13 Important Rules when Hiring a Maid or Caretaker in Costa Rica

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13 Important Rules when Hiring a Maid or Caretaker in Costa Rica
Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Having your doubts about what to do when hiring a maid or a caretaker in Costa Rica? Imagine never having to clean your house yourself again! Or doing the laundry and ironing shirts and pants when you have a day off. Stop worrying about cleaning the windows, doing the yard,… […]
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The Truth About Freelancing in Costa Rica: Pros, Cons and Opportunities

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The Truth About Freelancing in Costa Rica: Pros, Cons and Opportunities
If you’re a freelancer, you’ve likely had daydreams of moving to an exotic land and working under the shade of a palm tree. But that kind of setup doesn’t need to be a fantasy. In fact, millions of freelancers and digital nomads travel to places like this to make those dreams a reality. Costa Rica […]
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Chris Howard’s Relocation Tour was one of the best experiences of my life

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Chris Howard’s Relocation Tour was one of the best experiences of my life
I had never taken a trip like this before so I didn’t know what to expect but it was the easiest vacation I have ever planned. Everything was taken care of and our accommodations were top notch. The food was delicious, especially the chicken dinner we were treated to at […] The post Chris Howard’s […]
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Tips for safe ocean swimming in Costa Rica

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Tips for safe ocean swimming in Costa Rica
One experienced Costa Rican lifeguard provided the following list of recommendations when swimming in the ocean: The post Tips for safe ocean swimming in Costa Rica first appeared on Live in Costa Rica, Retirement and Relocation Tours.
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TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa: Growing from an established legacy in Uvita

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TikiVillas Rainforest Lodge & Spa: Growing from an established legacy in Uvita
This acclaimed villa complex is one of the best-regarded and most immersive experiences in the area. In the last couple of years, natural immersion has become synonymous with Costa Rica's Southern Pacific area. There, the area's abundant vegetation and rich biodiversity have become the natural meeting point of ecological enthusiasts and nature lovers worldwide. What […]
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Squatter Rights in Costa Rica – how to stop it from happening

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Squatter Rights in Costa Rica – how to stop it from happening
Estimated Reading Time: 5 Minutes Yes, squatter rights exist in Costa Rica. Absent landowners sometimes complain about it. Once you have squatters on your property, getting rid of them is difficult. Is it a risk to purchase a property anywhere in Costa Rica and lose this property to squatters? Here is what you can do… […]
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What is Easter Week like in Costa Rica

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What is Easter Week like in Costa Rica
The week before Easter Sunday is characterized by many activities that current and future expats should be aware of. Ticos, who can afford to,  head for the beach. As a result, the Central Valley resemble one huge “ghost town (pueblo fantasma in Spanish).” It is easier than ever to get […] The post What is […]
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A lot for expat retirees to do the weekend of April 1, 2023   and during Semana Santa (Easter Week)

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A lot for expat retirees to do the weekend of April 1, 2023   and during Semana Santa (Easter Week)
As I have stated repeatedly, almost every weekend there are activities for retirees all over  Costa Rica. It seems like there is always something to do in order to stay busy and happy. For example, just look at what I found below. The Expo Birra Costa Rica (birra is slang for cerveza which means beer) or […] The post A lot […]
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