Wednesday 16 June 2021

Vaccine Tourism – A Practical Guide

By Amy Gdala, Guest Contributor - The US has a surplus of vaccines, while...

Countries voted the best for expats in 2021

EURONEWS - After a year of lockdowns, many people are looking for a change...

Few days left on tourist visa extension

EXPAT FOCUS - Tourists who arrived in Costa Rica last year, but due to...

Corrupt and incompetent health system

Letter to the Editor -   In May of 2019 I saw a doctor...

Help My Business Get Noticed… Please!

EXPAT FOCUS - With so much despair in the business community of Costa Rica...

What to know about “border runs” starting from today

RICO's TICO BULL - Today, Monday, April 5, Costa Rica opened its land borders...

In Costa Rica, Beware of Gringo Neophyte ‘Experts’

This is a subject that I have written about repeatedly and can make the...

Extension of driving priviliges for tourists has not happened yet

EXPAT FOCUS - We wish that it were true, but claims that tourist driving...

Drivers can use foreign license for 6 more months

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) announced Thursday that it...

Best Places to Retire in Latin America in 2021 — InternationalLiving.com

International Living’s annual Global Retirement Index compares, contrasts, ranks, and rates 25 countries across...

Border runs in times of Covid

Q EXPAT FOCUS - March 2 is quickly approaching and many non-resident expats are...

Costa Rica and Panama in times of Coronavirus

The worldwide pandemic has devastated the world’s health care systems. Poorer and underdeveloped countries...

Residency for People with Fixed Income (Rentistas)

QCOSTARICA -  If you, or your spouse, receive an income of at least US$2,500...

Costa Rica ranks as the best destination for retirees in the 2021 global index

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica was placed in the first place as a destination for...

Having your vehicle impounded will cost more starting in January

QCOSTARICA - Having your vehicle impounded due to a traffic violation in will cost...

Costa Rica house rent increases for 2021 may not exceed inflation rate

QCOSTARICA - It is common that at the beginning of the year house or...

“Yes, by Gallina!” No more is needed.

RICO'S DIGEST - Here is a little story about living in a small town,...

One is the New Two in Latin America

FYI. This story is over 4 years old. Expat-Chronicles - In an unprecedented move for my...

The 10 most common scams of December in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Starting last Friday, December 4, a large number of breteadores (employees) receive...

Traveller’s Tale: Costa Rica has reopened to travelers. Here’s what it’s like to visit

LONELY PLANET -  Twenty-one years ago, Costa Rica was the first country I had...

Sign our petition for the foreigner’s driver’s license exemption

QCOSTARICA - In several days, foreigners (tourists) who have been in the country for...

Foreigners will NOT have their driving privileges extended past Nov 18

QCOSTARICA - Usually, foreigners can use their foreign driver's license for a period of...

A Tale of two real estate conmen in Costa Rica

An excerpt from Christopher Howard’s new book, ”The Costa Rica Chronicles – a glimpse...

From Boomers to Zoomers

QCOSTARICA - We are now in the Zoom era. For some of us “of...

Types of Expats in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA EXPAT FOCUS - Expats in Costa Rica are of all types. It's easy...

Expat Focus: Working in Costa Rica

EXPAT FOCUS - There reasons, why someone would want to become an expat and...

U.S. Citizens Living in Costa Rica Can Vote in This November’s General Election

(QCOSTARICA) In a press release from the United States Embassy in San Jose, Costa...

How do you find your way around with street names or numbered addresses?

(QCOSTARICA) As Costa Rica does not have street names or numbered addresses, how do...

BCR on Friday experienced problems. An expat’s story

QCOSTARICA - EXPAT FOCUS - The Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) on Friday, September...

Legislators present proposal to attract pensioners, investors and rentiers to Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Three legislators propose creating incentives to attract investors, pensioners and rentiers (rentistas) to...

Do you have a BAC Compass? Here’s what you should know…

Rico's TICO BULL - How many of you have a Compass, the quick pass...

Request your ballot now for US General Elections

(QCOSTARICA) The U.S. General Election is almost here! Request your ballot now if you...

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