Wednesday, 5 August 2020

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...

“I’m never going back to the United States again.”

When I heard her say these words, I was shocked. I shouldn’t have been,...

Costa Rica is more developed than most so-called developed nations

Let’s look at why this statement is true. In most cases a developed country...

“Are you an idiot?” my father asked me (Part II)

“You’re an idiot!” Part Two… a continuation… I honestly don’t think that the vast...

“Are you an idiot?” my father asked me.

It was shortly after 9/11 and the bombing of the Twin Towers nearly 20...

“Costa Rica Rediscovered…”

My name is Randy Berg and the past few months I have had a...

What Surprised You After Moving to Costa Rica – Residents Respond

When you do officially move to Costa Rica you are in for some surprises....

“Is Pura Vida a hoax?”

My wife and I have spent a total over 15 years in Costa Rica...

Tourists (non-residents) will be able to continue legally driving in Costa Rica

Driving legally in Costa Rica for foreigners means one of two things, having secured...

Travel Alert: U.S. Embassy San Jose Coordinates Repatriation Flight

The U.S. Embassy in San Jose and the U.S. State Department have coordinated with...

Don’t Be Fined. Penalty for overstaying in Costa Rica goes into effect

UPDATE (6:02 pm) Following up on the penalties and any moratorium. Our email(s) to...

Are You “Perpetual Tourist” In Costa Rica? A Must Read

By now, according to the reports of the Canatur and the immigration service, all...

Urgent Information Regarding Residencies and Tourist Status in Costa Rica

This just in from Outlier Legal Services, the lastest on residencies and tourist status...

What could the end of globalization mean for Costa Rica?

I always seem to see the most dismal future. They used to call economics...

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'...

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country?

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country? In a way, yes. It’s mostly a matter...

US Embassy San Jose Closed Monday

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the U.S. Embassy and Consular Section...

What is the difference between “robo” and “hurto”?

Both "Robo" (robbery) and "Hurto" (burglary) imply the fact of seizing someone else's property....

Opening a bank account in Costa Rica so difficult for expats

For many North Americans (US & Canada), opening a bank account is a relatively...

New Year’s Resolution for U.S. Citizens living in Costa Rica

(Press release) Did you know that U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica can vote...

Planes, Trains and Breakdowns

(Expat Focus - QCostarica) In this age of competing hate crimes, I’d like to...

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...

U.S. Embassy San Jose Closed Friday and Monday

The Embassy and the Consular Section of the United States in San Jose, Costa...

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