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As a retired architect and certified plans examiner, I am always interested in development issues.   Costa Rica has adopted an accessibility code similar to the US’ Americans with Disabilities Act,

playa samara beachalthough, its implementation is sometimes a mystery to me.

Casa Mango and Casa Papaya are now furnished with air conditioning.

We’ve resisted the plunge for 7 years, trying to maintain an ecologically sound and sustainable environment for your vacation.  In fact, we don’t think you’ll need air conditioning much of your stay here.  We don’t have it in our own home on the same property.  The vacation houses are designed for cross ventilation with cooling breezes off the ocean.

But you’re our guest and we want you to feel comfortable and secure when you rent, knowing that AC is there if you need it.  So now it is.

Several art galleries and artists in Samara can be visited in an easy afternoon. La Voz de Nosara gives a rundown of the walking tour but for more precise information, visit Samara Info Center on the main street.  Casa Gecko Glass, the fused glass artwork of Lavae (aka Sandy Shorts), can be seen (and purchased) at the Dragonfly Art Gallery.  the Dragonfly has a full array of art and jewelry, all hand- crafted in Costa Rica.  Jaime Koss Gallery shows the vibrant and sexy paintings of Jaime Koss.  Galeria Origen exhibits the multi-dimensional art of Maria Fernanda Galvez,  who has introduced many a foreign resident to the art of the Spanish language through her day job at Intercultura Language School.