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Culture bumps are normal when moving to any foreign country

by Ivo Henfling Recently, we have been publishing blogs by expats TicoNuevo and FloridaTico that our readers seem to like. Why do readers like them? Because they tell you the truth! Because they don’t only tell you about all the great things that Costa Rica offers but also about all these culture bumps they hit […]

Cultural differences between Costa Rica and the United States

Cultural differences between Costa Rica and the United States

Let’s talk about cultural differences today. I’m going to spend this blog on small items of note and a few observations. Some of it similar to the culture we are used to being part of in North America. Some of it is a derivative of the Spanish influence and, while I am no expert, some […]

Change is in the wind for Costa Rica residency

by guest blogger Ticonuevo As of this writing, there have been several changes in Costa Rican policy and law that affect the financial wellbeing of long-term visitors, including those applying for one of the three immigrant resident categories. The changes happened just before our arrival and we were not informed of them until the first […]

Why Potential Costa Rica Expats Fail to Make the Transition

by guest blogger TicoNuevo Here’s something to think about: a significant number of all of the expats attempting to settle in Costa Rica return home within one year. I have some ideas about why this happens, and how to avoid becoming a statistic. I’ll discuss the most prominent reasons for failure here. A big reason […]