A guide to your money in Costa Rica: What are the best ways to access money, send money, receive money, and spend it? In recent… Read More »Money in Costa Rica: How to Access, Send, Receive, Spend and More
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
Manuel Antonio National Park is one of Costa Rica’s most famous attractions. But the area offers more. So much more. Here’s what to do in… Read More »What to do in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Away from the National Park
We take a look at cryptocurrency in Central America to see how various countries around the region are using it, adapting to it, and legislating… Read More »How is Cryptocurrency in Central America Progressing?
An expat diving enthusiast explains why the Pacific coast offers the best scuba diving in Costa Rica for her. Check out her favorite Pacific diving… Read More »What Makes Pacific Ocean Scuba Diving in Costa Rica so Special?
A newly-arrived intern from the United States talks about her first impressions of life in San Jose, Costa Rica. This article contains affiliate links, where… Read More »My First Impressions of Life in San Jose, Costa Rica
Limited mask mandates return to Costa Rica in an effort to bring down child respiratory illnesses. Mask mandates returned to Costa Rica today, after the… Read More »Limited Mask Mandates Return to Costa Rica
A look around the region on Central American Independence Day, where five countries celebrate the 201st anniversary of independence from Spain. Today Central America celebrates… Read More »Happy Central American Independence Day to All
Expat Zach Gerth, co-founder of StartAbroad, explains why he’s living in Costa Rica and not back in the States. I’m a proud American, but I’ve… Read More »Four Reasons Why I’m Living in Costa Rica, and Not in the United States
Culture shock in Costa Rica is real for many people moving here from North America or Europe. Or – How many WTF moments have you… Read More »Culture Shock in Costa Rica: Five WTF Moments You Might Experience
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?