There are so many things to love about Costa Rica. One of the most appealing is the farmers’ markets, or ferias. Vendors come from surrounding farms and villages, offering fruit and vegetables, prepared food, and wares at prices lower than the neighborhood stores or supermarkets.
Jacó, on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, is a great place to live. It offers many of the conveniences of a First World country, while maintaining the simplicity, pace, and charm of life in a developing country. As a part-time expat, I split my time between Costa Rica and the U.S.
In 2015, when my wife, Brenda, and I told our two adult children and their families that we were buying a condo in Costa Rica, we did not get the usual guarded responses, nor the dreaded "What are you thinking?"
Whenever we arrive at our own tropical paradise, we look forward to the first morning when our lack-of-schedule beach routine starts. My wife, Brenda, and I take an early-morning stroll down the main thoroughfare.