Tuesday 13 April 2021

Navigate The Streets of San José Like A Pro

The streets of San José, as in most towns in Costa Rica, each block...

Play Safely on Costa Rica’s Beaches

Enjoy the beaches of Costa Rica safely. Take great care at beaches that drop...

QTips: What to do if your salary isn’t sufficient to pay your bills

If you are having a hard time paying for your basic expenses, it can...

Getting A Drivers License in Costa Rica

You have decided that you will remain in Costa Rica for quite some time,...

Quick Route To/From the San José Airport and Ruta 27

The typical route from the Pacific coast to the San José airport is on...

Is It Time To Renew Your Costa Rica Driver’s License?

If you are among the thousands of drivers whose driver's license expires in the...

QTip: How To Swim With Sharks

HOW TO SWIM WITH SHARKS: A PRIMER Voltaire Cousteau Actually, nobody wants to swim with sharks....

QTips: How To File A Recurso Amparo

The writ of amparo (also called recurso de amparo) is a remedy for the...

QTips About Driving in Costa Rica

Photo credit:  Costaricavacation4me.com By Carter Maddox Driving in Costa Rica is reasonably safe. Do realize, however...

Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Costa Rica

Relocating to another country is a significant decision that should be given careful thought....

Getting Around Prohibition

Although the year is 2013, and municipalities now have the power to be "dry"...

QTip: Appealing A Traffic Ticket in Costa Rica

OK, you've been picked off for talking on a cellular phone, or not wearing...

Airport Departure Tax

The airport departure tax is $26, payable in cash (dollars or colones) or with...

QTips: Chicken Proofing Your Garden

If you live in the city of San José, you may think it unlikely...

The Ten Best Ways To Keep Your Car From Getting Stolen

Well, we all know that the Toyota Prius is one of the most fuel...

Crossing The Nicaragua Border At Christmas

Crossing the Nicaragua border (border crossing at Peñas Blancas) at this time of year...

QTips For Preventing Dengue

Recognizing the Mosquito Aedes Aegypti can be recognized by its distinctive striped markings, located on...

Renewing Your Costa Rican Driver’s License Streamlined

Cost of renewalRenewing your Costa Rican drivers license has been streamlined, depending on the...

QTIPS: In “Transit” At The San Jose Airport

If landing at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport (SJO)  in “transit”, you...

QTips: How To Get Paid With PayPal in Costa Rica

Using the free Payoneer Debit card and a free Virtual US Bank Account to...

What To Do If You Lose Your Cellular Phone in Costa Rica

If you happen to lose or have your cellular phone stolen in Costa Rica...

Buying a Used Car in Costa Rica

Buying a used car in Costa Rica is not different than buying a used...

New Personeria Juridicas

If you have a Corporation (S.A. or Sociedad Anoima), and need an up-to-date Personeria...

QTip: In Costa Rica There Is No “Billion”

Millions and more: Numbers larger than the millions can get problematic in both English...

[BLOG] It’s Easy To Exchange Old Bills For New

If you, like many who have some old Costa Rican bills floating around your...

What Are The Best Airport Tips?

Here are some tips that will be useful to all travelers, economy and business....

QTips: Boiling Water In The Microwave

Boiling water in the microwave is something we have all done. And although it...

5 Tips to Using Craigslist in Costa Rica

As one of the world’s most popular and well-known classifieds ads website, Craigslist attracts...

Movie Theatres in Costa Rica

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Surviving a Snakebite in Costa Rica

For many people, no creature evokes the kind of disgust and horror that snakes...

[BLOG] The New License Plate As Easy as 1, 2, 3

The mandatory license plate switch over is already in its third of 10 cycles...

QTips: Tico Slang

Bailarse a la justicia – to outsmart or avoid the law Carterazo – to have...

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