The day I rode my bicycle to see the president
Dispatch from Monteverde
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Dispatch from Monteverde
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The day I rode my bicycle to see the president

Marshall Cobb - June 12, 2017

Recommended: To pave or not to pave? Monteverde's ongoing roadway saga I previously invested the time to document at least part of the background of the famous, perhaps infamous,…

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…

5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - November 6, 2016

Mary Smathers grew up and spent her entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area. On a trip to Costa Rica, however, she and her husband fell in love…

If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this
Business
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Business
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If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this

Stanley Foodman - September 30, 2016

Thinking about giving up your U.S. citizenship pending the results of the presidential election in November? Concerned because you have been an “expat” for a long time…

PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 56th annual Fourth of July picnic
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 56th annual Fourth of July picnic

The Tico Times - July 4, 2016

The Stars and Stripes flew high on Sunday as United States citizens and their Costa Rican family and friends gathered to celebrate the Fourth of July at Cervecería Costa…

Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations

L. Arias - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is a top option for a healthy, comfortable retirement, according to two recent surveys. The country ranked fourth overall in International Living’s 2016 list of Best Countries to Retire. It…

Love triangle turned deadly in case of slain US-Costa Rica family
Crime
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Crime
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Love triangle turned deadly in case of slain US-Costa Rica family

Zach Dyer - February 17, 2016

A day after police discovered the slain family of a U.S. expat and his Costa Rican wife and children in Matapalo, Guanacaste, details about the couple’s strained…

Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence
Business
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Business
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Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence

Karl Kahler - February 17, 2016

Dan Fowlie was wearing a tropical shirt and a suntan when I met him in The Tico Times lobby close to 5 o’clock on Friday, looking good…

US expats in Costa Rica can vote in person for presidential primary
Elections
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Elections
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US expats in Costa Rica can vote in person for presidential primary

Zach Dyer - February 9, 2016

On Tuesday New Hampshire voters go to the polls to cast their ballots in the first U.S. presidential primary of the 2016 race, a week after the…

John Koger, owner of A Safe Passage, dies at 61
En paz descanse
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En paz descanse
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John Koger, owner of A Safe Passage, dies at 61

Karon Garen - January 13, 2016

John Koger, the owner of bus-ticketing and travel service A Safe Passage, died on Nov. 9, 2015, at the age of 61. The cause of death was a heart…