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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

By Rafael Stumbo Tarasco - Quality of life is what we say we want. A successful life we...

The Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: No One Knows Your Name

No One Knows Your Name, by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco The broke the broker and the broken. The morally...

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

At The 1,2,3 Cafe by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco Bruce Springsteen was belting out “Thunder Road” on every transistor radio...

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 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....

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...

Costa Rica retirement not always tropical paradise

Bill Peace sees his new home in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica for the first time. He moves in...

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

A lot of the nightlife in San José, capital of Costa Rica, takes place in a section of...

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

COSTA RICA LIVING - Judging by the title of this blog one would think that we have terrorism...

Costa Rica Living: Learn to Swear in Spanish

COSTA RICA LIVING - So, you've moved to Costa Rica and you're very happy to be out of...

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...

The other side of Costa Rica — the New Chic

LIVE IN COSTA RIC A - The majority of my readers are those thinking of relocating or retiring...

An Unhappy Expat’s Journey

While Ecuador does have some nice things to offer, it will never be Costa Rica. By Christopher Howard, Living...

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...

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...

The Dark Side Of Expat Life In Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Expatfocus - Costa Rica is regarded as a paradise by tourists from around the world because of...

Driver’s License Petition

COSTA RICA NEWS - Outlier Legal Services, a law firm dedicated to provide services to foreign nationals living...

Building a Dream In Costa Rica

This article is courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and...

Why We Are Leaving Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA  via Retireforlessincostarica.com - The Decision. In August of 2012, I wrote the article “Why We Chose Nuevo...

A Few Tips For Retirees Who Rent

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica blog - When renting an apartment or house in Costa Rica...

Living in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

By Jason Holland. International Living/QCostarica Here in Tamarindo, on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, everybody knows everybody....

Health news and advice for retirees living in Costa Rica

I have been told by more than one retiree that just by making the move they feel rejuvenated....

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...

Costa Rica: The Expat Abandoned

When considering living abroad, many expats make the serious mistake of considering disability, advancing age and death of...

A Look at Yesteryear…A Look At the 1980s Costa Rica

From Live in Costa Rica - One thing us old-timers do when we get together is reminisce about...

What Makes the Expat Lifestyle So Addictive?

(QCOSTARICA)  Wall Street Journal - Long before glitz and glamour came to accompany corporate packages, Ernest Hemingway likened expats to addicts: “You’ve lost touch with...

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...

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...

A most unusual profession

COSTA RICA LIVING - In many Spanish speaking countries including Costa Rica you find the widespread practice of...

Common Misconceptions About Living And Retiring in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA LIVING (FamilyFreedomProject.com) What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa...