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Tips from expats and experts about moving to Costa Rica and living in Costa Rica.

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Internet Access in Costa Rica

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There are lots of options, especially in the Central Valley, for Internet access in Costa Rica. ADSL via landline telephone, cable Internet, WiMax and cellular service are the most popular. (Continue Reading)

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Secret Entrance to Cahuita N.P., Costa Rica

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Many people overlook the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, which is so different in so many ways from the rest of the country. If you should visit there, take time to visit one of the countries more scenic parks, Cahuita National Park about 30 mins. (Continue Reading)

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The cost of wood in Costa Rica

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Being from the Pacific Northwest where construction lumber such as hemlock, pine and Douglas Fir are inexpensive, I had a little sticker shock here when buying ordinary utility wood. Even the least expensive, malina, which is bug resistant but mainly used for concrete forms, is more than utility grade lumber in the U. (Continue Reading)

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Other Tips for Avoiding Snakes in Costa Rica

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Keeping a 10-foot perimeter around your house cut short, free of shrubs, will deter snakes from coming close. They don’t like to be in open areas. Additionally, keep an eye out for snakes under your house eaves or even trying to slip under the door during very heavy rains. (Continue Reading)

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Feeding Birds in the Tropics

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Some of the best bird attractors in the Tropics are bananas and oranges. Most birds here do not like seeds as they do in the temperate zones. Be sure to peel the banana on one side so they smell them and the smaller birds can eat the flesh easily. (Continue Reading)

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