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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...

I Would Like to Move To Costa Rica and Retire There

[caption id="attachment_5580" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Heliconia Tropical Beauty[/caption]   I Would Like to Move To Costa Rica and Retire There BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY- GREAT WEATHER- PEOPLE HAVE WARM HEARTS I am giving advice and information on this subject of moving and living in Costa Rica because I did just that.  I moved to Costa...

Why is The Cost of Living in Costa Rica So High? What Happened to “Living in Paradise”

Why is The Cost  of Living in Costa Rica So High?  What Happened to "Living in Paradise" Are you thinking of  living and retiring in Costa Rica?   First,  you should do a lot of homework concerning  the advantages and disadvantages and especially on how much money you need to live in Costa Rica with  the same life style and standard of liv...

Cost of Living in Costa Rica in 2011

Cost of Living in Costa Rica in 2011 Costa Rica used to be an inexpensive place to live but not anymore.  This in June 2011 and the cost of one gallon of super gasoline is  $5.66.   This year the dollar has weakened.  The exchange rate went from 580 colones to the dollar to 498 colones to the dollar.  A loss of 82 colones per dollar.  A dev...

On Making A Travel Adventure Video in Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_3552" align="aligncenter" width="390"] nightly fire works show at the Arenal volcano[/caption] On Making A Travel Adventure Video in Costa Rica We were vacationing in Costa Rica near the Arenal Volcano at the Arenal Observatory Lodge and Ken said to me " Wow what a spectacular sight!" As the red hot lava and giant fiery ro...

Thinking of Retiring to Costa Rica? Then the video Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular is for You!

Thinking of Retiring to Costa Rica? Then the video Costa Rica A Travel Adventure Spectacular  is for You! "IT'S SUMMER TIME AND THE LIVING IS EASY" If you are thinking of retiring to Costa Rica and want to hear first hand what is it like from North Americans who have done just that, then our video Costa Rica A Travel  Adventure Spectacular off...

Tips on Living and Retiring in Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_3429" align="aligncenter" width="300"] One of many species of Costa Rican Orchids[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3430" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Friendly smile at Costa Rica's  Farmer's Market[/caption] Tips on Living and Retiring in Costa Rica Are you thinking of making a move to Costa Rica?  Perhaps to work ...

Medicare Insurance will Not Cover in Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_2472" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Cima Hospital, one of Costa Rica's Private Hospitals[/caption] Medicare Insurance will Not Cover in Costa Rica If you are traveling in Costa Rica and need go use your Medicare insurance to pay for medical care, will it cover?  No, Medicare's coverage does not extend  abroad.  Cover...

The New Golden Door to Living and Retiring in Costa Rica by Christopher Howard

The New Golden Door to Living and Retiring in Costa Rica by Christopher Howard I would like to recommend the book, The New Golden Door to Living and Retiring in Costa Rica, if you are thinking of making a move to Costa Rica.  It is the most comprehensive and well researched source of information of this subject that I have found.  It's author is...

The Ethnic Make Up and Character of Costa Rican People

The  Ethnic Make Up and Character of Costa Rican People By international standards Costa Rica is characterized as a third world country or a developing country.  However, on first impression it does not appear so.  You don't see the cardboard shanty towns that dominate the landscape of other developing countries.  The people are well dressed. ...