AT&T Cell Service Versus the Costa Rican Telephone Company (ICE). It’s a No Brainer

Since I now travel extensively in the U.S. promoting my books, tours and other ventures, I had to buy a cell phone and line to use while I am there. I went to an Apple Store in Seattle and purchased a new iphone. In order to purchase the phone I had to sign a contract … Continue reading AT&T Cell Service Versus the Costa Rican Telephone Company (ICE). It’s a No Brainer

Get a life! Costa Rica may be the solution

I’ll bet we have heard that expression used hundreds of times. Well in Costa Rica many people can get back their lives. Because of the recent financial crisis in the U.S. a large number of middle class retirees are facing the prospect of outliving their financial assets. Furthermore, even if the stock market comes back … Continue reading Get a life! Costa Rica may be the solution

Another Costa Rican company looks beyond its borders

Café Britt, Costa Rica’s premier brand of coffee, is looking to expand its empire. With fifty stores in seven countries the company now wants to install stores in the island of Antigua’s airport, in Peru, Chile and a roasting plant in Cancún Mexico. The company already boasts over $60 million in annual sales. In addition … Continue reading Another Costa Rican company looks beyond its borders

More New Infrastructure by the end of the year

It’s only been 47 years in the making, but finally the Costanera Sur will be ready by December the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) promises. The Costanera Sur connects the communities Central Pacific communities to the Southern Zone and once completely finished will save drivers up to two hours, the time it takes … Continue reading More New Infrastructure by the end of the year

More on Costa Rica’s excellent health care system

Lately, I have been following the events which are transpiring with regard to a national health care system for all Americans especially the uninsured. Basically, President Obama is committed to working with Congress to pass comprehensive health reform in his first year in order to control rising health care costs, guarantee choice of doctor, and … Continue reading More on Costa Rica’s excellent health care system

Even Millionaires are Finding Costa Rica Attractive

When you think of people who relocate to Costa Rica, the first thing that comes to mind are people on small budgets or pensions who want to make their money go farther. Most everyone who moves here falls into that category. However, the other day I received an interesting call from one of my oldest … Continue reading Even Millionaires are Finding Costa Rica Attractive

Costa Rican’s carefree mindset is healthy for people from the U.S.

About 10 days ago the roadbed of a bridge  near San José separated and what ensued was like a comedy. Actually, the crack was only about an inch wide. You would think the whole bridge came down judging by all of the attention the hoopla.   Every rubbernecker who traveled over the bridge had to slow … Continue reading Costa Rican’s carefree mindset is healthy for people from the U.S.

Costa Rica’s people are a lot better off than their neighbors

Over 50 years ago Costa Rica abolished its military. This enabled the country to spend more money on education and healthcare. The results have paid off. The country is one of the healthiest in the world, has a longevity rate on a par with countries of the first world and a large number of centenarians. … Continue reading Costa Rica’s people are a lot better off than their neighbors

Costa Rica is the best place to retire in the region

When one thinks about retiring abroad there are not that many choices anymore. The far east has issues with terrorism and the distance from the U.S. In the event of an emergency at home. Most of Europe is too expensive.  That basically leaves Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and Mexico. Unfortunately Nicaragua has just never gotten … Continue reading Costa Rica is the best place to retire in the region