Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches, mountains and its biodiversity, but above all for the warmth of its habitants. That is why it is so easyto fall in love with Costa Ricans and the beauty of such a diverse country.
It is common for
When I’m asked about how I ended up in Costa Rica, the person asking is oftentimes surprised to find out that I never set out with a goal of ending up here and, in fact, it took me some time to even truly enjoy living
As you may know, on July 5th, Costa Rica's President Alvarado signed the law to attract foreign investors, rentistas and retired people to the country.
Currently, everyone is wondering how this is going to be implemented and what should be done to take advantage of the
On July 25, 1824, the Nicoya region of Guanacaste, which spanned from the Nicaraguan boarder to the end of the Nicoya peninsula, officially joined Costa Rica on their own accord. Some may refer to this day as "Guanacaste Day" or the "Annexation of Guanacaste," however,
A question for ExPats without Residency
If the events of the last 16 months have taught us anything it is the cardinal rule: “Be Prepared”. I consider myself to be a good Girl Scout. I am the person you want to be on the quad ride with when
We usually receive numerous inquiries from expats stating that they wish to secure Permanent Residency in Costa Rica. To secure Permanent Residency you would need to meet one of the two following requirements:
Have held Temporary Residency for at least 3 consecutive years.
Have had a child
Costa Rica is generally a pretty safe place to live. In fact, according to the Global Peace Index, Costa Rica is ranked the most peaceful country in Central America and the Caribbean. However, no country is completely without crime. Luckily, most crime here tends to be
With countries like Nicaragua, Canada and the United States that are requiring a negative Covid test for entry - there has been a large influx of testing facilities popping up around Costa Rica. It is difficult to keep up with all the changing requirements and varieties
When you have lived the majority of your life in more progressive countries such as Canada, the US, or parts of Europe - moving to a Latin American country can come with some serious culture shock especially around the area of women's rights and being
With all the world to see, what would you say was the main reason you have resisted spending time in a foreign country? The food, the heat, the customs or simply missing the comforts of home?
Of course, it could be any of these, but it