Pieces of Advice

sunset-costa-ballenaIf you are looking for a real change in pace, a better quality of life and like minded indi-viduals, chances are, Costa Ballena may be the place for you. It has its challenges, and it holds its rewards. Opportunities are waiting to be created, for you, by you. Now is the time to live your best life, your most empowered life, the life that until now, you’ve only ever dreamt of. Here are our recommendations on how to do so in Costa Rica:

Experience it for yourself. As they say, you never really are sure until you try it for yourself. Once here for an extended period, you will realize just how different the climate in the Southern Pacific zone of Costa Rica is. With only two seasons, some people realize they enjoy the dryer months (December through to April), where some enjoy the Green Season, when we receive refreshing afternoon rains (May through November).

Be resourceful. Let’s face it, those who are choosing to move to a different country or even just a new area need to be go getters. And being more resourceful may also mean having the ability to communicate, even if it’s only basic terms, it’s always a good idea to have some Spanish in your tool kit, and it starts off the conversation on a positive note, so if that fails, hand gestures will likely then help get you through!

Be humble. What works in the city, may not work in the country. The ways of the North may not be the ways in the South. After all, Costa Rica is still considered a developing country, bringing patience and an attitude of gratitude alleviates many frustrating situa-tions. Things come up, plans change, don’t sweat the small stuff, or as we locals say “Embrace the Pura Vida”.

Get to know your community. Learn about the culture, the customs, and the values of those who surround you. Both native locals and those who now call Costa Ballena home are a wealth of information. There are forums online and even simply striking up a con-versation with someone while waiting in line may help you figure out your latest head scratcher on your to do list.

And so, with these pieces of advice, we sign off and say until next time! Do keep in touch, and write us with any questions or comments you may have. We are always here to help.

¡Pura vida!

“Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.”- H. Jackson Brown, Jr