December 2020

December 2020

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December 5, 2020

Turtle nesting tours are fairly common in the coastal areas of the country. Annually, during nesting season, female sea turtles swim hundreds, if not thousands of miles—returning to the very beach where they were hatched to lay their own eggs.

November 2020

November 2020

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November 11, 2020

Costa Rica opened on November 1 to travelers worldwide, including from all 50 U.S. states, without the need for a COVID test. You now only have to fill out a health questionnaire online, and provide proof of health insurance, to gain entry.

October 2020

October 2020

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October 20, 2020

There's a silver lining to 2020 if you're dreaming of a life in Costa Rica… In the true spirit of Pura Vida, the administration is searching for ways to lure new investors and create new revenue channels for the country.

Why I Moved to Costa Rica

Why I Moved to Costa Rica

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September 22, 2020

We wanted a country with a stable democracy and an educated population and we wanted to be able to qualify for residency and have the process be reasonably straightforward. Costa Rica has three different, easy pathways to residency and we qualified for one of them, even though we’re not at pension years yet.

September 2020

September 2020

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September 10, 2020

Once the hotels announced their varied openings in early summer, my husband and I began exploring "staycation" possibilities. I remember thinking this could really be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If we could find a luxury "deal" at one-half or one-third the price not too far from home…we could swing it with our budget for a couple of nights.

August 2020

August 2020

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August 5, 2020

For those planning a move abroad, this lengthy COVID pause brings uncertainty, restlessness, and concerns about what the global economy will look like when the dust settles. The entire world has been impacted, and quite frankly, nobody knows when the economic fallout will reach the bottom.

July 2020

July 2020

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July 9, 2020

From all reports, it sounds as if the apple cart has well and truly been upset in the States due to COVID-19. And while it breaks my heart to hear what's happening with my kids and grandkids and friends, I'm so happy to know that we've been minimally affected in our day-to-day lives here in the Orosi Valley.