Retirement In Costa Rica

Why I Love Living in San José, Costa Rica

I stand out in front of my house. Over the rooftops I see beautiful mountains dotted with houses and other small buildings. Then a car drives by with one of the local soccer teams’ flags out the window. I shout to him my approval of his choice of soccer team, and he gives me a thumbs-up.

Crime in Costa Rica. Twenty layers of protection

Have an escape plan that determines where to run to outside the home. Actually congregate there in the night and make sure the meeting place is free of dangerous objects or things that could give away your position such as loose wood etc.

Help-U-Search and Find Your Costa Rica Dream Home

Our goal is to: Help you to clearly define exactly what type of property you are looking for. To help you to pinpoint the best possible geographical location for you and your family and then we will recommend the most qualified and experienced real estate professionals in that area.

Costa Rica Real Estate Investors Kit – All you ever wanted to know for only US$99

Don’t you wish you could easily pick up the local Costa Rica newspapers, real estate magazines, books about how to buy real estate and a guide to the laws applicable and everything else you would need to help you avoid horrifically expensive ‘learning experiences’ and make a great real estate investment?


Mum, Dad, Chic and Linda playing silly buggers ….

Costa Rica’s Sexiest Sandals

Every one of our unique products are 100% handcrafted in Costa Rica and made from 100% genuine leather. Tierra Firme sandals first appeared on the Costa Rican and foreign markets in 2003 when designer and manufacturer Krystal Hartman introduced her line of handmade sandals to the public.

Costa Rica Medical Emergency Care

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Costa Rica Travel Guide – New edition of Explore Costa Rica debuts.

The 668-page Explore Costa Rica covers internal air flights, bus travel, ferry schedules, what to do, what to avoid, studying Spanish, volunteer programs, and sustainable tourism, and includes maps, color and black-and-white photos, web sites, and useful tips.

Costa Rica Real Estate For Pioneers and Nature Lovers – Sabalo, a town to watch

Like Miramar, it has more churches than bars giving it a level of tranquility rarely found in this day and age. Beyond this statistic, it is a tiny town located in a beautiful valley where crystal clear mountain streams converge to join the famous Sierpe River.

Costa Rica: A dream finally come true!

Yes, I made it. At the end of May 2013, I implemented my long-time dream to move to Costa Rica. In February 2007, a client of mine, who eventually became a good friend, informed me that he had moved lock, stock and barrel to Costa Rica from Palmdale, California. My immediatereaction was “What? Are you […]

Uvita Real Estate Needs Change

Although Uvita is clearly poised to become the commercial center for the Costa Ballena area, it would be prudent that sellers, buyers and the rest of us, open our eyes to the possibility of, dare I say it, new expectations – in order for the market to proceed forward.

Ex Pat Life In Costa Rica Part 1 With Chad And Teresa.

This is the first in a series where we feature expats that have come down to Costa Rica to live full or part time. They give you their unique view of what they like about Costa Rica and some of their favorite activities and advice.

Costa Rica Realtors Most Recommended – Nancy Ashley on the Pacific Coast from Hacienda Pinilla to Playa Potrero

As a licensed Realtor in Illinois and Colorado, an international investor, Nancy Ashleys’ 30+ years real estate experience has encompassed the management of rental property, purchase and sale of private homes, commercial real estate and now Costa Rica real estate investments.

Expat Private Medical Insurance Companies in Central & Latin America – Benefits & Pitfalls!

Before you make the move you do your due diligence by understanding the real estate laws, the language difference, the culture, the people, the diet, the nature and of course the your medical insurance options… Right?

Electricity In Costa Rica

ICE, CNFL, JASEC, CoopeLesca, ESPH, CoopeGuanacaste, CoopeSantos and CoopeFaroruiz. Costa Rica has a government agency that oversees the prices of electricity an we regularly see prices rise and – believe it or not – decline… The electricity company recently wanted to raise the rates by 7.2% The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) (Ruling […]