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Private Tailor-made Retirement Tours and Consultations

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 with insider information and useful contacts that only Christopher can provide from his 32 years of living here.

This is the only private retirement tour that was fully licensed and approved by the Costa Rica Government and Tourism Institute (ICT) in 2004. None of theother private retirement tours have this distinction. Would you take a private tour in the States that was NOT licensed or accredited? Accreditation says a lot about the integrity of those who operate any tour. A license is issued by the government to select travel agencies in Costa Rica who meet stringent requirements designed to protect clients, ensure the quality of customer service, comply with certain economic guidelines to guarantee that the business is not a fly-by-night rogue operation in accordance with LAW 5339.

BONUS: On all of our tours find out how Costa Rica's affordable public health care system (La Caja) and its private health care system (INS) work and who should use which service.You will see several of the hospitals on all tours.

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Options and Cost:

  • $449 per day for individuals on the Central Valley Private Tour. ($399 if paid in full and in cash at time of the tour)
  • $599 per couple per day for the Central Valley Private Tour. ($499 if paid in full and in cash at the time of the tour)
  • Special two-day price $999 per couple for the Central Valley private tour. ($949 if paid in full and in cash at the time of the tour)
  • $599 per couple for private Central Pacific Beach Tours or Arenal + an additional cost for lodging and meals for clients, guide, driver and transportation. Please call for details.
  • Special small group rates - Call for information.

ALL private tours include a highly-trained professional driver and touring van so that Christopher can devote 100% of his  attention to giving you the best possible tour for your money and meet you specific needs. It is impossible to drive and give clients one’s full attention at the same time.

Christopher HowardThis one-of-a-kind custom tailor made tour was created to meet the specific needs of individuals, couples or small groups. It is also designed for those who cannot come for regular fixed-date tours or who have special issues they can’t share with large groups. This fact-filled tour was created over 13 years ago and almost 1000 people who have taken it have moved successfully to Costa Rica. In 2007 the tour was mentioned on “Good Morning America.”

Participants will have a private phone consultation with Christopher before the tour, be given a packet with valuable contacts, maps, special articles by Christopher Howard and a FREE copy of his perennial best selling guidebook, “The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica.” Virtually everything is covered on this tour and the information is unbiased. You will come away with the knowledge you need to relocate successfully and seamlessly to Costa Rica. The country’s most prominent lawyers, realtors, movers, builders, educators, insurance people, health care specialists and more are on call to address your special concerns if you need their services. NOBODY has Christopher’s connections or provides more information for your money. Christopher’s services do not end with the tour.

Transportation, lunch and coffee breaks are included. Lodging in the Central Valley at a SPECIAL discounted price for our clients is $50 per night with a buffet breakfast is included. Christopher received NO commissions for lodging, so he can provide the best rates for his clients. A money-saving one or two-day add on tour is an option for those who want to revisit areas without having to spend the money on another trip (conditions apply).

Christopher is looking forward to helping you design your own custom tour.

NOTE 1: This is NOT a real estate tour but a lifestyle tour for people of all ages who are thinking of moving here. At the request of former clients a few carefully selected properties are included to give you a sampling of what different living situations are like.

NOTE 2: Once again, this tours includes a highly-trained professional driver and van so that Christopher Howard can devote ALL of his attention to your specific needs.

*Available most weekdays and weekends except for the last week of each month we have our regular tours.

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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 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 17 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 for34 years and is Costa Rican citizen. Absolutely nobody has his proven expertise, connections or time-tested credibility.

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