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Adventures in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Bound
After all this time of restricted movement, people are starting to travel once again to Costa Rica. Costa Ricans and tourists are responsible in wearing masks,...Read More
Ready to travel to Costa Rica?
Start planning your trip!
Are you ready to take a plane somewhere - anywhere! - and experience new things? After all these months of restricted movement, people are starting to travel once again to ...Read More
Quarantine Reflections from a Business Owner
Here in quarantine, running my business and teaching a full load of English classes online in sunny Liberia, Costa Rica, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am for all the support people have shown my school, Instituto Estelar Bilingüe, du...Read More
One Woman’s Dream: Interview with Estelar’s Owner
Estelar's founder, Bethany Kirk, is featured on the latest episode of Dream Catcher's Costa Rica! Learn more about how she managed to start a business in paradise and make it successful for 9 years and running.
Pura Vida! How YOU can learn Spanish in Costa Rica
As a huge fan of language learning, I have tried a million and one different ways to make new vocabulary and grammar structures stick. From burying my head in best-selling novels to watching sit-coms in the target language, I enjoy discovering...Read More
Teaching ESL in Costa Rica is a Dream!
I have been fortunate enough to teach in several beautiful countries as an ESL (or TEFL) teacher. However, teaching in Costa Rica has to be my favourite and most rewarding experience yet. I am still relativel...Read More
Learning Spanish from the Perspective of an English Teacher
Whilst living in Costa Rica, I have worked my way through two separate, yet complementary processes; teaching English and studying Spanish. I arrived in Costa Rica from Scotland with a fairly basic level of S...Read More
Living in Liberia, Costa Rica
I was warned from people in San Jose, Costa Rica, that it would be hot in Liberia, but coming from January weather in Kentucky, I took their advice lightly and expected Liberia to be a nice 75 degrees like the capital city. At the halfway stop...Read More
Building my Spanish Skills at Estelar
I have had the wonderful opportunity to take intensive Spanish classes at Instituto Estelar! These classes have been everything a foreign language class should be: dynamic, challenging, full of conversation, and very fun. The staff and profess...Read More