Real Estate

Costa Rica Recognized as one of the World’s Best Real Estate Markets

Cross-border or international real estate investment is a new driving force in real estate markets globally. In North America there is a growing trend for affluent Baby Boomers to buy properties in Central America for vacation and retirement and...

Costa Rica’s Largest Green Condominium Project – Forests of Escazú

In early 2012 construction begins on the most extensive and ambitious Green development project in Escazú, Costa Rica. The project will include 120 condominiums with 30 condos per tower, employing the most current environmental technology available, spanning nearly two...

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 lower cost of living in order to stretch those limited resources. Developing countries around the...

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, cooks, gardeners, childcare workers or property caretakers are all a bargain compared to North American...

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 room” when one of us looked up toward the ceiling and spied a large black...

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 amazing how well golf and retirement seem to go together. With the luxury of leisure...

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 medical personnel to request results of some routine lab work be emailed to me. Not...

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 feriados (national holidays) here in Costa Rica. For retirees who decide to move to this...

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 in on a retirement target of moving here. So let’s say you have made a...

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 transportation, language, medical care, security and crime, cost of food and cultural norms beg for...
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Discover Why Americans Prefer To Vacation In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is undoubtedly a country with great natural attractions that impact and where all who visit fall in...
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Vaccination of 2nd Dose against Papilloma Will Be Applied in December 2019

Starting on December 3rd, 2019, Costa Rican parents should take their girls to whom the 1st dose of Papilloma vaccine was already...

Meet Jennifer Leigh Smith And Community Carbon Trees-Costa Rica

In our country there are people focused on doing much good to those around them and to their natural surroundings; moving forward with projects...

Costa Rica Celebrates Its Free and Compulsory Primary Education System

On November 10th, 1942 the "Costa Rican School Day" was decreed. This day is considered auspicious to remember the purposes of Costa...

Do You Have an Asymptomatic Condition?

Is there anything more frightening than the thought of a dangerous yet asymptomatic condition? It can be truly unnerving to consider a medical condition...
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