Living in Costa Rica

Happiness in Costa Rica Part 2. Why are the Costa Ricans so darned happy?

My first blog for Psychology Today was about bliss in Costa Rica. This is now 7 months later,the bliss is tinctured with reality, and I’m hard at work. Costa Ricans report the most life satisfaction of any of the peoples of Latin and Central America. My job, for the next 2 or 3 years, is to analyze why this is so.

26 Reasons Why Savvy Preppers Are Buying Land In This Scenic Lake Area of Costa Rica!

For the vast majority of people who already live in the United States of America and a big percentage of people who dream of moving to the U.S., the overall perception and the reality of life in the U.S. are two very different things.

Your 894th Costa Rica Retirement Living Online Magazine for Friday, 24th June 2015.

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a valued VIP Member of WeLoveCostaRica.com If you wish to change your email address or unsubscribe, please see the simple, one click unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of this email. One thing about living in Costa Rica that never fails to amaze me is the driving skills […]

Moon and Sea Horse Parade. Riding through the wildfires to the Pacific.

On March 8, 2012, about 300 horses, 40 motorcycles, 30 quads, 50 cars, an ambulance, a brass band, a truck blaring Latin music, and about 1000 people made the annual Luna Llena (Full Moon) trek from Tempate to Potrero, about 12 kms. Or 8 miles. I was one of them!

Thinking About Investing In Costa- Rican Property. How About A Coffee Farm?

The primary product of Costa Rica is tourism but that is not to say that this is the only industry worthy of investment in this tiny but flourishing country.

Business Services in Costa Rica After 4 Years of Deceleration

Business services include legal services (that are 36% of this index), architecture and engineering services (10%), publicity services (17%) and the rest of the services (37%).

Your 895th Costa Rica Retirement Living Online Magazine for Wednesday, 1st July 2015.

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a valued VIP Member of WeLoveCostaRica.com If you wish to change your email address or unsubscribe, please see the simple, one click unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of this email. If you check the the Deaths of U.S. Citizens Abroad statistics compiled by the US Department of […]

Jumping Through Hoops To Get Your Mortgage in Costa Rica

The challenges you will face when attempting a mortgage application for property in Costa Rica extend well beyond the financial. Obtaining a mortgage can be difficult for most of us at the…

Getting My Motorcycle Driver’s License

It’s not that difficult for an ex-pat to get a Costa Rican driver’s license. You just go to the license bureau in San Jose with your unexpired foreign license, copies of your passport, a medical exam (are you dead yet? No? OK you pass), and a lot of patience. Stand in the various lines as directed and voila — you have a Costa Rican driver’s license.

Expat Private Medical Insurance Companies in Central & Latin America – Benefits & Pitfalls!

Before you make the move you do your due diligence by understanding the real estate laws, the language difference, the culture, the people, the diet, the nature and of course the your medical insurance options… Right?

Costa Rica Private Schools – Outside of the Central Valley Region.

For those of you with small children who wish to do a little research into what’s available in Costa Rica private schools, here is a listing of a few of the private schools outside of the Central Valley.

Good French Cooking in San José, Costa Rica With 50% Discount If You’re Over 50?

A friend and I enjoyed lunch at El Balcón de Europa on Thursday and were both pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food for about $70 per head.

Relax! You Are In Paradise Part 1

One of the biggest concerns that people have is whether they will be able to find reliable Contractors, Builders, Remodelers and Interior Decorators in Costa Rica.

Living Longer and Healthier in the Blue Zone of Costa Rica

Blue Zones are where people live significantly longer lives. There are longevity hotspots in Japan, Italia, Greece, Costa Rica and even in California. Some of the factors contributing to longer lives in these areas include: