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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Semana Santa, Sportsbook Money Laundering & Car Accidents 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 his car accident last week and then address various topics in Costa Rica including:

1. 5Dimes Sportsbook Money Laundering
2. Amazon Gift Card Money Laundering
3. Obituary Leads to Sportsbook Owner
4. Uber Scared Out of Job Fair in Costa Rica
5. Semana Santa Prohibition in Costa Rica
6. 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.

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

How Business Has Changed in Costa Rica Over the Past 20 Years

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 joins us to address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica as we begin or recovery from Semana Santa in Costa Rica:

1. Drunk Driving During Easter Week in Costa Rica
2. Rocking Chair Trailer Costa Rica
3. Corruption in Costa Rica
4. Use of Drones in Costa Rica & New Regulations 

This is followed by Dan and Rico talking about what it is like doing business in Costa Rica and how it has changed over the past 20 years. Trying to answer the question "Why is it so hard to do business in Costa Rica?".

Finally we have our Property of the Week, a horse ranch just outside of Jaco on the Central Pacific of Costa Rica.

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.

Experiencing Semana Santa (Easter Week) 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 joins us to address various topics going on in and around Costa Rica as we enter into the Semana Santa (Easter) Weekend:

1. Expansion of Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria Airport
2. Celebrities Visiting Costa Rica
3. Whatsapp to Make Phone Calls in Costa Rica
4. Buying Alcohol in Costa Rica During Easter
5. Motor Vehicle Accidents Mar the Beginning of Easter in Costa Rica

This is followed by Dan and Rico talking about their 

Finally we have our Property of the Week, a turnkey bed and breakfast located just outside of Jaco on the Central Pacific of Costa Rica.

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.

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Becoming and Expat with Author Shannon Enete

On today’s program, Corey welcomes author and publisher Shannon Enete into studio.  Shannon is an international resident from San Diego, currently residing in Costa Rica. Her first career of 10 years was spent serving San Diego & Kansas City as a paramedic. Shannon had visited 27 countries by the age of 30, before a back injury shifted her path. She quickly chose Costa Rica as her first international destination. In addition to writing, Shannon owns Enete Enterprises, LLC a video and print publication company that specializes in travel guidebooks and the creation of marketing videos for tourism, hospitality, and real estate sectors. To learn more about Costa Rica, and how to become an expat in a variety of countries visit www.BecominganExpat.com.

David Karr of Visit Jaco Costa Rica kicks off the program with Corey to talk about Semana Santa in Costa Rica, happenings around the Central Pacific, and a little inside track into what you need to know about Jaco Beach and the surrounding area as a visitor and a resident.

Dan Stevens of The Costa Rican Times calls in from Escazú to speak on the job cuts at Intel and Bank of America, the new border crossing fee for travelers exiting Costa Rica to Nicaragua, and the outcome of the court ruling on shark finning in Costa Rica.

For more information about this program, or to become a guest or sponsor, please feel free to write in at info@thisweekincostarica.com.

Semana Santa in Costa Rica

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On this week’s edition of the program, Corey focuses on the Holy Week in Costa Rica.  With families heading to the beach, and weather at its best, it’s a great time of year for traveling and enjoying this beautiful, tropical country.  Dan Stevens from the Costa Rican Times joins the program to chat about the changing liquor legislation during the holiday and the rainy season perhaps starting earlier than expected.  For the second half of the hour, Corey welcomes fellow Canadian expat Jeff Dawson into studio to talk about securing your future and protect your assets in a new and interesting way to buy gold.  

For the second hour, Lisle Head swings by the broadcast studio to share with Corey the happenings of Jaco Beach during its busiest time of year.  As Rental Property Manager for Daystar Properties, Lisle is working hard to keep all the guests and visitors to this popular beach town happy!  For the last part of the program, Paul Sanson joins Corey to talk about being the property manager for Vista Las Palmas, and raising his kids in Costa Rica as a Canadian expat.


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