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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.


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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'Deciding where to retire is much too important to be left to chance. My wife and I have been researching the advantages/disadvantages of living as retirees in a number of States in the US in addition to a number of other countries (we currently live in California). Originally from Scotland and Ireland, we ruled out our home countries due to the miserable climate they both experience. Our research indicated that Costa Rica was worth inclusion on our shortlist. It seems to have so much going for it - friendly people, wonderful climate, reasonable cost of living and an abundance of excellent housing stock at low prices.

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New Books Availables

By Christopher Howard
Available in E-book

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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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