Our fledgling farm How does someone go from a cubicle dweller to a farmer in Latin America? I never expected to find out—But In October 2015, my husband Rick was introduced to Moringa oleifera by a friend who had just finished reading a book, Miracle Tree, by Dr. Monica Marcu. Within weeks, Rick wasContinue reading “Bonnie Guest Post: From Cubicle to Farm”
Rick and I have now been living in Costa Rica for seven months and we are adapting well. Aside from learning Spanish, one of the small challenges I have faced living in another country has been adapting my cooking to the local foods. I have also learned to make some of the local dishes (YUM!),Continue reading “Guest Post: Bonnie Adjusts to Cooking (and bugs!)”
Bonnie has been living at Norma’s Villas for six months with Norma’s son, Rick. She’s our guest blogger for today! It is Christmastime and summer has officially begun here at Norma’s Villas! I am married to Norma’s son, Rick, and we have been living here for nearly 6 months now. While I have visited duringContinue reading “Guest Post: Bonnie Rios”
Norma’s is happy to announce our first ever writers’ retreat in January 2017. Inspired by NaNoWriMo and by our own visitors, we think Norma’s would be a great place to get away, write in peace, and connect with other writers. The first step is planning based on what you want in a retreat. To beginContinue reading “Writers’ Retreat 2017!”
We created a survey three months ago about what our visitors would want most in their trip to Costa Rica. Here’s a rundown of our results: Away, but not cut off — 92% said that Internet access was either a deal breaker or extremely important. Lone rangers — 77% indicated that group activities were nice butContinue reading “Faster, Stronger Wifi.”
Norma’s is a getaway, a community, a home. Please help us make it better with our new survey! Click here to answer seven questions about your stay in paradise, and mention the survey when you email in to get 10% off your stay! Pura Vida!
Paul stayed at Norma’s for a whole month working on various projects, and he was nice enough to make and share this walkthrough video! Get to know Norma’s before you come. Tell us in the comments: What is YOUR favorite spot? Visit Paul’s Adventures here!
Want an intro to public transit in Costa Rica? Tips on getting to a secluded, magical turtle island? Maybe you need the number of a cab driver in Granada, Nicaragua? Or maybe you don’t need that info right now, but wouldn’t you like to have that problem? We can help you out.
Norma’s has a lot of space. A lot. We are happy that everyone has lots of space to roam around, but that leaves us with a huge problem: The Internet. As more freelancers and remote workers come to Norma’s, it’s clear that we are going to need to solve our Internet problem. I made thisContinue reading “Norma’s Internet Problem”
Are YOU a writer looking for a retreat? Why do you wanna know? Norma’s is giving 10% off weekly and monthly rates for writers who book during June-August of 2015! Really? How do I get this discount? If you’re on Twitter, Tweet the link to this post and follow @normasvillas. If you can’t thinkContinue reading “Writers’ Discount for next June, July and August!”