This Week In Costa Rica - Expats Living, Working, And Traveling In Costa Rica

Sinopse

The program covers a wide variety of expat matters in Costa Rica. With international guests, and entertaining hosts, this program offers an on the ground account of living and working as expatriates in Costa Rica.

Episódios

  • Costa Ricas 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

    13/01/2017 Duração: 12min

    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

  • 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

    05/08/2016 Duração: 31min

    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. 

  • Visiting Cuba  Why I Decided to Leave Costa Rica

    Visiting Cuba & Why I Decided to Leave Costa Rica

    06/07/2016 Duração: 43min

    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 recen

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

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

    16/06/2016 Duração: 42min

    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 f

  • 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?

    02/06/2016 Duração: 32min

    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.

  • Would You Rather Drive in Hell or Costa Rica?

    Would You Rather Drive in Hell or Costa Rica?

    19/05/2016 Duração: 35min

    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.

  • Crossing the Border  Adjusting to Life in Costa Rica

    Crossing the Border & Adjusting to Life in Costa Rica

    27/04/2016 Duração: 40min

    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.  The Immigrant Crisis at the Costa Rican Border 2. Sex Workers Being Under Bid by the Cuban Immigrants 3. Beginning of Rainy Season in Costa Rica 4. Video of Costa Rican Woman on Top of Moving Car 5. Video of the Pura Vida Princess Sinking  6. Tigo Play, Costa Rica's Netflix  7. Costa Rica Driving and Myths and Facts About Getting a Ticket Then Dan and Rico talk about adjusting to life in Costa Rica. The attitude and things you must change in order to try to live in the land of Pura Vida.

  • Video Taping a Yuca on Juan Santamaria Day in Costa Rica

    Video Taping a Yuca on Juan Santamaria Day in Costa Rica

    14/04/2016 Duração: 36min

    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

  • Costa Rica, The Panama Papers  Donald Trump

    Costa Rica, The Panama Papers & Donald Trump

    07/04/2016 Duração: 31min

    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

  • Semana Santa, Sportsbook Money Laundering  Car Accidents in Costa Rica

    Semana Santa, Sportsbook Money Laundering & Car Accidents in Costa Rica

    23/03/2016 Duração: 31min

    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 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.

  • Sex, Murder, Outerspace  Costa Rica

    Sex, Murder, Outerspace & Costa Rica

    16/03/2016 Duração: 31min

    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

  • Where To Visit on Vacation in Costa Rica

    Where To Visit on Vacation in Costa Rica

    02/03/2016 Duração: 31min

    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. Indigenous Zika Cases in Costa Rica2. ":Preventative Emergency" for Zika in Costa Rica3. Costa Rica's Recope Has Bad 20154. Oscar Arias 3rd Term5. What s Donald Trump Presidency Means to Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about their favorites places to visit in Costa Rica and places you should not miss when vacationing in the land of "Pura Vida".

  • Is Costa Rica Safe?

    Is Costa Rica Safe?

    24/02/2016 Duração: 33min

    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.

  • Internet Frustrations  Shipping a Car to Costa Rica

    Internet Frustrations & Shipping a Car to Costa Rica

    17/02/2016 Duração: 33min

    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.

  • Comedy Abroad Coming to Costa Rica

    Comedy Abroad Coming to Costa Rica

    10/02/2016 Duração: 44min

    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.

  • Should you Be Scared of the Zika Virus in Costa Rica

    Should you Be Scared of the Zika Virus in Costa Rica

    03/02/2016 Duração: 30min

    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 elections in the USA and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:1. Uber in Costa Rica2. Uber's New Call Center for Excellence in Costa Rica3. Uber versus Taxis Costa Rica4. New RECOPE logo5. Boat Captain Being Held REsponsible for Boat Accident Deaths6. New Jairo Mora Trial in Costa RicaFinally Dan and Rico wrap up the show by talking about the zika virus. Wjhat to know about it and how Costa Rica is trying to prepare for it.

  • Why Get Your Residency or Citizenship in Costa Rica

    Why Get Your Residency or Citizenship in Costa Rica

    27/01/2016 Duração: 33min

    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.

  • Avoiding Being a Scam Victim in Costa Rica

    Avoiding Being a Scam Victim in Costa Rica

    20/01/2016 Duração: 29min

    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.

  • Nude Beaches  the Cost of Living in Costa Rica

    Nude Beaches & the Cost of Living in Costa Rica

    13/01/2016 Duração: 32min

    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.

  • Bringing in The New Year with a Job in Costa Rica

    Bringing in The New Year with a Job in Costa Rica

    06/01/2016 Duração: 28min

    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

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