3 Reasons Not to Live in Costa Rica (and 3 Reasons You Should Move There Now!)

It took a while for my husband and I to pluck up the courage to sell our house and...

Costa Ricans Are Very Polite

(By Galya Gerstman) Costa Ricans are very polite. Very, very polite. We from the USA think we’re polite....

Do You Sit In The Back Seat or Front?

Hail a cab or call an Uber in any city in the U.S. or Canada and the driver...

How Long Does It Take to Learn Spanish?

As an expat living in Costa Rica or anywhere else in Latin America, learning to speak Spanish allows...

Costa Rica’s Slow Pace, Political Stability Attract Expats Weary of U.S. Uncertainty

According to a new report from International Living, Costa Rica’s political stability and low-key profile are proving to...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

By Galya Gerstman - I often joke to outsiders that in Costa Rica, it would appear that traffic...

The Biggest Error You Can Make If You Choose Costa Rica To Relocate

On my monthly relocation tours I always tell my clients that, "the worst here is far better than...

The Juice Box

By Galya Gerstman. The other day my friend Mark and I were discussing his theory of how you...

The Transito Dance!

EXPAT FOCUS - In October of 1989 I found myself steering a wheezing, smoking moped down a dark...

Zen Dog Duke Chronicles: Nothing Happens For A Reason

I left the house this morning with Zen Dog Duke just after dawn. The private school buses were...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” This passage is the opening to Robert Frost’s poem, This passage...

Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: The Lock Smith, The Fiddler and The Cook

Bruce Springsteen was belting out “Thunder Road” on every transistor radio all along the Turnpike when a rotary...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras,...

Sin Semillas: A Zen Dog Guide To Living Well In Costa Rica

Quality of life is what we say we want. A successful life we may think is one with...

The Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: No One Knows Your Name

The broke the broker and the broken. The morally vacuous, the pretentious and the contemptuous all come together...

Will Citizenship Add Coolness to My Already Astonishing Life in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA - The following article in the 'A Dull Roar' answers questions face by many foriegners...

Why Is Living in Guanacaste Good For Your Health?

Q COSTA RICA LIVING (by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo , Vozdeguanacaste) A healthy lifestyle in paradise: That’s what many...

Costa Rica No. 4 Of The World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

From International Living - For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and...

Costa Rica Among The Countries With The Best Healthcare In The World

(Q24N )From International Living - One of the main concerns of any person looking to retire overseas is...

Living Healthier in Costa Rica

Q LIVING - One comment that I often receive from those who visit Costa Rica is that they...

Gaining New Perspectives By Moving Overseas

By Jason Holland, InternationalLiving.com - If you feel “stuck,” stressed out, or trapped in your current situation, I...

Earthquakes Can Be Scary. Volcanoes Are A Mystery. In Cartago You Can Experience Both Without The Danger

(by Mitzi Stark for QCostarica) Earthquakes can be scary. Volcanoes are a mystery. At MAGMATICA in Cartago you...

Once Again, Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World

(QCostarica) Once again Costa Rica has been named the most sustainably happy country in the world. Published by the...

Cucarachas A Part Of Living in Costa Rica

If you are like many when moving to Costa Rica, the last thing that comes to mind are...

11 Facts About Costa Rica Tthat Will Surprise You

1. Costa Rica takes up just 0.03 percent of the Earth’s surface, but it has 6 percent of...

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

It's the rainy season in Costa Rica. And the season for those pesky mosquitoes. It is important to...

Common Expat Dreams That Can Easily Turn Into Nightmares

Q24N from Expatfocus.com - It can be a tempting idea to let go of your current life and...

What’s it Really Like to Live in the Costa Rican Jungle?

(Q24N) by Camille Willemain, This American Girl - When we see beautiful photos and dreamy stories on travel and...

Why Moving to Costa Rica Did Not Solve All My Problems (In Fact It Made Them Worse)

QCOSTARICA by Karen Diaz, Huffpost  - In 2012, I left my 9-to-5 job to pursue an online business....

San Francisco, Costa Rica or California, Which is Better?

QCOSTARICA LIVING - Costa Rica living expert Christopher Howard, on his live in Costa Rica blog, explain why...

Domestic Workers and Benefits: What To Pay When You Let Your Maid Go

QCOSTARICA from Outlierlegal.com - Under Costa Rican labor laws, domestic workers are considered employees, and as such, you...

Should I Stay Or Leave Costa Rica For A Lower Cost of Living?

QCOSTARICA by Ivo Henfling - Many of you know that the cost of living in Costa Rica has...

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Volcanologists Get Up Close To The Turrialba Volcano (Photos and Video)

Using a drone a group of volcanologists calling themselves Volcanes sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) were able to give us impressive photos and video...

First Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Of The Year

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) - National Animal Health Service - says it has detected the first bovine paralytic rabies outbreak of...

“Volá como el Presidente” (Travel Like The President)

President Luis Guillermo Solis came to power on May 8, 2014, and immediately got on an airplane. That made Solis harshly criticized by many...

3 Reasons Not to Live in Costa Rica (and 3 Reasons You Should Move There Now!)

It took a while for my husband and I to pluck up the courage to sell our house and most of our belongings then move...

Diet Coke gets a new look and new flavors

Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said last week that it's making its 12-ounce...

Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

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Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Costa Rica’s National Roads Authority Paves Over The Road Problems Instead Of Fixing Them

The Laboratorio Nacional de Materiales y Modelos Estructurales (Lanamme) accuses the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) - National Roads Authority - of neglecting important...

“I Never Imagined I Would Vecome a Part of All of This”, Costa Rica’s Floribeth Mora

"I Will Ask Pope Francis To Come To Costa Rica". That is the message that Floribeth Mora she has prepared for her meeting with...

Costa Rica Toy Imports Up 12% Annually

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - In the last six years imports have grown at an annual rate of 12%. Greater sophistication in the consumption...

Who Sells to the Government in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA - In 2016 the number of companies that sold goods and services to government institutions grew almost three times compared to...

ICE Announces Interruption in 3G Cellular Service

The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) reports that from today until Friday, June 14 it will be performing maintenance in its communications network. The work...