EXPATS in Paradise – Mango Baby Beach Rentals

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living, Costa Rica Service Providers, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Newsletters, Playa Hermosa

EXPATS in Paradise – Mango Baby Beach Rentals

John and Rebecca Murray were a typical young family coming out of the Pandemic.  They grew closer as a family while being confined to close quarters and when the world started to open up they began to reevaluate their situation.  John did not want to continue traveling for work a few days a week and the thought of putting their kids back in daycare so Rebecca could return to the office was not appealing either.

So at the a drop of a hat they basically sold everything they had in the United States and moved to Costa Rica.  Their plan was to do a year “Sabbatical” and see what happened after that.  Those of us that have made our lives down here in paradise all know that those were famous last words.  Sure enough, within months, they had fallen in love with the Papagayo Area and settled on a nice home in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste.  

Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 223

Why are we telling this story here?  First of all – It is amazing that a family with 3 young kids could move to Costa Rica without ever having been here.  And second – Both John and Rebecca left successful careers without a moments hesitation in search for a better life for themselves and their growing family.  It is important to note that many people came out of the pandemic saying they wanted to make a change in their lives and lifestyles but never did!

The Passing of the Turtle

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Buying and Selling Property in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Living, EX PATS in Costa Rica, Guanacaste Tourism, Newsletters, Playa Hermosa

The Passing of the Turtle

Turtles. Everybody loves turtles. How can you not love a turtle? They are total studs and in Costa Rica, they are everywhere. It is almost guaranteed that if you go out on a sailboat, scuba dive or a fishing trip, you will spot a couple of them; many times, making love. It seems like every time I see a Tortuga, there is a second one underneath, and they are getting after it: like rabbits. All this romance means there are a ton of baby hatchlings. One of the more popular tours is to go and see them lay their eggs or watch them as they emerge. What an incredible site it is, to see hundreds, sometimes thousands, of baby turtles racing across the sand, trying to make it to the sea. Only a small percentage of them will survive and grow to adulthood, as there are so many natural predators, and unfortunately, mankind as well.

There are 4 types of turtles in the land of Pura Vida, and they are all endangered species as they fall victim to poaching for their meat, shells, and eggs.

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle resides only on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. They can grow up to two feet in length and weigh up to 100 lbs. They are one of the most common turtles, and their favorite meal is jellyfish.

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