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[BLOG] The New License Plate As Easy as 1, 2, 3

The mandatory license plate switch over is already in its third of 10 cycles lasting three months each....

[BLOG] It’s Easy To Exchange Old Bills For New

If you, like many who have some old Costa Rican bills floating around your wallet, don't worry they...

QTips For Preventing Dengue

Recognizing the Mosquito Aedes Aegypti can be recognized by its distinctive striped markings, located on the legs.  Also, the...

QTips: How To Get Paid With PayPal in Costa Rica

Using the free Payoneer Debit card and a free Virtual US Bank Account to withdraw funds on PayPal...

QTips: How To File A Recurso Amparo

The writ of amparo (also called recurso de amparo) is a remedy for the protection of constitutional rights...

QTips: Chicken Proofing Your Garden

If you live in the city of San José, you may think it unlikely you will need to...

Quick Route To/From the San José Airport and Ruta 27

The typical route from the Pacific coast to the San José airport is on the Ruta 27 to...

Renewing Your Costa Rican Driver’s License Streamlined

Cost of renewalRenewing your Costa Rican drivers license has been streamlined, depending on the time and day, you...

QTips About Driving in Costa Rica

Photo credit:  Costaricavacation4me.com By Carter Maddox Driving in Costa Rica is reasonably safe. Do realize, however that most Costa Ricans...

The Ten Best Ways To Keep Your Car From Getting Stolen

Well, we all know that the Toyota Prius is one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on the...

New Personeria Juridicas

If you have a Corporation (S.A. or Sociedad Anoima), and need an up-to-date Personeria Juridica, now you can...

Movie Theatres in Costa Rica

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Getting Around Prohibition

Although the year is 2013, and municipalities now have the power to be "dry" or not, for the...

QTips: Boiling Water In The Microwave

Boiling water in the microwave is something we have all done. And although it appears harmless, there is...

Mobile Banking Security Tips

Keep Track of Your Mobile Device Perhaps the biggest risk is also the reason why mobile banking is so...

QTip: Appealing A Traffic Ticket in Costa Rica

OK, you've been picked off for talking on a cellular phone, or not wearing a seat belt or...

QTip (Humour): How to Use a Pay Phone!

We don't know why you would want to still use a payphone in 2013, but here are instructions...

QTips On Turning Your Stuff To Cash

Turning unwanted items (stuff) to cash in Costa Rica is not an easy task. There a are a...

Crossing The Nicaragua Border At Christmas

Crossing the Nicaragua border (border crossing at Peñas Blancas) at this time of year takes some patience. If travelling...

How To Enjoy The Festival de la Luz

The best seat for the Festival de la Luz is in your living room, in front of your...

Buying a Used Car in Costa Rica

Buying a used car in Costa Rica is not different than buying a used car anywhere else, an...

What To Do If You Lose Your Cellular Phone in Costa Rica

If you happen to lose or have your cellular phone stolen in Costa Rica you can get help...

QTips: Club vs. Nightclub

It’s important to understand the difference between club and nightclub in Costa Rica. Many a visitor will ask for...

Getting A Drivers License in Costa Rica

You have decided that you will remain in Costa Rica for quite some time, possibly even deciding to...

The Marchamo: Where to pay, How to pay and How Much to pay

The 2013 Marchamo - the annual vehicular permit that includes the mandatory this party liability insurance, property and...

Surviving a Snakebite in Costa Rica

For many people, no creature evokes the kind of disgust and horror that snakes do, and this country...

QTip: The Marchamo Explained

In Costa Rica, the "Marchamo" is the annual vehicular circulation permit for all vehicles licenses to operate on...

QTip: How To Swim With Sharks

HOW TO SWIM WITH SHARKS: A PRIMER Voltaire Cousteau Actually, nobody wants to swim with sharks. It is not an...

QTips: Tico Slang

Bailarse a la justicia – to outsmart or avoid the law Carterazo – to have your wallet stolen or...

QTip: In Costa Rica There Is No “Billion”

Millions and more: Numbers larger than the millions can get problematic in both English and Spanish. Traditionally, a...

Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Costa Rica

Relocating to another country is a significant decision that should be given careful thought. When pondering about such...

Navigate The Streets of San José Like A Pro

The streets of San José, as in most towns in Costa Rica, each block is assumed to be...

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A 35-year-old Venezuelan athlete participating this Sunday morning in the San Jose Half Marathon was killed by a drunk driver who disrespected the traffic...

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After a week of no rain throughout most of the country, the rains did return on Saturday as forecast by the national weather service,...

From Anguish to Ecstasy in 90 Minutes

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Friday morning, on the tarmac at New York's La Guardia airport on a flight to Costa Rica, Gwen Wunderlich, 41, got a frantic call...

Nate Death Toll Rises To 14

The most up-to-date information from the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial...

A Varied Art Exhibition on Cuban Culture Day in Costa Rica

A varied sample of Cuban art touched the nearly two hundred people attending the celebration of Cuban Culture Day in Costa Rica, held at...

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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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

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