Category Archives: Tips for Living in Costa Rica

Private Mail Services Continue to Expand their Services

One of the major concerns for retirees and others who move here is mail service. With the advent of E-mail this is less of a concern than before. Nevertheless “snail mail” is still important especially when it comes to receiving or sending packages or other large items. You need not worry in Costa Rica. There … Continue reading Private Mail Services Continue to Expand their Services

Indispensable sources of Information about living in Costa Rica

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Can Singles Retire Happily in Costa Rica and not be Lonely?

Yes, singles can find happiness here. Why? Because there is so much to do. As one long-time single resident once told me, “In Costa Rica there is something for everyone and everything for someone.” There is a wealth of both indoor and outdoor activities to stay busy and happy. Just pick up a copy of … Continue reading Can Singles Retire Happily in Costa Rica and not be Lonely?

Rain, Rain Please Go Away …October Blues

For the past few days it has rained incessantly. If you didn’t know where you were, you’d think you were in Seattle, Washington. Cold, rainy, wet and gray skies is the kind of weather we’ve had. You would never think that you were in the  tropical country. By the way, in Costa Rica they call … Continue reading Rain, Rain Please Go Away …October Blues

How to Live Like a King or Queen on $3,000 or $4,000 a Month

When you read the title of this article you will probably think that it is impossible to live so cheaply and so well. This especially true if you reside in an expensive area of the U.S. like California. You could probably scrape by on a few thousand dollars a month up north but you certainly … Continue reading How to Live Like a King or Queen on $3,000 or $4,000 a Month

What Television Options are Available in Costa Rica for English Speakers?

When you move to Costa Rica you really don’t have to worry about missing your favorite TV program from the States. Fox, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNBC News, CNN News, Show Time HBO, ESPN , to name a few, are available here. The company and package you choose will determine what channels you will be able … Continue reading What Television Options are Available in Costa Rica for English Speakers?