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What Do You Mean, Costa Rica Has No Capital Gains Tax?

A gain is when an appreciating property you own, like a piece of real estate, a share of stock, or a bond, increases in value above what you paid for it. What you paid for it is called your “basis.”

Orthopaedic Surgeon in Costa Rica Dr. Rodrigo Sequeira: Master of Orthopaedics

Like many doctors in Costa Rica medicine is a family affair. Dr. Sequeira’ father is a retired gynecologist and his older brother is a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, who is a tremendous influence on him. A mixture of adulation and sibling rivalry no doubt.

Banks In Costa Rica – Ten top tips.

My most frequent answer goes something like: “I don’t recommend any bank in Costa Rica but, after nearly seventeen years of doing business here, if you would like to know which bank I still do business with – meaning the best of the worst – I would be happy to help.”

Costa Rica Religions. Today many Ticos will be on their hands and knees…

Catholic Costa Rica shows a typical tolerance for other religious practices but overall any extreme demonstration of faith is shrugged off, as Vicky Longland explains. At the end of July, many Ticos will be on their hands and knees. Not as an aftermath to some national drinking binge…

Costa Rica May Be The Perfect “Getaway” But, Is It Also The Perfect “Hideaway”?

That is, a place where you can hide yourself, and/or your assets, from those who’d like to take a nice fat financial swipe at them…for a legal cause, of course.

You’re Likely Committing a Crime Right Now

Do you own a dog? You could face six months in federal prison If you walk it on federal lands on a leash longer than six feet in length.

Escazu Real Estate For Sale. Location! Location! Location!

Escazu is a terrific location, considered the ‘Beverly Hills’ of Costa Rica, but in comparison with most places, even Escazu real estate is affordable.

Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World in 2016 For The Third Time!

Explore the Happy Planet Index data to discover where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long, happy lives.

A Typical Guanacaste Dance Done By Pre-Schoolers To Celebrate The Annexation of Guanacaste Day.

As we near July 25th, which is the annexation of Guanacaste Day, I feel it’s best to talk about one of the many aspects of that day–the typical dance. Have you ever heard of the typical dance in Costa Rica?

With Tourism In Costa Rica At An All Time High, The Great Real Estate Deals Are Fast Disappearing! Free video.

Tourism is at an all-time high in Costa Rica. As a matter of fact, more people visited our country last year than ever before in the history of the country, something like 2.5 million visitors.

Why Young Couples Are Choosing To Live in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica Papagayo. Free video

The entrepreneurial spirit is kicking in. People are coming here and starting businesses and raising families.

Tamarindo, Costa Rica Real Estate Market Summary For The First Six Months of 2016

What sort of decline/increase have you see in the number of potential real estate buyers who have contacted you in the last six months in comparison to the previous year?

Top 10 Reasons Why This Canadian Loves Living In Costa Rica.

Upon discovering Costa Rica it has become very clear to me where my home really is, and I will stop at nothing to one day “go home”. Really glad for the opportunity to express myself on this topic.

What Is Your ‘Why’ About Living in Costa Rica? Our VIP Members respond…

“We live in Costa Rica as it is giving us opportunity to stretch our minds and our hearts by experiencing a new language, culture, climate and being among interesting people with a perspective very different than what has been our routine for decades. It is refreshing and rejuvenating.” Sheri.