Monday 24 February 2020

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The 9 Provinces of Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL - Costa Rica issues national id, the Cédula de identidad, commonly...

How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented'...

Moving to Costa Rica? Here Is How Your Legal Due Diligence Can Be Made Easy. And Save You Money.

I have practiced law in Costa Rica for over seventeen years. Prior to moving...

Former President Pacheco: “I am a little old but well”

Three former presidents were caught on camera voting in Sunday's municipal elections: Abel Pacheco...

Canadian Tourist Overcharged For Ice Cream in Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL  - $4,000 for ice cream in Costa Rica? I don't think...

A Selfie With The President

In how many countries can one find the "mandatario" (President) shopping at the local...

Overhaul Of Zatope Rotonda Making Progress

The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) - the folks who maintain our...

If You Get Your Car License Plates Seized, You Won’t Be Able To Get Them Until The New Year

Take care in driving around town and the country in the next couple of...

Transito Pulls Out Measuring Tape To Check If A Young Girl Requires Child Seat

One of the 'must' tools of a Transito (traffic officer) in Costa Rica is...

A Costly Practice!

Rico's TICO BULL - Vehicle owners who usually pay for Marchamo (annual circulation permit)...

Expats can now learn how to prepare typical Costa Rican cuisine

Many expats become enamored with Costa Rican food and want to learn how to...

The Painted Lines Come Later. Maybe Never.

Rico's TICO BULL - Take a look at the photos below, we see men...

The One Ingredient You Should STOP Putting In Your Coffee

For most of us, our day cannot get started without our routine cup of...

The Costa Rica Economic Recession – The “Elephant” In The Room

I’ve lived in Costa Rica for over twenty-one years, practicing law for seventeen of...

The “Uncommon” Behavior of Drivers and The Traffic Fines

Rico's TICO BULL - It's not unusual while driving in Costa Rica to see...

Tax on Tax On Airport Car Rentals, Now You Know!

Ricos' TICO BULL - If you are thinking about renting a car in Costa...

Civil Service Livin’ Is The Life For Me…

Rico's TICO BULL - I've always said and will say it again, better than...

However beautiful they are, it is forbidden to have pet pigs in Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL - Thinking of getting a pet? A dog? A cat? A...

Facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, Chile is waging war on unhealthy foods

Rico's TICO BULL - Rich or poor, no country is immune to the rapid...

What is Considered Normal In Costa Rica, But Not Accepted By Foreigners

Rico's TICO BULL - What is considered normal in Costa Rica and other countries...

How difficult is it for retired expats to make Costa Rican friends?

Costa Ricans are very friendly people and in general some of the happiest people...

Somebody Has To Love Him. No?

Rico's TICO BULL - Facing a year of challenges, culminating in almost two weeks...

Word Of The Day: Pusillanimous

Pusillanimous: Lacking courage and resolution: marked by contemptible timidity: a person or organization exhibiting...

OPINION: Serious Presidential Mistake

Rico's TICO BULL - I have to agree with the editorial in La Nacion...

The VAT and UBER

Rico's TICO BULL - "We remain committed to the country," reads the headline of...

Carbon Footprints, yours, others’ and the future of Costa Rica.

Until a few years ago, I might have thought a carbon footprint was one...

The Ministry Nincompoops (MOPT) Do It Again!

Rico's TICO BULL - If you weren't aware, as many, this morning on the...

Not Good For Costa Rica’s Tourism Image!

Rico's TICO BULL - Earlier this month, on Saturday, June 8 operations at the...

My Very First VAT. What A Whammy!

Rico's TICO BULL - My very first VAT. Let me explain. In my business...

Was Aldesa A Total Con?

Rico's TICO BULL (OPINION) The headline this Tuesday morning by the Diario Extra, the...

Bizarre traffic laws of Costa Rica and around the world

Rico's TICO BULL - Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it was...

La Nube: Get Rich Quick in Costa Rica!

Rico's TICO BULL - Welcome to La Nube (The Cloud): the trap behind the...

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