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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus in Costa Rica

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. 

Costa Rica has experienced a surge in COVID19 cases since relaxing some of the former restrictions. Click here regarding the latest information click here for information on mask requirements.

Important Notice:

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. These driving restrictions are in effect through January 31st. They go from Monday to Friday from 10 pm to 5 am. Saturday and Sunday from 9 pm to 5 am. Plates CANNOT circulate: 

Monday: 1-2, Tuesday: 3-4, Wednesday: 5-6, Thursday: 7-8, Friday: 9-0, Saturday: 1-3-5-7-9, Sunday: 0-2-4-6-8

Click here for the latest on border restrictions.

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!

Useful Information Published Previously:

  • Wondering what to do if you are in the middle of trying to get a residency? How about if you are here on a temporary Visa? This link might be of great help to you: Urgent Information Regarding Residencies and Tourist Status
  • Costa Rica has a Plan for Reopening. Information begins as early as May 16th. Click here for details. Please keep in mind these details are changing as numbers of cases change.

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.

To learn more about SRS-CR please visit our team pages If you have questions or need more information, please email Jane Gregson, jane@srs-cr.com or call us on (506) 4070-0400.

We invite you to explore our site and our world. Click here for our quarterly newsletter.

Tropical Blogging

How to Move Overseas to Costa Rica 

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. 

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Click here for some great info on moving your pet. 

Rainy Season Remedies: The Battle of the Mold

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. 

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Millennials moving: potentially the new wave of ex-pats will no longer just be retirees

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. 

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Summerland Stories Corner

Notes and stories friends/associates of Summerland that give you answers to questions about what it is really like to live in Costa Rica ...

Your Friend Donaldo on: Doing Your Research on Relocation

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”.

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Your Friend Donaldo on: Climate and Other Insights for Living in CR

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. 

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Saying So Long With the Langfords

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.

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