Playa Tambor, Costa Rica - A Great Place to Raise Your Family
Feb 15, 2013
We tend to talk a lot about building your dream vacation home or retirement home in Costa Rica, and we absolutely will continue to! However, it’s important to know that if you’re looking for a more laid-back lifestyle that allows you to spend more time with your family, Costa Rica should be on your radar…
No doubt, the thought of raising your children in a different country and culture can be an overwhelming thought to some parents. However, with bilingual private schools available in various areas of the country, it’s a very real possibility for many young families.
The Playa Tambor area is a wonderful area to raise children. With the protection of being in the Bahia Ballena (Whale Bay), the water is easy to swim in without having to worry about strong undertows. The beach is expansive and hard-packed, making it perfect for running on, building sandcastles and playing soccer. The towns in the area are small and charming and everyone – local and expat – is friendly and welcoming.
Currently, the southern Nicoya Peninsula is home to Escuela Futuro Verde, a multicultural progressive bilingual school with a modern academic philosophy. Escuela Futuro Verde opened its doors in 2004 and as of February 2012 had an enrollment of 120 students from 18 different countries. Enrollment is only rising as they continue to accommodate grades right up to grade 12. This was a fantastic addition to this area of Costa Rica, and just gives another reason for people of all ages to consider this beautiful area.
Costa Ricans are extremely family-oriented. That’s not to say that North Americans aren’t, it just seems as though there’s more time spent in office buildings and on freeways in North America then at home with family. And of course there’s the natural environment of Costa Rica. You just can’t beat waking up to the sound of macaws and howler monkeys while you enjoy your fresh fruit salad – picked from your garden – and watch the day begin. Spending hours at the beach, where swimming lessons happen year-round, hiking in the rain forest and learning about the thousands of plant, animal, insect and bird species. It sounds like something out of a fairytale. And it seems like it should cost you an arm and a leg. The reality is, with such low cost of living in Costa Rica, this life isn’t impossible. You just need to want it!
The Pacific Blue developers have a vision, and the plans to back that vision up. Included in the development of Pacific Blue is a Montessori school. This will be a private school open to anyone wishing to enroll their child. It will be in direct proximity to the development, making for an easy walk to and from classes. It will also be affordable. If you are currently paying for your child’s education, you know it can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars in North America.
If you’ve been thinking of moving your family to a warmer, healthier more activity-oriented country, why not experience Costa Rica on a Discovery Weekend? You can totally customize your trip and what you see when you’re visiting the development and areas around it. That includes the new Montessori school location.
Go HERE now to learn more about the Playa Tambor area and how for only $299 you can visit on a Discovery Weekend that includes your accommodations, food, tour of the area and immersion into the local culture.