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Driving in Costa Rica: 6 Dangerous Highways to Avoid During Rainy Season

Many retired expats and other foreigners relocate here and are completely unaware of how dangerous some of the country’s roads become during the rainy...

Costa Rica Expat Living: Getting Back Confiscated License Plates

One of the major purposes of my columns on relocating to Costa Rica is to prepare future expats for Costa Rica’s  idiosyncrasies and cultural...

5 Reasons Most Costa Rica Expats Do Not Live on the Caribbean Coast

When potential expats hear about Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, the first thing that usually comes to mind are the many islands of the Caribbean...

Alcohol Consumption in Costa Rica

According to the La Nacion Costa Ricans consume 184 million liters (736 million quarts) of beer yearly Individually, Costa Ricans consumed an average of 10.5...

How to Speak Costa Rican Spanish: Pegas, Sobados and Sobadores

In Costa Rica pegas or empachos are synonymous with indigestion. When this occurs the lymph nodes are affected, and the stomach becomes inflamed with...

What are 5 Big Expenses for Costa Rica Expats?

Price tags always seem to catch expats moving to Costa Rica by surprise. Expectations for cheap prices for goods and services are quickly dispelled...

Why is the Cost of Living so high in Costa Rica?

The cost of living in Costa Rica seems prohibitive to many people, in particular expats form north North America who have a fixed income...

Why is Costa Rica so attractive with inflation and high housing prices in the US?

In many areas of the U.S., the real estate market is red hot. A good number of those who sell their homes are making...

Costa Rica Spanish and the use of Vos (The Other You)

The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is more or less the same as standard Castilian Spanish except for one big difference that confuses many...

Easy Shortcuts to Learning Spanish

In a previous article I offered some valuable tips to help English speaking travelers to Costa Rica (or elsewhere) and expat residents improve the...

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