"Pura Vida" is what we say most down here...literally translates to "Pure Life."
The owner of Sea Bird has surprisingly never been to Costa Rica
so he doesn't really know what he is missing out on. He and his wife were busy working when they sent Sea Bird down here from California
for me to use for business. We kept his boat
up in excellent condition (and the business pays for all that) and the deal was that when he and his wife retire, they need to sell her so that they can buy that beach front property in Mexico
Since the business is profitable and has a great reputation (and the area will continue to grow) we decided to sell both the boat
and business together. It's a perfect set up and opportunity for anyone looking to relocate. Also legal
for an expat (like myself) to own a business here. I now have permanent residency in CR but still have my US citizenship.
We are very happy here and don't have plans to leave Costa Rica
after the boat and business sell. The nearest traffic light to Playas del Coco is 45 minutes away. The international airport
(LIR) is only 25 minutes away. The Gulf of Papagayo, where we sail around, is home to the Four Seasons (Michael Douglas and his family
were just here a couple months ago!) and the Hilton and it's a really area that relies on tourism.
We definitely love it here!
Here is an aerial view of Playas del Coco and the Golfo de Papagayo....
(Sea Bird is not at her mooring
when this photo
was taken, so we must have been out on a tour!)