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

Costa Rica Buses – Getting Around Whilst Retired in Costa Rica

I took the public bus from Heredia to San Jose to pick up the mail that was being held for me in San Jose. The bus filled up quickly, and the aisles became crowded with people.

Snowbird Season – Costa Rica Part-Time Retirement

When it is winter up north, it is summer here in Costa Rica. That means the snowbirds arrive and settle into their cottages and cabins scattered in the hills above my little town in Costa Rica.

Royal Tico Treatment Whilst Living in Costa Rica

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in August, returning from a delicious US$14 lunch for four people in a quaint little town called San Pablo Leon Cortes, we stopped the car on the side of the road to admire some gorgeous tall blood-red, never-seen-them-before flowers that adorned the front garden of a humble Costa Rican house.

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…

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.