Sunday, September 13, 2015

Costa Rica (always) on my mind - Paradise found

Some of you may be wondering how my 2 Costa Rica gal pals are doing and what they've been up to since my last update back at the end of July. If you recall, we left them hot, sweaty, mosquito bitten and on their way to location #2 in Manual Antonio. Things began to look up for them in their 2nd month in Costa Rica but I don't think they had found that "perfect" spot yet.

They are now in their 3rd month (and 3rd location) and feeling more comfortable and enjoying themselves much more.  It is very typical for people who relocate to Costa Rica to move around from place to place quite frequently. There are many different climates and geographies in this tiny country and you never really know which suits you best, until you are there. This time they found a very nice house to rent in the beach town of Jaco. They sent me the pictures I'm sharing with you today and all I can say is "that's what I'm talking about!"

I think it's a good idea to slowly acclimate yourself to a new country such as Costa Rica (a move to Paris is whole different story -- if you get my drift). I say don't give up all the comforts of home and jump in with both feet right off the bat. Take it slow. Now of course this varies with each person and I am speaking for myself and those like me who are used to living in the city and enjoy having some comforts, such as air conditioning if it's 90 degrees outside with 90% humidity! Why suffer! As a matter of fact, I have already booked our first 10 days at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Escazu! (we will begin our relo in the Central Valley -- no beach -- but where the temps are generally in the mid 70's)

Enjoy the pics!!

Playa Jaco is the closest beach to San Jose, the Central Valley and is one of the most visited coastal destinations in Costa Rica. The beach is a 2.5 mile (4 km) strip which offers world renowned surfing and more. Much like Costa Rica's metropolitan areas, Jaco's offers most services, such as a post office, health center and branches of major banks. Furthermore, there are an abundance of surf shops, hotels and restaurants affordable for the budget travelers as well as those wishing to live a bit more luxuriously. Source

the new crib - house - pad (complete with private pool)

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