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

The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

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…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - May 28, 2020

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

Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus

Christopher Howard - April 21, 2020

Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to  tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our "Tico Talk" series. Check out the previous installments here.…

Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

We've received dozens of questions from readers since Costa Rica declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This page serves as a resource…

Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - March 3, 2020

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…

Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - January 11, 2020

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…

5 best places to retire in Costa Rica
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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5 best places to retire in Costa Rica

Christopher Howard - January 4, 2020

What are the best places to retire in Costa Rica? It's a tough choice, since the country offers so many incredible places for living. A few years…

Costa Rica 101: Visiting Tenorio Volcano National Park
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101: Visiting Tenorio Volcano National Park

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2019

Tenorio Volcano National Park is beautiful, but you have to be willing to work for it. Located about 20 minutes from Bijagua, Alajuela, Tenorio Volcano National Park…

5 ways to become a legal resident of Costa Rica
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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5 ways to become a legal resident of Costa Rica

Christopher Howard - December 4, 2019

People often become enamored with Costa Rica after visiting and seeing its unparalleled beauty and natural wonders, and meeting its friendly people. A good number of those…

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…