A “Clean Well Lighted Place” for a Drink

In my travels, I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed adult beverages at...

Retiring Abroad? Here’s What You Need to Know

THERE'S SOMETHING UNDENIABLY appealing about the idea of living an expatriate adventure in retirement....

Costa Rica’s Crypto Cantina

BlockchainCR is excited to announce the launch of Costa Rica’s Crypto Cantina, a recurring...

Costa Rica: an ideal place for seniors

By 2050, a quarter of Costa Rica's population will be 60 years old or...

Fun Ways to Spend Time With Your Friends

One of life’s great pleasures is meeting up and spending time with a bunch...

Is living in Costa Rica all it’s made out to be

The question, "Is living in Costa Rica all it’s made out to be" put...

Best Spots for a Date in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s subequatorial climate is marvelous. Despite that the country's territory is rather small,...

Amazing spanish words that don’t exist in English

Amazing words that don't exist in English — but really should. There are a...

Panama vs. Costa Rica: The Real Scoop, Part 2

The cost of living in a particular country is in many cases the most...

Panama Vs. Costa Rica: The Real Scoop, Part 1

I have lived in Central America for almost 40 years and have had ample...

7 Unbreakable Laws of Success For Expats in Costa Rica According to Steve Jobs

I found this article while surfing The Internet - For some reason we don't...

Lifestyle migrants bring good intentions—but major change—to Costa Rica

A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in...

TRUE STORY: “I Moved to Costa Rica to Escape Trump”

"Upon arriving in San José, Costa Rica’s bustling capital, we checked into our hotel...

In Search of Nice Americans: First Impression of Costa Rica!

Extracted from Geoff Steward’s entertaining travel book ‘In Search of Nice Americans‘, the following...

Finding Good Meat in Costa Rica–a Continuing Endeavor

Right after I graduated from college a boyfriend took me to a restaurant in...

Sending Flowers around the World Has Never Been Easier

For years flowers have provided a way to show sympathy, congratulations or endearment. With...

Why Are Gringos So Obsessed With Shit Paper?

Guest Post by Colin Post, Expat Chronilces - This installment of When Readers Attack! addresses...

A Tale of Two Countries

Aaron Aalborg is a retired international banker, economist and business advisor now living in...

Parallel Worlds – Seeing Red Again

Our world. My wife and I drove to a lunchtime party at Los Sueños,...

Immigration Defers Fine On Overstaying Tourists

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service -...

Millennial Expats in Costa Rica

I grew up in Canada and never thought for a second that I would...

In ageing Thailand, developers race to supply locals and elderly expats

(Reuters) - At 79, Thai businessman Boon Vasin’s latest $500 million venture is a...

Marchamo Madness

A few months ago, Costa Rica instituted a new law that people illegally parked...

Discovering Costa Rica: Tennis in the Jungle

I was going to call this column “The Hidden Costa Rica,” but then I...

Overstaying In Costa Rica Will Cost US$100 A Month Starting April 20

The law has been on the books since 2010, but it has never been...

The 50 Cheapest Countries in the World; Costa Rica Not Among Them

On March 5, Gobakingrates.com presented the ranking of the cheapest - as in most...

Costa Rica Takes 4th Spot in Americans’ Home Buying Destinations Ranking

Based on our latest report, Costa Rica ranks 4th in the top 30 locations...

The Importance of Being Bilingual

From Merck Manuals Student Stories, we get a first-hand account of the importance of...

How I Renewed My Drivers License In An Hour And At The Cosevi

Renewing your driver's license in Costa Rica can be an experience. The long lines...

Make Latin America Great Again!

By Colin - I first visited Latin America in 2007 and moved here in...

The Fable of Fabricio the Cricket

His fellow students at the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) called him the cricket...

The Gringo Bubble

The recent trend in expat living is the Gringo Bubble, creating an insulating layer...

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