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Costa Rica Slang. Top 15 Tico Sayings.

This is an article dedicated to my personal top 15. I actually started with 10, but they grew thanks to my family and friends who added to the list. If you want to really understand what people say here, you have got to learn the Costa Rican slang (or pachuco).

Top Private Schools in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Their philosophy revolves around developing peace within the self, the family, the community and the world. La Paz is one of the most elite schools in the area, located in Playa Flamingo, just 20 minutes from Tamarindo and a little over an hour from Liberia international airport.

Cooperatives in Costa Rica. CoopeAtenas is the economic cornerstone of Atenas.

Founded officially on Aug. 7, 1868, Atenas was once the strategic meeting and resting point for Costa Rican merchants traveling by oxcart with goods and coffee from the fertile Central Valley to the Pacific coastal port of Puntarenas.

Expatriate Private Medical Insurance: How To Keep Premium Costs Manageable!

Relocating to another area of the world outside your country of citizenship, by yourself or with your family is a challenging yet adventurous task. There are so many details, “and the devil is in the details”, that must be addressed… where to live, schools for the children, safety issues, shopping locations, new activities, hospital locations, transportation, and …

Total Chaos But, Free and Happy. Take a walk in the park to learn more. Free video.

For those of who are still undecided about living in Costa Rica, the next time you’re in San Jose, try to spend a few hours walking through the park on a busy Sunday afternoon between 1-3pm and think of it as intensive, crash course that will clearly show you how the Ticos behave during their free time with the family.

My Mother’s Angels In Costa Rica Pay It Forward

If you love Costa Rica, and it’s people, please continue reading and let me give you the chance to be even more fulfilled and happy living here in Costa Rica.

Happy Expats Retired in Atenas, Costa Rica!

Costa Rica is one of the most popular international expat destinations, and has become one of the world’s safest places to visit and to live. This year, Costa Rica once again topped the Happy Planet Index rankings as the Happiest Country in the World.

The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming!

The Americas, especially North America, are no strangers to British invasions. We Gringos remember from our earliest school days that back in 1775, Paul Revere reportedly warned fellow American colonists in Boston “The British are coming!” on his famous midnight ride.

10 Fun Outdoor Activities in Tamarindo

If you didn’t come with your own equipment, no worries. You can rent/buy some at most local surf shops, supermarkets, or adventure companies.

My Costa Rica Citizenship Story

In most cases, getting Citizenship in Costa Rica is a lengthy process of which you have to have lots of patience for. My story is no exception. Although i have one parent who is a Costa Rican citizen (My Mother), getting my citizenship took 4 years and endured ‘law changes’.

Living in Costa Rica & Making A Difference. Papagayo Gringos helping animals. Free video.

Probably the one thing I’m most proud about is all the charitable work that we do here in Costa Rica. The first thing when I moved here, there were hundreds, maybe thousands of stray dogs everywhere…

Ten Room Hotel For Sale in Esterillos Oeste, Costa Rica. Mirador del Mar $990,000

The Mirador del Mar is an exclusive luxury hotel consisting of 10 rooms and an owner’s or manager’s suite on the third floor with it’s own kitchen.

Weekend Getaway in Punta Leona on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Punta Leona is an exclusive community that borders a 750 acre nature conservancy, located an hour west of San Jose and just 15 minutes north of Jaco. The conservancy was created almost 30 years ago and serves as an important centre for the study of local animals and birds.

The Viento Frescos Waterfalls in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.

The Viento Frescos Waterfalls are just a 20-minute drive away, so you could even make your visits here a regular getaway. Take your adventurous friends for a real taste of the Costa Rican outdoors, or bring the kids along for a break from the lake.

Faroles: A festival of lights to honour Costa Rica’s Independence Day.

Faroles is Spanish for lanterns — more specifically, handmade lanterns made of colorful cardboard or paper with a dainty little candle set inside. Each year in September, these lamps become the single most important symbol of sovereignty and freedom in all of Central America. But why?