Everyone Has A Story
Author: Beth Sylver
In 2012, one of my yoga students invited me to join her for an upcoming retreat she had planned. She was in a difficult position because her “Exercise Person” couldn’t join her, and she wanted me to go to complete her team. I asked her when and where this retreat would be happening. She replied, “Next week, in Costa Rica.”
Costa Rica, I thought to myself… Where is that? How can I say no to this fantastic opportunity? So, I said yes!
The minute my feet hit the beach in Guanacaste, I felt a sensation that is hard to describe. Somehow, my heart told me that this country would someday be my home.
When I returned from my amazing adventure, I told my husband we needed to return to Costa Rica as soon as possible. I felt a strong calling to come back, and I knew that we had some exploring to do together. We made plans and returned in April of 2013. We began our travels in the Northern region of the country and ended our journey in Uvita.
Once my feet touched the sandy beach of Playa Hermosa, I felt that feeling again, only 1,000 times stronger. This place, right here, will be our future home.
We visited a few more times over the next two years and checked out other areas of the country, some of them very remote. We chose different times of the year to see how the seasons and weather conditions changed. Every time I got on the plane to head back to the US, it became harder and harder to leave.
After many lengthy discussions, we made the grand decision to sell the farm and move to Costa Rica! So, we did!
In early February 2015, we began packing up our world and saying goodbye to family and dear friends. I had a wish to be officially moved to our new home in Costa Rica before Valentine’s Day. We made that wish come true, and I cannot believe that this February 14th will be our 7th Valentine’s Day living in the most beautiful place I’ve ever been to.
Some of you reading this might be having similar feelings or thoughts. My recommendation is to visit here many times and imagine “living” here and not being on vacation. Take your time with your decision, and follow your heart!
Ballena Tales is an essential guide and digital comprehensive magazine for travelers, residents, and investors covering Costa Ballena in the Canton of Osa in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. It is a fully bilingual, bi-monthly, and full-color digital magazine.
The magazine introduces the reader to the life of the local community, with interviews of pioneers, writers, and artists, as well as extensive information on restaurants, hotels, experiences, natural attractions, and wildlife of the South Pacific of Costa Rica.
The road to defining that vision was long, but they finally succeeded. Mora & Valdez Dentistry, located in Vita Plaza, is the result of a new dental clinic. The feeling of being in a place intimately connected with nature that your eyes can appreciate leaves you speechless, and this experience makes us different.
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Continuing with our series of Costarrican banknotes, the blue 2,000 colones features Mauro Fernández Acuña. On the reverse side are contributions from the Coral Reef: the Bull shark, Red Cushion Sea Star, and the Slimy Sea Plume! The 2,000 colones note is slightly larger than the 1,000.
I do care a lot about my health and my family’s health. It is important to me that we all feel our best to manifest our best attitude and ability. Living in Costa Rica, I am surrounded by people who naturally want to feel better, too. We each have our ideas on how we can feel like the best version of ourselves, but they mostly revolve around the following precepts of everyday life in Costa Rica: Growing food, Daily exercise,
Skipping the stress, Raising children in Costa Rica in a simpler way
Melvin González Rojas (Kamel), alias KURA^DENKA, is a member of the Boruca community and the Commission for the Heritage of these indigenous peoples. He is a notable artist who stands out for his masterful carvings and his expressive and colorful paintings. He is a Boruca Major’s son who was a prominent educator, painter, and mask sculptor. Kamel has participated in different exhibitions, including the Art and Theater Festivals, the Festival de las Spheres, the National Theater, the Costa Rican Art Museum, and the Expotural in Madrid, Spain.
LA PALAPA RESTAURANT Guillermo Saenz, alias Memo, is Chef at “La Palapa Restaurant”, Hotel Cuna del Ángel. Chef Memo has a long history as a gastronome, trained in Spain and Italy. He worked for several […]
Much like our summer and winter seasons change, the seasons of big surf also changes. The summer months of hot sunny days are gone for now, and a more wet, stormy, and cooler season brings more gifts. Many refer to this wet season as “the green season.” As a surfer, I refer to it as “ the surf season.”
There is a new Property Management company in town, located at the only recently inaugurated state-of-the-art Plaza Solo Bueno in Dominical. Blue Morpho covers property management services, concierge services, vacation, and long-term rental opportunities.
What to do, Where to eat and Where to stay…
- Activities and Tours
- Whale Watching Tour
- Natural Attractions
- Marino Ballena National Park
- Hotels and Accommodations