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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 […]

Que Pasa Website Serving Grecia

Free Que Pasa Website Serving Grecia and Sarchi Communities

Que Pasa, the free-membership Grecia & Sarchi community information website started in 2014. This incredibly informative website serves the English-speaking residents and ex-pats who plan to live  Grecia and Sarchi. Debi Gedling, former Que Pasa editor, and co-founder said: “We felt that as a no-cost community information website serving English-speaking residents of greater Grecia and […]

Pablo’s decision making process to purchase Atenas property

I’d like to tell you about the decision making process before we purchased an Atenas property. 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, […]

Why is MacGyvering a must in Costa Rica?

Why is MacGyvering a must in Costa Rica?

Why must MacGyvering be used in Costa Rica quite often? In this blog, I’d like to recount an experience I had recently that is indicative of the way you’ll find product availability in this country. Learn more about MacGyver in Costa Rica now. My story is about buying lumber. It is not particularly important taken […]

How to obtain your Costa Rican drivers license

How to obtain your Costa Rican drivers license

Did you know that you need a Costa Rican drivers license when you have been in the country 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 drivers license. If you have a current/valid driver’s license […]

Low cost skilled labor makes it affordable in Costa Rica

Low cost skilled labor makes it affordable in Costa Rica

In this blog, I will cover some specific examples of low costa skilled labor that make making things and repairs very affordable in Costa Rica. Pretty much every inexpensive good or service mentioned in this blog is a result of low-cost labor. In the States, we always wished that we could afford a housekeeper. We […]