Costa Rica Videos

Costa Rica Lawyers & Laws – What is the Civil Law system? With free video.

The civil law system derives from the system of jurisprudence held and administered in the Roman Empire, which developed the idea of compiling its written laws into codes.

Security & Crime in Costa Rica. Free video with Attorney Rick Philps.

The Costa Rican Criminal Code and Justice System rely heavily on rehabilitation and as such is light on punishment. There is no law that punishes repeat offenders and hence the public perception that the criminal justice system is just a revolving door. The current model dates back to the 1970’s and Costa Rica needs to take a closer look at the current system.

Expats Doing Business or Working in Costa Rica With Free Video With Attorney Rick Philps. The most important things you must know or you will be doomed from the start…

Current trends indicate, that much more than previously, would-be immigrants to Costa Rica are coming from a much younger age group, well prior to retirement years, with the intention of being employed, or conducting a business in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Residency Categories Explained. Free Video With Attorney Rick Philps

The two most prevalent Temporary Categories of Residency applied for by foreigners being “Pensionado” and “Rentista”, remain very “mechanical” in the Application process, with each category requiring minimal supporting documentation, including an certified original Birth Certificate, a Criminal Records Search by a Police Force in your country of origin, (a certified Certificate of Marriage, if applicable), a certified complete copy of your Passport, and a Financial Responsibility Letter from a recognized financial institution, or pension authority.

A Canadian Perspective on Buying Costa Rica Real Estate by Canadian/Costa Rican Attorney Rick Philps

Canadians have a distinct tax advantage over their American cousins, in not having to declare their world income to Canada Customs and Revenue and pay taxes based on it, if they enjoy “non-resident tax status”.

Snakes in Costa Rica. See video of a giant boa constrictor killing and eating it’s prey.

A stunning video of a boa constrictor killing and then eating an iguana. It all happened in the Costa Rican backyard of National Geographic Explorer Susan Perry.

Costa Rica Construction Show. From the 24th to the 28th April 2013. Free video.

The thirteenth ExpoConstrucción will feature more than 200 national and international construction companies displaying cutting-edge innovative products and services from the 24th – 28th April 2013 at the Pedregal Exhibition Centre in Belen just outside San Jose.

Retirement Living In Atenas, Costa Rica. Free video

Atenas is a small mountain town located about halfway between San Jose and the central Pacific beaches (both under 30-minute drives). Said to have “El Mejor Clima del Mundo” (The Best Climate in the World), Atenas already has a large expat retirement community that enjoy the tranquility and convenience.

Understanding Cultural Differences When Trying To Make Friends With Ticos With Free video.

People moving to Costa Rica spend lots of time choosing the most suitable neighbourhood, their home, their car, they choose the best internet package and check on health care options but – and it’s a big one – people do not spend enough enough time or money learning about the those crucial cultural differences….

Retirement In Atenas, Costa Rica. Free video interview with VIP Member Bek Kaiser

Bek Kaiser is originally from Littlerock, AK in the USA and has visited Costa Rica 12 times in the last three years. He hopes to spend 4-6 months of the year retired in Costa Rica.

Where To Retire in Costa Rica? Grecia is CRAP! (Costa Rica’s Affordable Paradise) Free video.

With lush rolling hills of sugar cane, mountain top coffee plantations, stunning valley views, an iconic red metal church and easy access to world class amenities, it is no wonder that Grecia has attracted expats from around the world and is quickly becoming Costa Rica’s affordable paradise.

Charlie’s New Life in Costa Rica. Touring San Jose with free video.

The secret to living in another country, even if you don’t speak the language, is to say ‘hello’. “Hello’ is a word that, said with a smile, a ‘my name is…’ and a extended hand, translates into every language.

Costa Rica Real Estate Search. Ten tips on what to expect with free video…

In Costa Rica the value of a property is easy to determine: It is the maximum price a buyer is willing to pay and the lowest amount a seller is willing to accept. A reality that buyers and sellers must…

Living in Costa Rica Video. The region from Playa Avellanas to Playas del Coco in Guanacaste.

Our area has two private hospitals under construction, access to 24-hour medical clinics, grocery stores, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more. For outdoor lovers, you won’t find a better place to enjoy nature! With over 300 days of sunshine per year and temperatures which stay consistently warm and the least amount of rainfall and humidity, it’s no wonder that more and more people want to invest and vacation in the Guanacaste region.

Living in Costa Rica With Brain Clouds. With free video of San José, Costa Rica.

After living in a new country for a few months, learning a new language and new customs, I began to feel overwhelmed and disconnected. I lived four blocks from downtown San José, the pulse of commerce and diversity; however, occasionally I found myself slipping into seclusion, fear, and loneliness.