Tag Archives: Santa Elena

5 Reasons to Shop at La Feria

One of the best things about living in Monteverde is the Feria de Agricultor, or farmer’s market that happens every Saturday morning in Santa Elena.  I highly recommend that you visit la Feria if you live here or are traveling … Continue reading

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Where Do You Buy Food In Monteverde?

After a few weeks of living here, I figured out what food to get where.  I have a pretty good routine now.  Below are the places that Ticos and expats go to in order to buy food in Monteverde. Feria … Continue reading

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Participate in Civic Events in Your New Home

One of the ways to ease the expat transition is to participate in community events.  It is a way to meet other people and show respect for your new home country.  Costa Rica celebrated its Independence Day on September 15th. … Continue reading

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Our House in Costa Rica

One of my main sources of anxiety about our move to Costa Rica was where we would live.  We had filled out a housing questionnaire from Creativa, the children’s school, regarding our budget and preferences.  Because of the way the … Continue reading

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Running in Monteverde

As I have indicated in earlier posts, I love to run.  I run because it is cheaper than therapy, healthier than happy hour, and it is the closest thing I have to a religion.  At the risk of sounding vain … Continue reading

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Must Do in Costa Rica: Monteverde Biological Reserve

A trip to Costa Rica would not be complete without a visit to the Monteverde/Santa Elena area.  And while you are here you must visit the Monteverde Biological Reserve (MBR).  After living in the Monteverde area for almost 6 weeks, … Continue reading

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Why We Chose Costa Rica, Part 2: Finances, Infrastructure, and Quality of Life

In the previous post, I mentioned that the top criteria I was looking for in our new country were a stable government, safety, Spanish-speaking locals, and the availability of a good school for our children.  These are the other features … Continue reading

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