Living in Costa Rica

Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery in Costa Rica: Is there an age limit?

Generally when you think about someone who is having a hip or knee replaced, most likely you think of an elderly person. In the past that would have been true because most often these procedures were primarily for those people over the age of 60.

The Opportunities in Old Quarrels. Keeping your relationship happy after you move to Costa Rica.

Most intimate relationships start with such high expectations. We all look forward to great rewards from our partner and life together: jointly solving life’s relentless problems, sharing burdens and joys, enjoying deep friendship and intimacy, all because of what we give to each other- undying love.

Falling In Love With Your Breath.

It’s the first thing you take and the last thing you will do before you die…

Where Should I Live in Costa Rica? Free video.

What about the rest of Costa Rica? All of Costa Rica is beautiful except for our two ports. But most people don’t live in the port of Long Beach or the port of Miami. So it’s kind of irrelevant.

Costa Rica Hotels For Sale. Top ten ingredients you need to be a successful hotel owner in Costa Rica

If I had a nickel for every person whose Costa Rica vacation transformed their life into a hotel owner, I’d be retired right now. There are countless hotels for sale in Costa Rica and in many cases, these hotels are being sold by foreigners who were not adequately prepared for managing a hotel in their home country, much less in a foreign country…

“Living in Costa Rica Costs Us Half of What it Cost Us To Live a Similar Lifestyle in California.”

All told, living in Costa Rica costs us half of what it cost us to live a similar lifestyle in California. But, your mileage will vary. Come on and give it a try for a few months and see what you come up with.

Happiness in Costa Rica Part 2. Why are the Costa Ricans so darned happy?

My first blog for Psychology Today was about bliss in Costa Rica. This is now 7 months later,the bliss is tinctured with reality, and I’m hard at work. Costa Ricans report the most life satisfaction of any of the peoples of Latin and Central America. My job, for the next 2 or 3 years, is to analyze why this is so.

26 Reasons Why Savvy Preppers Are Buying Land In This Scenic Lake Area of Costa Rica!

For the vast majority of people who already live in the United States of America and a big percentage of people who dream of moving to the U.S., the overall perception and the reality of life in the U.S. are two very different things.

Your 894th Costa Rica Retirement Living Online Magazine for Friday, 24th June 2015.

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a valued VIP Member of If you wish to change your email address or unsubscribe, please see the simple, one click unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of this email. One thing about living in Costa Rica that never fails to amaze me is the driving skills […]

Moon and Sea Horse Parade. Riding through the wildfires to the Pacific.

On March 8, 2012, about 300 horses, 40 motorcycles, 30 quads, 50 cars, an ambulance, a brass band, a truck blaring Latin music, and about 1000 people made the annual Luna Llena (Full Moon) trek from Tempate to Potrero, about 12 kms. Or 8 miles. I was one of them!

Thinking About Investing In Costa- Rican Property. How About A Coffee Farm?

The primary product of Costa Rica is tourism but that is not to say that this is the only industry worthy of investment in this tiny but flourishing country.

Business Services in Costa Rica After 4 Years of Deceleration

Business services include legal services (that are 36% of this index), architecture and engineering services (10%), publicity services (17%) and the rest of the services (37%).

Your 895th Costa Rica Retirement Living Online Magazine for Wednesday, 1st July 2015.

You are receiving this newsletter because you are a valued VIP Member of If you wish to change your email address or unsubscribe, please see the simple, one click unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of this email. If you check the the Deaths of U.S. Citizens Abroad statistics compiled by the US Department of […]

Jumping Through Hoops To Get Your Mortgage in Costa Rica

The challenges you will face when attempting a mortgage application for property in Costa Rica extend well beyond the financial. Obtaining a mortgage can be difficult for most of us at the…

Getting My Motorcycle Driver’s License

It’s not that difficult for an ex-pat to get a Costa Rican driver’s license. You just go to the license bureau in San Jose with your unexpired foreign license, copies of your passport, a medical exam (are you dead yet? No? OK you pass), and a lot of patience. Stand in the various lines as directed and voila — you have a Costa Rican driver’s license.