Guest Post: Bonnie Adjusts to Cooking (and bugs!)

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!)”

Guest Post: Bonnie Rios

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”

Save the Americans! Costa Rica’s ad campaign

You’re in luck! Costa Rica is reaching out to help the Americans: Check it out! TV spot from the Costa Rican Tourism Board Ad Campaign: “Save the Americans” – Airing from Dec. 17 in the U.S. & Canada. © ICT – Costa Rica Read more here! So let us know — Do you need aContinue reading “Save the Americans! Costa Rica’s ad campaign”

Flowers Around Norma’s

We have a lot of flowers on the grounds, and this had me wondering what kinds of flowers were in Norma’s own backyard! Here are three I have been able to identify so far. 1. Brunfelsia                     Few other plants will make you so aware ofContinue reading “Flowers Around Norma’s”

A Quick Guide around Norma’s

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.  

Writers’ Discount for next June, July and August!

  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!”