Category Archive: Fast Facts

Sep 16 2012

Costa Rica seems to have made great strides in 10 years

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff, Reprinted with permission. Links and photos added by retireforlessincostarica.com. With holes in the highways and other daily aggravations, expats here may not always fully realize the giant leaps that Costa Rican society has taken in the last decade. This country has progressed mostly due to outside influences. But it …

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Sep 15 2012

Happy Independence Day Costa Rica!

September 15th, is the celebration of Independence Day in Costa Rica. We are happy to be living in this tiny country that has so much going for it, and so much to be proud of. “Himno Nacional de Costa Rica” is the national anthem of Costa Rica. It was originally adopted in 1853, with the …

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May 07 2012

Our Weather in San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica – 2012

Paul’s Monthly Weather Report – January 2012 As you probably already know, there are two seasons in Costa Rica, a wet season (winter) from May to November, and a dry season (summer) from December to April.  Additionally, there are many micro-climates here that change the weather, usually depending on altitude and topography.  The climate is …

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Jan 05 2012

Our Weather in San Ramón de Alajuela, Costa Rica – 2011

Paul’s Monthly Weather Report – Overview (July 2011) As you probably already know, there are two seasons in Costa Rica, a wet season (winter) from May to November, and a dry season (summer) from December to April.  Additionally, there are many micro-climates here that change the weather, usually depending on altitude and topography.  The climate …

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Jul 20 2011

U.S. Department of State Update on Costa Rica

Following is the July 19, 2011 update on Costa Rica from the U.S. Department of State:   COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Costa Rica is a middle-income, developing country with a strong democratic tradition. Tourist facilities are extensive and generally adequate.  While English is a second language for many Costa Ricans, knowledge of Spanish is necessary for legal …

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May 25 2008

About Costa Rica: Fast Facts

Costa Rica is in Central America, bordered on the north by Nicaragua and on the south by Panama. To the east is the Caribbean coast and to the west is the Pacific Ocean. This small country measures just under 20,000 square miles and is in the Central Time Zone. The telephone area code for the …

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