Retirement In Costa Rica

You Are Not Alone Thinking That Life Was Going To Get Easier As You Got Older – Free video.

Brand new Lake View/Volcano View Home a few hundred meters up road from boat dock and ramp at Puerto San Luis.

Travelling From Costa Rica to Panama.

Rich in biodiversity, beauty, culture, smiles, and in the pura vida style of life. Those are the things the other kind of rich just can’t buy.

What We Do Today Is What Matters Most

As you know, I do like witty sayings that apply to my theme…So Spring to me is really a rebirth of the year…the sun shines, the landscape blossoms, the warmth soothes and the winds refresh our …

What’s Happened To Atenas, Costa Rica Since It Was Recommended by the AARP in 2010?

In their September/October 2010 issue, AARP recommended Atenas, Costa Rica as one of the best places to retire abroad. The writer, Barry Golson, gave highlights of all the things one would expect to find in a retirement destination such as…

IRS Reporting Obligations For U.S. Citizens When Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica. Don’t make this million dollar mistake!

If you’re a US citizen, and you make the decision to buy property abroad, you need to immediately find out what your obligations are in reporting these offshore assets to the IRS.

A Merry Costa Rica Christmas and a Happy New Anus To You Too?

Often times in Spanish and any other foreign language you can make one tiny mistake which totally changes the meaning of everything… Every Christmas I receive dozens of emails from people wishing me a Happy New Year in Spanish except that the spelling is not quite right.

Costa Rica Retirement – Feliz Año Nuevo, or Happy New Year!

As soon as we arrived on the crowded dance floor, I was asked to dance. I hadn’t really given much thought to how to dance in Costa Rica, although years ago I…

Living & Retiring in Costa Rica – Happy New Year and a Happy New Life?

However it does take a certain kind of person to enjoy the ‘expat’ life and after six months – you have to give yourself at least six months to get the feel of living in a new country – maybe you will decide that living in a foreign country is just not for you, would that really be such a disaster?

“You Will Marry The Wrong Person!”

Because we have been taught by our culture (see Brad and Angelina) that we “can have it all”, many enter intimate relationships with unrealistic expectations about having our every need met. That puts enormous pressure on both to “measure up” to unrealistic romantic ideals.

Costa Rica Christmas With Tamales and the Traditional Leg of Pork

Costa Rica is predominantly a Catholic country and the government and many businesses will come to a screeching halt on the 21st of December to begin the celebration of Christmas.

Christmas Spirit Comes to Jaco. It’s sunny and 70 degrees so is it any wonder Santa Claus visits the beach?

Complete with face painting, dancing, Christmas carols and colorful mimes on skates, stilts and bouncing shoes the children were thrilled by the visit from Santa Claus (known as Papá Noel in Costa Rica) accompanied by Mrs. Claus.

More People Are Spending Christmas in Costa Rica Than Ever Before! Why not enjoy your turkey dinner on the beach.

Can you blame them? You know…. it’s interesting. Until you take your first winter holiday you are blissfully living, working and playing in the snow, the slush and the cold. It’s not your fault, you didn’t know any different.

Cars in Costa Rica. Pay the ‘marchamo’ and stay street legal.

At one point or another, my clients want to know what needs to be done to keep a vehicle street legal here in Costa Rica…

Central and Latin America: The Perfect Escape Destination

Affordability is one reason for choosing a Latin America getaway. In addition to laidback communities, hospitable people, and pristine beaches, you can rent nice accommodations for only $500 per month.

The New Marina in Quepos

For many years Costa Rica had only one marina, the Los Sueños marina in Playa Herradura. For years there was talk of one taking shape in Playa Flamingo in the Guanacaste region…