Costa Rica Curious

You have read Costa Rica Curious the blog ... now there is Costa Rica Curious the book. After working tirelessly (read: sporadically) on the book for two years, I have just published it in ebook form the story of our move to Costa Rica. The book starts in the crapper...

A Tamarindo Visit – Like a Bat out of Hell

It’s not that I don’t notice things, I do, but I have always been a bit lackadaisical with things that do not pose an immediate problem. This trait has blossomed in our two years in Costa Rica, so as I stepped into the shower I didn’t think much about the drain cover...

Living in Costa Rica – 5 Humorous Observations

One of the great things about living abroad - maybe the most fun - is experiencing the differences found in your new country. Below are a few observations I have noticed about living in Costa Rica. I find them humorous or just informative. Feel free to leave a comment...

Costa Rica Cost of Living – A Busty Beach Budget

Ok, now that I have your attention with that titillating title, I want to discuss a viewpoint born out of last weeks blog post – Costa Rica Cost of Living: Apples to Pineapples. That article mentioned how, when you consider expat stories of living on a smaller budget...

Costa Rica Cost of Living – Apples to Pineapples

Last year I tackled the Costa Rica Cost of Living question with this blog post using how far $7 would go in various food situations as my barometer. I used that post to demonstrate how difficult it is to answer the question "how much does it cost to live in Costa...

Blog Stats – November 2014

November has come and gone - can you believe it? I remember going through the holidays last year and publishing posts both on Thanksgiving and on Christmas day. Neither got much traction as people were, rightfully, celebrating with their families. So, November saw one...

The Comforts of Home – Guest Post

Costa Rica Curious welcomes back Steve Friedman with a guest post about the comforts of home. Steve and Martha Friedman moved to Costa Rica  from Denver Colorado last year after retiring. They are currently living in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. Steve blogs at his...

Typical Costa Rican Food

Typical Foods of Costa Rica: A Course in Courses Costa Rica is a small country packed with innumerable flavors. A long history of Latin and Caribbean influences combined with the country’s natural bounties have developed into simple, but delicious cuisine. Most...

Blog Stats – October 2014

As I compile my blog stats from October I realize that not everyone who reads CostaRicaCurious.com is interested in blogging. To be honest, like many of the things I write and post, I am doing this for me as much as anyone else. I know that if I track these things...

Costa Rica Has Balls

Costa Rica is home to 3 World Heritage sites in the Natural category: Area de Conservación Guanacaste (1999) Cocos Island National Park (1997) Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park (1983) And now, in 2014, Costa Rica can boast a new World...

First Year in Costa Rica Lessons – Part 2

Today's post is Part 2, and the final installment of Steve Friedman's guest posts on lessons he and his wife Martha learned during their first year living in Costa Rica. You can read Part 1 HERE. Steve and Martha Friedman moved to Costa Rica  from Denver Colorado last...

Our Move To Costa Rica – In Print

Ok, maybe not in print - yet, but Jen just finished her book - Costa Rica Chica.  Currently available at Amazon for Kindle (soon to be in paperback and formatted for Nook). The book walks you through, in a lighthearted story-telling way, the factors that lead us to...