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Pablo's decision making process to purchase Atenas property

Pablo’s decision making process to purchase Atenas property

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes 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 […]

Why is MacGyvering a must in Costa Rica?

Why is MacGyvering a must in Costa Rica?

Estimated Reading Time: 7 Minutes 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 […]

How to obtain your Costa Rican drivers license

How to obtain your Costa Rican drivers license

Estimated Driving Time: 6 Minutes 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 […]

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 […]

The Cost of being a Homeowner in Costa Rica

The Cost of being a Homeowner in Costa Rica

Now, let’s talk about being a homeowner first. When comparing with homeownership in North America, it is, perhaps, the largest single savings experienced. The cost of being a homeowner by comparison to the States is much cheaper in Costa Rica. It depends on what you buy and where you buy. Remember, the real estate saying, […]

Ticonuevo's medical appointment and medical exams in Costa Rica

Ticonuevo’s medical appointment and medical exams in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes I couldn’t connect with a recommended English-speaking specialist for a medical appointment.  You’ll see, I’ve learned to have patience. I was having a troubling medical situation. So now my Plan B is to attempt to see a GP in the town next to mine. I called and the receptionist connected […]