Costa Rica Population Statistics

The Population of Costa Rica. According to the last census of Costa Rica (2011) the population of Costa Rica was 4,301,712 Item Year 2011 Total Population 4,301,712 Male Population 2,106,188 Female Population 2,195,524 The population is spread among the 7 provinces of Costa Rica as fo
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International Living Fast Track Costa Rica 2016

International Living just concluded its Fast Track Costa Rica conference.  At the conference expat and local experts share their experiences about living, retiring or working in Costa Rica.  Hundreds of attendees were present at the Costa Rica event gathering information about Costa R
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International Living Global Retirement Index Costa Rica

International Living has been ranking foreign retirement destinations for years.   In the 2016 Global Retirement Index International Living compared the following variables to come up with the 2016 rankings. 1. Buying & Renting, 2. Benefits & Discounts, 3. Visas and Residence,
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Costa Rica Beaches

The beaches of Costa Rica are enticing.  That is part of the reason why Costa Rica is recognized worldwide as a tourism destination. The beaches of Costa Rica are some of the most beautiful and undeveloped in the world. Costa Rica has 631 miles (1,061 Km) of beaches along its pacific
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Pets in Costa Rica

Bringing Pets to Costa Rica

Bringing your Pets to Costa Rica Bringing pets to Costa Rica is easier than you may think.   If you are planning to move to Costa Rica and want to bring your pet with you,  here are the requirements and process to do so.  The procedure differs if you are traveling with your pet or if
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Injured while on vacation in Costa Rica

When you book your vacation you do so with the idea of adventure and exploration. Or you may just want to relax and enjoy the scenery. The furthest thing from your mind is that you could become injured while on vacation. However it does happen and Costa Rica is no exception.   Tourist
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Income Inequality Rises in Costa Rica

Income inequality is on the rise in Costa Rica.  Despite the fact that Costa Rica has been very successful over the years in lifting the standard of living of the population it has recently seen an increase in income inequality .  The decisions made by leaders after the 1948 revolutio
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Municipal Elections in Costa Rica

Costa Rica held Municipal elections which elected the mayor’s and the local council seats for the 81 municipalities of Costa Rica.   The clear trend is the return of the 2 party system of Liberacion Nacional and Social Christian Party (PUSC).   The good news is that the rate of
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Southwest Airlines Expanding Flights to Costa Rica

Southwest Airlines has been expanding its flights to Costa Rica.   Southwest first started with a direct flight between San Jose (SJO) and Baltimore (BWI).  It recently expanded adding a direct flight between San Jose (SJO) and connecting with Houston Hobby (HOU) airport which opens t
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Costa Rica the Country of the year

The French Magazine GEO has selected Costa Rica as the country of the year. According to GEO “nature reigns in this small Central American country, home to 6% of the world biodiversity, where there are many national parks, protected areas and private ecological reserves.” GEO referred
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Lifting Hands is making a difference in Los Anonos

I recently had the opportunity to meet Diana Madrigal, the founder of the Lifting Hands Foundation at their educational center located below the Anonos bridge which divides the city of San Jose and Escazú. This area known as “El bajo de los Anonos” is a pocket of poverty a
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The Costa Rica Economy

The Costa Rican Economy – Where is it headed ?

The President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera was elected in May of 2014 with 77.99% of the electoral vote.   He was elected to the Presidency as the candidate for the Citizens Action Party (Partido Acción Ciudadana – PAC) which is the first time this political party h
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