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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…

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…