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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 […]

I Would Like to Move To Costa Rica and Retire There

  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 Rica from USA and lived  continuously for five years.  I […]

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 […]

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 […]

On Making A Travel Adventure Video in Costa Rica

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 rocks shot from the summit of the mighty Arenal.  So he picked […]

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 […]

Tips on Living and Retiring in Costa Rica

Tips on Living and Retiring in Costa Rica Are you thinking of making a move to Costa Rica?  Perhaps to work or even to retire? But are not sure if you can afford to do so? I can offer you great tips to help you determine if this is the right move for you. Cost […]

Medicare Insurance will Not Cover in Costa Rica

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.  Coverage is provided only in the US.   Only option is to purchase an international insurance plan or  a […]

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 […]

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. […]