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  A Few Tips For Expats Driving In Costa Rica

Articles - Costa Rica

Driving in Costa Rica is considerably different from driving the US and the UK – the roads are not particularly well-developed, and people have a tendency to treat the traffic rules very lightly, which can be unnerving for an expat. Most people in Costa Rica don’t own a private vehicle because of how expensive cars are. Moreover, the Public Transport system in the cities is fairly good, and a majority of the local population travels by buses. It is mainly people living in remote areas who find it necessary to travel by car. Many tourists and expats who need cars prefer renting to buying one. The minimum age for driving in this country is 18 years. However, the minimum age for renting a car is 23 years (and 25 years in some places).   more ...

  5 Great Golf Courses For Expats In Costa Rica

Articles - Costa Rica

Ever since Costa Rica witnessed a tourist boom in the early 1990s, the construction of golf courses has increased rapidly. Many reputed golf architects have lent their expertise in creating some top quality courses over the years. Today Costa Rica is considered to be among the popular golfing destinations in the world. Here are five of the best golf courses in Costa Rica.

Melia Cariari Golf Course

Located near the Juan Santamaria International Airport, this championship golf course is a private member club only.   more ...

  Where Do Expats Choose To Live In Costa Rica? An Overview Of Popular Locations

Articles - Costa Rica

For most people, the mention of Costa Rica brings to mind the picture of a typically tropical paradise – beaches, warm weather, friendly, easygoing people. While these elements are certainly an important part of Costa Rica, there’s a lot more to the country, in terms of weather, terrain, lifestyle, and more. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica offers a great deal of variety, and there are several different locations that are popular among expats, for a number of different reasons. Here are some of the popular locations in the various regions of Costa Rica.

The Central Valley   more ...

  Starting A Business In Costa Rica: Perrovida Craft Beer

Perrovida Craft Beer
Articles - Costa Rica

Shannon Enete interviews Kyle Kersey, Perrovida Craft Beer

Who are you? Tell me a little bit about your family.

I’m Kyle Kersey from Washington D.C. area. I grew up there. My wife and I went to high school together. We joke that our relationship is a homecoming dance that never ended because our first date was sophomore year’s homecoming. We got married our freshman year of college and moved to the subburbs, where we had 3 sons back to back to back. This year we will be celebrating our 15 years anniversary. We spent about 10 years in rural Virginia where I established myself as a government IT worker just in time to be bitten by the bug to move to Costa Rica.   more ...

  Tis’ The Season To Be Bitten In Costa Rica

Pit Viper
Articles - Costa Rica

3 Steps to Keep You Safe

The green season could also be called the slithering season due to the increase of snake sightings. The rain brings the snakes closer to residences, because of this fact, you should know a few things about them. Out of 139 species of snakes in Costa Rica, only 22 of them are venomous.

Some species spend their time on the ground, camouflaging in foliage or puddles, while others live amongst the trees. Costa Rica is host to two venomous snakes per hector of land. While they may be neighbors, no two venoms are alike. Pit Vipers carry hemotoxin, which affect the blood and muscles. The Ferde-Lance or Terciopelo, as the locals refer to it, is part of the Pit Viper family and is responsible for more deaths than any other snake in Costa Rica.   more ...


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