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Our Life Changing Move to Costa Rica

A guide to moving to and visiting the land of Pura Vida

We are native San Diegans that love to travel to warm weather destinations like the Caribbean, Hawaii, Mexico, Florida and Central America.  Why would we leave what many people call America's finest city, with the world's best weather, and head off to Costa Rica ?  Learn more About Us and read our story below.

Our Journey

Shady trail in the middle of a Costa Rica rain forest.

After living in sunny San Diego our entire lives, we sold our house and made the  big move on April 11, 2019 to Flamingo, Guanacaste Costa Rica along with our two dogs Sasha and Bruno.  Join us, on this life changing journey, as we share our experiences, adventures and the challenges of moving to another country.  Learn more.

Overview of Costa Rica

Beautiful sunset in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica.

Learn all about Costa Rica and what makes this country so unique and special.  Read more.

Visitor's Guide

Pool area at the Palms in Playa Flamingo Costa Rica.

From gorgeous beaches, world class surfing and fishing, beautiful sunsets, money, driving, delicious restaurants and adventures, it is all so different yet so wonderful.  Learn more.

Moving Guide

The beautiful white sand beach of Playa Flamingo Costa Rica.

I never thought we would leave the golden state of California for the gold coast of Costa Rica.  This place is special.  However, moving out of country will be challenging.  There is so much to research to see if it is really going to work.  Can we really make this happen or is it just a dream ?  Find out what it takes to move here and be successful.  Learn more.


Map of Costa Rica with reviews of restaurants, day trips, things to do, beaches, airports and more.

Use our interactive map to find fun things to do, the best places to eat, that perfect beach and more.  Each icon has a link to our detailed review.  Learn more.

Webcams - Watch Live

Sun sets over the ocean in Brasilito Costa Rica.

Watch Costa Rica live from one of these high quality, streaming webcams from around the country.  View our webcams.