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What does Pa’l Tigre mean in Costa Rica

What does Pa’l Tigre mean in Costa Rica?

Costa Ricans use animals quite a bit in their expressions. The tiger is one of them. Pa’l Tigre...

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Wow gardens and retirement in Grecia

The year round spring-like weather and the volcanoes are the best ingredients for an entertaining...

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How to handle culture shock way before moving to Costa Rica

How to handle culture shock way before moving to Costa Rica

Did you know that culture shock is good for you? Honestly, I didn’t either. The other day, I...

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magnificent terrace views of Atenas homes

16 Magnificent terrace views of Atenas homes

As you have probably noticed before, I like to use visual materials to show our clients and readers...

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Ned Nossaman and another Costa Rica poem

Did you read Ned Nossaman’s Costa Rica poem last year? The title of this Costa Rica poem was...

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how to pitch a lowball offer in Costa Rica

Can you pitch a lowball offer when you need owner financing?

Cash is king, but you already knew that, I’m sure. If you are looking for an incredible good...

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Can I use my cell phone in Costa Rica while traveling?

Wondering if you can use your cell phone in Costa Rica while traveling? You need to be able to stay...

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Why do Ticos talk about the mother of Tarzan?

You don’t want to be called The Mother of Tarzan in Costa Rica, you know why? In the past, I have...

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How to select a Costa Rica real estate closing attorney

Isn’t the internet a marvel? You are looking for a Costa Rica real estate closing attorney and...

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Should a couch potato look for a home in Costa Rica?

Do you want to become a couch potato? Probably you’re not, because you wouldn’t be reading this...

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Use a self-directed IRA to buy a vacation rental long before retirement

You might not be able to retire for another few years. For sure you have the picture of your dream...

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Why rent a furnished home in Costa Rica?

Moving to Costa Rica can be a huge pain in the butt. Just taking the decision of moving or not is...

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What is Que Chapa in Costa Rica?

The use of slang in Tico Spanish is just as common as it is in any other language. Que chapa is one...

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The amazing views Grecia properties have

There are many reasons expats want to live in Grecia. The view Grecia properties have to offer is...

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Please crack my neck – the best chiropractor in Costa Rica

How did I end up having my neck adjusted by the best chiropractor in Costa Rica? It took me years...

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How to purchase property in Costa Rica on remote control

Maybe one day it will be necessary for you to purchase property in Costa Rica on remote control....

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The best solution to a cracked windshield in Costa Rica

Having a cracked windshield in Costa Rica is quite common. Lots of roads in and outside the Central...

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What is manda huevo in Costa Rica?

The translation of huevo in English is egg, but manda huevo is something totally different. When...

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How to save on your appliance purchase in Costa Rica

When buying appliances in Costa Rica, you can expect to pay a lot more than what you pay in...

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5 Magic tips for a normal life while selling your house

Planning on selling your house or you already have it for sale? I bet you already know that selling...

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What is parado de uñas in Costa Rica

If you really want to go native when living in Costa Rica, you should learn the typical Tico slang...

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Do not overlook the final walk-through on closing day

Closing on a property is usually a pretty nervous occasion. Sellers become desperate to receive...

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Aguinaldo or Christmas bonus in Costa Rica is obligatory

In most countries around the world, employees do not receive any Christmas bonus. Christmas bonus...

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Why treating Ticos like shit is not right

Yeah, I know, I shouldn’t use bad language and I apologize for the French. But with a title...

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