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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 […]

How Ticonuevo got his Dimex residency card

How Ticonuevo got his Dimex residency card in Costa Rica

Did you receive your Dimex residency card yet? Our “moving-to-Costa-Rica” travails are pretty much behind us. Our recent focus has been getting our Dimex residency card (cedula de residencias) making us official full-time retired residents of Costa Rica. It was the biggest item and the one that has also taken the longest has just been completed. […]

Our tips for moving to Costa Rica

Our tips for moving to Costa Rica

I titled this blog, “our tips for moving to Costa Rica” it easily could have been titled “our moving nightmare.” It seems that even when you are careful, get recommendations and follow expert advice, everything still can go to heck in a handbasket. I have already covered some tips for moving to Costa Rica in my […]

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 […]

Shopping for an Healthy Diet in Costa Rica

Shopping for an Healthy Diet in Costa Rica

In this blog, I’m going to cover some food for a healthy diet that is in abundance and an inexpensive way to have a healthy diet. So, let’s eat. I’ll also mention several other specific examples of where to save money. This, in a few cases, means to go native. I can’t remember if I’ve […]

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, […]