Living in Costa Rica

Central and Latin America: The Perfect Escape Destination

Affordability is one reason for choosing a Latin America getaway. In addition to laidback communities, hospitable people, and pristine beaches, you can rent nice accommodations for only $500 per month.

Cars in Costa Rica. Pay the ‘marchamo’ and stay street legal.

At one point or another, my clients want to know what needs to be done to keep a vehicle street legal here in Costa Rica…

Will 2017 Be Your Last Chance To Move To Costa Rica?

Based on their staggeringly ABYSMAL track record, are you really willing to let your government – any government – protect you and your loved ones? Or, would it be sensible to have a plan ‘B’?

The Unfunded Pension Tsunami Is Rapidly Gaining Momentum. “The U.S. public pension system is mathematically guaranteed to crash!”

“Public pensions are a slow motion train wreck that can’t be stopped. Millions of workers who expect a steady stream of income when they retire will get nothing. The U.S. public pension system is mathematically guaranteed to crash.”

Living Healthier in Costa Rica

Fortunately for me, my wife loves to cook, and perhaps more importantly our lifestyle provides time for her to cook.  While the fresh, delicious ingredients found in Costa Rica is key…

Is Your Dentures Situation Hopeless? Here’s why you should consider permanent dentures called ‘All-on-4’.

Have you finally reached the point where you have no viable alternatives to fix your teeth? You have spent years, and paid thousands of dollars to your US dentist, just to hold things together. Now all the very expensive quick fixes no longer work. What to do?

Police and Osa Authorities in Costa Rica Fight Environmental Crimes

Osa plays a critical role in protecting the Costa Rica’s environment. With increasing environmental crime, officials are organizing special operations. Backing this effort is the Ministry of Public Security and the Program of Control and Protection.

Why Is Manuel Antonio Such An Attractive Area?

Manuel Antonio is a tiny strip of tropical terrain that extends out into the Pacific just outside of the town of Quepos, on Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. It is located in the province of Puntarenas and in the canton of Aguirre.

Living in Escazu, Costa Rica. Which are the most exclusive areas?

Escazu is always called “Embassy Row”, but of course not all of Escazu is Embassy row. Even though there is a zoning plan in Escazu, you’ll be surprised how “messy” it is. The reason is that Escazu grew from a tiny little town into a large city with zero city planning.

Rock You Like A Hurricane.

Costa Rica has NEVER had a hurricane; EVER. Since the beginning of recorded history, in 1851, no hurricane has ever made landfall in the world of PURA VIDA. So when hurricane Otto started heating up in the Caribbean earlier this week, nobody paid much attention.

Living WITHOUT Heating in Costa Rica!

I really don’t recall a time ever hearing someone say, “I love this 20 degree weather”, and is probably because nobody does say that!

Pumpkin Pie in Paradise. Enjoying Thanksgiving in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica.

It’s time to ditch the mittens for picture perfect sunsets, palm trees, and pumpkin pie! The holiday season is in full swing in Jaco, Costa Rica, as expats and vacationers from the U.S. prep for Thanksgiving.

Costa Rica Condo Prices Comparison Report 2016. Northwest Guanacaste.

Things have really picked up in 2016! Land prices are down between 20-30% and although most condo prices are generally stable now, there are a few attractive fire sale properties to be had by the opportunistic real estate investor.

10 Really Cool Things To Do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Anyone who’s considered Costa Rica as a vacation destination has probably heard about Manuel Antonio. It’s home to Costa Rica’s most popular national park and one that’s been labeled one of the most beautiful national parks in the world (Forbes Magazine, 2011).

The Top 14 Things That Gringos Love About Living in Escazu & Santa Ana That Cannot Be Found Anywhere Else in Costa Rica!

Living in Escazu, Costa Rica is not for everyone. If you are the ‘pioneering’ type and already speak fluent Spanish then living in a more remote area of Costa Rica may be perfect for you from day one.