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This Week in Costa Rica - Expats Living, Working, and Traveling in Costa Rica

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Whether you are considering life in Costa Rica or finalizing your plans to make the move, the discussions, mentoring and Q&A will help you get the best results.

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Whether you are considering life in Costa Rica or finalizing your plans to make the move, the discussions, mentoring and Q&A will help you get the best results.

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15 Ratings
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2

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This Week in Costa Rica - Expats Living, Working, and Traveling in Costa Rica

Latest release on Jan 13, 2017

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 21 days ago

Rank #1: Choosing a Place to Live in Costa Rica; The Beach or the Big City of San Jose

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.After a talk about the weekend activities, Rico from QCostaRica and Dan address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica:1. The Romeria in Costa Rica2. Uber in Costa Rica3. National Infrastructure Institute More Bureaucracy in Costa Rica 4. The New Bus Terminal in Downtown San Jose5. Rafting Accident in Costa Rica's Pacuare RiverThen Rico and Dan talk about living in either the beach areas of Costa Rica or San Jose, the pluses and minuses of living in each area.

Aug 05 2015

36mins

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Rank #2: Is Costa Rica Safe?

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about weather in Canada and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. The Guanacaste Massacre in Costa Rica2. The Justice System in Costa Rica Versus Nicaragua3. Child Molester Deported from Costa Rica4. Costa Rica's Most Wanted5. The Flat Tire Scam in Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about the safety of Costa Rica and not leaving your brain and common sense at the airport when you arrive.

Feb 24 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: Nude Beaches & the Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start to address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. Nude Beaches & Hotels in Costa Rica2. End Of the Cuban Refugee Crisis in Costa Rica3. Drug Wars in Costa Rica4. Getting Your Impounded Cars in Costa Rica5. Renewing Your Drivers License in Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about the cost of living in Costa Rica and what lifestyle you can expect.

Jan 13 2016

32mins

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Rank #4: The Dark Side of Costa Rica; Sex Toursim in the Land of "Pura Vida"

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica to start off the show:1. Black Friday in Costa Rica2. The Ice Rink Almost Being the La Sabana Lake3. A Bank for Women in Costa Rica4. Delays at the Moin Terminal in Limon5. Consequences for Not Paying Your Taxes in Costa RicaThen we are going to hit a topic that is normally left unspoken in Costa Rica, Sex Tourism. With topics like the legality of prostitution, freedom of speech, and why this is in Costa Rica to stay.

Dec 02 2015

31mins

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Rank #5: Would You Rather Drive in Hell or Costa Rica?

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR. Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about how to get through the ups and downs of life in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1.  People Disappearing without a Trace in Costa Rica 2. Liberty Reserve Owner Sentenced to 20 Years 3. La Riviera Money Laundering in Costa Rica 4. Costa Rica's "Dry Canal"  5. The Nicoya Blue Zone in Costa Rica 6. Minor Accident Protocol in Costa Rica

Then Dan and Rico talk about driving in Costa Rica and how you must always be on your toes and use defensive driving methods.  Driving can be hell on the roads of Costa Rica.

May 19 2016

35mins

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Rank #6: Avoiding Being a Scam Victim in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start to address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. Palmares Festival in Costa Rica2. Why Some Do Not Like Palmares3. 2015 Tourism Numbers in Costa Rica4. H1N1 Virus in Costa Rica5. Zika Virus in Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about scams in Costa Rica, and how to not become a victim of one of these scams.

Jan 20 2016

29mins

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Rank #7: Learning How To Do Business in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica joins us to address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica, including a look at changes at the Costa Rica airports:1. Costa Rica's Departure Tax Included in Flight Costs2. Currency Exchange at the Costa Rica Airport3. Recope Retirement Benefits4. ICE Using All "Green" Power5. Florida Bebidas Recycling Program in Costa Rica6. Mac and Cheese Recall at Pricesmart This is followed by Dan and Rico talking about doing business in Costa Rica and what they have both learned from their experiences. Finally we have our Property of the Week, a 4 story ocean view home overlooking Jaco and the Pacific Ocean.

Mar 24 2015

46mins

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Rank #8: Why Get Your Residency or Citizenship in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start to address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. Death of 13 Costa Ricans in Boat Capsizing 2. Growing Your Own Marijuana in Costa Rica3. Intel Jobs in Costa Rica4. CINDE Job Fair in Costa Rica5. Opening a Bank Account in Costa Rica without Residency6. Money Laundering in Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about getting residency and citizenship in Costa Rica, who, why and how.

Jan 27 2016

33mins

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Rank #9: Shark Finning and "Green" Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica joins us to address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica, including the current problem with shark finning in the country:1. Shark Finning in Costa Rica2. Costa Rica Animal Protection Bill3. 2015 Expomovil in Costa Rica4. Getting Poluting Cars off the Costa Rican Roads5. Job Fair Jobs are Considered Against the Unemployment Rate?6. Stealing Text Messages in Costa Rica Can Put You in JailThis is followed by our Property of the Week, a Condo in Jaco for under $60,000.

Mar 10 2015

30mins

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Rank #10: Costa Rica, The Panama Papers & Donald Trump

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about their Semana Santa (Easter Holiday) and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. What are The Panama Papers?2. Costa Rica's Ties to The Panama Papers3. Hacker Rigging Elections in Costa Rica4. The End of The Jairo Mora Case in Costa Rica5. A Sea Turtle Dragged Behind a Car in Costa Rica6. Will the Election (Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton) Have An Effect on Costa Rica Immigration

Apr 07 2016

31mins

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Rank #11: Erupting Volcanoes & Taxes; Just Another Week in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica joins us to address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica, including the Turrialba Volcano eruption last week.1.Eruption of the Turrialba Volcano2. Taxes on Electricity in Costa Rica3. Costa Rica No Longer a Tax Haven4. Marrying a Minor in Costa RicaThis is followed by our Property of the Week, your chance to own your own business in Costa Rica, a beach front bar & restaurant on the Pacific Ocean

Mar 17 2015

34mins

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Rank #12: Internet Frustrations & Shipping a Car to Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about internet frustrations in Cosgta Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. Organ Trafficking in Costa Rica2. Bank Robbery in Costa Rica3. Zika Vacation Cancellations in Costa Rica4. ICT Tourism Numbers in Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about shipping a vehicle to Costa Rica, costs involved, advice, and a bill to reduce taxes on electric cars being imported.

Feb 17 2016

33mins

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Rank #13: Sex, Murder, Outerspace & Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about Dan's trip to the USA and House of Cards and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. Girl Offered Job for Sexual Favors2. Zona Roja in San Jose, Costa Rica3. Doctor Murders Girl Pregnant with His Baby4. Gas Price Increase in Costa Rica5. Students Visiting NAASA6. Costa Rica Helping Get to Mars

Mar 16 2016

31mins

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Rank #14: Bringing in The New Year with a Job in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.The show begins with Rico from qcostarica and Dan talking about employment in Costa Rica working both legally and illegallyFollowing this Rico and Dan address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica to start off the show:1. Plan for Getting the Cubans Out of Costa Rica2. H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) in Costa Rica3. Microcephaly & the Zika Virus4. Lifeguard Has Things Stolen While Making a Rescue

Jan 06 2016

28mins

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Rank #15: Video Taping a Yuca on Juan Santamaria Day in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.

Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about Juan Santamaria Day is in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. Paul Chaplet's Journey at The Masters2. "The Yuca Scandal" in Costa Rica3. Train Wreck in Costa Rica4. Jealousy & the Murder/Suicide Costa Rica Online Romance5. Southwest Airlines Flights from LAX to Costa Rica6. Costa Rica to Recognize Stateless People7. Costa Rica to Limit Age on Vehicle Imports8. Costa Rica Road Rage

Apr 14 2016

36mins

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Rank #16: Semana Santa, Sportsbook Money Laundering & Car Accidents in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about his car accident last week and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. 5Dimes Sportsbook Money Laundering2. Amazon Gift Card Money Laundering3. Obituary Leads to Sportsbook Owner4. Uber Scared Out of Job Fair in Costa Rica5. Semana Santa Prohibition in Costa Rica

  1. Homemade Signs for Brasilito Beach in Costa Rica

Finally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about things to do during Semana Santa in Costa Rica, Processions, Fireworks, Bullfights and Beaches.

Mar 23 2016

31mins

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Rank #17: Comedy Abroad Coming to Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan start by talking about life in Costa Rica, what to expect, trying to make money in the country, the "pura vida" lifestyle, and how much it has changed over the past 20 years. It is a fun back and forth talking about their experiences in the country from the time they touched down.Then Dan interviews Jon Selig about his program Comedy Abroad which will make its second visit to Costa Rica this month. Comedy Abroad produces stand-up comedy fundraisers in cool destinations to benefit local nonprofits. Comedy Abroad has been a weekly Montreal showcase since 2012.

Feb 10 2016

44mins

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Rank #18: Are You Feeling the Costa Rica Christmas Spirit?

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.Rico from QCostaRica and Dan address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica during this holiday season:1. Festival de Luz (Festival of Lights) in Costa Rica2. Costa Rica Marchamo Due & What Is It3. Geminids Meteor Shower 4. Southwest Airlines LAX to Costa Rica Flights5. West Jet Opens Calgary to Costa Rica Route6. Murder of Sondra Lynn Elizondo7. Most Murders in Costa Rica Ever in 20158. Employment Optimism for 2016 for Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show sharing their favorite Christmas moments in Costa Rica

Dec 16 2015

33mins

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Rank #19: Avoiding the Business Scammers & Cheats in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.After a brief talk about personal items including Rico's Birthday , Rico from QCostaRica and Dan address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica:1. August 30th Shadows & Diquis Stone Spheres 2. A Dry Rainy Season in Costa Rica3. Improving the National Parks in Costa Rica4. Hotel Prices Online in Costa Rica5. Bayer Opening New Plant in Costa Rica6. Burger King's Future in Costa RicaAfter Dan talks about a recent business mishap he has gone through in Costa Rica, Dan and Rico talk about ways to possibly avoid being taken for a ride by business scammers in the country.

Sep 02 2015

33mins

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Rank #20: NarcoPigeons, Soccer, and Uber; Just Another Week in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica will feature each week a news portion in which Dan and Rico (qCostaRica) will talk about the happenings in and around the land of "Pura Vida". With over 30 years of living in Costa Rica between the two it give a unique insight into life in CR.After a brief talk about personal items, Rico from QCostaRica and Dan address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica:1. Drug Smuggling Pigeon in Costa Rica2. Car Accidents in Costa Rica3. Traffic Police in Costa Rica4. Uber Move into Costa Rica & New CEO5. Costa Rica Uber Training 6. Wanchope Fight & Resignation7. USA Vs USA Women's Soccer8. Client Information Sharing & Taxation of Professionals in Costa Rica9. Water Treatment Plant in Costa Rica

Aug 19 2015

38mins

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