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Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica
Holidays
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Holidays
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Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica

Nate Doughty - November 27, 2019

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition by gathering with friends and family to…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 11
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 11

Christopher Howard - November 23, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

28 useful tips for anyone who wants to relocate to Costa Rica
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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28 useful tips for anyone who wants to relocate to Costa Rica

Christopher Howard - November 9, 2019

Many people, including myself, have referred to Costa Rica as a tropical paradise. Costa Rica has many wonderful things to offer — much more good than bad.…

‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘Tis the season – to pay your vehicle circulation permit

The Tico Times - November 4, 2019

The National Insurance Institute (INS) began collecting on Nov. 1 payments for 2020 mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. The payment varies according to the year, make and…

Costa Rica 101: Visiting Feria Verde
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101: Visiting Feria Verde

The Tico Times - October 16, 2019

Costa Rica is replete with farmers markets. Dozens of towns across Costa Rica have weekend farmers markets, or ferias del agricultor, where farmers sell fresh fruit and…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 10
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 10

Christopher Howard - October 16, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What’s the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 15, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country. In fact, right now all of…

How to retire as cheaply as possible in Costa Rica
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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How to retire as cheaply as possible in Costa Rica

Christopher Howard - October 3, 2019

Without a doubt, Costa Rica is more expensive than some of the other so-called retirement/relocation havens in the region. Unfortunately, many equate the cost of living with…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 9
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 9

Christopher Howard - September 27, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado on Sunday shared a message of hope in honor of Costa Rica's Independence Day. Watch the video below (and scroll down for an English-language…

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