Living in Costa Rica

Murders in Costa Rica For The First Quarter of 2016. Limón remains the most dangerous place.

When someone plans to retire in the USA, they would be foolish to base their overall decision on the crime rate in the worst cities in the USA like which have murder rates more double that of anything found in Costa Rica.

What If My Wife And I Run Out Of Money After We Move To Costa Rica? And other common concerns …

It was as beautiful and exciting as it was during their many vacations. Using much of their life savings, they purchased some property with a great view and built a small house and a tourist cabina, with the expectation that tourists would be eager to share their small piece of paradise and provide them with income.

Man Finishes a Costa Rica Home 63 Feet Beneath the Ground

Home is where the heart is, and for one Costa Rican man, that is 63 feet below ground. After securing a building permit, it typically takes 7 months to finish construction on a traditional single-family home. However, for Manuel Barrantes, it took 12 years to complete his dream home.

Volcanoes of Costa Rica. Part 2 – Irazú Volcano

Irazú is a volcano in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range of Costa Rica. This volcano is located 32 km north of the city of Cartago in the district of Santa Rosa, in the cantón of Oreamuno.

Living in Escazu, Costa Rica – Where the climate suits my clothes… Free video.

People often ask me what I like best about living in Escazu. By now, I have a number of answers that I spit out about the amenities, the schools, the economy etc. But what I really like best is living without excessive heat or air-conditioning.

My Philosophy On ‘Middle Age’ in Costa Rica.

Having just turned 56 years old I wanted to make my thoughts clear for those comedians out there who now accuse me of being ‘old.’

Making the Move to Costa Rica Series With Ruud & Odette Koster in Playas del Coco. Part 1

January 2000… our first, and only, vacation to Costa Rica, the start of our love affair. Love when you are not looking for it, when you least expect it.

Volcanoes of Costa Rica. Part 1 – Turrialba Volcano

The Turrialba Volcano is an active stratovolcano (a type of conical volcano of great height composed of multiple layers of hardened lava). This volcano is located in the district of Santa Cruz, in the cantón of Turrialba, in the province of Cartago.

Costa Rica History Lesson: Juan Santa María

Juan Santamaría is much more than just an international airport. He was a man and a legend who sacrificed his life for his country 160 years ago. Today — April 11th — marks the day that this drummer boy died heroically in battle in 1856.

Living in the Beautiful Lake Arenal Area of Costa Rica – A video interview with Lake Arenal Resident Debra Huls

Debra Huls has been a resident of Lake Arenal for over 5 years, and although she’s lived in other countries around the world, Costa Rica has captured her heart like none other.

Jaco Beach, Costa Rica to host the World Surfing Games from August 6-14.

Among surfers, the ISA World Surfing Games are generally considered to be the Olympics of surfing and Jaco Beach will play host to the 2016 contest this August.

Prominent Costa Rican Citizens Named In Massive New Panama Offshore Scandal.

This week we see the results of of a massive dump of data, a ‘Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption'”where millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens…”

Costa Rica Birds. It’s nest building time in Brasil de Santa Ana, Costa Rica with free video.

It’s that time of the year when the birds are rushing about gathering twigs, moss and other useful materials including string (??) to build their nests.

What Sort of Home Do You Get For Your Money in Atenas, Costa Rica?

Once again, Costa Rica is the best country to retire and also ranked highly for a healthy, comfortable retirement, according to the 2016 Best Countries rankings and Annual Global Retirement Index.

Lake Arenal Is a Mountain Bikers Delight: Recap of ‘La Vuelta del Lago.’

Every spring, mountain biking enthusiasts from near and far come to Tilaran to participate in La Vuelta del Lago. What started with a group of less than 100 riders back in 1992 now has thousands of participants flocking to the area for this spectacular 2-day event.