High rise to High tide

I often lay in bed at night as the monkeys are howling and the frogs are chiming in and wonder how my life has changed so much.  It used to be the honks of car horns and sirens of ambulances from the 27th floor that were the last sounds of the day as I feel asleep. From the hustle and …

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9 Reasons to Move Your Family to Costa Rica

“The ideal place for me is the one in which it is most natural to live as a foreigner.” – Italo Calvino   Living abroad —  we know it’s crossed your mind. According to the U.S. State Department’s 2013 numbers, as many as 50,000 U.S. citizens are living in Costa Rica, many of them baby boomer retirees. So, here we …

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Palms named to 2014 duPont REGISTRY’s Top 10 Luxury Destinations

The Palms Villas is proud to announce we recently made the duPont REGISTRY‘S list of Top 10 Premiere Luxury Destinations! Additionally, we had the honor of donning the cover of their Anniversary Issue this June.  Visit the duPont REGISTRY write-up of The Palms by clicking here. Mark Randall, International Director of Real Estate: “I’ve been blessed to have worked on some …

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13 Ways living in Costa Rica will change the way you see the world

Living abroad isn’t for everyone. But for those ready and waiting to live a life of discovery and adventure, we’d like to share a few of our personal experiences as expats living in Costa Rica. Deciding to live (and/or work) in a new country requires a desire to not only experience new things, but also to accept that those experiences …

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Costa Rica President Looks for Future Prospects in Silicon Valley

Costa Rica’s political, social and environmental stability have long been hailed as creating near-perfect conditions for foreign investment. The people of Costa Rica, their president and a host of savvy, Stateside investors know this and are constantly looking for ways to build productive, mutually beneficial relationships between the two countries. Luis Guillermo Solís, who took office a little more than …

Announcing the Winners of our “Favorite Palms Experience” Contest

Last winter, we asked our guests, both past and present, to send us a written account or a photo of their favorite moment at The Palms and we would select two lucky contestants to win FREE one-week  stays with us here at The Palms in beautiful Playa Flamingo! It’s been difficult, but we’ve reviewed the submissions and chosen our winners …

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Boogieboarding at The Palms

Did you know boogieboarding, or “bodyboarding” as it’s more commonly known, originated with the ancient wave-riders of Polynesia who surfed on small, squarish boards made of Acacia wood known as “Alaia“? Modern, hydrodynamic foam boards didn’t show up until the early 1970’s in Hawaii, thanks to surfing pioneer Tom Morey. Today, the sport continues to grow in popularity and The …

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New Flights to Liberia from Boston and Chicago

Boston to Liberia (BOS to LIR) Earlier this month, Jet Blue announced it would add direct flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Guanacaste’s Liberia International Airport, minutes from Playa Flamingo and The Palms. Beginning November 1, these flights will run every Saturday, providing traveler’s along the East Coast with more competitive options for traveling to escape the  winter months. For …