The Central Valley, Costa Rica Lifestyle Overview: The central valley is the political, economic and cultural center and home to the nation’s capital city, San Jose. It is known for its proximity to amenities and services, excellent health care, shopping, museums, theaters, government buildings, Private schools and Universities and much more. San Jose and the…

by Hannah Rico Fletcher, Jaco Beach Costa Rica In May 2012, the American coffee shop chain will be opening it’s first location in Costa Rica.  The Pan American Coffee Corporation entered the Central American region last August starting in El Salvador.  They have since also opened six locations in Guatemala.  Much to the excitement of…

LIFESTYLE OVERVIEW: Escazú is known as the “Beverly Hills” of Costa Rica. This area is home to the US and British Ambassador, several embassies and is one of the most popular expat areas. There are many fine restaurants, chic bars and an excellent nightlife. Banks, pharmacies, shops and a modern shopping mall, grocery stores and…