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More tips on how to turn your home into a successful Costa Rica vacation rental

Last week, I published the first 3 tips to how to turn your Costa Rica house into a vacation rental. My wife and I have purchased a house in Costa Rica before we are ready to retire and we are trying to cover the cost of the maintenance of the property by renting the property […]

Free Que Pasa Website Serving Grecia and Sarchi Communities

Grecia, Alajuela, August 28, 2014 With eight months under its belt, Que Pasa, the free-membership community information website serving the English-speaking residents of greater Grecia and Sarchi, announced two major changes for its subscribers. First, Que Pasa has added a private-access, subscribers-only Answer Page on Facebook. “We felt that as a no-cost community information website […]

The reasons Pablo bought property in Atenas Costa Rica

PABLO R. | AUGUST 15, 2014 Walt Disney said that “dreams really do come true.”  Now we believe it – or at least we are starting to. Ten years ago, Katya and I first visited Costa Rica.  We stayed on the Nosara peninsula, visited Arenal and spent some time in an eco-lodge on the Osa peninsula.  […]

How to obtain your Costa Rica driver's license when having a residency ID

How to obtain your Costa Rica driver’s license when having a residency ID

Did you know that your driver’s license cannot be used after being in Costa Rica for more than 3 months? Nearly all obstacles to our residency in Costa Rica are in the rear-view mirror except for the matter of getting our Costa Rican driver’s licenses. If you have a current/valid driver’s license from your home […]

Low cost of labor makes it affordable in Costa Rica

In this blog, I will cover some specific examples of shopping for items and services that are inexpensive by comparison between Costa Rica and North America. Pretty much every inexpensive good or service mentioned in this blog is a result of Costa Rica having such a low cost of labor. There are many more solutions […]

The cost of home and car ownership in Costa Rica

TICONUEVO | JUNE 14, 2014 Let’s continue last week’s discussion of bargains: inexpensive and/or plentiful things you’ll discover in Costa Rica. Our last utility to mention is water. It is delivered to us from the local municipality and is just a whole lot less expensive than in the States. We had to water our acre […]