Thursday, 22 October 2020

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...

“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...

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