Retire and Live in Costa Rica [2]

By Joseph Riden | The Live in Costa Rica Blog by Christopher Howard [Vol.1 (2)]

Photography of Alvaro Cubero

<b>News Release</b><p><b>Contact:</b> Christopher Howard <b>*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***</b><p><b>Toll Free from USA:</b> 877-884-2502 or 800-365-2342<b><br>Costa Rica LANDLINE:</b> …

Vamos a Turistear

Why do people find Costa Rica Attractive for Retirement?

• The weather is definitely a huge factor. If you live in Florida or Arizona you come here to want to get away from the heat. If you are from Canada or …

What is the best way to see Costa Rica for retirement or living?

Most people who are interested in retiring here are confused after having read all of websites and guidebooks, checked out the on-line news groups …

Who may not be a candidate for Living or Retiring in Costa Rica

Before I go any further, I want to emphasize the the two examples below do not include all woman. I know many single woman who have moved here and …

Life is simpler here

A friend of mine who has lived here for a couple of years just returned from the U.S. He spent a couple of weeks in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. …

Bad Things About Costa Rica

This article is based on the feedback I have received from some of the foreigners who live here and does not reflect my beliefs. It is important to …

An example of affordable dental care for retirees

This morning I visited my dentist Ana Cristina Brenes who has her practice in downtown Heredia. I have been her patient for almost ten years. She is …

Photography of Alvaro Cubero

Rain, Rain Go Away

Costa Rica is known for its good weather, especially in the Central Valley. However, we have about seven rainy month a year. The mornings are usually …

What products am I going to Miss by Moving to Costa Rica?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by people who take my Costa Rica retirement tours. The answer is, “Very few.” Everyday more and …

The Seven Biggest Lies Among Gringos in Costa Rica

Costa Ricans have a great sense of humor. When you <b>retire</b> here and learn Spanish you will learn to appreciate how funny the Costa Ricans can be. It …

Vamos a Turistear

Running a business from Costa Rica

I have lived in Costa Rica for nearly thirty years and have been in business here almost as long. My first venture was as a self-publisher in the …

SAVE THE FROGS!

Alternative Medicine in Costa Rica – a growing field

In my past columns I have talk about Costa Rica’s excellent health care system. As you probably Costa Rica has both its “cradle-to-grave” public …

Can Singles Retire Happily in Costa Rica and not be Lonely?

Yes, singles can find happiness here. Why? Because there is so much to do. As one long-time single resident once told me, “In Costa Rica there is …

Is Costa Rica for Disabled Retirees?

Over the years I have scores of Americans with various degrees of disabilities who moved to Costa Rica to retire. Most have adjusted to life here and …

What Banks to Avoid in Costa Rica

Your <b>retirement</b> plans in Costa Rica should not include Scotia Bank. The Bank of Nova Scotia, is the second oldest bank in Canada, was the second …

Learn Spanish to make friends in Costa Rica

On my monthly retirement and relocation tours people always ask if it necessary to learn Spanish. I tell them it is a must if they want to broaden …

Are U.S. Products available in Costa Rica?

I must have been asked this question hundreds of times by the participants on my monthly <b>relocation/retirement tours</b>. The answer is, yes.<p>Every day you …

Buying by Internet can save you time and money while live as a retiree in Costa Rica

If you choose to <b>retire</b> in Costa Rica you can’t hop on a plane every time you need something from the States. Everyday more and more items from the …

Voluntary Simplicity: Living Well on Less Money in Costa Rica

For those of you not familiar with the term “voluntary simplicity,” it is a lifestyle made popular in the book <i>Your Money or Your Life: Transforming</i> …

Costa Rica’s Jewish Population

There are only 14 million Jews in the world; 7 million in the Americas, 5 million in Asia, 2 million in Europe and100,000 in Africa. It is common …

Language, Mindset and Retiring in Costa Rica

The other I was reading a recent post from a major Costa Rica news group. It really really started me thinking. It was about the relationship between …