Problems with Exit Tax Prompts US Embassy to Warn Citizens

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Problems with Exit Tax Prompts US Embassy to Warn Citizens

The US Embassy as part of their Smart Traveler Enrollment Program or STEP program which citizens can enroll in so that the US State Department knows of your whereabouts when traveling abroad. Those who participate in Costa Rica received this notice today indicating that many citizens have had problem being unable to leave Costa Rica at no fault of their own but that of the C0sta Rican government. Therefore, the embassy is urging citizens to pay the exit tax prior to leaving for land borders so that no problems occur …

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[12 Jun 2011 | 5 Comments | 25,532 views]
Jaco Beach Nightlife

After a long day at the beach or on one of the many adventure excursions you can take, Jaco Beach nightlife begins at a number of popular clubs. The nightlife in Jaco Beach Costa Rica ranges from elegant bars, discos, to live music entertainment. Below is a list of Jaco Beach nightlife spots and places to visit if you are new to Jaco’s club scene.
Because of the new Caldera highway reducing transit time Josefinos(San Jose residents) will travel here to enjoy the Jaco Beach nightlife along with locals and …

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 1,808 views]
Drug Addiction Treatment in Paradise?

Costa Rica is home to some of the most breathtaking scenery and vistas in the world but it is also home to many in need of drug addiction treatment.
Millions visit Costa Rica each year and out of those millions some tourists become enchanted with Costa Rica and make the decision to relocate or retire here. Within that community of expats, a small percentage of them are drug addicts or substance abusers and people in need of drug addiction treatment. Costa Rica is an ideal location for drug addicts because illegal …

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[15 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 163 views]
Media Temple’s Momentous News is Momentous Mistake

Warning = Off Topic post
Below is an email that was sent to us today. The email letter was from our hosting provider of which is Media Temple. If you are one of our followers or another expat writing blogs or what not in your local, you know how important hosting is for your site and for its administration. The email came with the subject line “Momentous news: GoDaddy & (mt) Media Temple” if it was April I would have laughed thinking it was a Aprils Fools joke.
This is no laughing …

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[27 Jul 2013 | No Comment | 221 views]
“PAVE THE ROAD” Fundraiser for children exposed to toxic dust.

July 26, 2013
CONTACT: KELLY MASON (506) 8519.7542
MONTEZUMA, COSTA RICA – Escuela Futuro Verde parent and film director, Kelly Mason announced today the “PAVE THE ROAD” international community fundraising event launch this Saturday, July 26, 2013. Launch time 11:11AM. Donate at: The mission is to pave the road in front of seven schools and stop the dust from harming more children. “Pave the Road” is a documentary film created to support the Ministry in expediting the process …

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[18 Jun 2013 | 4 Comments | 2,328 views]
Croc’s Casino Resort Breaking Ground in Jaco

The buzz in Jaco, Costa Rica is swirling around the biggest project to ever hit the Central Pacific coast: Croc’s Casino & Resort. Thursday June 20, 2013 Croc’s is officially breaking ground and will be accompanied with a poolside reception attended by CEO and Owner Dag Hascall.
Community and top business leaders are elated and thrilled that the Jaco economy and it’s reputation will receive a boost on Thursday by re-shaping Jaco Beach into a truly a top international and national tourist destination.
While some local competing resorts will likely not welcome …

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[29 May 2013 | No Comment | 346 views]
DayStar Properties Continues Their Green Initiatives

As one of the largest property developers in Costa Rica, DayStar Properties has always pursued to minimize their environmental impact by adopting ecological practices in their construction, management, and operations. In addition, to their company green initiatives DayStar Properties has been at the forefront of advocating and facilitating ecological programs in Jaco Beach. For example, Pat Hundley worked through the Jaco Chamber of Commerce to help organize and earn the Blue Flag here for Jaco Beach by cleaning up the beach and by installing special waste treatment systems at their …

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[24 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 75 views]
Medical Tourism Conference at Los Suenos

The Central Pacific Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that in conjunction with PROMED the local business community can visit the exhibit area of the Medical Tourism Summit at no cost. Featuring 55 booths from 15 different countries this is an excellent opportunity to network and develop business opportunities in the Costa Rican Medical Tourism industry.
For only $125 you can get full access to the conference, attendees, workshops and training.
For only $200 you get access to conference, workshops, training and lunch. Also, if you want to have a booth …

Written by Lisle Head
Lisle Head is a lifestyle specialist living in Jaco Costa Rica. Since 2007 he has been helping people fulfill their dream of living abroad in Costa Rica. You can find him on Google+ and on Twitter Currently, Lisle is working with DayStar Properties which is the largest luxury condo developer in Costa Rica.