Owner, developer and manager of Las Ventanas del Mar. My wife, two dogs and I moved here in 2005 and have loved the whole experience. We learned Spanish, the local culture and how to live in paradise... it is very different from living in Atlanta but, we really don't miss the hour commute to and from work everyday! Our first child was born here, in Costa Rica in January of 2008 and our second in December of 2011. The medical care here is great and the amount of one on one with the doctors is much better than anything in the U.S. We have always been treated with kindness by the locals and it is easy to see why Costa Rica is ranked among one of the best places to live in the world. The locals are easy going and truly happy... this explains one of the national sayings; "Pura Vida" which translates to "pure life".