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Let’s go bowling in Cariari

When I was 12 years old, our neighborhood gang used to play baseball in a large commercial property under construction near my home. The owner of the building under construction invited us to keep visiting after the building would be done. That was when I was first introduced to 10 pin bowling (boliche in Spanish), […]

Prohibition during Easter week in Costa Rica

IVO HENFLING | MARCH 27, 2015 The United States had Prohibition from 1920 – 1933, promoted by a “dry” crusaders movement and led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Democratic and Republican parties. 82 Years later, 26 municipalities in Costa Rica still prohibit the sale of liquor in bars, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and  liquor […]

Expats and InterNations in Costa Rica

GREGOR WILLIS | AUGUST 25, 2014 Nobody Stands Alone is one of InterNations’ slogans and the expat community in Costa Rica is no exception. Costa Rica has well-established expat communities in many of its towns and cities; as an InterNations’ member, you are able to connect with fellow expats and share the wonderful experiences that come […]

Property for sale around the Cariari Golf and Country Club offer an exciting lifestyle

IVO HENFLING | MAY 25, 2014 The Cariari Golf and Country Club is Costa Rica’s premier and in the most beautifully designed master planned community in the Central Valley that features the perfect location right between the cities of San José, Heredia and Alajuela.  Ciudad Cariari, a lifestyle community, or commonly called just Cariari, is […]

What is needed for a Costa Rica housewarming party?

IVO HENFLING | APRIL 4, 2014 When you purchase a house in Costa Rica, you have to organize a housewarming party. A couple of months ago, TicoNuevo was planning his housewarming party and asked me where to find musicians to turn this into a real happening. Who else to ask than your Costa Rica real […]

TicoNuevo dodging obstacles at the horse parade

A little-known fact for novice “topegoers”: you can actually rent a horse and join the riders in most Costa Rican topes. We had this offering at our parade and some of the renters, to be delicate, “detracted somewhat” from the aura surrounding my vision of participating in a horse parade. Some topes have also gotten […]

TicoNuevo experiences his first Tope in Costa Rica

As my practice riding sessions continued on schedule, I recalled the team’s uniform requirements mentioned weeks ago during our get acquainted dinner (a black cowboy hat, white dress shirt, black jeans, western belt and buckle, and a pair of black boots). I realized that if my participation in the tope or horse parade in English, actually […]