Living in Costa Rica

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…

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.

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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.

Invest in Costa Rica Land and Earn Income From A 5,000 Year Old ‘Wonder Tree’. Lots from $55,000 – $106,000

It is one of the mentioned Moringa Oleifera lots in Guanacaste (Hojancha, Costa Rica) waiting to be seeded with a guaranteed rental agreement for 10 years included between you and Thomas Ringshandl.

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:

Costa Rica House Builder Mike Brussock — Relax You Are In Paradise — Part 2

Our good friend Mike Brussock from Adobe Construction has been a Costa Rica house builder since 1999 and is one of the most helpful and straightforward guys in the business and he is completely prepared (like the good German he is) to answer all of your questions and help you comfortably through the building process in Costa Rica.

Moving To Costa Rica For Your Health

Nobody wants to spend their retirement in ill health, although sometimes we do not have a choice–or do we? The place we live has a lot to do with how healthy we are, our attitude toward life, and how much we enjoy our retirement years. Moving to Costa Rica for your health can be a wise decision that will allow you to enjoy your retirement to the fullest.