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A Beginner Lesson on International Taxes

You know how the saying goes… “The on... [MORE]

About Where International

Thank you so much for visiting Where International... [MORE]

Activities in Tambor, Costa Rica

Activities in Tambor, Costa Rica

The Southern Nicoya Peninsula and the Tambor Region offer a plethora of activities for adventure-see... Read More

A Fresh Start in Latin America May be Just What you Need...

Depending on what your favorite news station is,... [MORE]

A Fresh Start in Latin America May be Just What you Need...

Depending on what your favorite news station is, chances are they either talk about how the economy ... Read More

A Hidden Gem in Costa Rica

A Hidden Gem in Costa Rica

Recently, a couple of us from Where International were doing some recon work in Costa Rica in prepar... Read More

Are You Confusing Settling Down with Settling?

Everyone comes to a point in their life where they... [MORE]

Avoiding Common Mistakes When Purchasing Property in Latin America

  It’s so extremely important to remem... [MORE]

Avoid Paying 'Foreigner' Pricing

If you’ve ever been to a vender market in a ... [MORE]

Beaches in Costa Rica - Vacation Destinations That Never Cease to Amaze

Beaches in Costa Rica - Vacation Destinations That Never Cease to Amaze

If you feel stuck in a rut at work, tired, in need of a break or a vacation, all of your needs for r... Read More

Challenges of Living in Latin America

Challenges of Living in Latin America

Even the most optimistic person you know will agree… there isn’t a single place in the world tha... Read More

Choosing the American Dream... on Ecuador

Choosing the American Dream... on Ecuador's Coast

Every year thousands of people from around the world move their lives and families to North America ... Read More

Climate and Weather in Ecuador

Climate and Weather in Ecuador

Similar to many other countries in Latin America, the climate and weather in Ecuador is largely dete... Read More

Common Challenges Expat Women Face in Latin America

Whether you’re making a move abroad alone or... [MORE]

Common Challenges Expat Women Face in Latin America

Common Challenges Expat Women Face in Latin America

Whether you’re making a move abroad alone or with a spouse, if you’re a woman, you’re inevitab... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is located in southern Central America, between Nicaragua and Panama. Today, the country... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's 'Blue Zone' - Where Age is Relative

Living in a part of the world that has anything and everything at your fingertips, North Americans l... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Fight Against GMO's

Regardless of whether you’ve been to Costa Rica or not, just the country’s name conjures up imag... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula - An Ideal Destination for the Young and the Young at Heart

As soon as the first frost hits the ground and those dreaded white flakes start to fall, many folks ... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula - Just Waiting for YOU!

The adage in Costa Rica is Pura Vida... Pure Life. If you’ve already been lucky enough to visit th... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula... Maintain Your Sanity, Naturally

The Nicoya Peninsula is a beautiful, biologically diverse area of Costa Rica. Well… who are we kid... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula - The Real Deal

When you think of purchasing a retirement or vacation home, Costa Rica may be on your list, but have... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica's Southern Zone - So Much For So Little!

Costa Rica’s southern zone is a lush, dramatically landscaped oasis for people looking to visit or... Read More

Costa Rica\

Costa Rica's Wild Side

It ranks number one on the Happy Planet Happiness Index. Quality of life and personal well being are... Read More

Costa Rica - The Happiest Country in the World!

Costa Rica - The Happiest Country in the World!

Costa Rica has once again topped the Happy Planet Index, beating famous contenders such as the US ... Read More

Countries

Visiting or even living in a different country can... [MORE]

Destination Jaco, Costa Rica

Destination Jaco, Costa Rica

The beach in Jaco (Playa Jaco) is one of the most commonly visited locations along the Pacific coast... Read More

Discover Costa Rica's Southern Nicoya Peninsula

Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Peninsula is ... [MORE]

Discover Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica's Southern Nicoya Peninsula

Costa Rica's southern Nicoya Peninsula is an area that is in high demand for those looking for lush,... Read More

Discover Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica's Southern Zone

Six or seven years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find someone to take you to Costa Rica's... Read More

Discover Costa Rica's Southern Zone

Six or seven years ago, you would have been hard... [MORE]

Discover Ecuador's South Pacific Coast... "ECUADOR'S MARKET WILL BE ON FIRE!!"

WHOA! ECUADOR'S MARKET WILL BE ON FIRE! By now ... [MORE]

Discover Trujillo Honduras

Do you dream of living on a private beach in a f... [MORE]

Earn Cash With Your Photos, Videos and Writing

       Do you love taking... [MORE]

Eating Like a Local in Costa Rica

Eating Like a Local in Costa Rica

Dear WI reader, I consider myself a ‘foodie’… and that doesn’t just include eating food, ... Read More

Ecuador... a

Ecuador... a 'Whistleblower' Refuge?

Ecuador is a country that seemingly has it all… majestic mountains, lush valleys, endless beaches,... Read More

Ensuring Success When Buying Pre-Construction

It’s the perfect location! Oceans views&hell... [MORE]

Expats and Religion in Latin America

No matter what part of the world you live in, what... [MORE]

Firearms in Costa Rica

Firearms in Costa Rica

Lush and fertile tropical jungles, warm Pacific waters, hundreds of exotic birds and wildlife… Cos... Read More

Fire Your Boss! And Become Your Own in Costa Rica

Fire Your Boss! And Become Your Own in Costa Rica

It’s a tempting thought, isn’t it? To actually fire your boss? It’s certainly not the norm in ... Read More

Global Warming (or not?) and Costa Rica

Global Warming (or not?) and Costa Rica

Global warming is a very real and very palpable challenge facing our world today. ... Read More

Healthcare in Costa Rica

Healthcare in Costa Rica

When you choose to visit a foreign country, or even purchase a home, your first thought may not be a... Read More

Health Insurance Options for Expats in Latin America

It’s easy to find information about affordab... [MORE]

Health Insurance Options for Expats in Latin America

Health Insurance Options for Expats in Latin America

It’s easy to find information about affordable, safe, reliable and state-of-the art healthcare ava... Read More

Honduras - The Middle Child of Central America

Honduras - The Middle Child of Central America

Ok, so maybe not all middle children feel neglected… but it's a euphemism that seems to fit well w... Read More

How to Handle Your Health Abroad

Regardless of your age, financial situation, curre... [MORE]

How to Handle Your Health Abroad

How to Handle Your Health Abroad

Regardless of your age, financial situation, current health or country of choice; if a move abroad i... Read More

Important Facts Any Investor Should Know about Costa Rican Real Estate

Important Facts Any Investor Should Know about Costa Rican Real Estate

Costa Rica is a beautiful country in Central America, one among whose landscapes anyone would enjoy ... Read More

Important Facts to Know About Costa Rica

Important Facts to Know About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country that has a lot to prove in various areas, and that's constantly changing. Af... Read More

Introducing San Jose, Costa Rica

Introducing San Jose, Costa Rica

Located in the Central Valley, San Jose is the largest city of the nation and the capital city.... Read More

Is Buying Pre Construction a Good Idea?

Buying pre-construction can be the best decision y... [MORE]

Is Costa Rica Still a

Is Costa Rica Still a 'Good Deal'?

So you’re considering a move abroad, either for retirement, to live full-time or to have a tropica... Read More

Is Fractional Ownership a Good Investment

You’re likely very familiar with the phone c... [MORE]

Is Fractional Ownership a Good Investment

Is Fractional Ownership a Good Investment

You’re likely very familiar with the phone calls, newspaper ads or airport pitch, “free hotel st... Read More

'Jaco-Pulco' - Can I Really Live Here?

Restaurants? Check. Nightlife? Check. Grocery stores? Check. Beautiful beaches, towering, lush mount... Read More

Live Your Dream Lifestyle in Costa Rica

Live Your Dream Lifestyle in Costa Rica's Southern Zone!

Lush jungles cascading down to warm ocean waters gently lapping at soft, endless beaches… charming... Read More

Living in Latin America - As Safe as You Make It

Living in Latin America - As Safe as You Make It

You’d have to be living under a rock to not know about the recent gun-related tragedies in the US.... Read More

Living in Latin America, As Safe as You Make It

You’d have to be living under a rock to not ... [MORE]

Living in Latin America - Like a Local or Like a Foreigner?

When you’re considering your options to init... [MORE]

Make a List and Check it Twice! Tips to Help You Prior to Moving Abroad...

If you’re sick of freezing rain, traffic jam... [MORE]

Make a List and Check it Twice! Tips to Help You Prior to Moving Abroad...

Make a List and Check it Twice! Tips to Help You Prior to Moving Abroad...

If you’re sick of freezing rain, traffic jams and high taxes it may be time for you to head to Lat... Read More

Make Your Vacation Home Earn it's Keep!

With the economy trying to claw its way back to no... [MORE]

Making Memories in Costa Rica

Making Memories in Costa Rica

If you have a family (or even if you don’t) you’re no doubt familiar with the term ‘making mem... Read More

Mistakes to Avoid When Starting or Buying a Business in Paradise

We are huge advocates of chasing your dreams, esca... [MORE]

Mistakes to Avoid When Starting or Buying a Business in Paradise

Mistakes to Avoid When Starting or Buying a Business in Paradise

We are huge advocates of chasing your dreams, escaping the ‘grind’ and reinventing yourself in a... Read More

Moving in the Right Direction - Costa Rica\

Moving in the Right Direction - Costa Rica's Southern Zone

Six or seven years ago, you would have been hard-pressed to find someone to take you to Costa Rica's... Read More

Moving to Costa Rica - A Brief Overview

Moving to Costa Rica - A Brief Overview

Are you thinking of moving to Costa Rica? Before taking the huge step of moving to any new country.... Read More

Moving to Costa Rica – It’s All About You!

Moving to Costa Rica – It’s All About You!

Making the decision to live in another country is a big one, and not one that should be taken lightl... Read More

Moving Your Pets Abroad

We talk a lot about how you can make money or prot... [MORE]

Myths about Buying a Home in Costa Rica

Myths about Buying a Home in Costa Rica

When buying a home in the U.S. or Canada, you have to remember not to take certain things for grante... Read More

Not All Developers in Costa Rica are Cut From the Same Cloth...

Not All Developers in Costa Rica are Cut From the Same Cloth...

Whether you’re surfing the internet, perusing a travel magazine or reading your local newspaper, y... Read More

Organic Agriculture in Costa Rica

Organic Agriculture in Costa Rica

The catchphrase ‘No Artificial Ingredients’ is commonly seen on the Costa Rica tourism website a... Read More

Our Obsession With Water

Our Obsession With Water

Obsession may be a strong word. Necessity may be more relevant… but is almost more daunting. The b... Read More

Owning Your Own Business in Costa Rica

Owning Your Own Business in Costa Rica

Imagine that you enjoy waking up early. Perhaps you don't even need an alarm clock thanks to the how... Read More

Packing for Your Life Abroad

All the hard work is done… property purchas... [MORE]

Playa Tambor, Costa Rica

Playa Tambor, Costa Rica

You’ll find Tambor tucked in the valley of a large and calm bay called the Bahia Ballena – trans... Read More

Playa Tambor, Costa Rica - A Great Place to Raise Your Family

Playa Tambor, Costa Rica - A Great Place to Raise Your Family

We tend to talk a lot about building your dream vacation home or retirement home in Costa Rica, and ... Read More

Property Developer & Builder Research

You’ve found the perfect country and the per... [MORE]

Protecting Your Future Lifestyle

Have you been on the fence about moving abroad? Ma... [MORE]

Pura Vida - The Costa Rican Way of Life

Pura Vida - The Costa Rican Way of Life

Widely known for its extraordinary warm atmosphere, Costa Rica represents one of the most popular r... Read More

Purchasing Property Abroad? Know What You're Buying!

It should be pretty straightforward, right? Find p... [MORE]

Questions About Costa Rica? We Have Answers!

Questions About Costa Rica? We Have Answers!

As far as retirement or second home destinations go, Costa Rica is at the top of the list… and con... Read More

Religion in Costa Rica - Take It or Leave It

Religion in Costa Rica - Take It or Leave It

Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, especially the southern area, is still unknown to most people looki... Read More

Renting Your Retirement/Vacation Home

With all the amazing deals on properties in Centra... [MORE]

Re-Sale Home or Pre-Construction Property?

You’ve made the decision to begin looking at... [MORE]

Residency in Costa Rica? Read This First!

Spending a couple of weeks or even a couple of mon... [MORE]

Residency in Costa Rica? Read This First!

Residency in Costa Rica? Read This First!

Spending a couple of weeks or even a couple of months in a foreign country is a wonderful way to exp... Read More

Retirement Realities for Gen X and Y's

If you classify yourself as a ‘young adult&r... [MORE]

Retiring in Costa Rica

Retiring in Costa Rica's Southern Zone

Costa Rica is a gorgeous, safe and affordable destination for a retirement or second home… if you ... Read More

Semana Santa in Latin America - Family, Celebration and Religious Tradition

Semana Santa in Latin America - Family, Celebration and Religious Tradition

Semana Santa, or Holy Week in English, is one of the most important religious holidays celebrated th... Read More

Should You Consider a Home in Costa Rica

Should You Consider a Home in Costa Rica's Central Valley?

If you think a home in Costa Rica isn’t an option for you, think again! Whether you’re consideri... Read More

Single? Why a Move Abroad is Still a Good Idea!

We love talking about breaking the stereotypical &... [MORE]

Single? Why a Move Abroad is Still a Good Idea!

Single? Why a Move Abroad is Still a Good Idea!

We love talking about breaking the stereotypical ‘rules’ about moving abroad here at WI. After a... Read More

Small Town Living in Costa Rica

Small Town Living in Costa Rica

Do you love sitting in a sea of freeway traffic? Do you get giddy when the weather report says that ... Read More

Spend Money to Save Money - Hire an Attorney

You’ve budgeted, researched, read everything... [MORE]

Square Footage - Or is that Meters? Getting what you Pay For

Whether you’re purchasing a pre-construction... [MORE]

Surviving the Holidays as An Expat in Latin America

Surviving the Holidays as An Expat in Latin America

Palm trees with twinkling lights, singing carols, incredible food, fireworks on the beach… this is... Read More

The Beaches of Ecuador

The Beaches of Ecuador

Ecuador is located in the north end of South America between Peru and Columbia, but is considered to... Read More

The Cost of Living on Costa Rica

The Cost of Living on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

Downsizing, saving more, spending less and stretching your income or pension are among the top reaso... Read More

The Creative 'W'

Where in the world are you? If you’re livi... [MORE]

The First Step

Ok, so the tough part is done… you've made ... [MORE]

The Lost Art of Retiring

Retiring in a faraway land is not just for the ric... [MORE]

The Wonderful Beaches of Costa Rica

The Wonderful Beaches of Costa Rica

Situated in Central America, Costa Rica has lately become a number one travel destination, which is ... Read More

To Work, or Not to Work; Redefining Retirement in Costa Rica...

To Work, or Not to Work; Redefining Retirement in Costa Rica...

‘The times, they are a’changin…’ Actually, scratch that… ‘The times, they have a’c... Read More

Turning a Dream into Reality in Costa Rica

Turning a Dream into Reality in Costa Rica

Jackie P. had only been to Costa Rica once before, and it was a whirlwind trip with one of her daugh... Read More

Unexpected Indulgences in Costa Rica

Unexpected Indulgences in Costa Rica's Southern Zone

As the morning sun peeks over the trees and mountains, the familiar sights and sounds of another glo... Read More

Vacation? Or Shopping for a New Life?

How many times do you find yourself on vacation th... [MORE]

Want it All? Get it, on Costa Rica

Want it All? Get it, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula

We’re taught from an early age to accept that we can’t have everything we want… that we have t... Read More

Weather in Costa Rica

Weather in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a beautiful country and it is worth visiting (or even living) for so many reasons! A ... Read More

What Are Discovery Weekends?

Has it ever crossed your mind to live in another... [MORE]

What is The Latino Paradox?

What is The Latino Paradox?

You already know that part of the appeal associated with living abroad, especially in Latin American... Read More

What

What's Drawing Canadians to Costa Rica?

You may be thinking to yourself, “of course Canadians are moving to Costa Rica! They need to get a... Read More

What's Your Real Estate Profile?

It can be very exciting and alluring to purchase I... [MORE]

What to Know Before you Buy - 5 Key Points

  When you’re purchasing property in a... [MORE]

Why a Gated Community Might be Right For You

Gated communities come with a certain ‘stigm... [MORE]

Why Buy in Latin America When Prices Are So Low in North America?

Here at Where International, we love telling you... [MORE]

Why Consider Ecuador?

Why Consider Ecuador?

With so many amazing destinations for a second home or retirement destination, you may be thinking, ... Read More

Why Costa Rica is a Great Market for Real Estate Investments

Why Costa Rica is a Great Market for Real Estate Investments

Costa Rica represents not only the ultimate holiday destination but also the ultimate retirement loc... Read More

Why Costa Rica Should be on Your 'Hit List'

Costa Rica is no stranger to visitors and expatriates from around the world, whether it be for a hol... Read More

Why Is Everyone Leaving Costa Rica?

Why Is Everyone Leaving Costa Rica?

Costa Rica gets a bad rep… ‘Its overpriced!’, ‘All the developers are scammers!’, ‘It’... Read More

Why Just Vacation in Costa Rica When You Can Live There!

Why Just Vacation in Costa Rica When You Can Live There!

Imagine yourself on an amazing tropical beach, bathing in the sunlight, with gentle waves lapping ag... Read More

Why Should You Retire in Latin America?

After a long, cold, snowy winter for those living ... [MORE]

Why You Need to Live Abroad... At Least Once

Why You Need to Live Abroad... At Least Once

This time of year is all about the ‘lists’… the ‘best of’ lists, the ‘worst of’ and ev... Read More

Why You Shouldn

Why You Shouldn't Move to Latin America

We’re sorry for the confusion; typically Where International is here to educate you on how, where ... Read More

Why You Shouldn't Move to Latin America

We’re sorry for the confusion; typically Whe... [MORE]

Yes, Costa Rica Has Snakes and Spiders. Get Over it...

Yes, Costa Rica Has Snakes and Spiders. Get Over it...

Just like any other country in the world, Costa Rica has its share of pros and cons. But what it com... Read More

YOU Can Escape, But You Can't Escape Property Taxes

Living out your retirement or vacation time in a... [MORE]

You Could Cut Costa Rica From the Rest of the World and it Would Still Survive

You Could Cut Costa Rica From the Rest of the World and it Would Still Survive

Buy why would you want to?! Costa Rica has so much to offer the rest of the world! And that’s just... Read More




Current Topics

We’re taught from an early age to accept that we can’t have everything we want… that we have to share or compromise. Thankfully, now that you’re an adult, and you’re considering a property purchase abroad, these ‘rules’ don’t apply.
All your ducks are in a row… you bought a corner lot, with spectacular ocean views in a private community.
We frequently refer to Costa Rica’s southern Nicoya Peninsula as a ‘hidden gem’. Naturally, those already owning and/or living in this tropical oasis would prefer it stays that way…

Where International exists to recommend a variety of International real estate options. Where International requires developers to meet stringent criteria before offering them to you. Conversely, any inspections we conduct on projects or individuals should not be misinterpreted as a guarantee by Where International. International real estate is not immune to the ups and downs that occur in North American real estate; property values are never guaranteed to increase.

Where International is not accountable for the orchestration or deliverance of Discovery Weekends. We provide them to you on behalf of our developer partners. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance, as you would with any trip out of your home country. In addition, we advise you complete your own due diligence, purchase title insurance and always use a local attorney to assist with all transactions. In the event that a reader purchases a property from a recommended developer, Where International receives a sum from the developer.