Costa Rica Retirement: Legal at Last

After a year of effort and a few thousand dollars, Layne and I have finally accomplished our goal of becoming legal residents here in Costa Rica.

Black Friday deals at all Costa Rican Walmart stores this weekend

Mark your calendars! Big sales can be found at all Walmart stores in Costa Rica starting this Friday.
Costa Rica store maxi bodega, owned by walmart

Walmart says new stores will lead to a strong growth platform

The retail monolith Walmart has announced 24 new store openings in Costa Rica this year. Manager of Corporate Affairs at Walmart Centroamérica says the openings will give the company a stronger platform for growth

Costa Rica retirement: Sea kayaking for seniors

Now you might think that paddling a kayak is too strenuous for us retirement age folks, but you’d be wrong. With little exertion, we glided smoothly over the swells with calm morning winds brushing our faces...

Global food prices continue to climb

Many of us have been wondering about it as we shop in our local super markets. Now the World Bank has confirmed our suspicion. Food prices have indeed gone up over the past year.

Escrow in Costa Rica Real Estate Transactions

The United States and Canada utilize the escrow process when it comes to purchasing real estate - but what about Costa Rica?

Fly Me to the Moon – It Might Be Cheaper!

Moving to Costa Rica, away from friends and family, means factoring in the cost of travel for return trips to your home country. But exactly what are those costs?Moving to Costa Rica, away from friends and family, means factoring in the cost of travel for return trips to your home country. But exactly what are those costs?

New Apple app broadcasts technology news from Costa Rica

Companies and organizations should look at this trend as a clear opportunity to develop such applications and thus support their marketing objectives.

Foursquare gaining popularity with Costa Rican consumers and businesses

The concept of Foursquare is already prompting some Costa Rican businesses to give special offers and promote themselves within it.

Costa Rica Retirement: The Best Things in Life Are Free

Let’s take a look at Costa Rica’s cost of living: rent and utilities, food, transportation needs, health care, and luxuries.
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