Living in Costa Rica

Can I Open a Bank Account in Costa Rica?

Of course you can open a bank account in Costa Rica, but the question should be; do you NEED to open a bank account in Costa Rica. That depends on what you are doing in Costa Rica.

Ceviche in Costa Rica, How Is It Prepared?

There is nothing more refreshing on a hot afternoon at the beach than an ice cold beer and a ceviche. Costa Ricans a long standing tradition of finding a beachside bar, sticking their feet in the sand and enjoying this delicious, healthy boca (appetizer).

Costa Rica Travel Tip – Do NOT Skip San Jose! With free slideshow video..

Take it from someone who has explored most of the country’s beaches and towns, these two lovely stretches of sand and sun are at the top of my list. My wife and I visited many other beach towns in search of something beautiful, peaceful, and unspoiled…

Uber in Costa Rica. A message for anybody who’s livelihood is threatened by a smartphone ‘App.’ Free video.

Taxi drivers, bus drivers and Ministry of Transportation are all ganging up against Uber. This is a private message from Scott Oliver for VIP Members who’s livelihood is threatened by a smartphone ‘App.’

The Key To A Loving and Lasting Relationship in Costa Rica Or Wherever You May Live.

Few would plant a garden and neglect to water, weed, or feed it and expect it to survive, let alone thrive. Yet many think the singular work in creating a caring and satisfying relationship lies solely in selecting the right partner.

Jungle Mama Naturals – A Business Is Born In The Jungle of Costa Rica.

Due to a growing amount of repeat customers The Mama’s are expanding. There’s sustainable demand for handcrafted, chemical-free, organic and non-toxic skin care products.

The Puddle Fish Craft Brewery in Jaco, Costa Rica.

Just off the beach and within earshot of the crashing waves, I learned that Side Street Bistro not only offers Mac & Cheese on their Kid’s Menu, but also will soon finish renovations to make room for Jaco’s very first craft brewery and taphouse.

Let’s Go Fishing on Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. With free video with Captain Ron Saunders.

The Lake Arenal region is world famous for its biodiversity, and while most people are scouring the treetops for mammals and birds, we encourage you to head out on the lake to see what you can find.

Buy Your New Home in Costa Rica in a Self Directed IRA. Free video.

It’s actually a very simple procedure and does not cost a lot of money. There are hundreds of companies in the United States of America that specialize on self-directed IRAs.

Mother’s Day in Costa Rica 2016

August 15th is a huge deal in Costa Rica. It’s Mother’s Day here, which is a very important holiday. The country comes to a grinding halt as everyone takes the day off work to celebrate their love for their mother.

Orthopaedic Surgeon in Costa Rica Dr. Rodrigo Sequeira: Master of Orthopaedics

Like many doctors in Costa Rica medicine is a family affair. Dr. Sequeira’ father is a retired gynecologist and his older brother is a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, who is a tremendous influence on him. A mixture of adulation and sibling rivalry no doubt.

Costa Rica May Be The Perfect “Getaway” But, Is It Also The Perfect “Hideaway”?

That is, a place where you can hide yourself, and/or your assets, from those who’d like to take a nice fat financial swipe at them…for a legal cause, of course.

Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World in 2016 For The Third Time!

Explore the Happy Planet Index data to discover where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, happy lives.

A Typical Guanacaste Dance Done By Pre-Schoolers To Celebrate The Annexation of Guanacaste Day.

As we near July 25th, which is the annexation of Guanacaste Day, I feel it’s best to talk about one of the many aspects of that day–the typical dance. Have you ever heard of the typical dance in Costa Rica?