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What Does a Costa Rica Corporations Forgiveness of Dissolution mean?

The dissolution of a corporation is an act that must be approved by the Assembly of Shareholders and must be registered in the Public...

What is Achiote and why it’s not used only as Colorant in Costa Rica

ACHIOTE(Bixa orellana), of the Bixaceae family, is also known as annato, bija, onoto and urucú. Distribution: A native plant found in the warmer regions of...

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...

The Measure of a Costa Rica Expat: How Many ‘varas’ in a Mile?

Our rental-car GPS started speaking in that cryptic language from the outskirts of reason: the U.S. system of measurement. In this week's "Please Send Coffee!" column, Raquel Chanto explores the confusing process of adjusting to her adopted country's non-metric quirks.

Costa Rica Cultural Quirks of Romance: Going out on a ‘un date’

While it should be obvious by now that I am not an expert on dating, in any language, I have nonetheless learned a thing or two about romantic idiosyncrasies. Even with some level of convergence, dating in Costa Rica and the United States is a game with slightly different rules.

How to: Driver’s Licenses in Costa Rica

The Tico Times has experience with some of the less publicized aspects of living in Costa Rica: the laws, the social intricacies and the cultural norms beyond learning to say, “Pura Vida, mae.”

Did You Inherit a Property in Costa Rica?

Inheriting a property in Costa Rica may sound like a great deal. However, if you are the executor, you’ll now be in charge of what can be a bit of a puzzle.

Moving your family to Costa Rica? Choosing a school for Expats

Education options abound, but it's important to learn their pros and cons.

Immigration to charge $100 per month for overstaying visa in Costa Rica

People who do not pay the fee will be denied reentry to Costa Rica for a term equivalent to three times the period of time he or she spent in the country without a permit.

Costa Rica, The Quiz: Part II

Did you excel at our "Costa Rica: The Quiz"? Here's another round of questions to test your inner Tico.

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