Retire with Dignity in Costa Rica

Most citizens of the United States and Canada feel comfortable living where they have always resided. Some are lucky enough to have invested in property and have good retirement programs, affordable health insurance, stocks, bonds or IRAs to ensure a good quality of life during their retirement years. Others may not have been as fortunate. … Continue reading Retire with Dignity in Costa Rica

The Guaro Culture and Gringos

Over the years I have read numerous articles in Spanish publications about the so-called cultura de guaro or alcohol-based culture of Costa Rica. Drinking is an integral part of most social life here. The spirits flow freely at almost every fiesta. The beer company sponsors hundreds of events yearly and their logo is everywhere. It … Continue reading The Guaro Culture and Gringos

Costa Rica’s Most Comprehensive Real Estate Guide Hits the Presses – It shows you how to invest profitably in real estate offshore

SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA – For close to a decade, Costa Rica has been building a reputation as a reliable place to invest in property. In fact, in 2006 Costa Rica was one the hottest real estate markets in the world according to CNBC News. The dollar is weak and will continue to spiral downward; … Continue reading Costa Rica’s Most Comprehensive Real Estate Guide Hits the Presses – It shows you how to invest profitably in real estate offshore

New Real Estate Guidebook

It is with great please that I announce the release of the long-awaited and overdue “Christopher Howard’s Guide to Real Estate in Costa Rica.” Why was this book written? Costa Rica’s natural beauty has been attracting tourists for years. Now retirees and investors are flocking to the country. It seems that almost everyone who moves … Continue reading New Real Estate Guidebook

Things to Think About Before Moving to A New Country or Making Foreign Investments

What is required to become a legal resident? Can I meet these requirements? What is the cost? How often does residency have to be renewed, what are the conditions of renewal and what is the cost? What is required to visit, or stay while I’m waiting for residency? What is the political situation? How stable … Continue reading Things to Think About Before Moving to A New Country or Making Foreign Investments

The government an electric train

The (TREM) or Metropolitan Electric Train is expected to running between San José and Heredia by 2013. The electric train will greatly reduce travel time in San José by reducing traffic congestion and reduce smog. The cost of the project would be us$345 million dollars. Miguel Carabaguíaz, presidente del Instituto Nacional de Ferrocarriles (INCOFER), said … Continue reading The government an electric train

Indispensable sources of Information about living in Costa Rica

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