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Tips for Living in Costa Rica

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

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Beware of flash flooding in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is filled with beautiful river valleys that offer many wonderful swimming holes. Because most of these valleys are narrow and steep, they are prone to flash flooding in the rainy season. Perfectly tranquil, scenic rivers can turn into raging, muddy torrents very quickly. (Continue Reading)

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New amateur radio regulations in Costa Rica

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SUTEL finally this year came out with a new manual for amateur radio operators, licensing fees and various forms. (Continue Reading)

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How to find the best deal on wood

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Shopping for wood in most lumber yards here guarantees that you will pay the highest price for wood/lumber, but it is generally seasoned and of good quality. Less expensive is to buy it directly from one of the many asserados (sawmills) in your area. (Continue Reading)

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Beware of buying in volume in Costa Rica

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When shopping in Costa Rica, do not assume that higher volume packages are cheaper per unit than buying in smaller packages. As often as not, for example, buying the biggest package of oatmeal, or coffee or soap, etc. (Continue Reading)

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Asking directions in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is well-known for not having street addresses and the directions you receive will usually include landmarks, some which may have not been there for years! (Continue Reading)

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