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Oct 012015
 

Nestled between the villages of Puerto Viejo and Manzanillo on the southern Caribbean side of Costa Rica is where you’ll find the gorgeous property of Casa Viva and the local beach area Punta Uva.  I love the Caribbean side.  It’s by far the less traveled of the two sides and as the wave action isn’t as pronounced as the western side, it presents a more relaxed entry into the refreshingly warm ocean waters.  Our cabin was set only a few hundred feet from the mostly vacant beach.  The jungle was near, the monkeys and sloths roamed the trees of the property.  The fruit, the fruit, the fruit.  Bike riding to the two villages.  A perfect place to call home for a time.

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Feb 212014
 

I know it doesn’t really look that warm, but it is; certainly warmer than most of the northern hemisphere.  In Costa Rica we would walk the beach in front of our cabin and laugh.  How wonderful it is to be walking in the sand, carefree, not stuck in traffic somewhere, feeling the tropical sun on my back as it wanders in and out of the various cloud formations.  I know some of you are stuck in the cold and snow, and others just feel stuck.  We can always dream and even plan for a different scene.tropical-beach-2-1

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Nov 092012
 

I don’t get to the tropics nearly as much as I’d like to.  I wonder why.  I like the sweat dripping down my body, walking along a quiet beach, eating the local tropical fruit, hearing all those birds.  I also like going to places that are a bit out of the way.  The southern Caribbean side of Costa Rica is usually not the place one first goes to.  Yet we did.  Punta Uva.  Remote and rural.  Nothing fancy.  Walking in the jungle.  Walking along the beach.  It’s warm and humid even when it’s stormy.  Wanna go for a swim?

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