Living in Costa Rica

Wanna Go Fishing in Costa Rica?

After spending the last 3 winters in Costa Rica I’ve learned a fair bit about the sport fishing industry in this country. Having owned my own sport fishing business in British Columbia, Canada, for 22 years, I look at this industry slightly different than your average angler.

Toward A More Perfect… OK! OK! A More Satisfying Union With Your Loved One in Costa Rica.

We’re in yet another conflict with our partner and we’ve done our best to reach a mutually satisfying resolution, but no matter what do we do our partner won’t take “yes” for an answer.

Ten Simple But Often Overlooked Architect Tips When Building Your Own Home in Costa Rica

As an architect in Costa Rica but mainly as a home owner, I’ve experienced a few minor issues with some houses that could have easily been avoided with some guidance at the building phase. In this article I’d like to share some tips on how to have a more enjoyable, easy maintenance house located on the mountains or beach.

Costa Rica Real Estate – Tico sellers raising sales prices for Gringo buyers.

I recently received an email from a European gentleman who had heard that sometimes a Costa Rican real estate seller will raise the sales price for their home when a foreigner or gringo comes to look at it.

Costa Rica Land – Squatters have rights too.

The local authorities often support the cause of these squatters and have been reluctant to proceed with evictions. Violence has been used or threatened to intimidate legal property owners not to interfere.

Obscene Public Sector Pensions In Costa Rica

I wrote an article about Obscene Public Sector Salaries Contribute To Costa Rica’s High Cost Of Living and today we take a brief look at some examples of the Obscene Public Sector Pensions In Costa Rica.

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas in Costa Rica.

What does Christmas mean to you?  An excuse to exchange gifts, an important gathering of close family and perhaps friends or an opportunity to reflect on the birth of a tiny baby all those centuries ago?

Costa Rica Celebrates No Military For The Last 67 Years!

So lift your glass and help us celebrate 67 years of No Army! No Navy! No Nuclear, No Air Force! Biological or Chemical weapons and no weapons of mass destruction!

As President O’Bomba’s Nobel Peace Prize Anniversary Approaches – 10th December – What Peace Has Been Achieved?

Although President O’Bomba and his family have also enjoyed a peaceful life, the ‘hope’ that people had for any kind of a ‘change’ has clearly evaporated and, his actions abroad have so far only led to more people being slaughtered.

Time To Take A Leaf Out Of The State Dept’s Book: Issue travel alert for the U.S.A.

If the San Bernardino shootings had happened in any other country, you can bet your bottom dollar that the US State Department would have issued a travel alert for that country in the aftermath.

Living in Costa Rica and Dating Costa Rican Women.

Many men have asked me about women and the dating scene in Costa Rica. We’re talking about the ‘Ticas’ – The lovely ladies from Costa Rica. If you are a single man looking for a serious, long-term relationship with an exotic Costa Rica woman then read on.

New Sandbar Restaurant & Bar Opens in Playa Hermosa. Do yourself a favor and check out the Sandbar

We are happy to announce that our good friend Kent Scantland and his partner Kai Ravariere have opened the Sandbar in the Hermosa Heights Retail Center right on the Main Street in Playa Hermosa.

Why Costa Rica Is Ranked the Healthiest Country in the Americas

While many people might automatically assume that the healthiest country in the Americas is the United States, they would be wrong. According to recent statistics released by the World Bank…

Having Fun Buying a Used And A New Car in Costa Rica.

Well I have to be 100% honest with you. The experience of looking for a car was a pretty good experience. However getting the lease approved was another story which I will get to, and buying the used one was a real treat!

The Three Things You Must Remember When Building Your Own Home In Costa Rica.

Building in Costa Rica is very different from North America and most of Europe. Located between 9 and 11 degrees latitude above the equator, Costa Rica’s tropical climate comes with its own special considerations.