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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With less than two weeks to the 2018 presidential elections, a run-off election in April is almost guaranteed based on the latest polls that...

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(Reuters) - Former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon, who is wanted on graft charges, has sought asylum in the United States after he was...

ICE Selects Telia Carrier Backbone To Meet Broadband Demand

Telia Carrier, a subsidiary of Telia Company, has reached an agreement to provide its global fiber backbone to Costa Rica's state-owned telecom, the Instituto...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the accumulated inflation of the past 12 months. In 2018, the legal...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

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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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Valentina Goes Home Today!

QCOSTARICA - Valentina, the third of the sextuplets, managed to beat the odds and after two months and 23 days, left hospital and went...

U.S. Report Bares Naked Serious Abuses in Costa Rica’s Prisons

The report by the U.S. Department of State released last week bares naked the grave human rights abuses of inmates in Costa Rica's prisons...

Digital Converters Will Be Cheaper

  QCOSTARICA | By the end of December 2017 Costa Rica television will be completely digital, when all television sets in the country have to...

Three Die Violently Each Day in Peace Loving Costa Rica

In this country of peace, three persons on average died daily in 2013 in Costa Rica, but most of them on the streets and...

World Cup Semifinal Breaks Record On Social Networks

(Prensa Latina) The World Cup semifinal between Brazil and Germnay broke the records of interaction and comments on Twitter and Facebook, the two social...