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Adventures in Paradise
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by

My story…

Previous visits to Costa Rica were based out of the northwest Pacific region of Guanacaste. Overnight excursions to the rainforest of Monteverde and Tenorio Volcano were highlights of those visits.

Thousands of kilometres driven and hundreds walked let us drink deeply of the culture and biodiversity of the country. Visits to remote villages, backroads and beaches led to my falling in love with all that says Pura Vida to me.

Four years ago I knew I wanted to live out my live in Costa Rica but, I wasn’t sure that I could do it alone. The pandemic has made me rethink all of that and I have listed my house for sale and will be moving as soon as it is sold.

While the ocean is beautiful to visit, I have no desire to live there so I began to search inland closer to the rainforest. The climate of Lake Arenal and the proximity to numerous National Parks, shopping and medical care for myself and my pets cemented my choice.

I will use this journal to document my move and my adventures along my way. I do not intend to create a roadmap for others to follow but rather a simple storytelling of the rest of my journey.

I would be delighted to have you share my journey with me.

Phil

Explore Costa Rica with me:

Home to more than 500,000 species, which represents nearly 5% of the total species estimated worldwide.

If you take care of birds, you take care of most of the environmental problems in the world.
– Thomas Lovejoy Biologist and Godfather of Biodiversity

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