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Montezuma, Costa Rica

Montezuma, Costa Rica March 8th, 2013 by Geoff McCabe MONTEZUMA IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE… Today, Montezuma has become a desirable destination for people from all over the world. Recently, the Lonely Planet placed Montezuma on its list as one of the safest and most beautiful beaches in all of Costa Rica. What makes Montezuma so unique is its strong and growing international community. ...

About Santa Teresa and Malpais

About Santa Teresa and Malpais March 25th, 2012 by admin By Nina Biskup Just like other coastal villages, Santa Teresa started as a remote fishing village until in the early 1990s the first low budget tourists started coming here. Due to the beautiful gold-grey beaches and the world class surf conditions it became popular very quickly and now Santa Teresa is a booming travel destination ...

Malpais, The Music

Malpais, The Music October 8th, 2011 by admin If you live here or have visited Costa Rica, then it’s highly probable that you’ve heard of Malpais! I am not talking about the popular beach town on the Nicoya Peninsula, no, I am talking about the world famous Costa Rican band dubbed (in tribute to the beach) ‘Malpais’! Malpais as a band was born ...

The Howler Monkeys in Montezuma!

The Howler Monkeys in Montezuma! September 22nd, 2011 by admin One of the charms of this place that never ceases to astonish me, even after two years, is watching the Howler monkey crossing among the jungle.  Walking the hill everyday gives me the opportunity of looking at them close enough to admire  their perfect, beautiful faces, the lines in their hands and feet, the expression ...

More good news in Montezuma

More good news in Montezuma September 17th, 2011 by admin And a very good one: Montezuma welcomed the second semester of the year with a brand new hill paved, with railing and lights! After many months, meetings and steps by the Chamber of Tourism of Montezuma –CATUMO, its acronym in Spanish- the hill to Montezuma was set by CONAVI as an urgent route to be ...

Why Renting a Vacation House is Better than a Hotel

Why Renting a Vacation House is Better than a Hotel August 24th, 2011 by admin   Are you planning your next holiday trip to Costa Rica? Why not rent a vacation house?   Costa Rica is a very unique holiday destination and unlike some other touristy tropical countries, Costa Rica has been over developed with large hotel chains especially on the Nicoya Peninsula making it a perfect reason to rent ...

Montezuma, Costa Rica Vacation Rentals

Montezuma, Costa Rica Vacation Rentals August 16th, 2011 by admin Montezuma is a mellow beach village located on the Pacific side of Costa Rica and a perfect holiday destination for those wanting a bit of everything: relaxation, adventure, beach, wildlife, good dining and shopping options. The main attraction in Montezuma is the waterfall. There are actually 3 waterfalls, the last one being the biggest waterfall. ...

Renting a Vacation home in Santa Teresa

Renting a Vacation home in Santa Teresa August 12th, 2011 by admin Are you looking for your next holiday destination? Look no further, whether you are a couple, family with young kids or teens or a group of friends, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is the perfect spot to enjoy a memorable vacation. Santa Teresa has quickly become a favourite holiday spot in Costa Rica. There are two ...

The scene in Montezuma: the Music Camp!

The scene in Montezuma: the Music Camp! July 22nd, 2011 by admin Once again the communities of Cobano and Montezuma have witnessed the progress of the SINEM Montezuma Orchestra’s students. The occasion marked the closure of the Music Camp.  The Music Camp takes place for a week during the school holidays at the end of the first semester, 4th of July, and at the end of the ...

Green Building

Green Building July 7th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe Green Building in Costa Rica © Copyright 2010 by Geoffrey McCabe – Google+ Email: geoff@tropisphere.com Phone: (011-506) 8844-4726 Primary Considerations 1. Cooling Considerations Power is already very expensive here and is expected to continue to go up. With all the development coming, we should build so that AC isn’t required to keep a house or ...

Escazu History

Escazu History July 7th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe The name of Escazu comes from the indigenous voice ‘Iz-Kat-Zú’, which means ‘place to rest’. It was a strategic rest-stop located between Aserrí and Pacaca. In 1907 it obtained independence from Santa Ana province and in 1920 the government of Costa Rica granted San Miguel the title of “Escazú City” as the capital of Escazú ...

Escazú, Costa Rica

Escazú, Costa Rica July 7th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe There are many beautiful suburbs of San Jose in which you can choose to live. Among the most popular are Escazu, Santa Ana, Ciudad Colon, and Belen. These are all located on the West side of the city, just 10–15 minutes away from the center of San Jose, and just 20 minutes from the Juan ...

Carbon Neutral Information

Carbon Neutral Information July 7th, 2010 by Andrea Drost   A New Market: Real Estate & Carbon Trading Tropisphere was happy to hear that Costa Rica intends to become the first carbon-neutral nation by nurturing its forests. In February 2007, Environment and Energy Minister Roberto Dobles said Costa Rica aims to reach this goal using budgeting, laws, and incentives, including measures to promote biofuels, hybrid ...

Osa Peninsula Green Building

Osa Peninsula Green Building July 12th, 2007 by Geoff McCabe The Osa Peninsula is without a doubt Costa Rica’s leading area for green building. Especially in Matapalo, green building techniques have been used for years, not only because the foreign population who have moved there are so conservation minded, but because there’s no electricity – forcing solar power to be used and energy conservation. While ...

Osa Peninsula Photo Gallery

Osa Peninsula Photo Gallery July 10th, 2007 by Geoff McCabe A rainforest giant The view of Backwash Bay Squirrel Monkey – ‘mono titi’ in Spanish View from the Lapa Rios Luxury Eco Lodge in Matapalo, Osa Peninsula A Green Parrotliving in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Tierra de los Milagros Art by owner Brad Tierra de los Milagros Art by owner Brad ‘Hogs hole’ rocky ...