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Why Costa Rica is the Destination of Choice for New Retirees

Why Costa Rica is the Destination of Choice for New Retirees

Expats have long been attracted to Costa Rica for many reasons; accessibility, safety, low cost of living, beautiful beaches, modern inexpensive health care, some of the best real estate opportunities in Central America, good infrastructure, lush tropical rainforests, ocean, mountain and valley views, weather unparalleled, theaters, art galleries, and so […]

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Costa Rica declares calypso music ‘national patrimony’

Costa Rica declares calypso music ‘national patrimony’

The government officially recognizes the popular musical tradition as part of its cultural heritage. Walter Ferguson has been singing and playing calypso music in Costa Rica’s Caribbean region for more than 70 years. It’s as Caribbean as rice and beans and sunshine. Calypso music has been popular along Costa Rica’s […]

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Costa Rica’s Wildlife Act Banning Sport Hunting .

Costa Rica’s Wildlife Act Banning Sport Hunting .

The jaguar, tapir, caiman and songbirds are now more protected in Costa Rica, thanks to a new law proposed and driven by its own citizens, banning sport hunting of any species. Costa Rica, known for its reputation for Eco Tourism, became the first nation on the continent ban sport hunting […]

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20 December, 2012 CommentsRead More
Construction finished as San José’s Avenida 10 reopens

Construction finished as San José’s Avenida 10 reopens

After 10 months of repairs, a major thoroughfare in downtown San José has reopened to traffic. San José mayor Johnny Araya and members of the construction company CEMEX inaugurated the revamped Avenida 10 Thursday morning. San José municipal officials on Thursday inaugurated a newly paved 10-block stretch of Avenida 10, […]

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19 December, 2012 CommentsRead More
Foreign direct investment from high-tech companies expected to reach $574 million

Foreign direct investment from high-tech companies expected to reach $574 million

Technology services and medical supplies firms are the most important. Foreign firms from the high-technology sector in Costa Rica generated some $574 million and created 8,236 direct jobs in 2012. The previous year, high-tech FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) was $470 million, and 7,728 new jobs were created. One of the […]

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In 2013 San Jose plans the Central American Games

In 2013 San Jose plans the Central American Games

International experts meet to discuss security at the upcoming sporting event. The Security Commission for the Central American Games meets this week for a second workshop in preparation for security at next year’s Central American Games. The event, slotted for March 2013, will be the largest multisport tournament ever held […]

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16 December, 2012 CommentsRead More
Festival Of Lights in San Jose Today.

Festival Of Lights in San Jose Today.

The Christmas Season Begins in Costa Rica The Festival of Lights or as it is known as Festival de la Luz in San Jose is the kickoff to the Christmas season in Costa Rica. With over a million people attending on a yearly basis, the festival is a combination of […]

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15 December, 2012 CommentsRead More
Costa Rican economy grows more than regional average in 2012

Costa Rican economy grows more than regional average in 2012

The Costa Rican economy will finish the year with 5 percent growth, a figure that is above the 3.2 percent average for Latin America, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The most dynamic sectors are transport, storage and telecommunications services, financial intermediation, insurance, real […]

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Costa Rica’s tallest building is completely sold out

Costa Rica’s tallest building is completely sold out

A new building, 97 meters high, has taken its place. The building, part of the project “Torres del Paseo Colon,” is located in Paseo Colon, With its 27 floors, consisting of residential condominiums, plus offices and retail spaces, it is no the tallest building in Costa Rica – and has […]

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Rent a fractional property to spend less and enjoy more! | Costa Developers

Rent a fractional property to spend less and enjoy more! | Costa Developers

Experience a tranquil and holiday in a luxurious coastal residence and still pay for a fraction of what it costs. Costa Developers fractional ownership program not only is a great way for homeowners to earn profits while they are back to their usual routines in the US, Canada or anywhere else, […]

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