Costa Rica is a magical place. Since November, 2002, when I first visited this country, I have been in love with the people, the culture, its biodiversity, the food. . everything about it makes me happy! Now I share my excitement with you!
Write A New Chapter in Your Story About a Happy Life Here in Costa Rica!
Do you live here in Costa Rica already? Are you settled in? Is everything going well for you so far? Better than expected? Have you learned all about the "Pura Vida" lifestyle and how it is so very magical? Making some great friends? Comfortable in the situation in which you live? Do you miss your old life? Are you mad at yourself for not doing all of this sooner?
The Happy Planet Index. . How Costa Rica Always Seems to Score Big!
The Happy Planet Index measures what matters most in life. . sustainable well being for all involved. It shows all of us how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, peaceful, sustainable lives.
How Does Moving to Costa Rica Completely Change Your Life For the Better?
One cannot argue that when in Costa Rica, embedded deep in a jungle setting. . perhaps laying on the beach. . staring up at the sky. . we are in a rather good situation. Anyone want to challenge me on this simple scenario?
The Mysterious Stone Spheres of Costa Rica. .
The stone spheres of Costa Rica are an assortment of over 275 petrospheres, on the Diquís Delta and on Isla del Caño. They are also known as "bolas de piedra" (stone balls). The spheres are commonly attributed to the extinct Diquís culture, and they are, at times, referred to as the "Diquís Spheres". We'll try to sort out some questions for you in the next few minutes. Even researching this story, I did not find very much solid information on this subject. Everything seems to be "theory" or "conjecture". .
The Capuchin Monkeys of Costa Rica. .
"Capuchin" comes from a group of friars named, "The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin", an offshoot from the Franciscans, who wear brown robes with large hoods. When Portuguese explorers reached the Americas around the 15th century, they found small monkeys whose coloring resembled these friars, especially when in their robes with hoods down. . and they were named accordingly. When first studied, scientists described this species as such. . "their muzzles of a tanned color, with the lighter color around their eyes that melts into the white at the front. Their cheeks give them the look that involuntarily reminds us of the appearance that historically in our country represents ignorance, laziness and sensuality." They seemed to have had no respect for this noble beast!
The Beautiful Poison Dart Frogs of Costa Rica. .
Costa Rica is home to 8 known species of poison dart frogs, also called "poison arrow frogs". The toxin from this frog was and is being used on arrow tips to make sure that anything that the tribesmen in the Amazon Rainforests shot, died almost instantly!
Is it Finally Time to Push the "Start" Button? Are You Ready to Move to Costa Rica?
“If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.” – Drew Houston
Would You Rather Have This Frog Staring at You or Your Boss Watching Your Every Move?
As you know by now, Costa Rica is a gorgeous country, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. The Pacific Ocean cradles Costa Rica at the western edge and the Caribbean Sea butts up againsh our eastern shores. It is home to hundreds of thousands of different plant species & Costa Rica wildlife. But perhaps none are as popular as the country's red-eyed tree frog. Locals and visitors alike are always excited to get a quick glimpse of this gorgeous creature, making this little fella one of the country's most popular animals. You'll see an image like this on many of the advertisements touting Costa Rica as "one of the happiest countries on the planet", along with our colorful toucan and our always-smiling, two-toed and three-toed sloths.