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What is the best way to do one’s due diligence for retiring or living in Costa Rica?
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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What is the best way to do one’s due diligence for retiring or living in Costa Rica?

Christopher Howard - September 11, 2019

This is the first in a series of articles for The Tico Times about moving to and living in Costa Rica. The goal is to help people relocate…

What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica
Events
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Events
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What to do on the 4th of July in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 2, 2019

Looking for a place to celebrate Independence Day here in Costa Rica? Break out your red, white and blue, rehearse the "U-S-A!" chant, and free up space…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
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Please Send Coffee!
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Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in Cedral, a small town of Montes de…

5 questions for US photographer David Flynn
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for US photographer David Flynn

The Tico Times - October 8, 2017

A love of photography has always been a constant for David Flynn, whose passion is using vibrant colors to capturing ephemeral moments and showcase human dignity. However,…

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

Paula Álvarez - September 15, 2017

At first glance, the First Lady of the Republic, a writer from Tennessee, an Australian small-business owner, a Honduran student, and an eight-month-old baby girl living in…

5 questions for an English painter in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for an English painter in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 11, 2016

[caption id="attachment_101132" align="alignleft" width="233"] Andrés Madrigal / The Tico Times[/caption] It’s a beautiful, sunny morning in Santa Ana; birds are singing, the river gently flows, mountains surround…

5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - December 4, 2016

"Following vivid dreams and color signposts, she left New Mexico at the height of the 2008 U.S. financial crisis for a life she could never have planned…

Meet Sarai González, the inspiring Tica in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” video
Artists
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Artists
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Meet Sarai González, the inspiring Tica in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” video

The Tico Times - October 26, 2016

If you've sampled social media at any time during the past couple of months, you've probably tapped your toes to “Soy Yo” (“I'm Me”). The music video for…

Expats in Costa Rica happiest in the world, says new poll
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Expats in Costa Rica happiest in the world, says new poll

The Tico Times - September 5, 2016

Costa Rica ranked very high in yet another international survey in terms of quality of life and ease of settling in for foreign residents. The Expat Insider…

Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement

The Tico Times - February 15, 2016

ATENAS, Alajuela -- "Miller?" a woman holding a long list called out. "They're here somewhere," a voice called back from the dense crowd. "I don't know where exactly…