Costa Rica Map – Central Valley

Costa Rica Map – Central Valley

Retiring in Costa Rica – Siestas & Sundays

I hope I go to bed a little earlier tonight. “Soy dado al trasnochar” – “I am given to staying up late.” It’s an old habit, hard to break.

Costa Rica Retirement – San José – The Big City

San José, the capital city of Costa Rica, is really the only “city” in the country. Oh sure, there is Alajuela, with perhaps 100,000 folks living in its center and its suburbs, but this provincial capital itself is in the metropolitan area of San José – only 18 kilometers northwest as the macaw flies.

Styles in Upbringing and Government.

Child raising and parenting are a private, family manifestation of those values and social norms. It is my opinion that probably in Latin America, and specifically in Costa Rica, certain child raising practices lead to corruption, a lack of transparency and irresponsibility.

Costa Rica Map – Caribbean

Costa Rica Map – Caribbean

Becoming More

“It is never too late to be what you could have been.” George Eliot

What if these words were true? There is so much in the news these days about the aging of the population but what is so sad is that most of the focus is on the physical limitations of later life and becoming less of what you used to be.

Costa Rica Culture – Irish Dance Company Visits

The dances managed to combine traditional Irish dance styles with ballet and some more jazzy tap numbers. There was one piece called Goddess that started with both…

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 Retirement – Adventures of Joram

He is still a young man, my friend Joram. With his wife, Ana, a woman born here in Costa Rica, he has three children, two adorable young daughters and a handsome young son of 12.

Costa Rica Cost of Living – Ticos Are Hurting

Driving around the last few weeks I have noticed a significant decrease in the number of cars on the road. The rising price of gasoline is hurting the Ticos.

What’s Not To Like About Retiring in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica sounds just wonderful, doesn’t it? I’ve been describing a place quite near paradise! It can’t be that perfect, can it?

Costa Rica Vacation Specials for Citizens and Legal Residents

During the ‘green season’ it is normally gorgeous here in the Central Valley area around San José during the morning but, at midday tends to cloud over before we have rain in the afternoon.

Annual Costa Rica Retirement Report

For twelve months now I have lived in Costa Rica. An annual report might be in order. It will turn out to be more a valentine than a report.

In Praise Of Older Women

One of the perks of dufferdom is an increased capacity to appreciate people. Friends. Spouses. And, for me, women. All women.

Today, at 69, I still appreciate the 20-year-old for her youthful looks, vigor, and (occasional) sweet innocence.

San José, Costa Rica listed in world’s most and least expensive cities

You will find Costa Rica listed at 135 sandwiched between Harare in Zimbabwe and Karachi in Pakistan. Panama City is listed at 114