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Smiles and Patience-Facts About Living and Retiring in Costa Rica

Helpful facts about Living and Retiring in Costa Rica from someone named Charlotte Ann Cabezas Creed, a farm girl from down home Alabama-United States of America.  I first started coming to Costa Rica in 1968, a newly wed starry eyed young bride.  No, I did not speak a word of Spanish. 1967-My husband Rod had just finished his medical doctor in...

Retiring in Costa Rica, Insurance thru “Caja”

Can I buy the Public Health care Insurance better know as the "Caja?"  I am planning to retire in Costa Rica.  I have heard that this insurance is good and not expensive.  Is this truth or fantasy?  Yes if you become a permanent resident of Costa Rica you are required to purchase the Government run public health care insurance.  The cost depe...

Biking in Costa Rica

I am thirty years of age and an avid biker.  I am planning a vacation to Costa Rica this summer and want to bring my bike to use as part of my transportation.  Do you recommend this? No, I don't recommend you bring your bike to Costa Rica, unless it is an organized tour for bikers.  For this reason:  Drivers here in Costa Rican generally do no...

In Search of Pura Vida

                                                                                                         IN SEARCH OF PURA VIDA                                                         Alajuela, Costa Rica The sun rises at 5.30 am.  The eastern sky glows with the soft...

Playa Grande NW Pacific Beaches

RENEE AND ANN Renee and I first met in Costa Rica in 2004.  I was living in Cariari with my then husband Rodrigo and on Sunday afternoons we would make the trip up the mountain to Las Pilas de Alajuela  (the road to the Poas Volcano).  Renee owned and operated Vina Romatica B&B.  The most wonderful treat was eating lunch at her restaurant ...