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Surf School in Costa Rica Announces Conservation Contest Business News

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PRWEB.COM NewswireCosta Rica (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 – Bodhi Surf, the leading Costa Rican yoga and surf retreat, is proud to announce the start of their second annual My Ocean Guardian Journey Competition. The goal of the contest is to raise awareness of ocean conservation needs while encouraging a proactive approach to the problems by generating innovative ideas and action plans. With regard to this contest, social entrepreneur and Bodhi Surf founder Travis Bays stated:   “As an organization that relies on the majesty of the ocean for its inspiration and enjoyment, this initiative is near and dear to our heart. If…

Playas del Coco Offers Great Real Estate in Costa Rica Costa Rica Real Estate

Playas del Coco Real Estate

The housing market in Costa Rica has been picking up steam in 2014, particularly in the Central Valley and the sprawling Greater San Jose Metropolitan Area (Spanish initials: GAM). The real estate sector, both commercial and residential, enjoyed strong performance in the bottom half of 2013, and the rising middle class seems to be in a hurry to own a piece of the GAM. This urgency is leaving the door wide open in smaller markets such as Playas del Coco in the province of Guanacaste. As we head into the green (rainy) season in Costa Rica, a marked contrast in…

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Guanacaste News,Health News

Drug Rehab

The Pura Vida philosophy and the proclivity of Ticos to enjoy their lives by letting others enjoy theirs is often misconstrued as a hedonistic pursuit. Many tourists arrive in Costa Rica in search of what they define as a good time, which is often a euphemism for getting lost in the throes of liquor and controlled substances while ignoring personal responsibilities. This is not, however, always the case. Many visitors arrive in Costa Rica with a specific goal: To get their addictions under control and get their lives back. To this end, private substance abuse rehabilitation centers in regions such…

How to Avoid Personal Banking Disasters in Costa Rica Business News

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Personal banking at the large state-sponsored institutions in Costa Rica is not for the squeamish. There are many horror stories among expatriates about frozen funds, incorrect account information, blocked debit cards, lost term deposits, excessive red tape, etc. Most of the time, these problems can be avoided in the first place with the assistance of a bilingual account executive who really cares. Asdrubal Zamora of credit union COOPENAE tells us more about this: About 30 years ago, I remember going to a state-sponsored bank and standing in line for over an hour. More than 15 years later, I returned to…

Costa Rica National Surf Competition set for Santa Teresa on April 26-27 Costa Rica News,Sports News

Surf competition Santa Teresa 2014

Santa Teresa’s awesome waves will be in the limelight once again as top Costa Rica surfers roll into town at the end of April for the fifth 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit competition. The COPA Unit tournament will be held April 26 and 27 at the spectacular beach of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, on the southwestern Nicoya Peninsula. Famous for year-round Pacific Coast surf and a friendly, relaxed vibe, Santa Teresa and neighboring Mal Pais attract visitors from all over the world who come to surf, relax, do yoga and enjoy one of Costa Rica’s most stunning tropical beaches. Walking…

Looking for the “Wild” Costa Rica? Visit the Osa Peninsula! Costa Rica News,Entertainment News

For me, the Osa Peninsula is one of the most worthwhile places to visit in Costa Rica. The small stretch of remote rugged jungle in the southwestern corner of the country, bounded by the deep blue Pacific Ocean to the west and the placid Golfo Dulce to the east, is renowned by scientists, explorers and nature lovers as an astounding paradise. Covering an area of 700 square miles, this last remaining stretch of tropical humid rainforest in Costa Rica is estimated to hold 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. The natural report card is impressive: * More than 700 species of…

Jaco Canopy Tour, Where Ziplining, Jungle and Beach Collide in Costa Rica Costa Rica News,Entertainment News,Jaco News

I had zip lined three times before I hiked up the gorgeous trail to the first platform of the fourteen offered by Jaco Canopy. Once in Montezuma, Arenal, and Monteverde. The views from the Jaco Canopy platforms are hard to top. It’s difficult to choose what to focus on. The emerald green offered by the surrounding jungle, the sapphire blue ocean, glowing below, or the metallic blue morpho butterflies that flittered around us. The guides were kind, playful, and professional. Ian, was a gentle spirit that taught me about the toucans that we observed, the poisonous caterpillars, pot belly trees…

Three Forthright Ways to Invest in Costa Rica Business News,Costa Rica News

Invest in Costa Rica

When it comes to investing in Costa Rica, foreigners are usually at a disadvantage: They are often targeted by dubious investment schemes involving real estate, precious metals, agricultural commodities, wagers, and other high-risk and downright shady proposals. What makes this situation even more deplorable is that those who perpetrate investment scams against expats are often their compatriots. COOPENAE, a powerful credit union with branches across Costa Rica, has been attracting expats over the last few years with frank and plainspoken investment advice and superb customer service. This highly-rated financial institution draws strength on the basis of its roots as the…

15 Years of Costa Rica Adventures is a Dream Come True Costa Rica News,Entertainment News

When Massi Devoto used to guide small groups around Costa Rica, he noticed that out of all of the experiences the tourists shared, the ones they enjoyed and talked about the most were the simplest. Buying tropical fruits at a roadside stand. Watching a monkey in a tree. Meeting friendly folk in a rural town. Walking through the rainforest. The realization led him to start his own tour company in 1999 with his associate, Ronald Bottger. Their goal was to combine adventure and the natural attractions of Costa Rica with the cultural experience of meeting the friendly, happy people for…

This is the Smartphone Charger You Need in Guanacaste Costa Rica News,Guanacaste News,Technology News

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A few days ago, the Costa Rica Star published an article about the CAT B15, an ultra-rugged smartphone made by Caterpillar that seems to have been custom-made for the active lifestyle of many expats and tourists in Guanacaste. Although the CAT B15’s battery offers an astonishing 16 hours of talk time; this feature can be extended with the Freecharge 12-volt mobile device charger, which generates power via a hand-crank. More than 80 percent of the electricity generated in Costa Rica comes from hydroelectric sources. This is great from an environmental perspective, but it becomes a bit of a problem when…