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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…

Delighting In The Rainy Season In Costa Rica

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Don’t pass on visiting Costa Rica during the rainy season. Most people vacation in Costa Rica during the peak tourism months from December until May. This is partially because most tourists coming to Costa Rica are escaping the bitter cold of the northern winter months. But it is also known that these months are the…

The Importance Of A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) In Costa Ballena Real Estate

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It is an unfortunate consequence of a hot real estate market that everyone and their dog wants to become a realtor. This means that our exciting Costa Ballena real estate market is currently filled with amateur realtors who do not know how to do a proper Comparative Market Analysis for their clients. This is a…

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…