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  • Costa Rica Changes COVID 19 Entry Requirements as of August 1st 2021
    By Laura Gutierrez of Immigration Help Costa Rica There is a significant and welcome change to the entry requirements to Costa Rica. Good news for the vaccinated amongst you. The change is effective August 1, 2021. Those of you who can provide proof of complete vaccination with either the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & […]
  • Costa Rica Approves New Law to Attract Investors, Retirees and Rentistas
    Costa Rican congress approved a new law to attract investors, people with fixed income (rentistas) and retirees; the purpose of this law is to offer temporary benefits for people who wish to come live in the country and apply for the residency under any of the categories mentioned. Although it was already possible to apply […]
  • Panama: The new Nightmare Border run for Expats in Costa Rica
    By Laura Gutierrez of Immigration Help Costa Rica In response to some emails requesting clarification to my previous article, the following is a brief synopsis regarding visa expiries, the validity of foreign drivers’ licenses, and border runs. 1. If you have been in Costa Rica on a Tourist Visa extended several times throughout 2020 and […]
  • Visa Extensions for Tourists in Costa Rica Will Come to an End
    By Laura Gutierrez of Immigration Help Costa Rica After repeated visa extensions throughout 2020 and 2021, June 2, 2021 (coming up soon) is the last extension date on visa expiries if you are here in Costa Rica on a tourist visa alone. As a reminder, tourists who enter Costa Rica with a passport from the […]
  • A Full Legal Cost Breakdown and Guide to Buying a Home or Property in Costa Rica
    The current pandemic affecting the world generated an unexpected effect on the real estate market in Costa Rica. Despite travel restrictions and new requirements for tourists such as negative Covid-19 test or insurance with sufficient coverage in case of requiring extended stay due to illness; the truth is that the sale of properties has increased […]

Between Nicaragua and Panamá, you will find the beautiful land we call Costa Rica.

The name means ‘Rich Coast’ and fits the description perfectly. Our unique country is the jewel of Central America and a desired place of vacation for almost two million tourists every year.

It’s so easy to find incentives to go on vacation, and Costa Rica has them all: nature, beaches, volcanoes, jungles, wildlife, adventure, relaxation, and enjoyment.

Do you know what’s truly unique about Costa Rica? You can visit it from coast to coast in just a week, or you can easily spend a month here and still discover and enjoy new places! We have alternatives for everybody and every budget.

Geographically speaking, you can roughly divide Costa Rica into three main sections: Pacific, Central Valley, and the Caribbean. Every one of them offers visitors several distinctive motivations to enjoy this marvelous land.

Venture into the Pura Vida style, exploring and discovering one of the most beautiful places in the whole world. Costa Rica awaits you to change your life forever.