DEPARTMENTS

Why More Americans Are Leaving America To Live In Costa Rica

Many Americans have the perception that they are living in the best, most free and democratic place in the world. They believe that they are the best educated, most literate, have the most comprehensive healthcare system and live the longest.

Costa Rica Mortgages – Construction financing.

Obtaining a construction loan for a property in Costa Rica is similar to one in the U.S. and Canada, and it is almost the same as getting a loan for a regular purchase but with a few additional requirements.

Cost of Living – Public Service Rates in Dollars

“If it improves things” Says Ringeld Montoya, age 23 who works
at Seelogics Internet cafe. “It seems as if people are starting to
charge in dollars because profits are greater. If it improves the service or the
quality of client service, then there’s no problem.”

Preferred Costa Rica Tour Guide

Hernan is fluent in English and has been touring around Costa Rica for more than 20 years. He knows the country well both from the driver’s seat of his small tour bus which seats eight people comfortably and also

Tic! Toc! Costa Rica Retirement

There is a clock that sits atop my refrigerator. It is a kitschy thing, made of
plastic molded in busy shapes of tropical birds and tree branches. The numbers
are large and the hands bold, so I can read it easily from across the room.

Costa Rica Internet Access – ADSL

As from this week, thousands of Costa Ricans are able to connect to the rest of world via the internet from their homes or offices using broadband connections that were unimaginable a few years ago …

Costa Rica Banks – Competition Benefits Clients

A couple of decades ago there basically weren’t any private banks in Costa Rica. The government-owned banks were the only option for traditional banking services in the country, and these offered few services and what is generally regarded as poor customer service.

Styles in Upbringing and Government.

Child raising and parenting are a private, family manifestation of those values and social norms. It is my opinion that probably in Latin America, and specifically in Costa Rica, certain child raising practices lead to corruption, a lack of transparency and irresponsibility.

Costa Rica Map – Caribbean

Costa Rica Map – Caribbean

Becoming More

“It is never too late to be what you could have been.” George Eliot

What if these words were true? There is so much in the news these days about the aging of the population but what is so sad is that most of the focus is on the physical limitations of later life and becoming less of what you used to be.

Costa Rica Culture – Irish Dance Company Visits

The dances managed to combine traditional Irish dance styles with ballet and some more jazzy tap numbers. There was one piece called Goddess that started with both…

Costa Rica Retirement – Adventures of Joram

He is still a young man, my friend Joram. With his wife, Ana, a woman born here in Costa Rica, he has three children, two adorable young daughters and a handsome young son of 12.

Costa Rica Cost of Living – Ticos Are Hurting

Driving around the last few weeks I have noticed a significant decrease in the number of cars on the road. The rising price of gasoline is hurting the Ticos.

What’s Not To Like About Retiring in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica sounds just wonderful, doesn’t it? I’ve been describing a place quite near paradise! It can’t be that perfect, can it?

Costa Rica Vacation Specials for Citizens and Legal Residents

During the ‘green season’ it is normally gorgeous here in the Central Valley area around San José during the morning but, at midday tends to cloud over before we have rain in the afternoon.