Thanks to House Hunters International, Costa Rica edition, I think I need to clarify exactly where we are living. We are not on the water or even that close to the beach. There are a lot of beautiful beaches in Costa Rica but we are about 2 hour at the least from the closest one.
We are living just outside San Jose in the San Rafael area in the Alajuela province. We ARE hoping to explore ALL of the beautiful beaches around us but for now we are just suburbanites like we were in Bartlett.