Costa Rica has been doing an amazing job at protecting its citizens as well as its guests against the COVID19 virus. We have a lot of information to share with you regarding the latest and the greatest. Read on for topics which might be relevant to you or someone you know.
Foreigners who entered Costa Rica on a tourist visa after December 17, 2019, can legally remain in Costa Rica until March 2, 2021, according to the agency. The extension is applied automatically; tourists do not have to contact the Immigration Administration to request it. Previously, the automatic extension for tourists was only valid through mid-November. Click here for the full article in the Tico Times regarding this information.
Here is the latest with regard to travel restrictions. Click here for details on repatriation flights which are changing weekly. Please note that one of the requirements to travel back and forth is to have proof of travel insurance. Click here for some useful information.
Costa Rica’s Road Restrictions:
Use this link for information regarding driving restrictions. Previously, vehicles with license plates ending in even numbers could not circulate on Saturdays, while vehicles with license plates ending in odd numbers could not circulate on Sundays. The restrictions were meant to reduce large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. As of October 17th this has changed. Costa Rica is now relaxing its weekend driving restrictions starting Saturday, October 17. All vehicles will be permitted to circulate, regardless of license plate, on both Saturdays and Sundays, President Carlos Alvarado announced. Driving will be allowed from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the weekend. See the table below for other days of the week:
Summerland Relocation Services is here to help. Contact us if you need assistance in figuring things out. In the meantime, stay calm, limit social gatherings and wash your hands a lot!
Welcome to Summerland Relocation Services (SRS-CR). Headquartered in Perez Zeledon in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, we offer over 30 years of relocation experience with a wide array of services that include:
EXPLORE – Play, relocate or just explore: Our relocation tours have SPECIALIZED in Southern Costa Rica since 2006, and we know all the many (and often hidden) wonders in our area.
STAY – Vacation, short and long term rentals: We always RECOMMEND long term rentals and frequent visits before making your final move here.
PROPERTY – Buy, sell or create your own development: We have the EXPERTISE to save you from the pitfalls and help you create your dream.
CONSTRUCTION – Build, remodel or repair: From the first sketch on a napkin to moving you in, our work is GUARANTEED – we take the headaches out of building.
TOTAL MANAGEMENT: – Residential Concierge Services, Property Maintenance and Management : We handle it all from GUIDANCE to MANAGEMENT from teaching you how to pay your bills to paying them for you.
We invite you to explore our site and our world. Click here for our quarterly newsletter.
In May of 2017 we published a blog article regarding how to get your “stuff” to Costa Rica. After receiving several positive pieces of feedback regarding the information, we have teamed up with A-1 Auto Transport to provide you with some helpful tips on how to move here.
Here’s what they have to say about taxes on your luggage, transportation of household goods, moving your car and your pets, and an overall idea on what it is like to make the move.
Click here for some great info on moving your pet.
In 2017 we published an article regarding “how to survive the rainy season – tips for mold” … Today we hope to refresh that article, share it and provide further information which might be helpful to you as we work through the last weeks of this most wet part of the year. Click here for some updated information regarding mold removal from our friends over at ohsospotless.com
… This go around we are sharing some information from a reliable source who saw our blog on the subject matter and decided to give even more insight on the battle with mold. We’ve teamed up with the Colorado Property Group in sharing this information.
Recently we have partnered with Porch.com; a provider of services similar to ours in that they assist you with most aspects of your home. Thinking of adding onto your home? They will hook you up with the best professionals in your area. Maybe you just need help getting internet connected to your house. They are your go-to people. They will also help you move/relocate. Something similar to what we do here in Costa Rica.
Partnering with Porch.com (US-based) was a no brainer for us considering we walk you through the relocation process from soup to nuts here in CR. Thinking of selling your home over there and moving here? Use Porch.com and let us know about it.
We have had a few people moving around. One resident here left for Mexico, a lady moved here from Mexico, and a couple that I know moved to Panama. Is there anything to be learned here? Well, I think so and it can be summed up with some words that I have used several times before. “Do Your Research”.
This is not advice, just my ramblings. All misspellings are mine.
Yes, let’s jump into the deep end of the pool and get into the sometimes controversial topic of climate or climate change whatever floats your boat.
Why? Climate is a BIG reason why people come to Costa Rica.
Lynda and Steve Langford have been long standing members of the community for about 8 years, but now we must say goodbye. They made the tough decision of moving back to the United States to be closer to their grandchildren and have easier access to the healthcare they currently need. They will call Phoenix their new home.