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Dental Implants and Crowns
Dr. Marco A. Muñoz Cavallini has placed and
Dr. Marco A. MuÏoz Cavallini
over 17,000 dental implants since 1980. The Dr. Marco Muñoz
Cavallini Dental Clinic, is recognized as one of the best practices in
Dental Reconstruction, Dental Implant placement and Cosmetic Dentistry
in Costa Rica and the World. For more information, visit us today at: marcomunozcavallini.com
Dr. Lucinda Gray
Garrett Insurance Group
licensed by the
-Experience since 1980.
-Represent all the best insurance
companies in Costa Rica,
BMI, Blue Cross, Blue
Shield, ASSA, INS, etc.
-Correspondents of WILLIS.
-Connections in all of Central
-Prize-winning Web site.
-English policy extracts.
-Helps you settle your claims.
Comercial El Pueblo, Local #125, San José, Costa
Rica. Phone: ( 506 ) 2233-9520
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
More information HERE!
Residency in Costa Rica
A full service
U.S. and San
Getting and authenticating documents can be a
Pensionado and rentista.
Your first stop for smooth, professional service and a positive
experience. Javier Zavaleta email@example.com
to do it. Experienced with many
nationalities. Up-to-date on
Rica's evolving immigration law.
Tel: (323) 255-6116
Marlene B. Summers
U.S. Income Tax
File your past three years tax returns
Streamlined Procedure which mitigates penalties.
your FBAR for current or past-due years.
File current or amended tax returns.
U.S. Tax International
Plus Costa Rican taxes, accounting, and
services. Over 15 years in Costa Rica
(English spoken). Tamarindo
office hours now available. If you or anyone you know would like
an appointment in Tamarindo, please call our San José office at
2288-2201 to make an appointment.
FAX: 506 2231-3300
C.P.A. & M.B.A.
Income Tax, U.S. GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting
Specializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing
• IRS filing requirements of foreign
income tax exclusion (up to $100,800 for 2015).
• Past-due tax returns: Taxpayers
filing before an IRS notice do not face criminal sanctions.
• Reporting foreign financial
assets: FBAR and foreign corporations.
• Up-to-date FACTA news.
• All US Tax return preparation:
business, estate and trust.
• eFile returns: secure with faster
• Business consulting to facilitate
working in Costa Rica.
|Lic. Eduardo Valdivieso
your legal adviser for criminal, civil,
commercial, and family law.
Phone: ( 506 ) 8839-5010
Address: 150 meters southwest from
the Goicoechea court, San José.
Lic. Pablo Mata Ferreto, MBA
Legal – Financial Adviser
Real Estate and Business Transactions
Avoid Real Estate scams, get independent advice and have due diligence
performed before signing or making a deposit.
Land surveying services
30+ years of experience in:
Calculations of terrain
CR phone number: +506-2290-4573
CR Cell phone number: +506-8383-0083
Real estate agents and services
21 JACÓ BEACH REALTY
Name You Trust, Professionalism You Deserve
Tom Ghormley and the dream team!
in CR since 1979
We Can Do It!
Let us help you live
Beaches, Houses, Condos,
Hotels, Restaurants, Projects,
Commercial, Investments and more
Century 21 Jacó Beach Realty
Playa Jacó, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
U. S. A. phone numbers: (213) 283-5168
or Toll Free: (877) 746-3868
Costa Rica phone number: (506) 2643-3356
Costa Rica's first Realtor specialized
• Specialized in the Central and South Pacific.
in eco properties, eco consulting and green living.
• Great network of realtors, to find your dream
• Homes, condominium & luxury homes
• Eco lodges and Hotels
• Green properties and waterfalls
• Farms and developments
• Sustainable and green living communities.
• Property management in the Jacó area
Telephone: +506 2637-6285
cell: +506 8825-6556
skype: ecorealtorscr Facebook: ecorealtorscr
In front of Subway at Plaza Herradura, Jacó
NAR designee, member of the CCBR, CRGAR
Jim Day, representing Colinas del Sol
del Pacifico, S.A.
Colinas del Sol is a fenced and gated project in a quiet area.
* There are 88 clear titled lots.
* Mountain areas with great views.
* Gently sloping level areas ideal for hobby farms, gardening, fruit
* Quiet place to get away from the busy city and beach crowds.
* All lots have gravel roads to them, water and electricity at each.
* Lots are 5,000 sq. meters or larger, starting at only $39,000 USD ,
and many can be combined for those wanting a larger area for their
chosen passion, be it a hobby horse farm or retirement haven.
* Located in Libertad, Guanacaste, Northwest Pacific area of Costa
* 20 minutes to the Liberia International Airport
* 15 minutes to the Pacific Beaches
* 10 minutes to Medical Facilities
* 25 minutes to the Liberia Hospital
* 5 minutes to Papagayo Golf & Country Club
or Phone: 001 517 484-3675.
Click Here: www.colinasdelsolcr.com
to explain exchange rate
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
The chief economist at the Banco Central will talk to Democrats
Saturday about the bank's exchange rate policy.
The U.S. dollar has strengthened against the world's major currencies,
but the Costa Rican colon is now trading at a rate that is slightly
lower than a year ago.
The buy/sell rate today is 526.44/538.86 colons, some four colons lower
than a year ago.
The speaker is Roger Madrigal López.
Central bank officials have maintained in the past that it has been
supporting the U.S. dollar.
The bank gained more control of the currency exchange market when it
prohibited individuals from buying and selling currency. Now only
participate in the daily monetary market.
The exchange rate is of importance to expats because many receive
from outside the country. They have been mystified by some recent
For example, the Banco de Costa Rica decided to limit the emissions of
dollars at its automatic tellers. Banco Nacional did this some time ago.
The actions raised the suspicions of expats that the move was designed
to protect the colon.
Just this week, another expat reported that Banco Nacional declined to
accept a wire transfer for a large sum destined for a property
The colon will come under more pressure when the U.S. Federal Reserve
finally decides to raise the base interest rate.
For now one beneficiary of the exchange rate is the central government
which collects taxes and other funds in colons but has to pay for its
crushing international debt in dollars.
The Democrats Abroad meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn
Aurola in downtown San Jose. Reservations are
requested at DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com
that this be true.
Today can be a
shopper's black day, too
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Today is black Friday, the day retailers hope shoppers will put them in
Some of those in the big crowds will not be shoppers. In Costa Rica
they will be undercover police and surveyors from the economic ministry
checking up on compliance with the laws.
There are a lot of rules connected with making offers to customers, and
the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio enforces
But the Internet is still unpoliced. An example is the Walmart offer
above. It arrived early today and promises a $50 Walmart gift.
The offer might be more believable if the email did not come from a
domain, which normally means China. The domain is utdjui.top.
Anyone who clicks on the graphic to get the $50 gift is going to an
unknown Web site where anything can happen.
Such scams are spammed to email users all the time, but the
juxtaposition with black Friday makes the offer more believable.
Enom.com, the domain register, identifies the .top domain as one that
was created for the Chinese market because what sounds like top in
Chinese means ranking in English. The domain was designed for Web sites
that center on customer reviews, sports rankings, and any blog or news
source that helps define this niche market, said Enom.
In Costa Rica the economic ministry's consumer section said it already
sought changes in 21 print ads and visited 64 establishments just
in the last week.
The Fuerza Pública said that more officers have been detailed to
commercial centers to watch for robbers and other crooks.
for the Spanish-language press
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