Top 10 ways to fit into Guanacaste, Costa Rica

You know you’ve settled into Guanacaste, Costa Rica when:

Your address is at least three sentences long.

A drop in temperature to 80 degrees requires a long-sleeved shirt.

You have no problem sleeping through 20 neighborhood dogs barking and a few roosters crowing all night long.

You’ve been robbed at least once.

A five-minute drive is considered a really long way.

You say “mae,” “regalame” and “por fa” a lot.

You think golf carts are totally safe driving down major roads as long as they have a license plate.

The vocabulary words “winter” and “summer” have been replaced with “rainy” and “dry.”

When you take a trip home, you have absolutely nothing to wear.

You truly believe that everything can be done “mañana.”

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  1. OHHH abby!! it just brings back memories and chuckles for me reading this stuff. (sad thing is…it’s all true too!)

  2. Well, I’d hoped to be the first person to comment on your brand-spankin’-new and awesome blog, but …

    Very proud of you! CR sounds amazing and beautiful and I cannot wait to see it for myself one day. Soon.

    And, when I come visit, I am going to have to meet Mario. Maybe I’ll even bring him a pair of sneakers so he won’t take yours again.

    Keep it up, Jungle Princess. I look forward to reading lots and lots of stories on here!!

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