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Many of the retirees who have migrated from North America have been told by doctors that they have added an extra 10 years onto their life!

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Can a simple move really make you into a healthier person? In our last few months of traveling about Costa Rica, we noticed that a large number of expats fit into one big category — retirees. In conversations with couples from all over the States, we’re hearing the same praises: I’ve...
Warning of a “Double El Niño” for 2015

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Climatologists are warning of a rare “double El Niño” event for this year. Several months ago it was just speculation. However, this month more climatologists have issued warnings. A Double El Niño means two consecutive years of warmer than average waters along the equator regions of the Pacific Ocean. El...

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Costa Rica Culture

Where to Watch the NFL Superbowl in Costa Rica (PROMOTIONS INCLUDED) | TCRN

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Want to watch the Panthers face the Broncos in the NFL's 50th Superbowl this weekend? Don't worry if you're in Costa Rica this weekend. TCRN’s put together an up-to-date list of where you can catch the game from Costa Rica in the company of friends and good food. Watch the NFL...
Come by Puerto Caldera on February 20th to see something truly remarkable. | TCRN

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Come by Puerto Caldera on February 20th to see something truly remarkable. Since 1978 when the Jubilee Sailing Trust out of Southampton, U.K. was established, over half of the company’s 45,000 sailors were disabled — 5,000 of which using wheelchairs. Today, the tall ship Tenacious is one of only two in...
U.S. News Ranks Costa Rica Most Comfortable for Retirement | TCRN

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Costa Rica outranked the likes of Sweden, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. Despite the overwhelming popularity of European countries that made it on the list, Costa Rica came out victorious as the world’s most comfortable destination for retirement. By comparison, Canada was ranked third; the United Kingdom, twenty-third; and the...

Costa Rica Travel

Reminiscent of Jurassic Park, Dino Park is a one-of-a-kind attraction that’s bound to bring out the child in all of us. | TCRN

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Reminiscent of Jurassic World, Dino Park is a one-of-a-kind attraction that’s bound to bring out the child in all of us. With over twenty different dinosaur species reaching lengths of up to 22 meters, there’s no doubt Dino Park will quickly become a beloved stop for tourists and locals alike. The...
Stay in a Costa Rican Treehouse for 2016 | TCRN

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Over 1 million guests will be staying in Airbnb residencies this New Year’s Eve; will you be one of them? Sick of hostels and can’t find a hotel? Airbnb offers a variety of apartments, houses and other unique locations for both short and long-term adventures. Many come equipped with free...
Skip the lines and forget the TVs. Black Friday deals just got a whole lot more exciting! | TCRN

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Skip the lines and forget the TVs. Black Friday deals just got a whole lot more exciting! Who needs a new cell phone or computer when the word is just waiting for your visit? Check out these holiday deals you won't want to miss! Black Friday Get a taste of action with...

Environment/Sustainability

President Solis takes new action to protect sharks in Costa Rica. | TCRN

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President Solis takes new action to protect sharks in Costa Rica. A week ago, Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís was named “Shark Enemy of the Year” by Sharkproject International. Now, the president is fighting to change his reputation. Supporting the Protection of Sharks On February 3, ocean conservation group MarViva announced...
Dr. Franklin Chang is taking on Costa Rican development once again. | TCRN

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Dr. Franklin Chang is taking on Costa Rican development once again. A new solar farm proposed by Dr. Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket Company will generate 76 kilowatts of power with over 200 panels. Moreover, the farm is supposed to begin production this very year. This is just one of the...
San Jose Shakes to 4.7 Earthquake | TCRN

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Initial reports show a 4.7 earthquake rumbling through San Jose tonight at 6:46pm. According to OVSICORI-UNA, the epicenter was located 11.6 km southwest of the Cerro de la Muerte in San Isidro De El General. This is near Los Quetzales National Park in the southwestern part of the country. The...

Money/Business

Looking for work? Uber’s new Latin American customer service center will be housed here in Costa Rica. | TCRN

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Looking for work? Uber’s new Latin American customer service center will be housed here in Costa Rica. Beginning in just a few short weeks, 3.5 million dollars and 300 new jobs will be coming to Costa Rica. The opening of Uber’s brand new Center of Excellence speaks to company’s success despite...
Why 2016 Will Be A Good Year for Business in Costa Rica | TCRN

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A series of business reforms headed by Costa Rican government have improved the nation’s overall competitiveness says a recent report. Over the last five years, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Mexico have recorded the most business reforms in all Latin America and the Caribbean. Nevertheless, the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016:...
The reigning beer company, Cerveza Imperial, opened their first branded bar within the Juan Santamaria Airport. | TCRN

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The reigning beer company, Cerveza Imperial, opened their first branded bar within the Juan Santamaria Airport. Cerveza Imperial just gave travelers a new incentive to arrive early for outbound flights. Located right in front of boarding gate number nine, the recently-opened Imperial Bar seeks to give Costa Rican travelers one...

Real Estate

How to Find the Best Central Pacific Real Estate in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica’s Central Pacific is abundant with gated communities, resorts, condominiums, and beach towns. Costa Rica’s Central Pacific started the largest real estate boom in the country’s history. The boom lasted from the late 1990’s to about 2009. Now, the Central Pacific is Costa Rica’s most developed region boasting...
Retiring in Costa Rica Just Got Easier | TCRN

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A new inclusive retirement package comes complete with Costa Rican residency. Retirement and a life abroad have been made simpler. Inclusive one-stop-shop packages have become a popular option for many looking to reward a lifetime of hard work with Costa Rica’s pura vida. For example Turnkey’s Retirement Packages include a...

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The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica real estate in retail and commercial has been growing steady of the past few years and in 2015 there are 12 shopping centers that have been opened. By years end 36 more projects will have been initiated, and there is already...
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