Category: Resources

Apr 25 2011

Moving to Costa Rica – What do you wish you brought?

Recently (well, okay, it was a while ago), I asked some of the local Gringos here in San Ramon two questions:  “What do you wish you brought/shipped to Costa Rica that you didn’t?” and “When visitors come, what do you ask them to bring you that you can’t get here?”  Do you want to guess the …

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Apr 23 2011

El Castillo de Relajamiento Cabinas in Beautiful San Ramon, Costa Rica

This is where Paul and I lived for our first four years in Costa Rica. If you will be visiting the Central Valley and are looking for a great place to stay with more features than a standard hotel room, this is the place!  Each picturesque cabin is approximately 550 sq ft (51 sq m), …

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Apr 23 2011

For trusted help with legal residency in Costa Rica, contact Residency in Costa Rica

  We chose Residency in Costa Rica to help us apply for legal residency and, unlike many of our acquaintances who waited two years or more, our residency was approved in only five months.  It was a complicated process and they were wonderful to work with.  The price Javier quotes is all-inclusive, including even those …

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Apr 09 2011

Unraveling the Mysteries of Moving to Costa Rica

This 250p eBook is a great blend of personal story of the author, her husband and parents, who moved from Maine to Costa Rica mixed with incredibly helpful practical advice. A super resource for anyone considering moving to Costa Rica. First in a series. To read excerpts and to purchase, Click Here!

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Apr 01 2011

“Habla español?” You bet I do!

Two and a half years ago, we were planning our move to Costa Rica and I spoke almost no Spanish. I knew that I wanted to learn, that my days would be fuller if I could communicate in the language of the land. So I looked at my options and selected Visual Link Spanish. I …

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Apr 01 2011

The Mainers Move to Costa Rica

Big News! Our friend Arden has just published her first book about moving to Costa Rica.  It’s called Unraveling the Mysteries of Moving to Costa Rica and is actually the first of a series called “Mainers in Costa Rica.” Through our friendship, Paul and I have been able to learn so much from Arden and …

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Apr 01 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

  Today, April 1, 2010, is a big day for us.  One year ago today we moved to Costa Rica full time.  The year has gone by quickly, and has been so full of marvelous surprises.  We have met many wonderful people – both Expats and Ticos (Costa Ricans) – and count many of them …

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Mar 21 2010

Residency Categories Under the New Law

The new immigration law, in effect as of March 1, 2010,  changed many of the requirements regarding applying for residency in Costa Rica.  Thanks to our friends at Residency in Costa Rica, we bring you the following summary of the new law. Residency in Costa Rica will be happy to assist you with the preparation, …

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Mar 14 2010

INS Medical Insurance

        The Community Action Alliance Costa Rica recently hosted a seminar featuring a representative agent for INS, the Country’s optional national insurance provider.  If you would like to read the seminar summary and see a scan of the INS medical insurance brochure which was given out that afternoon, visit the Private Health …

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Mar 14 2010

What’s the “Caja?”

The Caja is Costa Rica’s public health care system. The full name is the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). We were able to join the Caja after being in-country for 21 days.  We had already submitted all of our residency paperwork and had the signed form which verified that fact.  We joined in our …

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