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Moving or Investing in Costa Rica? Here is what you need to know

Natural beauties, tropical climate, beautiful beaches, jungles full of exotic flora and fauna, volcanoes, social peace, stable democracy, country without an army, 6% of...

If buying a house in Costa Rica, get roof inspected — and maintain it

The lack of rain recently has reminded me to accelerate my summer projects of exterior maintenance issues. Costa Rica is located between 9 and...

The Ultimate Costa Rica English-Spanish Dictionary For Real Estate

From "addendum" to "zoning ordinance," The Costa Rica English-Spanish real estate dictionary is your guide to speaking fluent real estate

Short term vs. Long term Renting in Costa Rica

You are surfing around on the web, looking for a rental in Costa Rica, but you have no idea what the rules are, how...

Understanding HOA fees in new Costa Rica developments

I have been a real estate agent since before condominiums and gated communities even existed in Costa Rica. Even in those days, security was an issue. Due to a lack of social welfare and being a developing country, petty thievery and breaking and entering has always existed in Costa Rica, so the creation of condominiums was a good idea.

Costa Rica English – Spanish Real Estate Terminology Guide

From "addendum" to "zoning ordinance," The Tico Times English-Spanish real estate dictionary is your guide to speaking fluent real estate in Costa Rica.

Weekly Recaps

Costa Rica Colon Hits a Low of 540 Against U.S. Dollar: What’s Next?

The Costa Rica Colon continues to strengthen against the U.S. dollar. After reaching a peak of 691 Colons just last June the exchange rate...

Charter Fishing Operators in Costa Rica….. Stop being Idiots!

This old fisherman is about to open another can of worms. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are mine and mine alone and not...

Costa Rica Expat Living: My Friend in the City

There is a guy I know, a US citizen--I will call him Victor- who has lived in Costa Rica for 12 years, yet is...

(Breaking News) 5.4 Earthquake Shakes Costa Rica

Costa Rica experienced a strong shake this evening. According to OVUSCORI, the Costa Rica Seismological Institute, the fault line producing the event is located about...