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Is mold in Costa Rican homes acceptable?

Recently, we had a home inspection rejected by a buyer because of a mold issue. I was as surprised as the seller was, because it is quite common to have mold in Costa Rican homes. Especially in the rainy season! In this particular case, the mold was around the gutter’s downspout, two stories up from […]

Private Hospitals in Costa Rica have Joint Commission International accreditation

by Ivo Henfling for the Easy Times When you move or retire to another country, one of the most important issues is healthcare. How good is healthcare in Costa Rica? Is the standard of healthcare in Costa Rica where you feel safe to go to a hospital? You will be able to enjoy a pretty […]

Premier Costa Rica Continuing Care Facility opens officially

In July this year, I wrote in a blog that assisted living in Costa Rica would soon be available. The Verdeza assisted living facility in Escazu would be fully operational by November 11, 2013 and they made it happen. In Costa Rica everything and everybody runs late all the time, but the Verdeza staff was […]

How a Canadian in Costa Rica Tries To Get Her Caja Carnet

by guest blogger Paula Kat-Friedman The Easy Times has had numerous request from readers to help find a solution to the problem of getting or renewing the Caja carnet, necessary to renew legal residency in Costa Rica. Many expats have different problems with getting this carnet or getting it renewed. Or they have a problem […]