Living In Costa Rica

Toucans Near San Ramon, Costa Rica!

Toucans Near San Ramon Costa Rica are a common site – at least where we live. When I say common, I mean we might see one every couple of days or so, and hear them every day. Today I woke up to the sound of a nearby toucan so went outside to see if I…

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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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How To Lose Weight By Moving To Costa Rica

This post is about how to lose weight by moving to Costa Rica. I’m not kidding. If you have had trouble getting those extra inches off of your waist line and you have an interest in moving to Costa Rica, this might just give you the incentive to go ahead and “go for it” and…

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100 Days In Costa Rica

I see we have now lived 100 Days In Costa Rica! So I guess this calls for a glass of wine and as soon as I finish this short post I’ll go out on the porch and sit in my hammock and drink a glass of wind while watching yet another beautiful sunset! All in…

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Toucans and Monkeys in Costa Rica

One of the reasons I was attracted to living in Costa Rica is the nature. It’s everywhere! Get just a mile or two outside of any town and you begin to see forests: rain forests, cloud forests, jungle… All kinds of wild life: hummingbirds, iguanas, toucans, monkeys, ducks, wild turkeys, etc. Here where we live…

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Owning A Home In Costa Rica

A common question is “Can I as an American (or Canadian or other foreigner) own property in Costa Rica?” The answer is yes. No ifs ands or buts, just “yes”. To read more about this I suggest this page: How To Buy Property In Costa Rica Basically all you have to do is buy the…

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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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Costa Rica: Land of Toucans

In Search of Toucans At Our Costa Rica Home We are very fortunate to live where toucans live. We hear them constantly but seeing them here is a little more rare. Getting a good long look at them is even harder. So our little game is when we hear one nearby we go look for…

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The Nature Of Costa Rica

The Natural Beauty and Wildlife of Costa Rica This is one of the main reasons I came here, and why I bought land on a dirt road miles from town. I love nature. I love the birds chirping, the crickets and chicharras (like locusts), butterflies, birds, iquanas, deer, anteaters, agoutis, raccoons, monkeys, and so on…

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