Do business in Costa Rica is certainly a challenging proposition. Networking via InterNations is there to help. Anyone who has tried starting a business in Costa Rica knows it can be a losing proposition. You have many factors… Read More

Pay-Offs in Costa Rica (“El Chorizo”)

Anyone who visits or lives in Costa Rica, for an extended period of time, will certainly need to brush-up on etiquette and norms regarding pay-offs. In case you are wondering what is meant by “pay-off”, let’s just say… Read More

My Biggest Mistakes in Costa Rica – Part 1

After over six years of living in Costa Rica, I would like to provide deep personal perspective, to people thinking about making the plunge and moving to Costa Rica. Before I start, I need to point-out previous posts,… Read More

Moving To Costa Rica

Almost everyday, I hear someone on Facebook or through email say “I want to move to Costa Rica”. Due to a variety of reasons, there is growing trend of Americans who want to live abroad, and Costa Rica… Read More

Banco Nacional Auction

Banco Nacional announced last Friday it is going to sell property at auction due to foreclosures, a discount of up to 25% of its market value. The bank is also having a “feria” or large auction in Gaunacaste… Read More

Tips and Traps of Starting a Business in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country that is certainly open for business to foreigners.  The government makes it rather easy to setup a corporation.  There are really no restrictions on who can setup a corporation in Costa Rica.  Most… Read More

Costa Rica Labor Laws

Quick Facts: Costa Rica has a growing workforce due to its expanding economy. As such, there is an extensive legal system that serves as a guidance for human resource departments to lay down company policy and manage their… Read More