Yes you can. But bottled sping water is available in all grocery stores, big and small, and is recommended around the coast and in remote regions.
You just have to leave the country for 72 hours, upon returning to Costa Rica the permit will be renewed automatically for 90 more days.
Costa Rica offers different ways to legalize your status: -temporary resident -pensioner – Rentista - investor. For more legal information contact the costarican consulate or consult with an attorney who specializes in Residency because the laws and requirements change.
Costa Rica lies in the tropics, between 8 and 11 degrees north of the equator.
It's no secret that over the years, Costa Rica has become a hotspot for expats. This might have something to do with the fact that Costa Rica is the most democratically stable country in Central America and boasts 5% of the world's flora and fauna in one tiny postage stamp sized country on this beautiful planet of ours. Then again there is the weather factor.
The weather in Guanacaste is tropical all year long and experiences the least rainfall in the entire country. A little known fact is that Costa Rica is located below the 10th parallel. What does that mean? Well, it means that hurricanes, except is very rare extreme conditions, can not form below the 10th parallel. No hurricane season here folks!
MORE GOOD NEWS! Here's one of the real perks. Real Estate taxes here are painless. Taxes on a $200,000.00 home are about $250.00 per year. A full time gardner costs about $400 per month , a live-in maid is about the same. Consult with your lawyer and/or accountant if you buy a property over $200,000 because there may also be a "luxury tax." You are allowed to sell one property per year without having to pay any capital gains tax in Costa Rica. If you are a U.S. citizen, you should consult with your accountant regarding disclosures to the IRS of assests outside of the U.S.
Financing real estate in Costa Rica is not always an easy task, but possible.
Bank financing is similar to that found in other countries. However banks will only finance up to about 60% of their appraised value of the property and there are restrictions if the property is your home, a rental or commercial.