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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Costa Rica Retirees Should Be Aware of Those Fattening Tamales

LIVING IN COSTA RICA - Part of living in Costa Rica is experiencing its culture which includes a...

A Look Back: Tortuguero, The Place of the Turtles

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Costa Rica: The Expat Abandoned

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

Common Misconceptions About Living And Retiring in Costa Rica

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

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Journey to the Center of the Earth in Barra Honda’s Caverns

By: Arianna McKinney, Vozdeguanacaste - We stood at the top of a dark opening, looking at the curve...

Are There Gangs in Costa Rica?

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica -   Safety is a concern when moving to any foreign country....

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...

Retire Here, Not There: Costa Rica

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

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10 Things We Need To Learn From Costa Ricans

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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....

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...

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...

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

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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 Living: Learn to Swear in Spanish

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Healthy advice for retirees living in Costa Rica

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Building a Dream In Costa Rica

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Retirees will be pleased to know that Costa Rica’s postal service has made great strides in recent years

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Are You Cut Out for the Expat Life?

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Zen Dog Duke Chronicles: Nothing Happens For A Reason

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Careful of the lottery in Costa Rica

When one hears the word lottery (lotería in Spanish) mentioned, the first thing that usually comes to mind...

Improve your property’s security with an electric fence (cerca eléctrica)

From Live in Costa Rica Blog Burglary is a concern for both Costa Ricans and foreign residents. Everybody has...

An Unhappy Expat’s Journey

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

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

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

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...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

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

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...

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

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