CoCo4Expats welcomes our very own Cindy Kaminski & Live Now Travel Group
Hi Everyone... I am honored to share my new business with CoCo, our surrounding communities and our CoCo4Expats Family. This travel agency is for YOU.
I CAN HELP!!
Do you have any upcoming travel plans?
Do you have friends travelling to Costa Rica?
Would you love to invite your girlfriends for a med spa getaway?
Whatever your travel needs are... I C A N H E L P !!!
Up Close & Personal with Cindy
Cindy Kaminski, Luxury Travel Planner
Name: Cindy Kaminski
Tell us about your Family: We are a blended family of 6. My husband Don and I have been married for 11 years and we have 4 children together. Lindsay lives in California; Michael & Patrick live in Chicago and Jeffrey lives in Atlanta.
Where are you from: I am originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan, lived most of my adult life in Northwestern Indiana, south of Chicago.
Where do you live: Playas del CoCo, Costa Rica
Why did you move to CoCo and how long have you lived here: We moved to CoCo in June of 2021
Do you have a job or own a business? YES! I am the co-founder with Mandy Adams of CoCo4Expats, also a co-founder of Kaminski's Hot Sauce with my husband Don and the sole owner of my new travel agency Live Now Travel Group
Do you volunteer in CoCo: YES! I work with CoCo4Expats on many volunteer projects in our local communities: painting the reductors/speedbumps, cleaning out the parkway in CoCo, partnering with Adicoco for the betterment of CoCo, partnering with Mission Activation Clinic to facilitate mammogram screening, worked and working with local schools in Hermosa & CoCo.
Do you have any animals: We have a Yorkie named Chance and our crazy rescue dog (costa rican pure bread) named Ozzie.
What are your hobbies: P I C K L E B A L L !!! & hate to brag but I am an amazing baker
What are your favorite restaurants: This is a tough one as we have soooo many amazing restaurants. With that said... currently (Buzzed Monkey, Verde Salvia, Pina Shack, Bar Jali & Maracuya)
What is your favorite watering hole & drink: Well I'm on a 75 day alcohol break with my 75 Hard Program... However, I'm a prosecco girl all the way - so love a prosecco at Pacifico Beach Club and hands down CAVA!!!
What is your favorite beach and why: Playa Hermosa - just my vibe... love hanging out at Roberto's and chillin under the tree's and enjoy the ocean & views. I also love the beach at the national park in Manuel Antonio (just amazing)
What is your favorite place to visit outside of CoCo: Manuel Antonio for sure (my happy place in country)
Tell us a fun story about your adventures in CoCo: Our first day living in CoCo... we decided to take a tour of our new town prior to our real estate closing. We saw a sign for The Lookout Restaurant and decided to explore. We accidentally drove past The Lookout and kept driving up and up and up. We got to a point that our rental car started sliding back down the steep incline and we were barely able to turn around... we thought we were going over the edge and our new adventure living in Costa Rica was going to end before it got going. Thank God... we made it back... for obvious reasons... we were in no need of caffeine that morning... LOL (p.s. - you know you are SCARED STRAIGHT when neither of us yelled at each other... total silence)
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you: I am claustrophobic!
Cindy's Contact Info:
Live Now Travel Group
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Name: Luis Mendez
Tell us about your family: We are a Family of four, my wife and my two boys, one is 14 and the youngest is 6, they are very special.
Where are you from: We are from the South of the country, Pérez Zeledón.
Where do you live: I live near Filadelfia.
Why did you move to Coco and how long have you lived here: I moved to Guanacaste to work at Coco for better opportunities for my business and I have worked here for more than 3 years.
Do you have a job or own a business: I have my own business, I am a HVAC Technician and owner of Pacific Air Solutions
Do you volunteer in Coco: Yes, I volunteer with CoCo4Expats as they work to beautify CoCo
Do you have any animals: Yes, I have a dog and two cats.
What are your hobbies: I don't have too much free time right now, but I like to watch T.V.
What are your favorite restaurants: My favorite restaurants are Donde Mario Sea Food Steak House and Taqueria Mazatlán.
What is your favorite drink: Really, I don't drink but sometimes I drink Michelada.
What is your favorite beach and why: Our favorite beach is Coco beach because it is a nice place for children to enjoy themselves and find everything to eat.
What is your favorite place to visit outside of Coco: My favorite place is Nicoya, it's a beautiful city rich in culture.
Tell us a fun story about your adventures in Coco: Last year we had fun at the beach, we played soccer and suddenly a strange dog stole our ball. We spent a lot of time running behind the dog to get the ball back.
Tell us something that most people don't know about you: The first year here, I was five months without work during the pandemic. Another thing might be that I love animals.
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Mike Poynton | Real Estate Consultant
Freedom, Opportunity, Lifestyle
I’ve lived here in Costa Rica now for 18 years and have never really looked back at my former life as an architect and consultant in Chicago – except for my beloved White Sox and Giordano’s stuffed pizza! Sigh.
When people ask me what made me move here? Why Costa Rica? I don’t even hesitate when responding: “Freedom, opportunity, lifestyle.” Pretty simple.
A lot of folks from the USA can be a little shocked at my response. How can you have
more freedom in Costa Rica than in the country that defines freedom itself. Well, it has a lot to do with the culture here versus the culture there. People aren’t really uptight like they are in “El Norte.” There’s more of a “live and let live” attitude toward how one goes about his or her daily life. Folks don’t call the police – they come over and talk to you and work things out. What you do on your side of the fence is your business. So as long as no one’s getting hurt, it’s all “pura vida.” I no longer have the feeling that someone is constantly breathing down my neck. And, frankly, I don’t have to deal with toxic US politics 24/7/365.
Opportunity has presented itself to me in a couple of different ways. When I moved here, I started a property management business with an associate. That led to real estate, which led to digital marketing, which then led back into real estate. And now I’m fortunate enough to be working for Tres Amigos Realty Group and am kind of scratching my head as to why it took me so long. Better late than never. Slow and steady wins the race.
The other way opportunity has presented itself is with respect to my family. I’m married to a local girl, and we have a son and a daughter together. My kids have dual citizenship. We, as a family, have been given the opportunity to live in one of the most wonderful and happiest places in the world. My kids have the opportunity to attend a stellar bilingual private school only 10 minutes away from home while they grow up at the beach, in unspoiled nature, and outdoors. You’ll realize after living here for a while that outdoors is just another room in Guanacaste.
Freedom and opportunity easily segway into lifestyle. You can’t beat the casual, low-key, pura vida lifestyle. Most people aren’t into “things”. My house doesn’t even have closets. No one really cares what kind of car you drive. I have 3 pairs of flip-flops, 1 pair of sneakers, 5 pairs of shorts, and 10 shirts that make up my wardrobe. I mean, what more do you need? I drove a Mercedes-Benz in Chicago. I drive a KIA now. It’s awesome!
I know many people who have moved to Costa Rica as a means of escaping something, someone, or somewhere in their life. That’s really not a great formula for being happy. Whether you’re here part-time or year-round, you should be moving to Costa Rica because you’re embracing something new and special. A new lifestyle, culture, language, latitude. And if you’re simply investing, make sure it’s in something as enjoyable as it is profitable.
I can help you find a new level of freedom, great real estate investment opportunities, and a lifestyle that’s unbeatable, whether you’re a family with kids, a lone investor, or a retiree looking to enjoy the rest of your golden years in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I can also help you with the sale of your real estate in the event that maybe you’re upgrading, relocating, or downsizing.
Call, email, WhatsApp me! Let’s get the conversation started!
REACH OUT TO MIKE TODAY!
Social Media Links:
Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/mike.poynton
Facebook Page (Playa Hermosa, GTE): https://www.facebook.com/playahermosagte/
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The Legalities: Non-Citizens and Real Estate Rights in Costa Rica https://docdro.id/aeSPrmw
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