Ever since childhood, I dreamed of far away, exotic lands ruled by kings and queens who lived in gold drenched palaces in a fairy tale settings. My dreams were so vivid that I could visualize myself as a part of these landscapes. I could actually reach out and touch the lush green mountains and frolic in the crystal waters of a babbling brook.
Anyone who comes to Costa Rica realizes right away what a fertile country this is. Things grow just by sticking them in the ground. To Jurassic proportion no less! There are many reasons for this including a great climate, sufficient precipitation, and extremely rich volcanic soil. Gardening for me is a form of therapy. Getting my hands into the soil is my way of feeling connected to mother earth.
Over the past few month I have received several e-mails from people concerned about the cost of living in Costa Rica. It seems there is some confusion about real estate prices and the cost of living. What everyone needs to be aware of is that in Costa Rica we do not have the same mortgage/real estate crisis as in the United States.
It was a nice fresh morning when I sat down with Vera Fouriau, the owner of Vista Atenas Bed and Breakfast, for a nice cup of organic coffee and to chat about being a business owner in Costa Rica. I have known Vera for many years and was instantly attracted to her energy. She has a special aura that makes you feel at ease and you realize at once that there is substance within this vibrant woman.
The word abundances brings about many thoughts. Often times in our western society, we associate abundance with excess and material things. Over the past year or so, I wanted to really bring abundance into my life. I had been feeling I was not living abundantly, not squeezing every drop of juice out of life.
Costa Rica Realtors Chamber
Tours in Costa Rica
Pure Life Development of Atenas is a full service tour company. We feature full vacation packages and day trips for the family. Our tour director Nelson Conejo is very experienced and provides a personal service and attention to detail second to none in Costa Rica. Please write Nelson or give him a call to arrange your next Costa Rican vacation at (506)2446-0447 or
Retirement Living in Atenas
Interview with Pure Life Development co-founder and certified realtor Dennis Easters, about Costa Rica ranked by AARP as "one of the best places to retire abroad".