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

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