Monday, November 18, 2019

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Costa Rica Retirement: What About Golf?

If you are considering retirement in Costa Rica, you may well ask yourself: What about golf? While it’s not a universal interest, it is amazing how well golf and retirement seem to go together. With the luxury of leisure...

Costa Rican companies launch Competitiveness CouncilEmpresas crean el Consejo de Promoción de la Competitividad

San José, Costa Rica. Several Costa Rican companies united to create the Competitiveness Council (CPC), which was launched during the Competitiveness Summit 2011, held last Monday November 28th at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Jose. The CPC is a private entity...

Costa Rica Retirement: ¿Habla Español?

If I needed any reminder why it’s important for retirees to learn Spanish, today was an object lesson: trying to communicate by phone with medical personnel to request results of some routine lab work be emailed to me. Not...

Ecological Quintas: A new housing option in Costa RicaQuintas Ecológicas: Nueva opción residencial en Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica. Ecological Quintas have become a new housing trend in Costa Rica, as several of these projects are currently being developed in different parts of the country, offering their residents the chance to live a rather...

Muchas Fiestas for Costa Rica Retirees

With Halloween behind us and the December holidays and New Year’s festivities just ahead, it seems like a good time to talk about días feriados (national holidays) here in Costa Rica. For retirees who decide to move to this...

Retiring to Costa Rica: Some Mysteries Unraveled

Let’s pick up where we left off in my last column on the importance of a “due diligence” tour of Costa Rica before zeroing in on a retirement target of moving here. So let’s say you have made a...

Carlson Wagonlit Travel acquires Centenial Group in Costa Rica

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announces it has acquired the assets of Centenial Group, an international partner of CWT in Costa Rica since 2004. Centenial Group based in San Jose has provided travel management expertise to corporate travelers since 1995. The new...

IT Outsourcing: Ranking Nearshore Locations for US Customers

U.S. outsourcing customers seeking nearshore alternatives to offshore outsourcing hot spots need not look far for the leading options. Mexico is their best bet, according to a new ranking of Latin American outsourcing locations by outsourcing consultancy ThinkSolutions. "It was no...

Biofuels Make a Comeback

Global production of biofuels increased 17% in 2010 to reach an all-time high of 105 billion liters, up from 90 billion liters in 2009. High oil prices, a global economic rebound, and new laws and mandates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada,...

A Costa Rica Retiree Explores the Food Aisles

For anyone considering retirement in another country, the final months of preparation are often filled with unanswered questions about the future home. Issues of transportation, language, medical care, security and crime, cost of food and cultural norms beg for...
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Costa Rican Entrepreneurs Visited Scandinavia to Promote Ecotourism

Costa Rican companies toured Scandinavia from November 7th to 11th, 2019, to meet with 141 tourism agents. It began last Thursday in...

Species of Snake Previously Seen Only in Panama Spotted in Costa Rica

A new species of snake was identified in our country in recent weeks. It is the dwarf snake of Barbour (Trimetopon Barburi,...
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