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Retirement: Top 5 Costa Rican towns not on the beach

Retirement: Top 5 Costa Rican towns not on the beach

By Jason Holland, InternationalLiving.com October 13th, 2014 - The classic vision of Costa Rica that you find on postcards and tourism board posters is of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. The white…

A peaceful retirement in Atenas, Costa Rica

A peaceful retirement in Atenas, Costa Rica

By Emily Shea, InternationalLiving.com “To call something breathtaking around here is almost redundant,” says Chuck Mollenkopf. Pay a visit to the home Chuck, 66, shares with his wife Anna, 73,…

Costa Rica’s healthcare offers peace of mind for many expats

Costa Rica’s healthcare offers peace of mind for many expats

For many prospective expats, the quality of medical care in the country they plan to move to is a very important factor. Of course, most hope to never find out…

Nontraditional meats showing up on Tico plates

Nontraditional meats showing up on Tico plates

April 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Meat varieties that have not traditionally been part of Costa Rican cuisine are slowly but surely gaining in popularity, especially lamb, buffalo and rabbit.   Producers…

San Jose’s El Carmen Church holds an interesting secret

San Jose’s El Carmen Church holds an interesting secret

March 31st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica is a country with a variety of interesting places many of which have a story behind them. El Carmen church is one such place. It…

Flor de Itabo: An interesting Costa Rican food you should try

Flor de Itabo: An interesting Costa Rican food you should try

When people move to Costa Rica to live or retire I always recommend that they try all of the local foods as part of learning about the country’s culture. As Semana…

Morris: Costa Rica headed for four-way showdown

Morris: Costa Rica headed for four-way showdown

By Kenneth Morris, ICR columnist  With some 40 percent of Ticos telling pollsters that they’re still undecided about this Sunday’s presidential election, nobody knows who will win.  These nobodies include…

Kenneth Morris: A Cautious Endorsement of Chema

Editor’s note: Inside Costa Rica never makes political endorsements, though opinion columnists are free to express themselves how they wish.  We encourage all readers (especially those of you who can…

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