Costa Rica Acupuncture – Made a Big Difference

I have been thoroughly impressed with the medical care we have used – the doctors visits were the equivalent of about $20 for a general practitioner and $40 for a neurologist who pinpointed my diagnosis more specifically than my doctor in the states.

Costa Rica Women’s Club

Over 60 years ago the Women’s Club of Costa Rica was formed to keep women in touch with other English speaking women. Today, the Women’s Club has over 250 members represented by women from 30 different countries, including Costa Rica. The club’s main motto is “Friendship and Service.”

Costa Rica Chess – ‘Grand Master’ at Grand Old Age of 15

He learned his very first chess moves from his father and although Alejandro has never had a ‘formal’ chess teacher, with his own independent studies of the theory and tactics behind chess, Alejandro Ramirez, a Costa Rican is now one of the world’s best chess players

Visitors Share My Adventure – Retirement in Costa Rica

When you live in a place such as Costa Rica, chances are quite good that you will have friends come to visit. In the last month I have had four house guests. Each has brought pleasure to my life in retirement.

Remarkable People Making A Difference!

El Puente – The Bridge is a project of a USA non-profit organization Serendipity International Foundation a registered 501C3 and offers educational assistance, food, and microloans mainly to indigenous people in Costa Rica. Their goal is to help families and individuals become self-sufficient.

Corporation Documents

The Costa Rica legal system may not appear to be, but the legal system is relatively simple. Anyone that wishes to live in this very big, little country called Costa Rica should know the fundamental requirements with regards to Costa Rica corporation laws and taxes.

Costa Rica Flooding

Five people drowned and five others are missing; a majority of the people were left with only the clothes they were wearing at the time; hundreds of houses were destroyed, and the same was true for roads, bridges, plantations…

World Class Entertainment At Tico Prices!

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) composed his wonderful concierto for violin and orchestra (Op 77) in 1878 and on Friday evening we thoroughly enjoyed a magnificent performance of it by Russian born violinist Misha Keylin in the Teatro Nacional (built in 1897) in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Fear & Negativity Sells Even When It’s Not Accurate

Instead of allowing ‘anybody’ to scare him half to death, if they had spent ten minutes online, they would have felt just fine about enjoying a peaceful vacation in this land of stunning scenery, sunshine and smiles. Instead…

Murder in a Mansion

The heavy ornate door opened without a sound as we entered the magnificent reception hall of the Club Union in downtown San Jose. We found ourselves speaking in hushed tones.

Realistic Expectations with Costa Rica Real Estate

You can expect to find your dream property in Costa Rica for less than what you would pay for it in North America, but, only if you do not let your “North American” expectations dictate that you must have everything exactly as it is back home…

Enjoying Organic Food in Costa Rica

Biting into a stick of celery, a carrot, or baked potato grown organically tastes fresh, crisp, and unlike the produce available in a grocery store. For 20 years, Noël Payne has been involved in bringing organic produce and environmentally friendly products to the table.

Costa Rica Crime – Americans Murdering Americans

This last week was not a ‘good news’ week for Americans in Costa Rica.

1. An American identified only by his family name, Emmett, 67, was held suspect of the murder of his 33 year old fellow countryman Benjamin Daniel Wood, 33, whose body was found with a bullet in his eye near Turrucares, Alajuela. It was Wood’s Costa Rican girlfriend who alerted the police about the possibility of Emmett’s involvement in the murder.

Which US Taxpayers Can Deduct Moving Expenses when Moving to Costa Rica?

Many folks interested in living in Costa Rica have questions regarding moving expenses to their new location. Although every situation has its nuances, there are some general guidelines to follow. My goal is to decipher some of the information found in detail in IRS Publication 521 – Moving Expenses.

‘El Doctor’ – Great Service in Costa Rica and a fantastic price!

I was given the name and contact information for an English-speaking doctor in Heredia, one of the provincial capitals of Costa Rica. I met with the good doc and found him delightful and very helpful. He turned out to be quite an interesting fellow.