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    SODAS IN COSTA RICA-SO MUCH MORE THAN “THE PAUSE THAT REFRESHES”

    Ask most North American visitors to Costa Rica what a “soda” is, and you are liable to get a response concerning some kind of...

    Taxation of U.S. Citizens Who Live and Work in Costa Rica

    Taxation of U.S. Citizens Who Live and Work in Costa Rica In a previous article, I explained the broad reach of the U.S. taxing jurisdiction...
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    Teaching English in Costa Rica – Advice from an ESL Professional

    It’s true that Costa Rica currently has a high demand for ESL teachers. However, before you book your one-way ticket, there are some things you should consider.

    United Biofuels of America: “We are developing the next big Costa Rican export”

    UBA has developed a program to sell renewable energy farms to potential green tech investors, the first of its kind in the world. The President of UBA explains why he thinks this is the next big export for Costa Rica in an exclusive interview.
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    Balmy Costa Rica as seen from a Texas BBQ pit

    Kat Sunlove, TheCostaRicaNews.com   Here in West Texas where my husband Layne and I are visiting my mother, it was 100 degrees at 8:00 p.m. last...

    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.

    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...

    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?

    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.

    Costa Rica Retirement: Critical Issue – Golf!

    Which areas of the country would you recommend in terms of lower cost, access to medical facilities, and golf! Are there jobs (part-time) for older people like me?
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    Exciting New Eco-Developments in Atenas, Costa Rica

    Eco-developments offer individually designed eco-homes with solar panels, recycled water systems and materials, and eco-products - all to keep Costa Rica green.

    Costa Rica Retirement: You Have Questions? We Have Answers!

    With the extensive coverage in TheCostaRicaNews.com of retirement, residency processes and other aspects of expat life in Costa Rica, this weekly publication has developed a loyal following of readers interested in getting questions answered before making the big move to retire here.

    Pure Life Development: Leaders in Atenas, Costa Rica Real Estate

    Pure Life Developmentʼs slogan is “you have just discovered the path to your new life,” and this holds true for those looking to relocate and live in Costa Rica.
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    Retirement in Costa Rica: You’re Not In Kansas Anymore!

    Although Costa Rica is far more “Westernized” than many other Central or South American locales, it still offers exasperating surprises for expats.

    Barrantes & Associates: Meeting Legal Needs in Costa Rica

    The realities of life are always there no matter where you live, something the legal firm of Barrantes & Associates fully understands. Established in 1999, my team at Barrantes & Associates is fluent in English and can handle all legal needs.

    Costa Rica: Life Is Just a Bowl of Mangos

    When friends in the United States ask us about our life in Costa Rica, they often ask: “What do you do there? Aren’t you bored? How do you spend your time?”

    Live in Costa Rica: Where the weather suits your clothes

    Unless you love snow and ice or the dramatic variation of four seasons, there is bound to be a Costa Rican region that will feel like paradise to you.

    Why I love life in Costa Rica

    Today my appreciation of the sheer beauty of this country has only intensified as I awoke to sparkling sunny skies and a brisk wind dancing through the jungles around our apartment. A few clouds drift overhead, the sun is warm, birds are singing in the trees and I am grateful to be here.
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    Costa Rican Residency: A Blizzard of Paperwork

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove When my husband Layne and I first looked at a detailed outline of the documents required by Costa...
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    Costa Rican Residency and the “Oops!” Factor

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove Every 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...

    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

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove TCRN Volunteer: So let’s talk money. Just how much can you save by living as a pensionado here in Costa...
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    I Love Costa Rica – Retirement!

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove TCRN Volunteer: Back in the day, songster Randy Newman penned his celebrated anthem “I Love LA,” singing the praises of...
    The Real Guide to Living In San José | TCRN

    The Real Guide to Living In San José

    Forget the Lonely Planet and Frommer’s, if you’re considering living in San José for an extended period of time, you’ll need more than a travel guide to survive.Forget the Lonely Planet and Frommer’s, if you’re considering living in San José for an extended period of time, you’ll need more than a travel guide to survive.

    There’s Real Gold in those Golden Years

    TCRN STAFF: Brian Smith, It seems that there are enough forward-thinkers among the powers-that-be in Costa Rica that a new wave of economic prosperity is...

    Intercultura: Language, Culture and Adventure

    The School Intercultura Language School offers a series of 18 courses designed by curriculum specialists, using interactive small groups in an environment of total immersion...

    Anamaya – Mind, Body & Spirit Resort

    Anamaya Yoga and Health Resort is a new boutique hotel built upon a cliff edge, with some of the most beautiful ocean views on...

    Finca Bellavista: Treehouse Community

    Escape the concrete jungle and come live in a real one! Finca Bellavista was created by Crested Beauty, S.A. to provide an opportunity for a...

    Hotel Green Travel Special

    Travel Special of the Week Hotel Green is a small eco-friendly spot at Jaco beach. While not right on the beach, it has one of...
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