If you retire in Costa Rica you can attend a number of Super Bowl parties. The Tico Times newspaper (in English) always lists them. Interest is growing among Costa Ricans and La Nación newspaper (in Spanish) featured a couple of articles on places where Costa Ricans could go to watch the Super Bowl this year.
Every Sunday during the football season my friends and I view football games at the Fiesta Casino near Juan Santamaría International airport. The Super Bowl is no exception and marks the culmination of the season. We make reservations about two months in advance to make sure we don’t get left out of this annual event. This year there were about 30 of us who attended. Our group consisted of Americans, Canadians, Costa Ricans, men and women. I took my son and girlfriend to watch the game. I even ran into couple of former clients from my monthly relocation/retirement tours who had come to take part in the festivities.
The beer flowed and it seemed everyone was munching on something during the game: Buffalo wings, quesadillas, pizza, French fries, ceviche (a raw fish dish), tortilla chips with salsa and a whole lot more.
The game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers was one of the best ever. My friends and I were jumping up and giving each other high fives every time a spectacular play occurred. Everyone had a fantastic time and cannot wait for the next football season to start.
As you can see from the above there is no reason to be bored or inactive in Costa Rica. The annual Super Bowl parties are just one of the many activities available for retirees.