Living in Costa Rica

Rainy vs Dry Season In Costa Rica

One of the most common questions we get from people who are considering travelling to Costa Rica is “What is the weather like?” Many people don’t realize that Costa Rica is a tropical country that lies close to the equator at 10 degrees longitude.

Costa Rica Cost of Living Video. What does it really cost to live?

People obviously ask me all the time, “What does it cost to live in Costa Rica?” and I say, “Well, it depends on where you come from. But for the most part, for the majority of people, it’s substantially less than where they were living before.”

Let’s Go Grocery Shopping! A couple from Hawaii learn how to go Tico food shopping.

Just this past week Alfredo and Audrey, a great couple from Maui Hawaii, yes that’s right Hawaii. See they decided to make the move to Costa Rica.

Should I Buy Real Estate in Costa Rica Now? Free video.

People ask me all the time, “Michael, should I buy now?” I would never tell you buy if you weren’t ready to buy. Nobody is going to pressure you into buying. I will be here for you no matter how long it takes.

The Cinco Esquinas Farmers’ Market at Lake Arenal.

Located just a few kilometers outside of Tilaran, you’ll find many of the local expats and Ticos gathering every first and third Sunday of the month for a morning full of food and fun. The vendors open up shop from 10 am until 2 pm, and it’s not just limited to food items.

Costa Rican Culture: How to Make a Typical Mask or “Mascarada”

Costa Rica doesn’t officially celebrate Halloween (although bars and restaurants countrywide would wholeheartedly disagree with that statement). Instead, the Costa Rican Ministry of Culture created a national mandate declaring October 31st the “Dia Nacional de la Mascarada,” or the traditional day dedicated to traditional masks and mask makers.

Scott Goes Skinny Dipping In Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Free Video

We don’t live at the beach, we live in Santa Ana near San José and the great thing about the weather here is that it’s only very rarely too damned hot, the weather in the morning is always absolutely, picture perfect! We love it here in the Central Valley area because this is where you can find anything and everything.

Energy wars: ‘massive’ oil discovery in Israel

For decades, Israel has been searching for oil in its own lands, with the hope of gaining energy independence.
Recent reports from Genie, a US oil-exploration company, suggest oil has been found in Israel.  Lots of it.

Profitable Costa Rica Real Estate Investments. Invest with the best in the path of progress in the Papagayo Region of Costa Rica.

Depending on your nationality and your tax obligations, there could be some tremendous tax advantages when you invest in Costa Rica real estate. For example there are no capital gains taxes paid to any Cost Rica taxing authority when you eventually sell your investment property.

Vaccination: How the West invades the world. 

“The first great wave of missionaries brings a fairy tale of a religion to ‘the less fortunate primitive people’.  The second great wave of missionaries are the priests in white coats.

Meeting New Friends Living in Playas del Coco, The Papagayo Region of Costa Rica.

Meeting new friends is the name of the game. People who are considering moving or vacationing in a new country wonder how they will meet new people to socialize with. One of the fundamental ways is to choose an area that is popular with foreigners.

Always Had That Dream But Could Never Find A Way? Rollover your current IRA or 401K to a self-directed plan and start making your Costa Rica dream happen!

I am sure you have read many articles about all the great things to do in Costa Rica, from surfing the rain forests and zip lining to slathering warm volcanic mud all over your body and the great lifestyle one can experience…

If You Don’t Have Sense Humour, Bugger Off! Don’t even think about living in Costa Rica.

‘If you don’t want your emails flagged as porn spam, I suggest that you not make your subjects suggest it. And why would anyone do business with someone who sends such trash?

How To Protect Your Assets Offshore in Costa Rica Real Estate. Free video

There are a lot of people with a lot more money than me. Very, very wealthy people. And if you listen to these people and you read their books and you read their blogs, they tell you the same thing.

The Science Behind A Costa Rica Sunset

It’s easy to lose yourself in the vivid shades of orange, pink, purple and blue of a Costa Rican sunset. But why do sunsets vary so much from place to place, and from evening to evening? Why are they typically more stunning near beaches, deserts or canyons than in other parts of the world?