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Where should I setup a bank account in Puerto Viejo?

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We asked expats in Puerto Viejo what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised...

"Expats considering retirement in Puerto Viejo should be aware that the cost of living is generally lower than in many Western countries, but it can vary depending on lifestyle choices. The official language is Spanish, so learning the language can greatly enhance your experience. The healthcare system in Costa Rica is highly rated, with both public and private options available, but it's advisable to have a comprehensive health insurance plan. Puerto Viejo is known for its laid-back, Caribbean lifestyle, with a mix of cultures including indigenous Bribri, Afro-Caribbean, and expat populations. The weather is tropical, with a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April. The area is prone to heavy rainfall and occasional hurricanes, so it's important to be prepared for these weather conditions. The local cuisine is a blend of Costa Rican and Caribbean flavors, with plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood. The town has a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops, but it's smaller and less developed than some other expat destinations in Costa Rica. Public transportation is available, but many residents choose to get around by bicycle or on foot. If you plan to drive, you should be aware that road conditions can be poor, especially in the rainy season. Regarding safety, while Costa Rica is generally safe, petty crime can be an issue, so it's important to take precautions such as not displaying valuable items in public. Finally, it's important to understand the local laws and regulations, including those related to residency and property ownership. Consulting with a local attorney or real estate agent can be helpful in navigating these issues," said a member in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

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