Few people who retire in Costa Rica are aware that foreigners have rights as consumers. I always tell the people on my monthly relocation and retirement tours about their legal rights in Costa Rica. For example, foreigner retirees who buy property are entitled to all of the same rights and protection as Costa Ricans. Foreign … Continue reading Consumers Rights in Costa Rica
I find myself having to revisit this topic once again to set the record straight. For the last couple of days on Costa Rica Living News Group there have been scores of threads about the cost of living here. Some people think it is inexpensive while others say that everything is expensive. The bottom line … Continue reading Cost of Living in Costa Rica
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
Once again, many of the participants in my relocation/retirement tours ask about the Costa Rican Legal System. I am not a lawyer and don’t feel qualified to give legal advice. However, I do have knowledge about some basic procedures that I have learned over the years. Here is one of the questions I am often … Continue reading Wills in Costa Rica
Many of the participants in my relocation/retirement tours ask about the Costa Rican Legal System. I am not a lawyer and don’t feel qualified to give legal advice. However, I do have knowledge about some basic procedures that I have learned over the years. Here is one of the questions I am often asked. Do … Continue reading Powers of Attorney in Costa Rica
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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?
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
Luckily my teeth are in good shape and other than check ups and cleanings I haven’t had to have a lot of dental work. Every six months I have my teeth checked and cleaned. The cost is under $40. I once had a dentist on one of my monthly retirement relocation tours and asked how … Continue reading Is Dental Care Affordable in Costa Rica?
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
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?