Happy Holidays! It's that time of year again, when Costa Rican staff must be paid their Aguinaldo (aka Christmas bonus or 13th month).
What is Aguinaldo?
Briefly, it is the Christmas Bonus due to all salaried employees in Costa Rica, usually equal to 1 month's salary. This
A client recently came to us with a fairly complicated problem. While she was in the U.S. during Covid, the land she owned, which was a gift from her father in Costa Rica, was illegally transferred to someone else. She found out about this while
The Republic of Panama is a country located in Central America and has a population of 4.3 million inhabitants that fill its landscapes with culture and charisma, giving an extra value to an already paradisaical place.
Panama, as well as many Latin American countries, is one of
It's not just getting used to a new house and neighborhood, it's the weather, the plants, the food, the culture, the way people talk, everything.
I think the first thing that I noticed when I arrived in Costa Rica at the age of eight years old
Over the years, Panama has developed a reputation for great industry and development. This, of course, has attracted the attention of many expats who are eager to find a new home filled with diversity, political stability and a much more affordable lifestyle than their native
As it is known in English, “Central America” is not an autonomous geographical entity, it is an isthmian region in the middle of the America's. Although there are seven countries that are part of the geographic region known as América Central, not all of them
Dreaming of a life on the water? The true meaning of living in paradise. Outlier Legal will gladly guide you through the process of buying a Costa Rican property that comes with a marina slip.
Marina Slip 101
A marina slip is essentially a parking space for
Undoubtedly, one of the historical milestones of Panama was when it became an independent country. This is mainly because it was not an easy process and there were several countries involved.
The main intention of this article is to summarize the process of gaining independence that Panama
According to the 2011 National Census, 2.4% of the country's total population recognized themselves as indigenous in Costa Rica and there are 8 ethnicities distributed in 24 indigenous territories: Maleku, Bribri, Cabecar, Boruca, Chorotegas, Terraba, Huetares and Ngöbe.
The 114,000 Native Costa Ricans inhabit 6.7% of
When our clients are buying a property, it is usually a large financial investment where, at times, even their life savings are involved. All to fulfill their dream of having a home in Costa Rica. To help you in your process of buying a home, we assembled