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A WARNING TO OUR ADVERTISERS: There are some low characters who respond to classified ads with an offer to purchase advertised items with a check in excess of the listed price. The idea is to trick an advertiser into sending them their change before the advertiser realizes the "cashier's check" or "certified check" is a fake. These creatures use computers to generate many e-mail messages a day. Our readers and advertisers are too smart for this ploy, but we suggest you invite them to send you the check immediately via Federal Express at the highest rate.


Costa Rica phones:
(506) 2256-8620 (office)
(506) 8305-3149 (cell)
(506) 2257-6233 (fax)

U.S. phone +1-505-750-0540

U.S. fax:

E-mail: jrtb_1999@yahoo.com

James Brohl, C.P.A. & M.B.A.

US Income Tax,  U.S. GAAP Accounting
& Business Consulting

Specializing in all matters of concern to U.S. taxpayers residing abroad including:

IRS filing requirements of foreign income exclusion (up to $120,000 for 2023).

• 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 FATCA news.

• All US Tax return preparation: individual, business, estate and trust.

• eFile returns: Secure with faster refunds.

• Business consulting to facilitate working in Costa Rica.

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Alex McGowin

Bachelor’s degree in finance.
Master’s degree in tax accounting.

U.S.A phone: 251.232.7115

McGowin Tax, LLC
International Tax Specialists

Expats  • International Corporations • CPA Firms

Tax laws are complex and ever-changing. It's hard to keep up, especially if you're not a tax expert.

That's where McGowin Tax's International Tax Consulting comes in. We're here to help you navigate the complex world of international taxation. Our team has decades of experience specializing in international tax compliance.

Let us take the burden of international tax law off your shoulders. We'll work with you to find the best solution for your unique situation, while making sure you're compliant with all relevant regulations. We'll handle how you can keep the money  you've earned, so you can get back to earning it.

* U.S. businesses with foreign income or operations.

* Foreign businesses with U.S. income or operations.

* Individuals with foreign income or assets.


Insurance Broker

If your circumstances are complex or out of the ordinary or you’re insuring something unusual, you might want to consider using an insurance broker. Avanto Insurance Broker we are experts in the insurance market and can often find you better cover at a great price. We can also help you with any claims you have to make.   We are a regulated financial adviser who specializes in general insurance. Our experts will help you decide what type of insurance and level of cover you need and recommend a suitable policy at a price you can afford.

Find more information about travel insurance,  home insurance, health insurance, car insurance, life insurance, among many others, by contacting us.

Office phone: (506) 4000-2849
Cell phone: (506) 8982-4242
WhatsApp: (506) 8982-4242

Email: gsolis@avantoseguros.com 

Website: avantoseguros.com

Address:  7 & 9  Republic Workspace  in Town Center in Santa Ana, San José.

Code: 081123


Adventure Inn Hotel

Adventure Inn is located in the quiet and safe neighborhood of Ciudad Cariari, only ten minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport  (SJO).  Our team makes the biggest difference.

  • Free airport shuttles for any arriving or departing flight at the SJO
  • The hotel is the #1 of 322 hotels in Costa Rica's Central Valley on TripAdvisor
  • Free exotic fruit buffet and hot served breakfast.
  • Free WiFi and international phone calls.
  • Pool, Jacuzzi, gym.
  • Transfers around Costa Rica and real price car rentals.

Phone: 506-2239-2633

Email: reservations@adventure-inn.com

Visit the Adventure Inn Hotel website 


Moon Glow Bar & Grill

Inside Adventure Inn Hotel. Excellent local and international cuisine. Friendly and fun. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Reservations are not required.

Phone: 2239-2633 ext. 206

Email: glowm.restaurante@gmail.com

Visit the Moon Glow Bar & Grill website


Villas De Palermo Hotel and Resort

Book a 3-night package to celebrate, relax or renew your Costa Rican Visa.  Enjoy a long week-end or mid-week getaway in the beach town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.  Don’t stress about your visa renewal, instead relax during Happy Hour watching the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. This package is the perfect solution for family or friends needing to renew tourist visas or celebrating a birthday or special event. Transportation included!  Our air-conditioned shuttle van will pick up your party at the Costa Rican border in Peñas Blancas or at the bus station in Rivas and transport you to our luxury resort overlooking the Bay of San Juan del Sur.

U$377.00 one person
 $458.00 two people
$556 four people

For more information and reservations
Call in Nicaragua + 505 8672-0859

Whats app + 505 867-20859

Email us now reservas@villasdepalermo.com
Visit our website VillasDePalermo.com



Al-Anon meetings
English language meeting are held every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the International Baptist Church, second floor, in Guachepelin in Escazu, San José.
Call (506) 8993-1762.
Email: rosemaryzitek@yahoo.com

Marine Corps League Costa Rica

The Marine Corps League Costa Rica Fellowship is looking for new members.

We are also known as the Marine Corps Warriors League Costa Rica.  The League was Founded in 2010. We are over 20 members strong with veterans of Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan.

You don't have to be a combat veteran to join.  Our ByLaws states there are four member types: Regular Member, Associate Member (Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard), Member-at-Large and Honorary Member.  Service. We provide community service (annual Toys for Tots program) and assist the U.S. Embassy Marine Security Guard Detachment.

Currently we are only holding meetings every other month.  Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, July 9th at 11 a.m. at the Tap House in City Place Santa Ana.

Toys for Tots is an event that we have been proud to hold each year. Since 2014 the Marine Corps League Costa Rica has collected and presented over 5,700 toys to the children of Costa Rica. 

We do hold a Memorial Day Ceremony each year at Cementerio Campo de Esperanza in Escazu.  The Marine Corps League Costa Rica and the American Legion Post 10 sponsor this jointly.  This year it is being held on Sunday, May 28th at 11 a.m. 

If interested in joining contact Andrew Pucek, Commandant by emailing  andypucek@live.com

Membership information by calling Andy Pucek (Commandant) at 8721-6636 or our adjutant, Jerry Karl, at 8605-3912.

For more information visit Marine Corps Warriors League Costa Rica website

Find American Legion Costa Rica on Facebook








Paris Soccer Academy

For boys and girls, from 7 to 17 years old. Professional instructors.  Following all sanitary guidelines. Two private sports grounds ( in Guadalupe and Coronado, San José Province). Open Saturday mornings. $25 monthly fee.

Call or WhatsApp numbers
8498-6264 or 8662-6817
More info please visit our Facebook page


Brother Amos Gambles His Soul
and Other Quirky Short Stories


Ever wonder how snake-handling got in the New Testament? How about a drastic way to stop damaging commercial development? Then we have a book of short stories for you. “Brother Amos Gambles His Soul” by Jay Brodell is available for pre-release purchase by selected readers. Check it out HERE!


Costa Rica: Remarkable
Tales from Our Super Vacation Spot

By A compilation of classic news reports geared to the needs of foreigners living here and those elsewhere with personal or business interests in this vacation paradise. Each seeks to tell something new or original about the vacation and retirement mecca.  Read a sample and purchase the book HERE

When Love Ignites:
Five Stories of Beginnings


Why love? In five different situations in as many stories love strikes, sometimes in an unusual way. What happens next remains uncertain, but the couples have a foundation for the future. The book is now available for sale Click Here

Six Short Heresies . . . Just for You


Life is full of untested assumptions: Prostitution exploits women, bloody religious ceremonies are of the past, Santa is jolly, there is one God, suburban life requires a great lawn. The six stories here, some drawn from life and some tongue-in-cheek, suggest otherwise. The book is now available for sale Click Here

Publish and Make Money

By Sharon Brodell  &

A Brief Guide to Profitability With Your New Magazine, Newsletter or Newspaper. My wife, Sharon, was under firm instructions to shoot me  if I ever tried to start a  newspaper again. Alas, her pistol misfired, so here we are approaching 17 years of running an English-language newspaper. The book is now available for sale Click Here

Life is a Tropical Garden

By Victoria Torley

A quirky look at gardening in the tropics.What happens when a "Northern" gardener moves to Costa Rica? You have no idea. Order this book Click Here


For more information go to our website at Mckee-jaco or send us an email at info@mckee-jaco.com

Invites you to be a part of one of our projects.  Spay/neuter – education – adoption – all those projects need volunteers and sponsors. 


More info at Meet Your Dog site
A Dog City in the Clouds
Dog Shelter and Adoption in  San Ramón

Have you ever seen a Dog City? Dogland is just such a city. A dog city with over 150 residents in the mountains of San Ramón. No cages, open spaces, no kennels, they live in small houses. Come and learn how you can help keep this unique & magical shelter open. You can help by adopting one of our angels, and if you can't adopt, you can sponsor a dog. Sponsoring a dog is easy, and you can always stop by for a visit.


Email AnimalesAtenasCR@aol.com
Atenas Foundation for Helping Abandoned Animals

Tierschutzverein Hilfe für herrenlose Tiere Atenas

Our main goal is to stop the suffering of the many many street dogs and cats in our area. For those looking for new furry friends. The group always needs volunteers. If you see any possibility for support and assistance - don't hesitate and contact us.


More information visit our site
Animal Shelter Costa Rica
Animal Shelter Costa Rica

Don't discriminate - adopt a mutt! Lots of abandoned dogs and cats looking for loving homes. Refugio de Animales - San Rafael de Heredia.  AHPPA is affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States and the RSPCA of Great Britain.