The Ministerio de Hacienda Sets Vehicle Tax for Next year

Good news for some vehicle owners in Costa Rica.  The Ministerio de Hacienda said Monday that the tax on 1,123,306 vehicles will be reduced for the year 2017.  The reduction in vehicle tax will still bring an estimated ¢154 billion colones from 2.14 million vehicles. Those who have been living in Costa Rica for over

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Costa Rica is the 33rd Most Peaceful Country in the World

A recent study conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace(IEP) ranked 163 countries to determine the most peaceful countries in the world.  The 2016 Global Peace Index is the 10th one they have published and from this year’s study, which is based on 23 parameters, found that the world is becoming more divided when

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Owning a wood floor in your Costa Rican Home

Once upon a time, the way to go for a home in Costa Rica was to have ceramic tiles in your home.  They kept your home cool and allowed you to have several different patterns to really match the décor of your home. Today, wooden floors are making a comeback in Costa Rica as they

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October Fun in Costa Rica – Celebrating Beer and Halloween

October in Costa Rica means a lot of rain and loads of fun for Costa Ricans and visitors alike.   This year, the 4th edition of the Oktober Beerfest will take place from October 15 until October 16 where beer enthusiasts will get to experience 170 different types of beer along with live music and some

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Most Common Regrets by Home Owners in Costa Rica

For years, UPropertiesCR.com has been making thousands of new and veteran home buyers happy in Costa Rica by helping them find their dream home.  Whether they bought luxury real estate in Escazu, Costa Rica or a modest size condominium in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, Ingrid is always there to help. As part of her personal

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Living in Downtown San Jose, Costa Rica

For many people whether Ticos or Expats living their preferred location is not living in downtown San Jose but is rather living in at the beach, the mountain, or the outskirt of San Jose in places like Escazu, Moravia or Santa Ana.  The reasons for this are many but despite this Costa Rican real estate

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Celebrating the Costa Rican Independence Day

Every year, millions of people visit Costa Rica to enjoy the near perfect weather, the rainforest, the beaches and its people.  Some argue that best time for a tourist to visit Costa Rica is during the dry season where a rainfall will probably never occur.  Others believe that the rainy season is the best time

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Costa Rica Honors Park Day with a New Stamp

Not many people in Costa Rica know that every 24th of August is the Day of National Parks where people celebrate the natural beauty of this small and peaceful Central American country.  All of the parks as well as numerous protected areas celebrated this day with activities, games and learning workshops.  Everywhere else around the

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Is Real Estate in Costa Rica Still a Good Deal?

Since the early 70s, Costa Rica has had a long history of being one of the best place for people to retire in a comfortable setting that includes excellent weather, low cost of living and bargain properties in Costa Rica. Today, many economists are wondering whether that still holds true as more expats are choosing

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Celebrating the Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya

This coming Monday, is the national and traditional celebration of the Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya where Ticos(Costa Ricans) will commemorate the 192nd anniversary of when the Partido de Nicoya, better known as Guanacaste became a part of Costa Rica. To celebrate this occasion, there will be festivals all throughout Costa Rica starting Saturday

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