Living in Costa Rica

What We Do Today Is What Matters Most

As you know, I do like witty sayings that apply to my theme…So Spring to me is really a rebirth of the year…the sun shines, the landscape blossoms, the warmth soothes and the winds refresh our …

10 Reasons Why I Chose To Live in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

There are lots of great beach towns in Costa Rica. Many people ask me ‘Why Tamarindo’?, so here are a few reasons i chose to spend the last 9 years in Tamarindo

The New Esterillos Town Center, A Sign of Future Growth on the Sunny Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

The Town Center is very exciting news to the growing communities of Bejuco and Esterillos, providing a number of services to those in the area.

Turrialba Volcanic ‘Cough-Splutter’ Dust Floating Everywhere. January 2017 Video.

Costa Rica’s Turrialba is one of a pair of stratovolcanoes overlooking the city of Cartago. It is some 10 km WNW from the neighboring Irazu volcano. There is a broad saddle between the two active volcanoes.

Costa Rica: An Entrepreneurial Country

According to Washington’s Global Institute of Entrepreneurship and Development, there are more entrepreneurial opportunities in Costa Rica than in any other Central American country. Although good news, there are still some areas that need improvement.

Making Surfboards in Costa Rica. “If I don’t drown in the water surfing I’ll die here in the shop…”

White foam flakes blast out of the power planer in all directions, coating everything in the workshop in artificial snow. It’s just a few weeks before Christmas, and celebrity board shaper Robert August is like a skinny Santa — but cranking out surfboards instead of toys.

Atenas Restaurants, Costa Rica.

Atenas, Costa Rica may be a small town, but it has a great number of restaurants to enjoy. Whether it is because there is a good size group of international residents — about 1,500 year-round and up to 3,000 in winter months — or…

What’s Happened To Atenas, Costa Rica Since It Was Recommended by the AARP in 2010?

In their September/October 2010 issue, AARP recommended Atenas, Costa Rica as one of the best places to retire abroad. The writer, Barry Golson, gave highlights of all the things one would expect to find in a retirement destination such as…

Cheap and Cheerful Tips For Travelling in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is a fairly small country, it still takes a good amount of time to get around, especially on the narrow roads. Depending on where you’re going, you’ll probably…

IRS Reporting Obligations For U.S. Citizens When Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica. Don’t make this million dollar mistake!

If you’re a US citizen, and you make the decision to buy property abroad, you need to immediately find out what your obligations are in reporting these offshore assets to the IRS.

Say Cheese! 5 Common Costa Rican Quesos Cheeses

Sure, Costa Rica is better known for its immaculate beaches, prolific rainforest wildlife and rolling coffee plantations than it is for its cheese making — but that’s not to say the nation’s dairy products aren’t worth biting into.

Living & Retiring in Costa Rica – Happy New Year and a Happy New Life?

However it does take a certain kind of person to enjoy the ‘expat’ life and after six months – you have to give yourself at least six months to get the feel of living in a new country – maybe you will decide that living in a foreign country is just not for you, would that really be such a disaster?

Making Christmas Tamales in Atenas, Costa Rica. With free video.

In Costa Rica the holiday season brings with it many traditions. One of the most awaited of those traditions is Christmas tamales. Making Christmas tamales is a tradition that has been around for centuries, handed down from generation to generation.

The Hidden Gems of the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.

The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica is one of the most visited and popular areas in Costa Rica, but unfortunately many people fail to explore areas other than Jaco Beach and the Los Suenos Resort.

More People Are Spending Christmas in Costa Rica Than Ever Before! Why not enjoy your turkey dinner on the beach.

Can you blame them? You know…. it’s interesting. Until you take your first winter holiday you are blissfully living, working and playing in the snow, the slush and the cold. It’s not your fault, you didn’t know any different.