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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…

Why our readers love Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Why our readers love Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

During Independence Day yesterday, we asked our readers to share why they love Costa Rica. We loved reading your answers! Here are some of our favorites: Nuestra…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 8
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 8

Christopher Howard - September 12, 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…

Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Celebrate Independence Day in Costa Rica with these events

The Tico Times - September 11, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 15, Costa Rica will celebrate 198 years of independence. The Culture Ministry (MCJ) has prepared a wide array of activities aimed at celebrating Costa…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 7
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 7

Christopher Howard - August 16, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we brought you Parts 1,2, 3, 4, 5…

How Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica has improved tourist safety over the past 12 months

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 5, 2019

It has been a turbulent period for tourism to Costa Rica. While the country is on pace for another record year in visitors, Costa Rica's international reputation…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 6
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 6

Christopher Howard - July 24, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we brought you Parts 1,2, 3, 4 and…

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