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Is it difficult to change money in Costa Rica?

Is it difficult to change money in Costa Rica?

When moving to Costa Rica or just visiting you will need to change money for your day to day...

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buying a rural home in Costa Rica

17 Questions to ask when buying a rural home in Costa Rica

Buying a rural home in Costa Rica sound like an interesting plan, but is it really so...

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13 Reasons to look for a new lifestyle in Costa Rica

13 Reasons to look for a new lifestyle in Costa Rica

Now that you found this article, I’m sure you’re looking for a new lifestyle in Costa...

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8 ways to block the neighbor from your life in Costa Rica
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8 ways to block the neighbor from your life in Costa Rica

Have you ever had the need to block the neighbor from your life? Well, I certainly did. And I’m...

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Why have Costa Ricans two last names?

Why have Costa Ricans two last names?

Did you know that Costa Ricans have two last names? When born, children are given first the...

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Should vacation rental accommodations have to pay taxes soon?

Should vacation rental accommodations have to pay taxes soon?

Is there a chance that vacation rental accommodations will have to start paying taxes soon? Many...

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Is showing late for an appointment acceptable in Costa Rica?

Is showing late for an appointment acceptable in Costa Rica?

Almost everyone comes late for an appointment in Costa Rica. Is it hard to adjust to that? Yes, it...

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Why lose earnest money in escrow?

Will I lose earnest money in escrow if I don’t close?

Not very often buyers ask if they lose earnest money in escrow if they will not close on time. Most...

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finance vacation rental investment

How to finance vacation rental investment in Costa Rica

Potential buyers often ask how to finance vacation rental investment in Costa Rica. Owning a...

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Most Popular Living in Costa Rica blogs 2017

Most Popular Living in Costa Rica blogs 2017

This year, for the Holiday Season, I’ve decided to re-publish the 4 Most Popular Living in Costa...

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Traditional Costa Rican Christmas food

Traditional Costa Rican Christmas food

Traditional Costa Rican Christmas food is probably much different than what you used to eat during...

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Christmas traditions in Costa Rica

Christmas traditions in Costa Rica

Christmas traditions in Costa Rica are probably not what you are used to.  You can prevent culture...

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Everything about utilities in Costa Rica

Everything about utilities in Costa Rica

When you move to Costa Rica, utilities are a very important, if you purchase or even rent. Some...

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What is a chorreador de cafe in Costa Rica?

What is a chorreador de cafe in Costa Rica?

I’m pretty sure you don’t know what a chorreador de cafe in Costa Rica is. In simple English,...

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Terrace homes in Atenas in the spotlight

Terrace homes in Atenas in the spotlight

Did you know that we are the ultimate solution for terrace homes in Atenas? By we, I mean GoDutch...

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Why we do not take property listings outside our area code

Why we do not take property listings outside our area code

Some property sellers do not understand that we do not take property listings outside our area...

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What is a rancho in Costa Rica real estate?

What is a rancho in Costa Rica real estate?

The nice weather allows us the use of the rancho in Costa Rica for all our fiestas. At any time of...

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The 10 things I hate most about bad landlords

The 10 things I hate most about bad landlords

A reader suggested I should do a blog about bad landlords. Recently, I did a blog on the 10 things...

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8 Important things to do before moving into your new home

8 Important things to do before moving into your new home

Closing date is coming up and there is so much to do before moving into your new home. Getting...

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Aguevado or Pura Vida, depending on your mood
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Aguevado or Pura Vida, depending on your mood

In Costa Rica, the word Aguevado is kind of the opposite of the well-known Pura Vida. This word...

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Is double dipping common in Costa Rica real estate?

Is double dipping common in Costa Rica real estate?

Double dipping is not only common in Costa Rica real estate, it is perfectly legal. Why is that?...

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How to get mail when moving to Costa Rica

How to get mail when moving to Costa Rica

Wondering how to get mail to Costa Rica once you’ve moved here? To get mail is really one of...

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Do you want to learn Pachuco when you live in Costa Rica?

Do you want to learn Pachuco when you live in Costa Rica?

I learned to speak Pachuco before I learned Spanish. I didn’t have a clue until I started dating...

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Homes with a flower garden in Atenas

Homes with a flower garden in Atenas

Have you ever thought of buying a home with a flower garden in Atenas? Well, you should! We have...

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