Saturday 23 January 2021

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...

“Dad… when did you first discover that you were OLD?”

“Dad… when did you first discover that you were OLD?” Boy, I remember that...

Kidnappings of foreign retirees in Latin America

(EXPAT FOCUS) First, this article is to put kidnappings in Latin America into perspective...

Costa Rica is a healthier country for retirees than Panama

(EXPAT-FOCUS) Many retirement companies and organizations promote Panama as a better country to live...

You can’t compare apples and oranges

I want to tell everyone reading this that despite all of the negatives, and...

How does it feel being Costa Rican?

(QCOSTARICA) How does it feel being Costa Rican? The question came up recently in...

Is Costa Rica really as good as its press releases?”

Ten years ago I wrote a short ebook with this title. But I think...

Let’s talk about Costa Rica instead of ranting about how bad it is “back home.”

(EXPAT FOCUS) Let’s talk about Costa Rica instead of ranting about how bad it...

“Costa Rica is going to hell in a handbasket!”

One of the smartest guys I know told me this last week. Given that...

One important reason Costa Rica is a better retirement choice than Panama

(QCOSTARICA) After the U.S. pulled out of Panama on December 31, 1999 a gap...

“When I woke up, my neighborhood was in flames…”

“When I woke up, my neighborhood was in flames… we had rioting and looting...

“You’ve fallen in love with Costa Rica…but there’s only one problem…”

“you’ve fallen in love with Costa Rica…but there’s only one problem…actually, no… 100s of...

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