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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...

How to Retire in Costa Rica on Nothing but a Government Pension

How to retire in Costa Rica on nothing but a government pension.  Written by  John Newton and Loreta Yukeco.  They came to live and retire in Costa Rica from Canada. There was a time when retiring in Costa Rica on a government pension was easy, but those days are over. After four years of continual study on how to survive in Costa Rica for less...

Living in Costa Rica and Creating the Arenal Botanical Gardens, Tiliran, Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica and Creating the Arenal Botanical Gardens, Tiliran, Costa Rica This short story is about Doug Ward's life in Costa Rica.   Doug  came from Miami, Fla  on a vacation and instantly fell in love with Costa Rica.  He bought a farm, transformed it into a Tropical Botanical Garden, and opened it to tourist to learn and enjoy. ...

I’m Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica, What’s the Health Care Delivery System Like There?

I'm Planning a Vacation to Costa Rica, What's the Health Care Delivery System Like There? This is from an article written by Jo Stuart for the daily  English  language online newspaper "AM Costa Rica".  Jo, as she is called by her friends,  is a long time resident of Costa Rica and here she talks about her experience with the government sponso...

Help! I’m in Culture Shock in Costa Rica, What’s the Cure?

Help! I'm in Culture Shock in Costa Rica,  What's the Cure? Have you been living in Costa Rica for only a short time, and not feeling so well.  Can't put your finger on exactly why.  The sun is shining, flowers are blooming,  you love your new little house.  You just returned from a day at the beach and had fresh tuna for lunch.   You tell ...