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13 Reasons that Escazu is so unique

What makes Escazu so Unique in Costa Rica?

Do you know what makes Escazu unique? Living in Escazu is different than it is elsewhere in Costa Rica, anywhere really. Don’t try driving around in Escazu during Christmas time just for the fun of it; you’ll go crazy. I knew all the shortcuts, but they’re all gone, shortcuts don’t exist anymore. Traffic is hell, […]

Public Hospitals and Ebais in Costa Rica

Public Hospitals and Ebais in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a pretty decent healthcare system with many public hospitals and Ebais clinics. By becoming a legal resident, you will have access to this social healthcare system. To obtain legal residency in Costa Rica you are obliged to register at the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social or C.C.S.S. This government-managed health care system […]

Costa Rica Private Hospitals

Costa Rica Private Hospitals

Wondering about Costa Rica private hospitals? Lately, I’m seeing a lot of the inside of Costa Rica hospitals. Since I quit smoking 3 years ago, I started going to the doctor. I haven’t seen any doctor in my life and now suddenly I need to see all kinds of doctors. Most doctors in Costa Rica […]

Medical Emergency Care in Costa Rica

Medical Emergency Care in Costa Rica

Last Thursday, our 20-year-old son Taylor had a medical emergency in San Jose due to a seizure. That day, we found out that the medical emergency care in Costa Rica is very good. And important enough, quite affordable. A good friend needed help in getting his new ID number to reflect on his new drivers’ […]