DEPARTMENTS

Why More Americans Are Leaving America To Live In Costa Rica

Many Americans have the perception that they are living in the best, most free and democratic place in the world. They believe that they are the best educated, most literate, have the most comprehensive healthcare system and live the longest.

Costa Rica Mortgages – Construction financing.

Obtaining a construction loan for a property in Costa Rica is similar to one in the U.S. and Canada, and it is almost the same as getting a loan for a regular purchase but with a few additional requirements.

Cost of Living – Public Service Rates in Dollars

“If it improves things” Says Ringeld Montoya, age 23 who works
at Seelogics Internet cafe. “It seems as if people are starting to
charge in dollars because profits are greater. If it improves the service or the
quality of client service, then there’s no problem.”

Preferred Costa Rica Tour Guide

Hernan is fluent in English and has been touring around Costa Rica for more than 20 years. He knows the country well both from the driver’s seat of his small tour bus which seats eight people comfortably and also

Tic! Toc! Costa Rica Retirement

There is a clock that sits atop my refrigerator. It is a kitschy thing, made of
plastic molded in busy shapes of tropical birds and tree branches. The numbers
are large and the hands bold, so I can read it easily from across the room.

Costa Rica Internet Access – ADSL

As from this week, thousands of Costa Ricans are able to connect to the rest of world via the internet from their homes or offices using broadband connections that were unimaginable a few years ago …

Costa Rica Banks – Competition Benefits Clients

A couple of decades ago there basically weren’t any private banks in Costa Rica. The government-owned banks were the only option for traditional banking services in the country, and these offered few services and what is generally regarded as poor customer service.

Travel Plans for People with Limited Physical Mobility

It was in 1991 that I had my first contact with an organization dedicated to tourism for people with disabilities. I participated as a volunteer at a weekend event organized by Kéroul, a Canadian organization whose mission is to develop tourism for people with restricted physical mobility…

The Adventures of an 80-Year-Old Tarzan

Costa Rica Can Be Great For Seniors Too… If You Plan It Right! It
is easy strolling the path through the butterfly garden at Monteverde. No one is rushed. All are quiet and observant, except for the ooh-ing and ah-ing at the winged beauties that flit about.

Costa Rica Apartment Rental in Grecia – Only US$250 and it’s furnished!

I found the ideal Costa Rica apartment only two weeks after having arrived. I thought it would be a difficult chore. It turned out to be one of the easiest parts of my transition to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Acupuncture – Made a Big Difference

I have been thoroughly impressed with the medical care we have used – the doctors visits were the equivalent of about $20 for a general practitioner and $40 for a neurologist who pinpointed my diagnosis more specifically than my doctor in the states.

Costa Rica Women’s Club

Over 60 years ago the Women’s Club of Costa Rica was formed to keep women in touch with other English speaking women. Today, the Women’s Club has over 250 members represented by women from 30 different countries, including Costa Rica. The club’s main motto is “Friendship and Service.”

Costa Rica Chess – ‘Grand Master’ at Grand Old Age of 15

He learned his very first chess moves from his father and although Alejandro has never had a ‘formal’ chess teacher, with his own independent studies of the theory and tactics behind chess, Alejandro Ramirez, a Costa Rican is now one of the world’s best chess players

Visitors Share My Adventure – Retirement in Costa Rica

When you live in a place such as Costa Rica, chances are quite good that you will have friends come to visit. In the last month I have had four house guests. Each has brought pleasure to my life in retirement.

Remarkable People Making A Difference!

El Puente – The Bridge is a project of a USA non-profit organization Serendipity International Foundation a registered 501C3 and offers educational assistance, food, and microloans mainly to indigenous people in Costa Rica. Their goal is to help families and individuals become self-sufficient.