The Long Road To Residency in Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica is a pleasure, but the path to becoming a legal resident here is anything but. Not only are the laws written in Spanish, but the rigorous process itself is complicated, confusing, and fairly costly. Without a sense of humor, parts of it can be a royal pain. However, the benefits outweigh the difficulties and the lessons I learned in gaining legal status here may be of value to anyone considering a permanent move to this beautiful tropical land.

Costa Rica Retirement: Lower Costs, Higher Lifestyle

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I Love Costa Rica – Retirement!

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Costa Rica Advances its Strategies With Asian Countries

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Central Bank raised rates on deposits at Direct Central

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Real Estate Continues Upward Trend

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Costa Rica on track to grow 4.5 pct in 2010, 5 pct in 2011

TCRN StaffLast week, Laura Chinchilla, went on a whirlwind sales trip, ringing the opening bell on Wall Street, Rick’s List CNN, United Nations General...

Dollar Falls – Drops Below ¢500

TCRN StaffLast week the dollar exchange dropped to its lowest level in the last two years, as of September 20, 2010: Central Bank, BUY...
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