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Here what a few of the 1000s of clients we have helped say about Christopher's tours. Please fell free to contact them.
"In January 2014, we took Chris' Central Valley tour. We found the information presented by both Christopher and the ARCR to be invaluable as we planned our move to Costa Rica. We have now made our move to San Luis de Grecia and love it here. The move went very smoothly because we were able to use the contacts provided by both Christopher and the ARCR. Thanks to the tour, we knew what to expect. Christopher gave a broad overview of life in Costa Rica, places to consider (or not), insights into the culture and the types of housing available. Since our move, we have been in touch with Chris and he has continually helped us with any questions we had as we settled in. During our tour, we met some like-minded people who have now become our friends. Several of them are planning to move here soon. We would not hesitate to recommend Chris and his tour to anyone who is considering moving to or retiring in Costa Rica."
Thanks, Chris, for helping to make our retirement move such a success!
Ann & Philip Harreld (Ticos Nuevos)
This letter is long overdue. I took your retirement tour a few years ago. First, let me say it was one of the BEST INVESTMENTS I have ever made. I could not have seen the Central Valley on my own for twice the money and had someone to explain all the wonders of Costa Rica. But the main reason I'm writing is because of you and your information, I fell in love with Costa Rica.
I am the police chief of a small town in Oklahoma and plan to retire in less than three years, and am spending all of my vacation time in Costa Rica. I had been divorced for several years, and had just about decided that I was destine to spend the rest of my life alone. On one of my trips to Costa Rica I met Paulina who is not the typical Costa Rican woman. She is a professor at one of the universities in San José. She is very independent and has been divorced for six years. To make a long story short, we met and it was instant love.
This has been like a fairytale, to find love, a wonderful lady to share my life with and a new home in what I consider to be the most beautiful country in the world. All I can tell others is to come to Costa Rica with an open mind, learn the language and meet the people. They are so sweet and kind. If you want someone to show you they love you, then meet a Costa Rican woman.
If anyone wishes to talk to me, I would be more than happy to help them if I can. I would recommend anyone thinking of moving to Costa Rica to take the tour, have an open mind and a dream in their heart.
My fiend and I arrived at the Airport in San Jose late in the evening and your driver found us without any difficulties and took us straight to the Hotel. The Hotel accommodations were great, the rooms were very clean and the staff extremely helpful.
The highlight of trip, was the actual tour where you took us to see the most important areas in the Central Valley. You also gave us the opportunity to take a mini- sample Spanish course and savor some delicious native fruit in the process. We have used that Spanish that we learned ever since.
One of my personal favorites was on the first day of the tour when you took us to a restaurant that served the most amazing chicken I had ever tasted. It was grilled over coffee wood which gaves it an absolutely unique flavor:) !!!
I have been researching Costa Rica since 1998 and had visited several times prior to the tour. I am now in the position where I can actually make this move. Taking your tour helped me make the decision and I definitely plan to return in November.