Dan Aspin ...
Meeting Dan is like a breath of fresh air. He is so committed to his own personal health & wellness and the pura vida lifestyle here in CoCo and loves to help others. Dan has a wicked sense of humor like none other... So talented with his drone projects!!
Get to know more about Dan
Name: Dan Aspin
Family: 1 brother, No kids
Where are you from: Canada
Where do you live: Playas del Coco
Why did you move to CoCo and how long have you lived here:
I moved to Coco for the Pura Vida lifestyle and culture. Like many, it has always been my dream to live on a beach and I'm so happy I chose Coco. Tons of amenties, amazing restaurants, friendly people, great place to go diving or snorkelling, medical centre, close to the airport and the wonderful weather. I've been living this lifestyle for almost 2 years and couldn't be happier, I've made so many good friends, memories and truly feel Coco is home.
Do you have a job or own a business? Tell us about it: I own a photography, videography business called "Paradise Productions" we operate here in Coco and we specialize in real estate/AirBnB and small business marketing. We are the leader for aerial photography and respected throughout the community.
Do you volunteer in CoCo: Yes, I volunteer in garbage pickup programs and cleaning the ocean. I also volunteer my time to create marketing material for no-profit organizations.
Do you have any animals: I don't, but since living in Costa Rica, I feed many stray dogs and they feel like family
What are your hobbies: I love snorkelling, paddle boarding, hiking, flying drones and meeting new people.
What are your favorite restaurants: La Coq, Zi Lounge, Bambu, Coconutz and Heladeria El Coco has the best gelato
What is your favorite watering hole & drink: Coconutz, Zi Lounge and from my cooler on the beach
What is your favorite beach: Manuel Antonio, Samara and Ocotal
What is your favorite place to visit outside of CoCo: Poza Los Coyotes (north of Liberia), Samara, Manuel Antonio, La Fortuna and Playa Flamingo
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you: Most people don't know that I once weighed 260lbs and that I had lost 100lbs and been maintaining for over 5 years.