Retirement In Costa Rica

Costa Rica Living – What About Single Expat Women?

This is the story of the single expatriate female in Costa Rica. Sometimes it’s not pretty but usually it’s flat-out exhilarating. Now, before you go thinking that we women are hard-luck uglies with no talent, taste or tenderness, let me set you straight.

Jumping Through Hoops To Get Your Mortgage in Costa Rica

The challenges you will face when attempting a mortgage application for property in Costa Rica extend well beyond the financial. Obtaining a mortgage can be difficult for most of us at the…

Costa Rica Government Services Now Just a Click Away.

The new Costa Rica government website is now online and comprises of 65 government services and contacts…

Invest in Costa Rica Land and Earn Income From A 5,000 Year Old ‘Wonder Tree’. Lots from $55,000 – $106,000

It is one of the mentioned Moringa Oleifera lots in Guanacaste (Hojancha, Costa Rica) waiting to be seeded with a guaranteed rental agreement for 10 years included between you and Thomas Ringshandl.

Costa Rica Map – The best map we’ve found in eight years of searching.

It was in May 2005 when we first found and recommended this excellent waterproof map of Costa Rica. Since that time, many of our VIP Members have written thanking us for finding it…

Do NOT Buy A Used Car In Costa Rica Without Reading This Report. Your life may depend on it.

We were in the market for a used car in Costa Rica and decided that even though we might have to pay a little more by buying from a used car dealer as opposed to buying from an individual, we could see a much wider selection in a shorter space of time.

Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica – It’s itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny and cutesy-wutesy!

As you will probably know by now, the Costa Rican people – the Ticos – are called ‘Ticos’ because of their excessive use of the diminutive which according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary means…

5 Romantic Things To Do This Valentine’s Day in the Playas del Coco Area.

You have your sweetheart here in Costa Rica and around the corner is the most romantic day of the year. Here are 5 things you can do that will make your day special.

Top 10 Species of Shark at Cocos Island, Costa Rica

The protected waters surrounding Cocos Island, located 340 miles off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, are home to more than nine shark species — of which zero want to eat you.

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and the Dreaded Zika Virus in Costa Rica.

A few years ago, we saw people cancelling their trips to Costa Rica because we experienced a major 7.6 earthquake deep in the Pacific ocean off the coast and two people died of.., heart attacks!

Make Sure You Protect Your Property in Costa Rica – And Your Heirs – When You Die.

This article is a true life story that is happening right now to a client of one of the agents that works in my group. My associate asked for my help and if I would meet with his clients. For Privacy reasons, I will only refer to him as the Client and have full permission to write about this.

5 Ways Your Life Will Change When You Come to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica

Costa Rica gets under your skin and you will see the world in a whole different light. We hope that it is everything you ever dreamed it would be and here are some ways we believe your life will change when you come to Costa Rica, specifically to the beach in Guanacaste.

Priceline Ranks Costa Rica #1 Most Affordable International Destination For 2016.

Costa Rica has begun 2016 with a BANG! For those of us who live here full time, it is evident that the amount of tourists that are flocking to our little slice of paradise has increased dramatically over the past few years.

“My Name is Shawn and I Am A Surfaholic!”

My story is one that you hear frequently among expats in beach communities of Costa Rica. In 2004 I set out on a surf trip to Costa Rica for a month and by the end of my vacation I had my house for sale in Los Angeles and I was…