Retirement In Costa Rica

Canadian Realtors in Costa Rica Nadene and Roland Tipper Will Help You Find Your Little Slice Of Paradise Near The Beach!

Nadene and Roland specialize in residential and vacation properties. Like many of the Realtors in the area they offer services that extend beyond the typical obligations that one expects from a real estate agent.

Poor But Proudly Elegant & Clean in Costa Rica!

Having spent many years growing up in West Africa, my family and I have seen some extremely poor people living in some challenging and very often, life-threatening conditions.

Driving in Costa Rica – A few tongue-in-cheek reminders

If you do speak Spanish, be prepared for directions based on landmarks, not street names. Something like this is common: “Turn left at Matute Gomez’s house, go 600 apples and turn right where the Higuerón tree used to be, then turn left again when you hear a barking dog.”

Five Costa Rica Driving Tips Only “Ticos” Know

A few reasons are that the country lacks adequate signage, the infrastructure isn’t always in the best condition, and there are unspoken social agreements that everyone knows…unless of course, they come from abroad!

Hummingbirds in Costa Rica Video. Filmed in Santa Ana.

It’s rare to see hummingbirds anywhere sit still – kind of – this long… Clean, stick-tongue-out, scratch, poop and repeat!

Buying Fresh, Healthy and Cheap Food at the Local Market “La Feria” is a Sunday Tradition in Santa Ana

The region of Cartago grows potatoes and carrots and Guanacaste and Orotina grow mangos. You can learn a lot about varieties when you see and speak with your favorite vendors week after week.

My Very Positive Experience While Obtaining Substantial and Excellent Dental Work Performed By Dr. Mario in Escazu, Costa Rica.

These are my experiences while obtaining substantial and excellent dental work performed by Dr. Mario in Escazu, Costa Rica, where dental tourism is almost as commonplace as amusement park tourism in Orlando.

Historic Preservation in Costa Rica: The rebirth of a community

Costa Rica is not as wealthy architecturally speaking as it’s neighbors to the north like Nicaragua or Guatemala, but Costa Rica has “little jewels” dotted through-out the country that deserve to be protected and polished so they can shine again!

The Opportunities in Old Quarrels. Keeping your relationship happy after you move to Costa Rica.

Most intimate relationships start with such high expectations. We all look forward to great rewards from our partner and life together: jointly solving life’s relentless problems, sharing burdens and joys, enjoying deep friendship and intimacy, all because of what we give to each other- undying love.

Where Should I Live in Costa Rica? Free video.

What about the rest of Costa Rica? All of Costa Rica is beautiful except for our two ports. But most people don’t live in the port of Long Beach or the port of Miami. So it’s kind of irrelevant.

Crime in Costa Rica – No trouble in Tamarindo during 11 years living here… With free Tamarindo video.

As I read Mr. Wilkinson’s letter regarding his family’s experience in Guanacaste, I asked myself “where are they living?” The article led me to believe that it’s beachfront or near the beach in the Tamarindo area. If that is the case, his experience has been so different from ours that we seem to be talking about two different worlds.

Burnt-Out Attorney Plans To Help Burnt-Out Attorneys

Unfortunately Kevin died suddenly of an aneurysm and my retirement plans were set back a few years. Kevin had complained of “burn out” but at age forty three (43) I thought he was kidding…

Looking For A Peaceful, Tranquil Ocean View Villa For Rent? Look no further than Villas Alturas in Dominical.

Only a few places on earth contain these conditions where there exists a beauty and energy that can be sensed the minute you cross the Baru River bridge into Dominical. Some say that what you feel is a spiritual energy, created from some unknown source, possibly from the ancient indigenous people who have occupied this territory through the millennium.

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…