Living In Costa Rica

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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Costa Rica Residency

The Costa Rica Residency Waiting Room at Migracion We had been notified by our Costa Rica residency attorney of the date of our Costa Rica residency final appointment. Finally the day came – the day we’d been waiting for since we got here last year! So the day of our final appointment finally came, and…

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Costa Rica Hurricane Or Tropical Storm

Today we experienced a Costa Rica hurricane or something very close to it! All I know is, it was pretty much a disaster and we had to jump into emergency mode to deal with it before everything in our house got wet! So we were out working on the drainage ditch next to our driveway…

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Costa Rica Immigration

The last stop at the end of the Costa Rica Immigration Process Costa Rica immigration is not hard but it does take some time and some money and some work on your part (not much work, really, if you hire a good attorney). There are various types of Immigration to Costa Rica, and although you…

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Costa Rica Insects

People often ask, when considering moving to Costa Rica, “What about the Costa Rica insects? Are they a problem? Are there a lot more than where we live now?” and so on. The basic answer is that it depends on where you live in Costa Rica and where you live now. Costa Rica insects can…

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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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Videos: Living In Costa Rica

These are videos about LIVING IN COSTA RICA. These will be  mostly videos of scenery, animals, insects, and so on – anything we take a video of in Costa Rica that we think you might enjoy seeing or you might want to learn something about. So, below you will find embedded youtube clips and/or playlists…

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Our New Tico Friend

This is our new Tico friend. He is squatting on our property but we’ve decided to let him stay. Turns out he has no legal rights here in Costa Rica so he is no threat to us. Actually our new friend is an iguana, pretty sure he’s what they call a “black iguana” but I’m…

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