Learning to Live Like a Local in the Costa Rica Land

Most people moving to Costa Rica find that old habits die hard. After buying a Costa Rica beach property or building a dream home on prime inland Costa Rica real estate, new Costa Rican residents have a tendency to want to live life in Costa Rica like they're tourists. That's not a bad thing, of course. It is a nation built partially on tourism. The thing is, there's a lot more you can enjoy when you're a Costa Rica resident that, if you just stick to the touristy sites, you'll be missing out on. Those into fast lane partying? Bars & Nightclubs - Theme clubs, pubs, bars, discos, strip clubs, and live band / music?It's all here! Some areas like San Jose and Guanacaste are livelier than others but most cities have a number of great nightspots or are right next door to one that does.

Saunas & Massage Parlors ? If you're looking to have your mind and body aroused more so than relaxed than you might consider visiting one of the legal saunas or massage parlors. If a traditional, therapeutic massage is what you want, saunas and massage parlors are not the places to visit. Gambling Venues ? The clanking of coins dropping into your cup of winnings sounds good wherever you are, wouldn't you agree? Well you can always make a trip to one of Costa Rica's casinos when you want to try your luck. And if you want to try your luck outdoors, a trip to the horse track or the dog races is always an option too. Those who like living the good life at your pace? Golfing ? Golf is a sport that's hot with the tourists and growing in popularity among Costa Rican citizens. More and more courses are being built as Costa Rica real estate, especially that on the Pacific coast, is being developed.

Theater ? Plenty of great shows come are always in town and with tickets around $15 US, every show is a great one to see! Spas ? If love is the number one universal language and music the second, the notion of relaxation has to be the third. Two words: Pampering unparalleled! Professional Massages ? For traditional, therapeutic massages, you should look for companies that provide professional massage services, not a massage parlor.They're two very different experiences in Costa Rica. Fine Dining ? Whether you're longing for the good ol' taste of "home" or food with international flair, you won't have to look far.

Costa Rica restaurant offerings are plentiful. For everyone in the family? Costa Ricans are 100% about family so if you have children, there won't be a shortage of family-friendly activities to keep all of you entertained. Costa Rica has all the in-home favorites?broadcast TV, radio, Internet access and cell phone coverage. Some activities that families enjoy outside of the home include: Zoos & Museums ? There are a number of zoos, some specialty and some general, across the nation.

Movie Theaters ? Everyone loves a good movie. You'll find plenty of theaters and even VIP theaters where you sit in big leather reclining loungers and waiters serve your drinks and beverages. Shopping ? Antiques, specialty items, and goods for everyday. Costa Rica has got it. Beaches ? Take your pick.

There's plenty. If you live on the Pacific coast, you'll spend much of you beach time mixing with tourists. Head east for a day at east coast Costa Rica beachfront and you'll have a more private, less touristy day out. Sports ? Costa Ricans enjoy playing organized sports, starting pick-up games, attending professional soccer matches, etc. Outdoor - You can take in a Costa Rican style bullfight (different from Mexican & Spanish) or go camping, canoeing, mountain biking, or deep sea fishing. As you can see, there's plenty to do as soon as you set foot on any piece of Costa Rica land; some may say too much, actually.

But in the end, the pace and the activities you choose is all up to you. And remember: you are (or will be) a resident of Costa Rica with your own piece of dream-come-true Costa Rica real estate so you won't have to do everything in a week anymore. In fact, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy Costa Rica at your leisure. by David B Lovendahl, Developing Paradise TM.

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