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How To Find Out The Price of a New Car in Costa Rica?

Thanks to our friends at La Nación it’s now easier than ever to find out the price of the new car you want to buy in Costa Rica.

How To Decide Where To Live in Costa Rica? And why you should consider Lake Arenal instead of the popular and touristy beach areas.

For years now Costa Rica has been one of the world’s premier “eco” tourism, and retirement destination spots. More people are coming here every year to experience the warm sunny climate, friendly culture, beautiful beaches, rain forests and mountains.

Costa Rica Crime, Land Scams & ‘Working Women’ Who Take Gringos To The Cleaners!

On the positive side when it comes to violent crime such as murder, they do a great job, because they have a division called OIJ (English – Judicial Investigation Organization ) this department is their equivalent of the FBI in the USA and they do a very good job.

The Best Weather On The Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica Is When?

Its a known fact that the weather is generally less predictable on the Caribbean Coast, although we have no lack of sunshine with over 300+ sunny days a year, but in September and October…

What’s the Perfect Costa Rica Weather Worth To You?

It’s amusing because as a child at boarding school in Crieff, we were forced to have cold baths every morning (that’s Scottish COLD water and not Costa Rica ‘cold’ water) and we regularly had to break the thin layer of ice in the swimming pool before we went swimming.

DVD Rentals in San Jose – “High quality original copies of the originals.”

For the most part I consider television, an intrusive, insidious and deadly intellectual cancer and have not regularly watched it for over a decade but we do rent movies once in a while…

Salsa Lizano, Costa Rica’s Favorite Sauce.

It’s tart, it’s smoky and it’s slightly sweet. And — just ask any Costa Rican — it’s good on pretty much everything. I’m talking of course about Salsa Lizano, perhaps Costa Rica’s greatest culinary sensation.

Living in Costa Rica: WAY healthier!

The healthiest and happiest people on the planet live right here in Costa Rica. No… Ponce De Leon did not eventually find his elusive …

Costa Rica Turtle Egg Harvesting At Ostional.

I must confess that when I was first confronted with these photographs of people taking thousands of turtle eggs from the beach at Ostional my first emotion was disgust but, having learned…

The Turtles Come Ashore at Playa Ostional. “I can’t help but think how rich my life has become while living in Costa Rica.”

I glance down the beach and see many have already laid their eggs in the sand. Some are dragging their exhausted bodies back to the sea; each step a struggle, their bodies not designed to maneuver in this terrain.

What To Do In Atenas – One of the AARP’s Favourite Retirement Destinations – During The Rainy Season?

Atenas Costa Rica in rainy season transforms into a lush green paradise with plenty of fun things to do: waterfalls, natural swimming pools, coffee tours and more.

La Arribada “The Arrival” of the Olive Ridley Turtles to Ostional

The famous “Arribada” or arrival, is a must-see event. It’s truly an event that leaves you in awe. There is something magical about seeing the massive arrival of the Olive Ridley turtles to Ostional Beach scurrying in desperation to lay their eggs and then head back off to sea as quickly as they arrived… in a flash.

7 Lifesaving Insurance Tips For Expats in Costa Rica – Get Instant Access To Your Free Report!

My family and many of our VIP Members have been delighted with the wide range of affordable insurance products offered by our recommended insurance expert John McGee.

Think You Live in the Freest Country? Think Again…

In 1883, poet Emma Lazarus wrote these words as part of a sonnet to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. The text of the sonnet, “The New Colossus,” is now mounted inside the pedestal’s lower level.

All You Need To Know About Living In Atenas, Costa Rica…

With an ideal location, Atenas, Costa Rica offers everything for living your dreams. Atenas is located on the western edge of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, where the mountains drop away to the Pacific Coast.