over, which you can watch below. Until then, here’s a little summary of our trip so far: The Flight We flew out of Salt Lake City to JFK at 11:30pm. We flew stand-by on Jet Blue, which is really cheap, but also requires some...

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