Samara Costa Rica

Samara  Costa Rica
Best View in the World

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Costa Rica top off peak destination

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Medical tourism

We have experienced using the medical/dental system in Costa Rica and found it to be a wonderful experience. Our doctor is English speaking and has trained in the US. His office is modern with modern equipment. We have had physicals complete with ekg and all blood work. No waiting...results back the next day.

We have been to his office when he is busier and have had to wait a bit, but significantly less than here at home.

His office also has two hospital beds. Emergency equipment, defibrillator. Etc.

This last trip we also made a visit to the dentist. Modern equipment, procedures and supplies. The costs are significantly lower than at home. For example large molar $50.00.

Here at home we have an ego centric view of many things. We think our things are the best and most modern because we are here.  The fact is many places in the world are modern and modern techniques. We just need to be open to new ideas and experiences.

If your interested in medical tourism and its not an emergency I would suggest a trip prior so you can become familiar and comfortable. On my next trip I intend to start the process for dental implants. For being a sissy in the dental chair, I'm quite comfortable with my dentist in CR and I'm excited to go back and get started. I believe that will be in January...I'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Don't wait in line to pay departure tax at the airport in Costa Rica

Don't wait till you get to the airport to pay your departure tax. Take your passport to the BCR bank and you can pay the tax in a few minutes. You can purchase anytime at your leisure. This will save you lines and time at the airport when you are checking in for your flight home.

Best Beach View in the World

Monday, July 15, 2013

Costa Rica On the Road to Samara Review of LaRoca Restaurant

Tempe has literally traveled much of the world. Tempe has traveled to England, Scotland, Sweden, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Grenada, Tobago, Canada, US, and Costa Rica to name a few.
Recently, Tempe spent a month in CR with one of our guests.  This review is one of many upcoming Tempe Tips!
On the road from Nicoya to Samara it is a pleasant drive and adventure. As you near Samara and it gets a bit hilly you will discover LaRoca restaurant on your left.
La Roca is one of many of CR's roadside restaurants.  The difference is the gorgeous vista as you sit on the open veranda.  Whether it is dry season or rainy season the vista is beautiful. La Roca has typical CR foods including smoothies. Not ready to eat?  Just stop in for a bottled water or soda and enjoy the view.
Secret Tip: As you sit on the veranda look to the bottom right of the canyon. You will see a beautiful waterfall.  Double secret tip:  turn right out of La Roca just a few blocks down the road. You will see a fenced open field with a dirt road on your right.  Follow that road to the waterfall.  If it is rainy season park and walk so you don't take the risk of getting stuck. Been there....done that!
Have fun! 

Our New Video Published on Google Alerts!!!

Our new video for your enjoyment and relaxation....Experience first hand the sounds and view of Samara Bay.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


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Thanks...Costa Rica Travel Guru