Scanners & Dogs – Retiring To Costa Rica

I was retiring to Costa Rica. All my “stuff” would not be coming along with me. This was a chance to simplify my life, to get rid of all the superfluous things that I had thought at one time I wanted and needed.

Costa Rica Retirement – Friends & Neighbors in Grecia

It is still sometimes difficult to believe. I have left California and the United States – and moved to a small town in Costa Rica to enjoy my retirement. A small town

Great News For Costa Rica Sharks

On July 28, 2005 the Constitutional Authority of Costa Rica ruled that shark fins must be landed with their fins attached in natural form, overturning the policy of the National Fishery Institute (INCOPESCA) which had allowed shark fins to be landed tied on to shark bodies.

Costa Rica Map – Full Country

Costa Rica Map – Full country

It’s Official! I’m Retired in Costa Rica

I woke up (after sleeping late) and thought, hmmmm, I do feel different. I don’t know exactly how, but there is definitely something different going on. I couldn’t stop glancing at the clock, though, to see if it was time to start getting ready for work. It wasn’t.

Costa Rican Women Are Docile – Yeah Right!

At a small reception for my new real estate book, a charming 40 something British lady was moaning to me about how she didn’t stand a chance of finding a man with all these “gorgeous, flat-bellied Ticas” (a Costa Rican woman) running around.

Costa Rica Map – North Pacific

Costa Rica Map – North Pacific

Costa Rica Immigration Overview – Update!

Here’s a general overview regarding immigration policy in Costa Rica, prepared by Federico Solis, the partner in charge of the immigration practice at Facio & Cañas – The ‘International Financial Law Review 2004’ ranked this firm as “Both the biggest firm in Costa Rica and the most recommended.” a) Costa Rica’s General Immigration Statute, Law […]

Costa Rica Retirement – Num, num, numb!

Ah, eating! One of my favorite subjects! And meals in Costa Rica – another thing about which I can wax poetic! As you can imagine, fruits and vegetables here are excellent.

Costa Rica Emergency Medical – Fast & Inexpensive

In my never-ending search to give you first hand experience about living abnd retirement in Costa Rica, I fell off a small cliff last Monday night at a small hotel near Santa Ana.

Costa Rica Wages in Perspective

Costa Rica is very serious about the health, safety and protection of it’s workers and as an ’employer,’ even if it’s just a housemaid, there are numerous guidelines that must be followed carefully…

Costa Rica Map – Central Pacific

Costa Rica Map – Central Pacific

I’ve Arrived! Retired in Costa Rica

The move to Costa Rica went like clockwork. The best part was that America West in San Francisco forgot to charge me for my extra luggage – seven pieces extra! – Each of them overweight and oversize. Just a little $450 mistake on their part.

At What Cost a Life in Paradise? Costa Rica Real Estate Book Review

In the September-October 2005 edition of Costa Rica Outdoors magazine, a writer named Heather Wisner wrote a review of our new book How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa.

Costa Rica Map – South Pacific

Costa Rica Map – South Pacific