Costa Rica Cost Of Living Update: Mojito with an ocean view—$3

It’s fun living in a place where everyone is happy and looking to have a good time. I love when I overhear tourists discuss their vacation plans over dinner.

“How about an ATV tour?” I hear them say. “Or a zip-line adventure, that sounds awesome!” Eventually, the conversations always seem to drift to, “Could you imagine living here, selling it all and living under the palm trees?”

I can’t help but giggle when I hear this. Because I did imagine it…and I did precisely that. Or I could be giggling because I’m drinking a frozen Mojito that glows like an emerald in the sun. It’s so pretty I want to wear it as a necklace.

I watch the tourists walk down to the water for a better view of the lavender sunset. The sky lights up in vibrant pastels and it reminds me of the colored chalk we used as kids to draw on the sidewalk.

Maybe they will decide to stay. A lavender sunset is pretty persuasive.