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August 7, 2015
Las Villas de San Buenas has a diverse set of owners from around the world (eight countries and counting). Come join us in paradise!! More information here
Lapa Photographed at Casa Lapa

Lapa Photographed at Casa Lapa

August 7, 2015
The photograph below was taken by Nick Halverson in May 2015 from the backyard of Casa Lapa using a Nikon D5000 with a Nikkor 18-140 mm lens. It is of a scarlet macaw (or a lapa as they are known in Costa Rica). There were four lapas eating the ripening almonds from the almond tree in the early m…

Costa Rica through the Lens of Google Glass

July 22, 2014
This is a short video that I put together using only photos and videos that I shot through my Google Glass. If you’re not sure what Google Glass, is take a look here.  I’ll be making more of these short videos in the near future. Until then, PURA VIDA! Nick Halverson CEO, Las Villas de San Buenas…

Costa Rica and the World Cup 2014 part 1

June 20, 2014
Wow!! I love sports. I will generally watch most any sport at any given time. I’ve watched cricket in New Zealand, ruby in Australia and soccer in Costa Rica. I have never, however, seen such passion and joy as the Costa Ricans after Costa Rica (La Sele) beat Italy in this years World Cup. Costa …

Costa Rica Surfing at Playa Dominical Costa Rica

May 30, 2014
Costa Rica Surfing Photograph This beautiful sunset photo was taken at Playa Dominical, Osa, Costa Rica. Pura vida! Playa Dominical photos and info Playa Dominical is only 35 minutes north of Las Villas de San Buenas. For information about Costa Rica surfing and/or surf lessons in Costa Rica be s…

Happy Earth Day 2014

April 22, 2014
From everyone here at Las Villas de San Buenas we’d like to wish you a happy, wonderful and sustainable Earth Day 2014. [caption id="attachment_3761" align="alignright" width="600"] Happy Earth Day from Las Villas de San Buenas

Beautiful Costa Rican Flower. What is it called?

October 22, 2012
Beautiful flowers grow naturally here in Costa Rica I occasionally rent out our home here in Costa Rica and before any guests arrive I always hire a local woman to clean and spruce up the house. She always brings a nice bunch …

Yum!! Shrimp skewer from Ballena Beach Club

October 18, 2012
Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s best seafood with a variety of options available. From fresh shrimp and red snapper to tuna and ceviche, the variety and different types of My shrimp skewer meal at Ballena Beach Club …

Costa Rica Pejibayes

September 6, 2012
There is a great fruit stand near the entrance to San Buenaventura, at KM 187 from the Costanera Highway. It is where all sorts of great fruit that is grown in the nearby region. When you buy a villa in the area you will be able to get all kinds of locally grown food. We envision having a local f…

Time Magazine Announces Chinchilla as Top 10 Female Leader

September 30, 2010
Original: By Adam Williams Tico Times Staff | [email protected] Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Female Leaders” by Time magazine on Wednesday. She was ranked No. 1…

Starbucks Entering Central America

August 24, 2010
By Adam Williams Tico Times Staff | [email protected] Starbucks Coffee Company, the most profitable gourmet coffee seller in the United States, announced Monday that it soon will be opening stores throughout Central America. Starbucks signed an agreement with Corporación de Franquicias…

Costa Rica National Parks Generate More Than $1 billion

August 24, 2010
Original: By Mike McDonald Tico Times Staff | [email protected] While the upkeep of Costa Rica’s national parks has cost government ministries millions of dollars, the protected areas have proven lucrative f…