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Aguinaldo or Christmas bonus in Costa Rica is obligatory

In most countries around the world, employees do not receive any Christmas bonus. Christmas bonus – Aguinaldo in Spanish – is obligatory in Costa Rica. ` You might not run a business but if you’re an expat living in Costa Rica, you probably have an employee even though you don’t realize you do. The house […]

6 reasons for NOT paying your employees in Costa Rica by the month

                                                                                                                                                        by Ivo Henfling Most of the time, I find new topics for my blogs while being with clients, mostly the nicer ones and the most communicative. This time, we are killing some time while waiting for another realtor who was running late and my client asks “when do I pay my maid and my […]

8 Unusual things housekeepers in Costa Rica do

This week, I would like to share with you some unusual things housekeepers in Costa Rica do that are very normal to them. Housekeepers do these strange things because they come from a different culture and background than us and you should realize this before you hire her. Some of these acts are committed because […]