Living in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Slang. Top 15 Tico Sayings.

This is an article dedicated to my personal top 15. I actually started with 10, but they grew thanks to my family and friends who added to the list. If you want to really understand what people say here, you have got to learn the Costa Rican slang (or pachuco).

Top Private Schools in Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Their philosophy revolves around developing peace within the self, the family, the community and the world. La Paz is one of the most elite schools in the area, located in Playa Flamingo, just 20 minutes from Tamarindo and a little over an hour from Liberia international airport.

Cooperatives in Costa Rica. CoopeAtenas is the economic cornerstone of Atenas.

Founded officially on Aug. 7, 1868, Atenas was once the strategic meeting and resting point for Costa Rican merchants traveling by oxcart with goods and coffee from the fertile Central Valley to the Pacific coastal port of Puntarenas.

Expatriate Private Medical Insurance: How To Keep Premium Costs Manageable!

Relocating to another area of the world outside your country of citizenship, by yourself or with your family is a challenging yet adventurous task. There are so many details, “and the devil is in the details”, that must be addressed… where to live, schools for the children, safety issues, shopping locations, new activities, hospital locations, transportation, and …

The British Are Coming, The British Are Coming!

The Americas, especially North America, are no strangers to British invasions. We Gringos remember from our earliest school days that back in 1775, Paul Revere reportedly warned fellow American colonists in Boston “The British are coming!” on his famous midnight ride.

10 Fun Outdoor Activities in Tamarindo

If you didn’t come with your own equipment, no worries. You can rent/buy some at most local surf shops, supermarkets, or adventure companies.

My Costa Rica Citizenship Story

In most cases, getting Citizenship in Costa Rica is a lengthy process of which you have to have lots of patience for. My story is no exception. Although i have one parent who is a Costa Rican citizen (My Mother), getting my citizenship took 4 years and endured ‘law changes’.

Living in Costa Rica & Making A Difference. Papagayo Gringos helping animals. Free video.

Probably the one thing I’m most proud about is all the charitable work that we do here in Costa Rica. The first thing when I moved here, there were hundreds, maybe thousands of stray dogs everywhere…

Weekend Getaway in Punta Leona on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Punta Leona is an exclusive community that borders a 750 acre nature conservancy, located an hour west of San Jose and just 15 minutes north of Jaco. The conservancy was created almost 30 years ago and serves as an important centre for the study of local animals and birds.

The Viento Frescos Waterfalls in Lake Arenal, Costa Rica.

The Viento Frescos Waterfalls are just a 20-minute drive away, so you could even make your visits here a regular getaway. Take your adventurous friends for a real taste of the Costa Rican outdoors, or bring the kids along for a break from the lake.

Faroles: A festival of lights to honour Costa Rica’s Independence Day.

Faroles is Spanish for lanterns — more specifically, handmade lanterns made of colorful cardboard or paper with a dainty little candle set inside. Each year in September, these lamps become the single most important symbol of sovereignty and freedom in all of Central America. But why?

20% Return on Investment. Costa Rica investment properties to look for and rental tips.

How I earn 20% per year with my Costa Rica Investments. Here is the kind of rental property I search for in Jaco Beach along with a few tips that I’ve learned along the way.

Costa Rica’s Independence Day – 15th September: Culture and Traditions Explained 

It seems a little weird that Costa Rica’s Independence Day falls on September 15 — the exact same day as Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala’s Dia de Independencia. However, it’s no coincidence that Costa Rica shares its special day with the rest of Central America. Here’s why:

Should I Rent A Home in Costa Rica First? Or buy immediately?

Let me tell you. I know exactly what you want. I want a three-bedroom house with a pool looking at the ocean for $1500 a month. Good luck! Those homes rent for $1500 a week and they rent a lot.

Costa Rica Health Care and Hospitals – Hospital CIMA in Escazu. Free online video.

As a Registered Nurse Costa Rica health care is a topic close to my heart and recently I had the good fortune to visit beautiful Costa Rica to check out Costa Rica health care – the Doctors, Surgeons, Dentists and a Costa Rica hospital.