Costa Rica for Retirement: A Stable Democracy

When North Americans face the realities of a reduced income after retirement, many of them look abroad for places to move that offer a...

Costa Rica Domestic Help: Benefits and Risks for Retirees

One of the many great things about retirement in Costa Rica is the quality and affordability of domestic help and other manual labor. Maids,...

Costa Rica’s Fabulous, Fearsome Fauna: A Retiree’s Dilemma

A few nights ago when friends were over for dinner, we were relaxing and talking over glasses of wine in our back patio “dining...

Costa Rica Retirement: What About Golf?

If you are considering retirement in Costa Rica, you may well ask yourself: What about golf? While it’s not a universal interest, it is...

Costa Rica Retirement: ¿Habla Español?

If I needed any reminder why it’s important for retirees to learn Spanish, today was an object lesson: trying to communicate by phone with...
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Muchas Fiestas for Costa Rica Retirees

With Halloween behind us and the December holidays and New Year’s festivities just ahead, it seems like a good time to talk about días...

Retiring to Costa Rica: Some Mysteries Unraveled

Let’s pick up where we left off in my last column on the importance of a “due diligence” tour of Costa Rica before zeroing...

A Costa Rica Retiree Explores the Food Aisles

For anyone considering retirement in another country, the final months of preparation are often filled with unanswered questions about the future home. Issues of...
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