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In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica
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In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica

Michelle Soto Méndez / Semanario Universidad - December 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic provoked a series of measures aimed at avoiding contagion such as vehicle restrictions, teleworking, virtual schooling, limited capacity in commercial establishments, and the closing…

Correos de Costa Rica confirms reactivation of international mail service
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Business
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Correos de Costa Rica confirms reactivation of international mail service

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

Correos de Costa Rica announced this week the reactivation of its international mail service to several key locations. "As of today, September 15, international mail service is…

5 ways to become a legal resident of Costa Rica
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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…

28 Useful Tips On How To Move To Costa Rica
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Expat & Retirement Living
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28 Useful Tips On How To Move 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.…

An oasis for Costa Rica expats in downtown San José
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Expat & Retirement Living
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An oasis for Costa Rica expats in downtown San José

Christopher Howard - October 10, 2019

From the 1980s through the early 2000s, San José was an epicenter of entertainment and nightlife for both Costa Ricans and expats. During those days, the expat…

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

The Tico Times - July 3, 2018

Looking for a place to celebrate the 242nd Independence Day of the United States here in Costa Rica? Here are two activities you can enjoy with your…

3 attractive areas for expat living in Costa Rica
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Moving to Costa Rica
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3 attractive areas for expat living in Costa Rica

Phoebe Conner - June 19, 2018

Costa Rica is a surprisingly diverse country for its size, with tropical rainforests, mountainous regions and of course, breathtaking coastlines. With the famous ‘pura vida’ lifestyle and…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

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…

U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial
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Ann Patton
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U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

Ann Patton Bender, the widow of U.S. financier John Felix Bender, will face prosecutors who, for the fourth time in seven years, will try to prove that she…