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Exceptional Living in Escaleras, Costa Rica

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Escaleras, Costa Rica is a place that promotes a sense of wellbeing, deep relaxation, and helps you attune yourself with the natural world. This is a popular community in the South Pacific that exudes architectural grandeur blending elegantly with the exotic landscape. Those who have searched Costa Rica’s coastlines for the perfect location to begin…

Aspiring Towards A Poverty-Free Community With The Family Support Center of Ojochal

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Imagine a poverty-free Ojochal… that is what four women said to each other in 2014 before creating the Family Support Center of Ojochal. They didn’t want to see their neighbors going to bed hungry and they saw ways that the community could help.  Their goal became to provide services to children and families in the…

Curative Wellness Experiences in Osa, Costa Rica

The natural jungle environment in Osa, Costa Rica is the perfect setting for curative wellness experiences. Forest bathing, earthing, and other wellness services are abundantly offered in this region for revitalizing your health in the amazing wild environments found locally. It is accepted knowledge that engaging with the natural world is important to our health….

Celebrating 201 Years Of Independence Day In Costa Rica

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Independence Day in Costa Rica is more than a historic date. La Dia De La Independencia is a month-long celebration honoring the country’s independence, along with the rest of Central America, from Spanish rule in 1821. During the Mes de la Patria, or “Month of the Nation,” businesses, homes and even cars are decorated with…

Cryptocurrencies in Costa Rica: Bitcoin Jungle, Crypto Mining, and More

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In March of this year, Costa Rica’s former government proposed a law to tax cryptocurrency purchases and gross sales. This law did not pass, meaning that Costa Rica does not subject cryptocurrency gains to the Value Added Tax (IVA) or income tax. According to current Costa Rican regulations, this type of asset is not classified…

Costa Rica Left Out Of InterNations’ Expat Insider 2022 Report

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The 2022 Expat Insider survey is not picking up exactly where it left off and popular expat destinations like Costa Rica have been entirely left out of this year’s report!  For the 2022 survey, 11,970 respondents representing 177 nationalities living in 181 countries or territories worldwide were asked to evaluate their lives abroad. For a…

OTP’s Costa Ballena Real Estate 2nd Quarter Market Report

It is already midyear 2022 and even during the rainy season Costa Ballena real estate is heating up! Home values continued to increase in the second quarter of 2022 and with a sales total of over $44 million for the area for the last 3 months, the traditionally quietest quarter of the year has us…