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US & Canadian blogging assignment: Planning a Move to Costa Rica

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A-1 Auto Transport have been experts in the auto shipping industry for over 30 years. We offer A+ service with a smile. A-1 ships cars, trucks, boats, RV’s, ATVs, motorcycles and more. Our new cell phone app has simplified the process of shipping from quote to delivery. Everyone loves the tracking service that tells you in real time exactly where your vehicle is. Whether you are shipping internationally or domestic we have you covered. Why settle for less when you can ship with the best.

What is the blogging assignment?

Planning a Move to Costa Rica.

When you are planning a move to Costa Rica you will quickly find out that there is a great deal to learn about the country. You will need to consider things like whether you want to live on the beach and enjoy surfing, swimming and other beachside fun or if you prefer the beautiful mountainous areas where it feels like a nice, warm spring all throughout the year.
Costa Rica is a place where you can find the best of a lively city as well as the peaceful quietness that comes with spacious mountains and quaint beachfront properties. Many expats prefer to purchase property as many locals tend to rent with vacation home pricing instead of long-term rates. If you have the money and plan on staying permanently in Costa Rica, buying a home is going to be your best option when it comes to saving money in the long run. There are however, quite a few affordable homes lining the beaches as well as in the mountain areas that are well worth checking out when you are looking for a new home.

No matter where you choose to live, you need to take a little time and get acquainted with the area and the people that live here. Talk to other expats but be sure to meet some of the locals and find out where the best places for shopping or dining and entertainment are located. Once you start mingling with others, you will soon have a good feel for how life on the island is lived and how people interact daily whether they are expats or locals.

Moving Your Car

If you are planning a short stay in Costa Rica you can ship your car over (a1autotransport.com ships internationally) and enjoy driving everywhere for up to 90 days before you have to legally import it and register it to use permanently. Once the 90 days is up you will either need to store it at a government facility or ship it out of the country for 90 days unless you register it.
When you are making plans to ship the car you will need to decide whether to ship it using RORO transport or Container transport. Both are great for auto shipping but with containers, you can also ship personal belongings and have them arrive at the same time the car arrives. You will be responsible to pay customs and taxes on the car, and taxes on imports can cost up to 45% of the car value or even more. Keep in mind that cars in Costa Rica tend to hold their value for a long time so even older cars can cost quite a bit to import.
The car shipping company that you hire will be able to assist you with customs paperwork as well as car preparation and making sure your emissions are up to standards before the car ships. Some people wait until they are in Costa Rica and try to purchase a car once they arrive. Whole this may suit some, it can also be quite expensive. Typically, shipping a car will save money when you compare the overall shipping costs to what you would spend if you had to purchase a car, even an older used car, once you arrive at your new home.

The Best Reasons to Move to Costa Rica

Some of the best waves in the world as well as the most diverse beaches and spectacular views are in Costa Rica. Aside from the beach there are quite a few great reasons to move to the country.
• Great Homes: Locals as well as expats living in Costa Rica tend to take pride in their homes and living spaces. Homes and usually well maintained whether they are rentals or homes for sale.
• Well-Maintained Land: Those that live in Costa Rica know all too well that other areas have issues with lack of trees due to people cutting them down for firewood or other reasons. In Costa Rica, trees are protected and they can’t be cut down for frivolous reasons, thus ensuring that the mountain areas as well as the coastal areas stay natural and pristine at all times.
• Diverse Topography: Costa Rica is well-known for having some of the most diverse beaches in the world. While many know about the beaches, they may not realize that there is so much more to this beautiful island. Mountains, rainforests and much more can be found in Costa Rica and people enjoy a wide array of fun including surfing and swimming as well as hiking, Zip Lining, mountain climbing and much more.
• Modern Amenities: Costa Rica’s internet service, cellular phone service and power has come a long way over the last decade. All of the conveniences that a person is used to in the United States can easily be found in Costa Rica. American, Canadian and other worldwide foods and beverages are imported daily to ensure that all residents, local or expats, feel comfortable at all times.
The best thing by far about Costa Rica is that those that live in the country are generally very caring and kind people. The country is laid back and there is always a relaxed feeling no matter where one chooses to work, play or live. When you are ready for the simple life, Costa Rica is the place to be.

What type of blogs are you looking for?

Travel, Expat, Muscle Car, Classic Car, Motorcycle, Relocation, ATV, Off Road, New Cars, Shipping

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USA and Canada

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We offer great affiliate programs and we always pay on time.

When would the blogger need to complete and publish the blogging assignment by?

Other – Please get in contact for more details.

Assignment close date:

05/23/2016

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