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Why is the Cost of Living so high in Costa Rica?

The cost of living in Costa Rica seems prohibitive to many people, in particular expats form north North America who have a fixed income...

Why is Costa Rica so attractive with inflation and high housing prices in the US?

In many areas of the U.S., the real estate market is red hot. A good number of those who sell their homes are making...

President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund pledges to strengthen it

Alvaro Ramos was appointed as executive president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund. On May 9, Dr. Román Macaya, who served as executive...

The Measure of a Costa Rica Expat: How Many ‘varas’ in a Mile?

Our rental-car GPS started speaking in that cryptic language from the outskirts of reason: the U.S. system of measurement. In this week's "Please Send Coffee!" column, Raquel Chanto explores the confusing process of adjusting to her adopted country's non-metric quirks.

Durian Fruit is in a Class of Its Own

When tropical gardeners gather to talk shop, the topic of durian fruit frequently comes around. Costa Rica is home to dozens of unusual, exotic...

Delizia: The Art of Fine Wine in Costa Rica

Delizia is a family owned business, located in Escazú, San José, that sells and distributes the finest wines from the US. It is the...

Sapodilla is a Chewing Gum Tree with Juicy Fruit

HOME GARDENING: Called chicle zapote in Spanish, the sapodilla makes an elegant tree for the home garden and produces delicious fruits.

Costa Rica Still Waiting For Digital Nomad Regulations

Despite the fact that the law looking to take attract high paid mobile workers was passed last year by the National Assembly, the government...

Costa Rica Cultural Quirks of Romance: Going out on a ‘un date’

While it should be obvious by now that I am not an expert on dating, in any language, I have nonetheless learned a thing or two about romantic idiosyncrasies. Even with some level of convergence, dating in Costa Rica and the United States is a game with slightly different rules.

5 Easy and Eco Friendly Ways to Improve your Garden Soil

A growing number of concerned farmers and gardeners are changing the way we work with the soil to grow our food. We are now returning to a natural approach to return the gift of soil fertility to the land.

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