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10 Reasons Why I Chose To Live in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

There are lots of great beach towns in Costa Rica. Many people ask me ‘Why Tamarindo’?, so here are a few reasons i chose to spend the last 9 years in Tamarindo

The New Esterillos Town Center, A Sign of Future Growth on the Sunny Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

The Town Center is very exciting news to the growing communities of Bejuco and Esterillos, providing a number of services to those in the area.

Turrialba Volcanic ‘Cough-Splutter’ Dust Floating Everywhere. January 2017 Video.

Costa Rica’s Turrialba is one of a pair of stratovolcanoes overlooking the city of Cartago. It is some 10 km WNW from the neighboring Irazu volcano. There is a broad saddle between the two active volcanoes.

So here we sit. The end of 2016. And what a year it was…

Will 2017 be the year of asset confiscation? Will Trump ruffle the wrong feathers and end up losing his presidency? Will China react to the president’s rhetoric and trigger an international incident – or even a war?

Costa Rica: An Entrepreneurial Country

According to Washington’s Global Institute of Entrepreneurship and Development, there are more entrepreneurial opportunities in Costa Rica than in any other Central American country. Although good news, there are still some areas that need improvement.

Will Trump Really “Preserve and Protect” the Constitution?

How seriously will Trump take this responsibility? This is, after all, a man who threatened to sue newspapers that criticized him. That represents — at the least — a potential violation of the First Amendment’s guarantee of press freedom. Then there was Trump’s promise to use torture not only against terrorists, but their family members as well.

Making Surfboards in Costa Rica. “If I don’t drown in the water surfing I’ll die here in the shop…”

White foam flakes blast out of the power planer in all directions, coating everything in the workshop in artificial snow. It’s just a few weeks before Christmas, and celebrity board shaper Robert August is like a skinny Santa — but cranking out surfboards instead of toys.

Atenas Restaurants, Costa Rica.

Atenas, Costa Rica may be a small town, but it has a great number of restaurants to enjoy. Whether it is because there is a good size group of international residents — about 1,500 year-round and up to 3,000 in winter months — or…

What’s Happened To Atenas, Costa Rica Since It Was Recommended by the AARP in 2010?

In their September/October 2010 issue, AARP recommended Atenas, Costa Rica as one of the best places to retire abroad. The writer, Barry Golson, gave highlights of all the things one would expect to find in a retirement destination such as…

Cheap and Cheerful Tips For Travelling in Costa Rica

Although Costa Rica is a fairly small country, it still takes a good amount of time to get around, especially on the narrow roads. Depending on where you’re going, you’ll probably…

IRS Reporting Obligations For U.S. Citizens When Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica. Don’t make this million dollar mistake!

If you’re a US citizen, and you make the decision to buy property abroad, you need to immediately find out what your obligations are in reporting these offshore assets to the IRS.

Say Cheese! 5 Common Costa Rican Quesos Cheeses

Sure, Costa Rica is better known for its immaculate beaches, prolific rainforest wildlife and rolling coffee plantations than it is for its cheese making — but that’s not to say the nation’s dairy products aren’t worth biting into.

A Merry Costa Rica Christmas and a Happy New Anus To You Too?

Often times in Spanish and any other foreign language you can make one tiny mistake which totally changes the meaning of everything… Every Christmas I receive dozens of emails from people wishing me a Happy New Year in Spanish except that the spelling is not quite right.

Costa Rica Retirement – Feliz Año Nuevo, or Happy New Year!

As soon as we arrived on the crowded dance floor, I was asked to dance. I hadn’t really given much thought to how to dance in Costa Rica, although years ago I…

Living & Retiring in Costa Rica – Happy New Year and a Happy New Life?

However it does take a certain kind of person to enjoy the ‘expat’ life and after six months – you have to give yourself at least six months to get the feel of living in a new country – maybe you will decide that living in a foreign country is just not for you, would that really be such a disaster?