Tag: Culture

Nov 30 2012

Costa Rica Isn’t for Everyone?

(Updated October 27, 2015) Jackie, one of our readers wrote, “I have read in your newsletter that Costa Rica is not for everyone. (Others) say the same thing… My question is, just what is it about Costa Rica that is not for everyone? In your opinion, other than the language difference, what are the three …

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Nov 15 2012

Paul’s Monthly Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica – Take Advantage of Free and Inexpensive Classes and Events

People always ask us, “What do you do all day” — hence, our monthly “What’s Up with the Yeatmans?”  There is so much available to do – there are yoga and exercise classes, dancing, entertainment, art classes and exhibits, music classes, everything at low prices, like $10 for a whole 10-week session. In San Ramon, we …

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Sep 15 2012

Happy Independence Day Costa Rica!

September 15th, is the celebration of Independence Day in Costa Rica. We are happy to be living in this tiny country that has so much going for it, and so much to be proud of. “Himno Nacional de Costa Rica” is the national anthem of Costa Rica. It was originally adopted in 1853, with the …

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Sep 03 2012

Festivities of the Patron Saints of San Ramón Parrish

Festejos Patronales San Ramón 2012 The Crowning of the Queen The 12-day Festejos Patronales San Ramón 2012 (Festivities of the Patron Saints of the San Ramón Parrish) kicked off on Friday, August 24th, but preparations began much earlier. Not only did it take over a month to build the temporary structures, staging, booths, and cooking …

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Apr 05 2012

The Vision of Casa Campo

After our recent visit to Casa Campo, we met with the owner, Gustavo Blanco, to learn more about his vision. Here is what he told us: Casa Campo started 15 years ago as a dream for my family. We sold all our properties in San Jose to buy this place and fell in love with …

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Jan 05 2012

A Christmas Tradition – Tamale Day at the Cabinas

Tamale Day at the Cabinas An important Christmas tradition in Costa Rica, as in many other Latin American countries, is making tamales. Usually whole families get together for the time- and labor-intensive process. Here at the Cabinas was no different as our “family” of residents and staff got together for the 2nd Annual Tamale Day. …

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Nov 15 2011

The 10 Reasons Why We Chose San Ramon de Alajuela

People always ask us why we moved to San Ramon de Alajuela as opposed to other, possibly more popular, locations in Costa Rica. Our interest in San Ramon actually began before our first visit, just from doing research on the Internet and in the books we read. It was reinforced when we visited this westernmost …

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Nov 15 2011

Warm, Welcoming, & Peaceful – Casa Amanecer B&B

When you visit San Ramon, we recommend you stay at Casa Amanecer Bed & Breakfast. Your innkeepers, Chris and Luisa Panzer, are great people, very warm and welcoming. Chris is originally from Maryland and his wife Luisa is from Peru. They met each other at Habitat for Humanity here in San Ramon de Alajuela and …

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Aug 26 2011

Fiestas patronales de San Ramón 2011

TRANSLATED FROM ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED BY ELOCCIDENTE ON AUGUST 16, 2011 by Alexis Castro San Ramón hopes to celebrate in style during the feast. Program begins with 16 religious activities, but sales of local foods and concerts begin from August 26 and end on September 4. A week full of cultural education and cultural activities …

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