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The Art of the Con: How Swindlers Thrive in Costa Rica

Anyone who has spent significant time in Costa Rica has a rip-off story to tell. From a credit card used without authorization to an...

Beating the Heat: 6 Tips for Staying Safe from Costa Rica’s Intense Sun

Is it hot enough for you? Our tropical, equatorial February sun is relentless, especially between the hours of 9am and 4pm. At midday, it...

Bukele’s Rule in El Salvador: Dictatorship or Democracy?

When is a dictator not a dictator? Is it when he secures over 80% of the vote, or when his party dominates the congress...

Life and Lessons on a Remote Costa Rican Farm

A friend of mine bought a farm in a remote area of Costa Rica. The nearest village was a few kilometers away, and the...

Costa Rica History: Getting Around The Voting Day Booze Ban

The first Sunday in February is the traditional Costa Rica election day. This year, the elections are mainly for alcaldes (mayors) and their supporting...

The Seedy Underbelly of Craigslist Jobs in Costa Rica

Craigslist, that catch-all worldwide classified advertising site, has always been a go to for me, when looking for any job possibilities here in Costa...

8 Types of Expats You’ll Meet in Costa Rica (And How to Avoid Being One!)

Costa Rica expects to receive upwards of 3 million tourists in 2024. Most are cool. They will visit for a week or two. Some...

Rural Costa Ricans Rely on Unique Weather Folklore

Is 2024 going to be a long, hot, dry year? Well, if you believe in the Costa Rican tradition known as ‘’pintando los dias’’,...

Tips for Living in Costa Rica on a Shoestring Budget

So you are on a limited budget, but love Costa Rica and want to live here permanently. Everything seems more expensive than expected. The...

From New Year’s Scrooge, Feliz 2024 After Costa Rica Revelry

When I was very young, January the 2nd was the saddest day of the year. The Christmas tree was stripped bare of its ornaments...

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