Things I Like About Living in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

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So it’s been a month of living in Costa Rica. By living here a month I mean living in a house with a lifestyle similar to say North America. We cook our own food, do the dishes and the only real difference is that outside there are macaws on almond trees and if rum is being served it’s with fresh coconut water instead of a filthy fizz ridden coke product of some sort.

So besides the day to day what you get up to lifestyle during rainy season in Costa Rica, there are a couple of things that I really love around here. Things that mean a lot to a gentleman like myself and part of the reason I’m so content here. Let’s not waste any more of our precious time and dive right into the heart of the matter, yes?

Moto Taxi Delivery Service

This one is pretty self explanatory, yes? For $2US a gentleman will drive from town on a motorbike and bring you whatever you want. When I say whatever, I mean small things and naturally not a kitchen sink or something ridonkulously awkward like that. Not only was he here in less than 20 minutes but he also had a receipt for the purchase, first class service!

Fresh Fish

For like $4, I can get a filet of snapper on a bed of rice with potato and veg. It’s also got a salad and half an avocado, I kid you not. There are lots of Sodas in town. Not sure why they call them a Soda but it’s the name for little restaurant where you find characters like myself devouring pleasant platters.

Cheap Avocado

Avocado is like some delicacy up north. You have this tiny sliver in some sushi that cost you $73 and are supposed to be happy to have some. Here it’s $0.40 each avocado and they are fresh off the press (plant) and ready to go. I consume many of them with no regrets.

White Cheese

I don’t know how to better explain it except that white cheese they have around these parts. Some of it in some countries is really salty, others not so much. This one is not so much and also not so much money. It’s like a big block for $3 and I’m sure my heart is thankful for this. It’s good and goes on everything. Last night I had a fantasy of putting a bed of tomato with Italian dressing followed by this cheese and a bit of olive oil, hmmmm.

Small Town Charm

Puerto Jimenez has that small town charm to it. A small but friendly place with a paved main drag and countless characters. It has all sorts of everything you’d ever need within reason and at a reasonable rate. It’s a fun town and I’ve had a pleasant experience on every excursion to date. It’s a good time strolling around under a blue sky while spirits and the temperature are high.

I could go on but these are the main things I felt like sharing on this Wednesday morning.

Tips hat,

P.S: Photo from sunrise in the harbor yesterday or the day before.

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25 thoughts on “Things I Like About Living in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

  1. Mmmm…cheap avocado and delivery service were two of my favorite things about living in South America! Plus, that sunrise is damn gorgeous.

  2. that’s what I love about those types of countries … you want to be a delivery person today and a fisherman tomorow .. nothing needed like licenses insurance or whatever … just as long as you can provide for your family..Maudit jaime pas comment ca marche icit!! all the best dear sir and happy halloween!!

    1. I hear ya man, do something like that in Canada and you’ll be arrested. I also like how if someone wants to sell meat on the street, that’s cool too. It’s called buyer beware something that supposedly doesn’t exist up north.

      Happy Halloween to you and yours, good sir.

  3. Ya buyer beware … to many greedy folks out here trying anything they can to get that extra dollars ,And that’s y everyone looks out for themselves.. Cheers bud

  4. Ah yes, the White Cheese, often known as Queso Fresco or Queso Blanco. You are so right about the sometimes salty, sometimes not thing. I actually made it a few times the year before I moved here (yep, it’s on the blog and incredibly quick and easy to make with no other ingredients but milk, lemon and salt needed) and never did get it as salty as I wanted. And trust me, I put a lot of salt in that pot which tells me the salty stuff is off the hook high in sodium, but its damn good. And yes, it goes on everything. I like your tomato idea. Gonna have to have that tomorrow … With a corn tortilla or two, of course and cheap avocado for sure. Great info, as always.

    1. That reminds me of the Bedouin Tea, it’s delicious but really sweet. You can only truly enjoy it with them because you’d never be able to pour enough sugar in without feeling bad about it. The pot is literally 1/3 sugar, the rest tea.

      We got and by we I mean my friend got creative last night. Breaded slices of cheese, fried them then added Italian dressing. It was delicious and a great way to go through an entire block when you realize it needs to go. She put those slices into a sandwich of epic proportions.

    1. I’m pretty sure it is, I just went to the fridge to check and realized we killed it all last night. Something else I forgot to mention is that this place also has shockingly fast internet.

      Safe travels, good sir.

  5. Costa Rica sounds like my kind of place! I have been to Honduras, and El Salvador, but never Costa Rica. I hear the avocados, warm weather, (even if it rains) calling my name. Listen next time you will hear it. LOL

    1. I think I heard it! I haven’t been to the counties you mention but have visited Panama & Nicaragua.

      I really like Costa Rica!

  6. Mmmm… my old boss used to bring me white cheese back from El Salvador. Love that stuff. I could easily live off of that and avocados. Everything except my arteries would be in heaven!

  7. All I can say is cheese AND a delivery service. Now that is something I could do with in my life. They can keep their avocados though. I don’t care how cheap they are, to me they will always taste of waxy soap.

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