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Jan 10 2015

The Best and Worst of Costa Rica in 2014, According to Everyone Else, by Lindsay Fendt

by Lindsay Fendt for The Tico Times This story first appeared in The Tico Times on December 30, 2014. It is republished here with permission. Every year travel magazines and survey authorities across the world hurl accolades at Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches and seemingly happy people. This year was no different, but the predicted wave …

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Jun 26 2013

Deadline for Some US Citizens Investing Overseas

The U.S. government has changed the form that some taxpayers must use to report their overseas bank account. But the agency has put the form online. That is the news from the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, an expat advocacy organization. The association noted that Americans overseas and U.S. green card holders are required to …

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Jun 26 2013

Schedule for Mandatory New Costa Rican License Plates

(Reprinted from The Tico Times, June 20, 2013 After several delays and confusion, a mandatory change of license plates for vehicles in Costa Rica will begin on July 15, National Registry Director Dagoberto Sibaja said on Thursday. Starting that day, all vehicles with license plates ending in 1 will be required to have new plates. …

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May 11 2013

Democracy in Action

We got to see a good example of the people speaking and the president listening here in Costa Rica recently. Residents were upset over the government’s plans to go ahead with a concession to improve the PanAmerican Highway (Rt. 1). The Brazilian company, who had won the concession, planned to pay for the road improvements …

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Apr 20 2013

Costa Rica Scores High on Social Progress Index

“Costa Rica ranks first in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Index of Social Progress,” reported InsideCostaRica.comon April 15th.The Index “measures the degree to which countries meet the non-economic needs of its citizens, according to a recent announcement by the Social Progress Imperative at the University of Oxford in the U.K.” The Social Progress …

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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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Mar 16 2012

Your Vote Counts: Absentee Voting Information

Are you a U.S. Citizen living outside the U.S.? Do you want to vote in the 2012 elections? If you haven’t signed up for an Absentee Ballot, here’s the info on how to do it. The U.S. has made it easy. Just go to the website for the Federal Voting Assistance Program, located at http://www.fvap.gov/index.html.  Click the …

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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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Aug 26 2011

Fiestas patronales de San Ramón 2011

TRANSLATED FROM ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED BY ELOCCIDENTE ON AUGUST 16, 2011 by Alexis Castro San Ramón hopes to celebrate in style during the feast. Program begins with 16 religious activities, but sales of local foods and concerts begin from August 26 and end on September 4. A week full of cultural education and cultural activities …

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Aug 08 2011

Our Climate in Costa Rica

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 different on the Caribbean slope than on …

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