SUTEL recommends the government concede cellular bands

The Superintendent of Telecommunications (SUTEL) is the entity responsible for regulating telecommunication services and last week they made a technical recommendation to the Executive...

Banco Nacional will offer loans of ¢850,000 million in 2011

For the coming year, the state agency intends to place ¢850,000 million, nearly 10 times the figure given in 2010, which amounted to ¢88,300 million.

A lull in tourism brings national income down: Hope for change on the horizon

The percentage of tourists entering Costa Rica has increased 13%, and working tourists, 7%. However, the national earnings from foreign workers failed to cover...

Costa Rican exports predicted to increase in early 2011

National exports are predicted to show real growth in the first third of this year. So expects the Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) and industrialists, alleging that in 2010 they almost made it out of the hole caused by the crisis of 2009.

Dollar Drops to Lowest Value in 2010

The average buying and selling value of the dollar reached its lowest all year on December 15.The average purchase value reached ¢496.65 and sell...
BAC Credomatic and Baco de Bogota logos

Colombian bank buys BAC-Credomatic and wants to extend credit

Banco de Bogotá is looking to expand commercial credit to Central American customers after the purchase of Grupo BAC-Credomatic, which concluded Wednesday of last...
Costa Rica sunset over Pacific Ocean. www.delapuravida.com

Costa Rican Residency: A Blizzard of Paperwork

Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat SunloveWhen my husband Layne and I first looked at a detailed outline of the documents required by Costa...
Costa Rican Consulate in Houston, Texas

Costa Rican Residency and the “Oops!” Factor

Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat SunloveEvery nation has a procedure for obtaining legal residency and Costa Rica is no exception in requiring voluminous...
View of an infinity pool and the Pacific Ocean from the patio of a hillside house in Costa Rica.

Top Six Reasons to Retire in Costa Rica

Retiring comfortably and in a nice locale in the U.S. these days just isn't as easy or inexpensive as it used to be in the past, particularly for attractive beach areas. Many people who would never think of leaving the country and moving elsewhere are now considering just about EVERY possibility and this is how locations like Costa Rica have become a hot topic among the soon-to-retire baby boomers and others thinking about retirement.Retiring comfortably and in a nice locale in the U.S. these days just isn't as easy or inexpensive as it used to be in the past, particularly for attractive beach areas. Many people who would never think of leaving the country and moving elsewhere are now considering just about EVERY possibility and this is how locations like Costa Rica have become a hot topic among the soon-to-retire baby boomers and others thinking about retirement.

Getting Started on Legal Residency in Costa Rica

When you decide to pursue legal residency in Costa Rica, finding the right lawyer to guide you through the complex laws and Tico bureaucracy will be your most important first step...
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