QTips: How To Get Paid With PayPal in Costa Rica

Using the free Payoneer Debit card and a free Virtual US Bank Account to...

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...

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...

5 Tips to Using Craigslist in Costa Rica

As one of the world’s most popular and well-known classifieds ads website, Craigslist attracts...

New Personeria Juridicas

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

QTIPS: About Travel Costa Rica

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

QTIPS: In “Transit” At The San Jose Airport

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

Renewing Your Costa Rican Driver’s License Streamlined

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

Better Safe Than Sorry: Travel Tips

People often hear stories of travel incidents but they don't think it'll happen to...

Buying a Used Car in Costa Rica

Buying a used car in Costa Rica is not different than buying a used...

What Are The Best Airport Tips?

Here are some tips that will be useful to all travelers, economy and business....

Play Safely on Costa Rica’s Beaches

Enjoy the beaches of Costa Rica safely. Take great care at beaches that drop...

QTips: Boiling Water In The Microwave

Boiling water in the microwave is something we have all done. And although it...

Getting A Drivers License in Costa Rica

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

QTip: The Marchamo Explained

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

[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...

QTip: How To Swim With Sharks

HOW TO SWIM WITH SHARKS: A PRIMER Voltaire Cousteau Actually, nobody wants to swim with sharks....

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...

Navigate The Streets of San José Like A Pro

The streets of San José, as in most towns in Costa Rica, each block...

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....

How To Enjoy The Festival de la Luz

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

QTips: What to do if your salary isn’t sufficient to pay your bills

If you are having a hard time paying for your basic expenses, it can...

QTip: In Costa Rica There Is No “Billion”

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

QTips: How To File A Recurso Amparo

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

QTips: Tico Slang

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

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...

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

If you, like many who have some old Costa Rican bills floating around your...

Crossing The Nicaragua Border At Christmas

Crossing the Nicaragua border (border crossing at Peñas Blancas) at this time of year...

QTips For Preventing Dengue

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

QTips: Chicken Proofing Your Garden

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

QTip: Appealing A Traffic Ticket in Costa Rica

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

QTips About Driving in Costa Rica

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

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