Costa Rica and Nicaragua both claim gallo pinto as a national treasure, and say it was invented in their land. But which country’s gallo pinto… Read More »How Do You Like Your Gallo Pinto? Nica-Style Or Tico-Style?
Switzerland of Central America
The number of years since army was abolished in Costa Rica.
The number of foreign visitors who visited Costa Rica pre-pandemic.
The percentage of protected land in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Stories, Information, and Opinion
President Rodrigo Chaves finally signs the long-awaited Costa Rica digital nomad bill into law with moderations to make it easier for remote workers to apply.… Read More »President Chaves Finally Signs Costa Rica Digital Nomad Bill
Jaco is Costa Rica’s most lively beach town with plenty of bars and watering holes. It’s perfect for bar hopping! But where do you start?… Read More »Seven Jaco Beach Bars You Need to Check Out
Tropical Storm Bonnie will make landfall tonight in Nicaragua, close to the border with Costa Rica. Authorities expect extensive flooding in both countries. Late last… Read More »Costa Rica and Nicaragua Brace for Tropical Storm Bonnie
Chiliguaros are famous in Costa Rica for delivering a good buzz and a bad hangover. They are Costa Rica’s greatest beverage. Here are five reasons… Read More »Five Reasons Why Costa Rica’s Chiliguaros Are The Best Drink Ever
Whenever the subject of obesity in Costa Rica comes up in expat circles, many are quick to blame the influx of U.S.-style fast food. But… Read More »Is Gringo Fast Food Responsible For Obesity In Costa Rica?
About how a remote indigenous school in Costa Rica’s Talamanca Highlands is now connected for the first time, thanks to satellite internet company Itellum. The… Read More »Remote Indigenous School in Costa Rica Receives Satellite Internet
Are you planning on moving to Costa Rica? Here’s a handy checklist to determine if making this move is a good idea for you or… Read More »Ten Reasons Why Moving to Costa Rica is a Great Idea (Plus Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn’t)
The Costa Rica expat Facebook groups are full of people asking about working in Costa Rica. But what do expats do here? Here in Costa… Read More »“So What Do You People Do There?” A Few Thoughts On Working In Costa Rica
There’s always been a healthy vacation rental market in Costa Rica, but the pandemic has made them ever more popular. Post-pandemic, it seems that popularity… Read More »Our Favorite Luxury Vacation Rentals in Costa Rica