Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro

If you have never been to Sarchí. . . Whether just visiting Costa Rica, currently living there or considering retirement, Sarchí should be on the day trip list – or longer if in search of tranquility amidst natural beauty. Located in the province of Alajuela, nestled within the rolling hills [...] Read more »


Volcán Arenal from Volcano Lodge

On a recent trip to my former home of Costa Rica to visit long time friends and business associates, I was fortunate enough to spend a day floating around the beautiful Lake Arenal on a large pontoon boat. As often as I visited Volcán Arenal in the years I lived [...] Read more »

Costa Rica Beaches

Years ago I was of the personal opinion that the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica had to be either Playa Conchal or the pink beach located only a short walk from the private resort of Punta Leona. While there are many beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, typically somewhat crescent [...] Read more »

Costa Rica


Small but beautiful, Costa Rica  is versatile and developing rapidly. As an editor who once lived in the country, operating a US based publicly traded company, return visits come filled with mixed emotions. As infrastructure improves and develops,  some care-free freedoms are reduced while amenities, prices, and populations are increased. [...] Read more »