The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain
Maeology
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Maeology
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The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain

Katherine Stanley - November 14, 2017

It was still pitch black when I sat up in bed, thoroughly annoyed. “What is that damned noise?” I asked my husband, on whom the incredible din…

Did you inherit a property in Costa Rica?
Real estate
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Real estate
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Did you inherit a property in Costa Rica?

Ivo Henfling - October 3, 2017

Did you inherit a property in Costa Rica and you don’t know what to do? First, you should check whether the deceased left a will in Costa…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: Part II
Maeology
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Maeology
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: Part II

Shannon Farley - October 2, 2017

It's a big day for our "Maeology" column, which celebrates language and culture in Costa Rica: our first guest post! When Atenas-based writer and Tico Times reader…

The truth about real estate appraisals in Costa Rica
Real estate
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Real estate
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The truth about real estate appraisals in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 22, 2017

I just had a Whatsapp discussion with someone about the value of real estate appraisals. Our office had a building lot in Pavas listed with a price…

La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses

Katherine Stanley - September 21, 2017

Recommended: Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day 2017  Every year since I became a mom, I’ve tried to spend one month in the States with…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

UPDATED – Reversing a vasectomy in Costa Rica: I’ll try anything once
Expats
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Expats
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UPDATED – Reversing a vasectomy in Costa Rica: I’ll try anything once

Damon Mitchell - April 18, 2017

SAN RAFAEL, Costa Rica — Four years, one month and 10 days after my wife and I moved from Los Angeles to Costa Rica, and well after…

Art and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Calendar
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Art and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - May 6, 2016

When it comes to aerial acrobatics, Costa Rica may be best known for its monkeys and sloths, but they've got some serious competition this weekend as the International…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?

The Tico Times - November 22, 2015

Santos isn’t exactly a guachimán. He’s more like a security guard, although he serves roughly the same purpose. Santos is charmingly overweight, with a cherubic face and…

Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday
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Business
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Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday

L. Arias - November 22, 2015

The National Insurance Institute (INS) will begin collecting payments next week for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. This year, motorcyclists will pay ₡16.284 ($30) less compared to the…