Costa Rica Opinion

Retiring In Costa Rica

Retiring in Costa Rica was my choice because I was sick and tired of big city life and Costa Rica gave me an opportunity to  live out in the country or “campo”. Here we have birds, monkeys, exotic insects, beautiful sunsets and all that goes with living the “country life” instead of horns honking and…

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Why are some things so expensive in Costa Rica?

This post is a question to all my readers: WHY are some things SO expensive in Costa Rica??? We all understand that Costa Rica is far from the USA, Japan, Colombia, Europe and other places where quality items might be imported to Costa Rica. And so importing those things might cost a bit more. So…

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How To Live In Costa Rica On A Budget

TIP #1 on How To Live In Costa Rica on a Budget Buy a property so you don’t have to pay rent. Property in Costa Rica is cheap enough that you should be able to sell your house and buy something really nice and have money in the bank leftover. This way you can live…

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Driving Costa Rica

Driving Costa Rica is do-able and can be rewarding, but one has to be very careful as it is generally more dangerous than driving in the USA. Here is what to watch out for.

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Reasons People Leave Costa Rica To Live Back Home

What are the reasons people leave Costa Rica to move back home? Why do – some – people have a dream of living in Costa Rica and then when their dream becomes a reality, they end up moving back to the USA or Canada or Europe or wherever they came from? There have been no…

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My First And Last Border Run To Nicaragua

First of all the idea of having to leave the country I am in the legal process of being a resident of, to get a stamp, to be able to continue driving legally, is unacceptably stupid. I’m all for being tolerant of Costa Rican laws and customs. And I do try to adjust. But STUPID…

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I Gotta Leave Costa Rica for 5 Minutes – WHY?!

We’re applying for legal residency in Costa Rica and as a result we DO NOT HAVE TO LEAVE COSTA RICA every 90 days as some say… However, there’s a crazy catch to this:If you want to DRIVE in Costa Rica after 90 days here, even though you are legally applying for residency, you DO have…

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