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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 […]

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 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 […]