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
Again and again I hear stories about people making mistakes when purchasing property in Costa Rica. I really feel it is my responsibility to share the following with my readers. As you probably know by now Costa Rica has become very popular over the last last couple of years. From all indications interest in the … Continue reading Would You Buy Real Estate from A Tourist?
For get the Super Bowl! Today’s election is the main event in Costa Rica. Since Costa Rica is such a small country, voters participate more directly in the democratic process. Each vote carries a lot of weight so politicians are more accessible and have more contact with the people. For the 2002 presidential election the … Continue reading Today is Election Day in Costa Rica
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
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.
On January 4, 2006 I was privileged to meet with Dr Oscar Arias Sánchez at his home. He is one of Costa Rica’s most distinguished citizens. Don Oscar was president of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990. His most notable achievement was the Central American Peace Plan which ended year’s of conflict in the region … Continue reading Meeting A Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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
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
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
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
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