This Week in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica is a weekly, online radio program and podcast by US expat, Dan Stevens

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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?

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.com. Thanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, and Outlier Legal Services

Video Taping a Yuca on Juan Santamaria Day 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 Juan Santamaria Day is in Costa Rica and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. Paul Chaplet's Journey at The Masters
2. "The Yuca Scandal" in Costa Rica
3. Train Wreck in Costa Rica
4. Jealousy & the Murder/Suicide Costa Rica Online Romance
5. Southwest Airlines Flights from LAX to Costa Rica
6. Costa Rica to Recognize Stateless People
7. Costa Rica to Limit Age on Vehicle Imports
8. Costa Rica Road Rage

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.com. Thanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, and Outlier Legal Services

Our Pets Deserve Love in Costa Rica

Costa Rica News - 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.

After a talk about the weekend activities, Rico from QCostaRica and Dan address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica:

1. Southwest Airlines Cheap Tickets to Costa Rica
2. Cheap Flight Trend in Costa Rica
3. Costa Rica Airline Surcharges 
4. Protests This Week in San Jose, Costa Rica
5. Uber in Costa Rica
6. Banning of Puppy Mills in Costa Rica

Then Rico and Dan talk about having a pet in Costa Rica and the culture in the country of abusing animals and pets.

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.com. Thanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, and Outlier Legal Services.

Jairo Mora, Sea Turtles & Costa Rica Environmental Issues

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.

This week Rico and Dan take on some hard hitting topics in Costa Rica including:

Topics Include:

1. San Jose's Juan Santamaria Airport Expansion

2. Costa Rica Departure Tax Being Included in Airfare

3. "Megastores" Invading Costa Rica

4. Costa Rica Parking Meter Scam

4. Traffic Police Cracking Down on Reckless Driving in Costa Rica

5. Riteve Asking for a 200% Cost Increase 

6. ID Required for Riteve, or No Test

This is followed by an interview with Nicki Wheeler, the international volunteer coordinator for the Association of Volunteers for Services in Protected Areas of Costa Rica, ASVO. This organization has been working for over 25 years providing both national and international volunteers to give support in protected areas of Costa Rica.

I had the pleasure of meeting Nicki at the Annual Turtle Festival in Matapalo, where I was able to experience the release of sea turtles into the ocean. Through her experience in Costa Rica she reveals insight into environmental issues currently effecting the land of "Pura Vida" 

We hit the issues like the murder of Jairo Mora Sandoval, major problems currently effecting the Costa Rican environment, turtle egg poaching and how ASVO is trying to battle some of these issues.  

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please write in at info@thisweekincostrica.com. Thanks for the support of our wonderful sponsors; Robert Clark InsuranceAnti-Aging and Wellness Clinic, and Outlier Legal Services.

This Week in Costa Rica is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, expressed or implied.  This Week in Costa Rica is produced by Podfly Productions, LLC and broadcast with permission by the Overseas Radio Network.