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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.

This Week in Costa Rica - Expats Living, Working, and Traveling in Costa Rica Overseas Radio Network - Expat live, work, and retire 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.

    Costa Rica's Jungle Jam 2017 in Jaco Beach; An Interview With Founder Eric Freitas

    Costa Rica's Jungle Jam 2017 in Jaco Beach; An Interview With Founder Eric Freitas

    Costa Rica News - This Week in Costa Rica is back after a long time off. I needed to return to the USA to spend time with my father who is ill. But the show must go on from wherever we are in the world.
    For the return episode of "This Week in Costa Rica" we have the pleasure of talking about the Jungle Jam festival which has become a yearly anticipated event in the beach town of Jaco.
    Ee are happy to welcome Eric Freitas who is the owner and founder of the Jungle Jam music festival in Jaco.  He will give us an in depth look at the story about Jungle Jam and what we are going to expect from this year Jungle Jam festival.
    For ticket and more information about this years festival you can visit the Jungle Jam website at JungleJam.com

    • 12 min
    Will Animal Cruelty Stop in Costa Rica & How to Ship Your Pet Home

    Will Animal Cruelty Stop in Costa Rica & How to Ship Your Pet Home

    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 the weather in Costa Rica and then have a dialog the 2016 US presidential election and corruption in government.
     
    The first topi covered is the recent bill that has gone through the first step of approval to instate fines for animal cruelty in Costa Rica.  Will it pass? Will it work? How will it be implemented?
    Rico & Dan talk about scenarios where they have encountered animal cruelty to dogs and other pets in the country.
    Dan then talks and explains the process of shipping your pet home from Costa Rica, in this case a dog that needed to go into cargo. 

    • 31 min
    Visiting Cuba & Why I Decided to Leave Costa Rica

    Visiting Cuba & Why I Decided to Leave Costa Rica

    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 the weather in Costa Rica and then have a dialog about their recent life events.
    First off is a discussion about Rico's recent trip to Cuba.  We talk about his experience there, what it was like travelling around Havanna, the cost of living and what he liked and disliked about the country.  As for now it is a great place to visit but not on Rico's list of places he would want to live.
    Then Dan talks about his decision to head back to the USA. Although he has had a great run in Costa Rica it was time for him to try to find a place where he could actually save a little money for retirement.  We discuss the difficulties of making money in Costa Rica and how the cost of living has increased in recent years.
    With 8 + years in Costa Rica under his belt it was time to try to find financial stability which is often tough to obtain in the land of "Pura Vida." For retirement if you have a rest egg Costa Rica can be the place of your dreams, but for someone trying to make a living it can be a nightmare.
    The radio show will continue and we will continue talking about news and information for all those expats living in and coming to Costa Rica.

    • 43 min
    Does Costa Rica Want Gringos (Expats) in the Country?

    Does Costa Rica Want Gringos (Expats) in the Country?

    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 the weather in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:
    1.  Air Canada Flights to Costa Rica
    2. Waking Up With a Toucan in Her Bed in Costa Rica
    3. Costa Rica's Play in the Copa America
    4. Wasting Water in Costa Rica
    5. Recope & It's Employee Benefits in the Price of Gasoline
    6. Costa Rica's Proposed Global Income Tax
    Then Dan and Rico talk about the fact that it is getting more and more difficult to gain residency and live in Costa Rica.  Yes there are rules in every country but Costa Rica is making it more unattractive to come live within its borders. Cost of living, difficulty to gain residency and the house of cards that Costa Rica is built upon. What is the future of the country?

    • 42 min
    Do You Have to Lie, Cheat & Steal To Make Money in Costa Rica?

    Do You Have to Lie, Cheat & Steal To Make Money in Costa Rica?

    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 rainy season in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:
    1.  Turrialba Volcano Activity in Costa Rica
    2. Buying Ash From the Turrialba Volcano
    3. Cody Dial's Remains Found in Costa Rica
    4. Zika and Microcephaly in Costa Rica
    5. The Zika Virus in Jaco Beach Costa Rica
    6. Lack of Traffic Police in Costa Rica
    7. New Banking Rules for Wire Transfers
    Then Dan and Rico talk about lying, cheating and stealing in Costa Rica.  They go back and forth with the topic and discuss if it is necessary to make money in business in the country.

    • 32 min
    Would You Rather Drive in Hell or Costa Rica?

    Would You Rather Drive in Hell or Costa Rica?

    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.

    • 35 min

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