Living in Costa Rica for an extended period of time requires that you qualify for and establish legal residency. If you also want to work in Costa Rica, you will need a form of residency that permits you to do so. Currently the ONLY form of residency that allows you to work in Costa Rica is […]
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Recently there has been a war between the various drug groups which hasn’t helped the image of Mexico—the reality is that you MUST be careful traveling through certain areas of Mexico. The Northern Baja State Police, and the Green Angels have increased patrols between TJ and Esenada and areas near the boarder crossing. Rosarito has […]
Thanks to Christi and Crispian for sending in this update on traveling with the pups. Just a note about traveling with dogs, we are on the way back from 5 months in Central America with two very well-behaved dachshunds, and more than 50% of the time, we stayed in hotels. It is hardest in large cities, […]
New Organization Helps Protect Costa Rican Coast
While it is possible for you to sell your car after driving to Costa Rica, possibly even make some profit, it is certainly not without its difficulties. The average customs tax on cars in C.R. is close to 55% of what an American would consider to be the value.
Costa Rica is fascinating and beautiful; there are tropical rain forests, active volcanoes, and white sand beaches that stretch as far as the imagination. The country is by far the most developed of all Central American countries. There are presently over hundreds of thousands North-Americans living in Costa Rica and the number is growing daily.
While there are similarities to driving in the United States and Latin America, the differences can be alarming. However, the more prepared you are, the better chances you have at avoiding an accident.
The resort has just eight rooms, making for a quiet and private vacation. Each studio is located just of Santa Teresa, and the local offers up a private pool for lounging.
Today the Wall Street Journal wrote about the escalating violence near the border and now there seems to be all this fear that it will spill over into the US and they (they that are in power) are talking about sending troops to beef up security. I am sure if you are thinking about a […]
Latin American Driving Habits Mexican and Central American drivers make driving in the cities a bit frustrating for visitors from above the border. Obedience to basic traffic laws seems to depend upon if a policeman is watching or not OR if you are a Gringo (haha, really). For example, if you stop for a red […]