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Christopher Howard’s Live in Costa Rica tours

Ever heard of Christopher Howard’s famous Live in Costa Rica tours?

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Moving to Costa Rica? Be smart and first take Christopher Howard’s famous Live in Costa Rica tours. Too many property buyers end up running all over the country without having a clue where to purchase or rent a vacation home or retirement home in Costa Rica. You have heard friends […]

Cultural differences between Costa Rica and the United States

Cultural differences between Costa Rica and the United States

Let’s talk about cultural differences today. I’m going to spend this blog on small items of note and a few observations. Some of it similar to the culture we are used to being part of in North America. Some of it is a derivative of the Spanish influence and, while I am no expert, some […]

Baby boomers survive in Grecia

Baby boomers survive in Grecia by doing nothing important

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes You have been doing important things all your life. Now it is time to take it easy, by doing nothing important for a while. Hundreds of baby boomers who live in Grecia are barely surviving by doing nothing important. Grecia seems to be the perfect place on earth to do […]

Change in Temporary Costa Rican residency

Change in Temporary Costa Rican residency

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes There have been several changes in the temporary Costa Rican residency policy and law that affect the financial wellbeing of long-term visitors. This includes those visitors applying for one of the three immigrant resident categories. Just before our arrival, Immigration made changes in the temporary Costa Rican residency. We received […]

4 Reasons Potential Costa Rica Expats Fail

4 Reasons Potential Costa Rica Expats Fail to Make the Transition

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes Here’s something to think about: a significant number of all of the expats fail. This mostly happens within their first year in Costa Rica, then they return home. I have some ideas about why this happens, and how to avoid becoming a statistic. I’ll discuss the most prominent reasons that […]