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Ice Skating in Costa Rica

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Yes today, the Norties (North Americans) awakened to their watches, clocks, timers, car clocks, alarms, microwave ovens and...

In Costa Rica retirees won’t have to die of loneliness

I recently read an article about loneliness increasing one’s chances of dying prematurely. Can it actually happen? Apparently, according...

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CNN selects Costa Rica as one of the 10 best places to visit in 2014

In an article published ivy CNN on January 1, 2014 Costa Rica was mentioned as a prime destination...

Fitting In and Adjusting to Your New Life in Costa Rica

You've made the decision to move to Costa Rica.., you have arrived and gotten settled in your new...

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

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Bus The Most Economic Way To Travel To Costa Rica’s Beaches For the Holidays

Visiting the beaches is a favourite way for many to spend the Christmas and New Year's holidays in...

Costa Rica Santa Ana: Second Best Destination In The World

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7 Tips To Exercise Safely Under the Summer Sun

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[PHOTOS] Living in Costa Rica: Sunset October 2013

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Supplying books to Costa Rican village is Pura Vida

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Small-Town Costa Rican Living in the City

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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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A Few Tips For Retirees Who Rent

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Behind The Iron Curtain or Behind Bars

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica - Sounds like I am talking about living in a communist...

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 retirement not always tropical paradise

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

Marijuana and Retirees in Costa Rica

By Christopher Howard Most baby boomers have experimented with marijuana at one time or another, especially after having lived...

At 102 Nicoya Resident Is Looking To Live 100 More

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Tamales, Tamales and more Tamales during the holiday season in Costa Rica

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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...

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