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How to Investigate Costa Rica for your Retirement

The idea of living in this exotic tropical playground captivates many who eventually move here. Few pleasures exceed turning your dreams of the perfect lifestyle into your new reality. To assure your satisfaction, make first things first – you need to know if This Jewel of Central America will afford you a lifestyle that fits and fulfills you. You need answers to many questions before taking such a major step.

Come dig your toes into the beach sand on the Central Pacific Coast and let the warm ocean wash your feet. Feel Spring-like breezes caress your face in Coffee Country. Find a monkey or Blue Morpho butterfly in the jungle. Sense the bustle of business and shopping in the populous Central Valley. Enjoy Costa Rican cuisine with folks who successfully moved here. Find out how it works for them. Attend a multi-expert seminar designed to answer all your relocation and lifestyle questions about homes, finances, autos, shipping households and pets, residency, medical care, and receive guides and key local contacts.

Through 17 years of tour guiding, we’ve learned what makes tours right for folks considering Costa Rica. We address the relevant concerns with satisfying depth and completeness. Christopher Howard, who wrote the definitive guidebook* on relocating to Costa Rica and retiring or living here, will guide your group. Christopher is the most-read Costa Rican author in history. He’s considered the leading authority on Costa Rica relocation, retirement, lifestyles, real estate, and investing.

Why Take Christopher Howard’s Live In Costa Rica Tours?

  • He’s the recognized leading authority on Costa Rica Relocation and Retirement.
  • His are the only retirement tours licensed by the Costa Rican Government, since 2004.
  • He has more in-country experience – 34 year Costa Rica Resident.
  • You receive his personal attention.
  • You get insider information and benefit of his connections.
  • He has no hidden agendas and nothing extra to sell you.
  • His tours cover Expats’ and Retires’ specific needs.
  • He reveals the true realities of moving to, and living in, Costa Rica.
  • He includes a 2-day ARCR seminar by individual experts in banking, housing, shipping your household, autos, the Government, medical care, the ARCR, and much more.
  • He’s a member of the Costa Rica Alliance serving expats’ Relocation Needs

Come Test Drive Costa Rica and See If Its Right for You.

Our most popular tours

  • Central Valley Tour
    Costa Rica’s #1 Retirement Tour and best choice
    This tour thoroughly educates future retirees and Boomers about all of San Jose’s suburbs such as Escazu, Cariari, Santa Ana, Alajuela and Heredia and the outlying areas that include Grecia, Atenas and San Ramon. A highly-informative two-day seminar ...
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  • Pacific Beach Tour
    South and Central Pacific Beach Retirement Tour
    This Relocation/Retirement Lifestyle Tour will familiarize you with the Dominical, Uvita and Ojochal beach areas in the Southern Pacific to Jacó Beach in the Central Pacific. It is a MUST for potential retirees and others who want to live by the ocean ...
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  • Combination Tour
    The Most COMPLETE Retirement Tour in Costa Rica
    On this tour future retirees will see just what they need to be able to decide on which is the best lifestyle for them – the beach or Central Valley. The EXTRA TIME on this tour provides a PERFECT mix of sightseeing, interesting activities, seeing expat’s ...
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Additional Tours

Consultation/Custom Tour

This time-tested private retirement/relocation tour is given by Christopher Howard, the country’s leading authority and author, and is designed for retirees, Boomers, individuals, couples or small groups who have special needs or who can’t take our fixed-date retirement tours. This custom retirement/relocation tour leaves NO stone unturned and is packed ...

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Add on Tours

Central Valley, Central Pacific or Lake Arenal - These special retirement/relocation tours are lead by experienced professionals hand-picked by Christopher Howard. The tours are for Baby Boomer Retirees and others who have a serious interest in retirement, relocating or investing now. These intensive tours will save the time, trouble and money of having to come back...

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Coffeee Town Tour

The western Central Valley, including Palmares and San Ramón, offers the expat or retiree an opportunity to live in the more “traditional Costa Rica” away from the larger urban areas of the Central Valley or the touristy beach towns. This special two-day tour will expose you to life in these quaint coffee towns. There will be a special emphasis on San Ramón...

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Guanacaste Add on Tour

ADD-ON to the Central/Southern Pacific Beach Tour with our Central Valley Tour. On this ADD-ON Relocation Retirement Tour future Baby Boomer retirees will see just what they need to determine the best lifestyle for their needs – the Guanacaste beaches or Gold Coast of Costa Rica. By the tour’s end potential retirees will definitely know if the Guanacaste area...

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These are the ONLY
Tours that were approved
by the Costa Rican government’s
Institute of Tourism (ICT) in 2004


Last Tweets

Special Free Bonus

For tours participants!!!

free Costa Rica retirement books

Anyone who signs up for a tour receives a FREE hard back copy of the 16th edition of the bestselling "New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica." At the conclusion of the tour they also receive FREE eBook copies of Christopher Howard’s other one-of-a-kind bestsellers: “Official Guide to Costa Rican Spanish,” “The Official Guide to Real Estate In Costa Rica” and “The Official Guide to Costa Rica’s Legal System for Tontos (dumbells).” Almost 2000 pages of INVALUABLE insider information for FREE and a $100 value

Costa Rica Alliance

Relocating as easy as 1-2-3!

Member of the Costa Rica Alliance

Bringing together the country’s most RENOWNED and experienced EXPERTS in their respective fields to take care of all of your RELOCATION NEEDS.

New Books Availables

By Christopher Howard
Available in E-book

Version through

Costa Rica Books

The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica Guide to Real Estate in Costa Rica
Guide to Costa Rica Spanish Guide to Costa Rica’s Legal System for tontos (dumbells)


Our familiarization tours have won hard-earned credentials that prove general excellence and the right focus. These are the only retirement tours that are:

* Licensed and approved by the Costa Rican government and Tourism Institute (ICT).
* Featured on the NBC Today Show, CNBC World Business News and Fox News.
* In 2010, we won the prestigious Latin America-Asia Travel Excellence Award for the Most Unique Tour in Latin America.
* All tours are led personally by Christopher Howard, the author of 16 editions of the #1 perennial bestseller "New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica — the official guide to relocation." Christopher has lived in Costa Rica 34 years and is Costa Rican citizen. Absolutely NOBODY has his proven expertise, connections or time-tested credibility.

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