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What the clients say

Here what a few of the 1000s of clients we have helped say about Christopher's tours. Please fell free to contact them.


As a recent member of one of Chris’ tour I can whole heartedly endorse it.  I believe that I speak for everyone in our group that we didn’t know what to expect but we were all open minded.  Any expectation that we may have had was exceeded, based on evening discussions with our group.  Chris was were very professional yet fun and engaging.  It was clear to all of us that he knows his stuff.  Whenever I talk with anyone back home, the first question I’m asked is what was he selling?  With a huge smile I always say absolutely nothing.  These tours are about educating you as to the ins and outs of relocating to this wonderful country.  We all left with a much better understanding of the landscape, its people and the steps you need to take in order to make a great move.  There are other reviews posted that go into great detail so I’ll leave that to those reviews.  In short, if you’re considering relocating to Costa Rica, take the tour.  You won’t regret it.


Carlton Smith

June 2017

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From the moment we arrived, until we were dropped off for departure, Debbie and I were taken care of. Our flight arrived early and two people from Christopher's team were already there to meet us. One young lady at the baggage claim and a friendly driver outside. That evening Debbie and I had a quiet dinner at the hotel. The next morning after a buffet breakfast, Chris and his driver Santiago were waiting. We boarded the bus and met our fellow tour-mates.

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Due to bad weather in the U.S., we were over six hours late to meet the person that Christopher Howard had sent to the airport to meet us and deliver us to our hotel.  We had figured that due to the late hour, we would just need to take a taxi.  When exiting the customs area, we were astonished to see a woman standing there with our name on the card, as we were told she would be. She had been there all day! She was polite, friendly, and quickly led us to the next person that would take care of us, as she waited for the others that were late too.

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For anyone seriously considering a move to Costa Rica I would highly recommend taking one of Christopher's tours. We took a combined beach and central valley tour. The knowledge and information we received was incredibly valuable and covered both the positives and challenges if one were to take on a move to Costa Rica. Like many things in life, the more you learn the more you realize you don't know yet. In our case we learned a ton but are also aware there is much more to learn/experience to this wonderful country if we want to call ourselves truly educated.

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Thanks for a fantastic tour!

The tour was beyond our expectations! Good lodgings, nice scenery, excellent food , restaurant choices and so much more.Your tour showed us areas of Costa Rica we had never seen before. All of the expats you introduced us to were extremely nice, helpful , relaxed (Life in CR), and really happy with their lives in Costa Rica.

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New Books Availables

By Christopher Howard
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Costa Rica Books

Guide to Real Estate in Costa Rica
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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