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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...
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Costa Rican government presents National Development and Public Investment Plan 2023-2026

The Costa Rican government presented the National Development and...

Meet the White-nosed Coati

The sloths, monkeys and wild cats may be the...

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Illegal Fishing: The Ghost that Haunts Costa Rican Waters

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is an enormous problem affecting Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. In particular, the marine protected areas that make...

Costa Rica Expat Life: La Pobrecita

Recently I was driving from Dominical to Quepos, on the Costenara highway. My first 20 yearsin Costa Rica, this 40km stretch was unpaved, a...

South America vs. Europe: Is Their a Change Coming in Qatar?

It will not be just another World Cup. Qatar 2022 may consolidate the trend or be a turning point in the already wide supremacy...

Costa Rica Announces Bill to Allow Recreational Marijuana

The President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, announced a project to approve recreational marijuana. During the official act commemorating the first 100 days of...

Eight official rules for getting your free refill at McDonald’s

If you're from the U.S. or Canada, you likely understand the concept of  free refills quite well. You order a soft drink. When you've...

Costa Rica’s Sabaneros and Guí Pi Pía

The Sabaneros shout 'guí pi pía,' ride bulls like Malacrianza, drink 'guaro' (alcohol) in cattle horn while horseback riding and know and recite many...

Gisele Bündchen Enjoys Costa Rica Vacation Following Brady Divorce

Brazilian Supermodel Gisele Bündchen was spotted enjoying a relaxing vacation in Costa Rica after some tough weeks following her divorce from NFL superstar Tom...

5 Ways to Become a Legal Resident of Costa Rica

Becoming a legal resident of Costa Rica can be a challenge. We summarize the options.

Waldorf Astoria Hotel to Open in Costa Rica in 2025

The new Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste Hotel from Hilton's luxury portfolio is under construction in Playa Penca, Costa Rica, and will be inaugurated in 2025. The...

Costa Rica celebrates 74 years without an army

Costa Rica on Monday is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the abolition of its army.
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Costa Rica celebrates 74 years without an army

Costa Rica on Monday is celebrating the 72nd anniversary of the abolition of its army.

Costa Rican government to install scanners at ports and airports in 2023

The president of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves, announced last Wednesday the implementation of a project to place scanners in ports to combat smuggling and...

Unfulfilled Promises Hinder the Development of Costa Rica’s Limon Province

Limón Province is gorgeous and could easily be one of the most prosperous regions in Costa Rica. Its natural and scenic beauty, wide range...

Costa Rica’s National Team Arrived in the Country After World Cup Participation

On Saturday, December 3rd, the National Team returned to Costa Rica after participating in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.  Costa Rica failed to advance past...

Sixteen Costa Rican girls visit NASA Space Center

Sixteen Costa Rican girls traveled to NASA's Space Center in Houston, United States,thanks to the 'Ella Es Astronauta' (She Is an Astronaut) program.The initiative...
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