Paved Roads & Infrastructures in the Costa Rican Jungle!

When you´re traveling in a tropical & exotic country you don´t really pay much attention if the area is socially developed or what kind of services are offered to the resident. You only want to see what you can’t see back home; other cultures, monkeys, wild animals, jungle, nature, hidden beaches, etc…You then dream about living in the middle of all this remote jungle place to experiment the Crocodile Dundee lifestyle.
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However the problem starts when you decide to relocate from your comfortable developed North American or European country and suddenly find out that you´re far from everything. Each time you´re going somewhere it´s like an expedition; that the dust of dirt roads make you sick; that the only good restaurant is two hours from your place; that there´s no clinic, no pharmacy, no stores, no banks, no airport; NOTHING!!!!!!That´s why paved roads and infrastructure are actually a BIG deal!!Our region, called the Papagayo, offers all the comforts you would find back home but you are still surrounded by monkeys and all the stuff you don´t find in a modern country.
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Two weeks ago I went with my family to Playa Danta which is not really very far from our area. The place is amazing! There´s a restaurant down there called Limonada located in the Las Catalina’s residential. The food was so good with live music and filed with a crowd of locals and foreigners, it was paradise, except we had to drive some parts on dirt roads and crossing a river to get there. That is ok for a one day trip but would be very annoying having to do it every single day. Danta is just an example but the reality is that many of the great places on the coast have almost no infrastructures which is great for a short period of time, discovering the beauty of Costa Rica Pacific coast, but staying there all the time would drive me crazy.
las Catalinas
The good thing about Guanacaste is that you have hundreds of places to visit within less than a 3 hour drive. There are different kinds of nature attractions available to the public which makes the entire area dedicated to tourisms so where ever you decide to go you really feel like you are on vacation. There is the Humid tropical forest of Rincon de la Vieja, the famous waterfall of Montezuma, the surfing of Playa Negra or Witches Rock, the nice little town of Nosara, the blue water and white sand of Playa Conchal, Tilapia fishing in the Tempisque or doing the Zip-line over the Canopy of Giant trees.
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I personally LOVE going to all those remote places but after a while I just want to be back in Playa Hermosa where I feel like HOME.  I can get whatever I need within 15 minutes distance on perfectly paved roads, with the same weather, ocean, nice people that you would find anywhere else on the coast but where I can get anything from Shushi to Rack of Lamb or anything that make my life easier and more comfortable!!!!
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I don´t care what people says about our region being too developed; at the end of the day they are not the ones who have lived 32 years in Costa Rica. I appreciate everything about this country but when it comes to picking the best place to live full time it´s a no brainer; it should be the region of Papagayo, señores!!

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