Is It Time To Renew Your Costa Rica Driver’s License?

If you are among the thousands of drivers whose driver's license expires in the coming months, leaving it...

QTIPS: In “Transit” At The San Jose Airport

If landing at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport (SJO)  in “transit”, you can leave (exit) the...

QTIPS: About Travel Costa Rica

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean...

[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

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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...

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