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The Wild World of Expats in Costa Rica

As an expat in Costa Rica, I've come across some real characters that make me shake my head and laugh. There's the hippie chick...

Costa Rica Surfing: A Body Surfer’s Perspective

I am the guy out in the ocean, jumping, diving and riding waves without a surfboard. I am the guy who, just as a...

Costa Rica Expat Living: 6 Myths and Legends

After calling Costa Rica home for many years, I've witnessed both the beauty and hardship of life in this tropical paradise. While postcard images...

Costa Rica’s Marijuana Dilemma: Legality vs. Reality

Recently, the Permanent Special Environment Commission voted 5-3 to reject a proposal from the Executive Branch of the Costa Rican government that aimed to...

Costa Rica Expat Living: Solar Eclipse

Back in 1991, my first year in Costa Rica, there were two natural events that are occurring again this year. First was the El...

Cars for Expats: Owning an Old Gajo in Costa Rica

Most of the cars I have owned over the years in Costa Rica have been gajos. A gajo is Tico slang for an old...

Costa Rica Expat Living: A Peek Inside San Jose’s Cheap Hotels

Tourists on a budget in San Jose have two choices for overnight accommodations. Many hostels have sprung up over the years, offering both shared...

Expat Living: The Ayahuasca Craze Hits Costa Rica

Ayahuasca - This hallucinogenic brew, made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, has become the rage over the past decade. Devoted users call it transformative...

Costa Rica Expat Living: The Dark Side of Moving to Paradise 

Not everyone who comes to Costa Rica has a plan. While most come on a vacation that they worked out in advance, and spend...

Costa Rica Expat Living: Healthcare

Costa Rica is one of the healthiest countries in the Americas. It has one of only 5 Blue Zones in the world (the areas...

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