Costa Rica Living For Free For A Month?

An American couple contacted me today who are visiting Costa Rica and are living in a lovely home in Heredia or a whole month – For Free!!

Banks Demand Higher Salaries for Costa Rica Mortgages

It is important to note that the information in this article will apply to Costa Rican citizens and legal residents only. However, it will give you a very good idea of the local housing market and what local banks are offering for mortgages in Costa Rica…

Before You Get That Flu Shot… Read This Shocking Vaccinations Report

A stringent compulsory smallpox vaccine program, which prosecuted those refusing the vaccine, was instituted in England in 1867. Within 4 years 97.5% of persons between 2 and 50 had been vaccinated. The following year England experienced the worst smallpox epidemic in its history with 44,840 deaths. Between 1871 and 1880 the incidence of smallpox escalated from 28 to 46 per 100,000…

Why Would I Leave Costa Rica?

Living as a guest in this beautiful and friendly country where family and friends are still important, and people are not too busy to enjoy meeting and conversing with you has a warm charm that overcomes many of the glorious imperfections that are encountered here.

Would You Move To Costa Rica Again?

After being down here in Costa Rica for 15 years, and becoming a single woman a couple of years ago… I decided to go back to the USA. Visited there for two months in a charming small town, Eastern seaboard.

Costa Rica Real Estate – Why Buy Now?

It is one of the oldest democracies in the Americas and abolished its Army over 50 years ago, choosing instead to spend that money on education and health services for its inhabitants. After 50 years, the results are there for everyone to see and enjoy.

Costa Rica Living on US$1,000 per month

I read the questions from people who really want to know what living in Costa Rica is like then I read the answers… There’s often a discussion about the ‘cost of living’ in Costa Rica and here is a good example of …

Costa Rica Pets – Documents Required

Health Certificate – Must be issued by a licensed veterinarian and endorsed by Veterinary Services – VS – in the Veterinary Section of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA APHIS). The examination is recommended within two weeks prior to traveling to Costa Rica.

Investing – Beware You’re Not the Sheep that’s Fleeced!

Let’s face it, we all want to make the big hit, win the lottery, ring the bell once in our lives and create for ourselves the opportunity to retire with a wad of money hidden safely away in some offshore retreat.

Costa Rica Wildlife – Three Wise Ants

It is always nice to visit a National park and see animals such as Monkeys and Parrots. As we quietly stroll amongst the giant trees and along the trails our eyes and ears ever alert for that chance encounter with a Jaguar or

Royal Family Fun & Games

No, Costa Rica does not have a royal family, but that didn’t stop a mammoth turn-out from among Ticos and expatriates to celebrate at the annual Garden Party for British Queen Elizabeth’s birthday last

Costa Rica Pensionados – Income Requirements

One of our eagle-eyed members wrote to me and included an email that had been sent to her a few weeks ago from a certain newsletter company that supposedly specializes in ‘international living’, if you know what I mean.

Costa Rican Kids – Protecting Children

Indeed, although we will all be traveling together as a family i.e. my wife, my 9 and 13 year-old children and myself we still in order to be able to leave the country.

A Healthy Arrival in Costa Rica or Any Foreign Country

For the unlucky, there’s also the distinct possibility of going into cranky shock upon learning luggage is not on the same side of the world. And then there’s the expatriate spouse traveling solo with the children and the dog…

Golden Fun on the Shores of Costa Rica

Costa Rica means rich coast. After Christopher Columbus bumped into Costa Rica,
he saw the gold hanging around the necks of the Indigenous people and coveted
it for his own fortune.