Costa Rica Tire Repair – Murphy’s Law in Costa Rica

Murphy’s Law unfortunately applies to living in Costa Rica as well as everywhere else. Unlike most laws, these are simple laws to understand in any language. For example there’s the one which states that; “cellphone coverage will be extensive and reliable unless you must make, or are expecting an important phone call.” Murphy’s Law also […]

Costa Rica Cost of Living Is Not Expensive – I only spent US$158,693.31 last year…

It’s that time of the year to examine my expenses from the previous year and say to myself: “Jeeez! Did I really buy that much salmon, fillet mignon and wine last year…”

How Not To Lose Your Shirt When Buying Costa Rica Real Estate

How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa – Book Review

Costa Rica Taxes – Business License Tax Return

Every business in Costa Rica needs a license to operate under the regulations of the local government, known as La Municipalidad, like zoning and environment protection.

Palmares Festival Begins Today – 10th January 2007 at 6pm

Thousands of party lovers will descend on the town of Palmares West of San Jose later today for the beginning of the 12 day Palmares festival. Some of the attractions include bull fights, live music, soccer tournaments, carnivals, rodeos and more.

Costa Rica Home Inspection & Maintenance Tips

I’m quite surprised by the high quality of new construction here! After years of having to report on irregular wall finishes, poor quality cabinetry, chipped and hollow sounding floor tiles and the lack of proper plumbing to sinks, showers, water heaters and pump systems, all those details are now quite fine in comparison…

Costa Rica Real Estate Law (Part II)

Most attorneys in Costa Rica are also Notary Publics. However, since the enactment of the “Código Notarial“, as of 2003, the license to be Notary Public is not automatic for new attorneys. If they want to be such, they have to obtain a Master’s Degree in the field of Notarial Law to apply for the job.

Costa Rica Cost of Living – Christmas party time booze on sale.

One of the larger supermarkets in Costa Rica is (now owned by Wal-Mart) and at this time of the year we have some good sales that would be of interest to our Christmas party loving VIP Members.

Costa Rica Beach Resort – Villas del Sol – Fun for the entire family

We had arranged to stay in the Costa Rica beach villa of a good friend of mine whom I have known since 1996 when we first met in the Cayman Islands. He owns more than one villa in this resort so …

Win $100 and Two Free T-Shirts in our T-Shirt Competition

Help us to design a dynamite ‘I-just-gotta-have-one-of-those’ T-shirts and we’ll send you US$100 plus a free T-shirt for you and your partner as soon as they are made. Here’s a little project for you to get those creative juices flowing. I always think of ‘stunning scenery, sunshine and smiles’ when I think of Costa Rica […]

Costa Rica Living in Atenas? Free video interview with Terry Mills

Atenas is a small, friendly, quiet town with an agricultural base, great climate, friendly people, a good multi-national community base and anything we don’t have here in Atenas is just a short drive away… Practically the center of paradise!

Permission To Travel To Costa Rica and America’s ‘Freedom’ to Torture.

Justice William O. Douglas once wrote for the Court: “The right to travel is a part of the ‘liberty’ of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment…. Freedom of movement across frontiers in either direction, and inside frontiers as well, was a part of our heritage. Travel abroad, like travel within the country, … may be as close to the heart of the individual as the choice of what he eats, or wears, or reads. Freedom of movement is basic in our scheme of values.”

Costa Rica Construction – Up 70% in the last 12 months

In the last 12 months construction work had an explosive 70% increase, due to the building of houses and hotels in the coast area. From October 2004 to September 2005 3,271,605 square meters were built throughout the country, between October 2005 and September 2006 that number grew up to a 5,554,902 square meters.

Illegal Immigration from Nicaragua – Entire Families go through Boca San Carlos

Nicaraguan José Daniel Duarte aged 23 stated that: “My problem are the problems of hundreds of fellow brothers, in my country there hardly no jobs and the pay is bad. I came to Costa Rica so I would not starve to death.”

Costa Rica Free Wi-Fi Internet Access

Costa Rica Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Now available at the following locations: Hospital de Niños Hospital San Juan de Dios Hospital Calderón Guardia Clínica Carlos Durán Instituto Tecnológico Universidad Estatal a Distancia Universidad Nacional Colegio Vocacional Monseñor Sanabria Cenecoop Inciensa Plaza de la Cultura Museo del Banco Central Museo de Arte Costarricense Museo Nacional Teatro […]