Mel Gibson Ditches States For New Ranch In Costa Rica

By Ecorazzi*, celebrity gossip and news Mel Gibson hasn’t exactly had the best last couple years. Religious passions, anti-Semitic slurs, and various alcohol-related charges have clouded what otherwise has been a spectacular career. Financially, thanks in large part to Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, money is no longer a real concern — and it … Continue reading Mel Gibson Ditches States For New Ranch In Costa Rica

Ron Keller’s Slide Shows Give you a Preview of Our Tours.

Ron was one of the 14 guests on my October 2006 Combination Central Pacific and Inland Valley Tour. While on the tour Ron took hundreds of digital photos. Much to my surprise he edited them and added a sound track. The result of his efforts are two slide presentations . One shows the Central Valley … Continue reading Ron Keller’s Slide Shows Give you a Preview of Our Tours.

More Big Players Invest in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s Central bank recently announced that foreign investment will top one billion dollars this year. Wendy’s, Baskin Robbins 31, Dunkin Donuts and Cinnabon will open branches in Costa Rica within a year. Global Financial Group will build a 215 room Hyatt Regency Hotel at Brasil Beach in Guanacaste. Hyatt operates 216 hotels in 44 … Continue reading More Big Players Invest in Costa Rica

Christopher Howard Meets With president Oscar Arias Again

On May 19, 2006 Christopher Howard meet with Costa Rica’s new President Dr. Oscar Arias Sanchez for the second time in three months. The president was interviewed by CNBC World News and Christopher for a program that will air internationally. Dr. Arias expounded in perfect English on a variety of subjects such as foreign investment, … Continue reading Christopher Howard Meets With president Oscar Arias Again

On Friday, February 24th I Was Interviewed by a Reporter from The NBC Today Show

The interview was done in the garden of the Torremolinos Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. Mark Mullen from NBC asked me a series of questions about and living and investing here. He stopped me about every three minutes to make sure the cameraman and sound people recorded what I said. We also stopped when … Continue reading On Friday, February 24th I Was Interviewed by a Reporter from The NBC Today Show

Christopher Howard’s Tour on the Today Show

During the last year I have personally seen a huge leap in the interest in Costa Rica. I have personally been interviewed by reports for Newsweek, Ophra’s magazine and Fortune. I suspect this spike in interest in Costa Rica has to do with the Baby Boomers coming of age. The year 2006 is when the … Continue reading Christopher Howard’s Tour on the Today Show

Costa Rica Attracts Some Big Players from the U.S.

People often ask me, “Is it safe to invest in Costa Rica?” I don’t purport to be an expert in the field of international investments but lately have seen a growing number of big name U.S. companies and individuals investing in Costa Rica. They would never think of putting their capital here if the investment … Continue reading Costa Rica Attracts Some Big Players from the U.S.

Our Tours Are Making News and Leading to International Retirement Ventures

This year our world famous tour received a nice mention in the May 14th issue of “Newsweek.” Sara Davidson, a senior editor for Ophra Winfrey and renowned author, accompanied us on the October Beach/Central Valley Tour. She was doing research on her new book on baby boomers. There will be a whole chapter devoted to … Continue reading Our Tours Are Making News and Leading to International Retirement Ventures

An Adventure on our Central Pacific Relocation/Retirement Tour

At the end of August I took a group of 10 people on my Central Pacific Relocation/Retirement Tour. We first visited the Jaco beach area. The highlight of the place was the sunset from Hotel Villa Caletas. The hotel is built on the top of a mountain with an incredible 180 degree view of the … Continue reading An Adventure on our Central Pacific Relocation/Retirement Tour

How to get by on a Shoestring in Costa Rica: The Story of Banana Bread Steve

This purpose of this article is to show one person’s resourcefulness and courage in the face of adversity. The author is not advocating moving to Costa Rica with little or no money. About three years ago I met Steve who had lived in Hawaii for many years. He moved here because Hawaii had become very … Continue reading How to get by on a Shoestring in Costa Rica: The Story of Banana Bread Steve

The Advantages of Living, Retiring or Investing Abroad

Recently I had the pleasure of leading a group of potential residents on week-long trip around Costa Rica. I would venture to say their ages ranged from 45 to 60 years old. Most came here to explore the country with the goal of eventually relocating. After a week of travelling all over the country, viewing … Continue reading The Advantages of Living, Retiring or Investing Abroad

Why I live in Costa Rica or Why Smaller is Better

The first week of December I visited my home town of Thousand Oaks, California. I had not returned in almost seven years. The first thing I noticed was that a lot had changed dramatically. Due to a construction boom, I could barely recognize some of the areas of town. It seemed like everything had become … Continue reading Why I live in Costa Rica or Why Smaller is Better