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    Beautiful 6,128 m2 Lot/Plantation San Juan

    This large property is currently a Coffee and fruit plantation and is a multi-purpose opportunity as it perfect to segregate into several development lots....

    Large 4 Bedroom Central San Ramon

    Right in the heart of this growing mountain city, this large 4 bedroom is 1 block from the central park with every amenity at...

    Alajuela Occidente Attracting those looking at Retirement in Costa Rica

    For those North Americans looking at retirement in Costa Rica, many have seen Alajuela’s Occidente at the better choice because location, weather and what...
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    Press Release – The 2012 Central America House Price Snapshot

    Press release on Central America Real Estate Prices, Belize Real Estate, Nicaragua Real Estate, Costa Rica Real Estate, Panama Real Estate SHINING A LIGHT ON...

    River Front Property with 2 Bedroom Cottage

    This quaint, lovely, cottage sits on 1500m2 river front properties in a beautiful rural tropical area called Bajo Zuñiga, just 15 minutes from the...

    Superbly Finished Large 4 Bedroom Las Lomas San Ramon

    In one of San Ramón’s newest residential areas, Las Lomas, this 4 bedroom home is superbly finished throughout, modern construction, secure and well designed....

    Reduced to Sell – Spectacular 2.5 Hectares Development, Financing Available

    Incredible mountain and valley views, this 9 lot development project is ready to start selling and or building. Overlooking the mountains and valley of...

    Baby Boomers Expected to Cause another Costa Rica Real Estate Explosion

    A growing number of North American baby-boomers have been looking at moving to Costa Rica to make their money go further or to re-invent...

    3 Bedroom Home in Santiago Palmares Alajuela

    Located just off the Pan Am Highway, and only 5 minutes from Palmares center, this 3 bedroom home is an ideal real estate investment...

    Luxury Open Style Home with Precision Design and Construction

    A Haven in Heaven! Turn-key, fully loaded, fully furnished, this opulent, beautiful and precision crafted master piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind home in a...

    35 Hectare Agrarian Parcel Pacific Ocean Views

    Located in an area known as one of the best kept secrets in Costa Rica, this 35 hectare (86.5 acres approx.) farm/agrarian parcel has...

    Reduced to Sell – Chalet Style Luxury Country Home

    This chalet style luxury home is recognized as one of the finest in the San Ramon valley. Beautifully crafted using the finest woods, marble...
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    Featured Property – South House Nosara Nicoya Costa Rica

    Featured Costa Rica Real Estate - Nosara is a place of stunning natural beauty, draped in jungle surroundings and home to three of Costa...

    Costa Rica: APM Terminals’ TCM Agreement Gets Nod

    APM Terminals’ Moin Container Terminal (TCM) Concession Agreement with the Government of Costa Rica has received final endorsement from Costa Rica’s Comptroller General Office....

    Fat Cats and FATCA: A Warning for Retirees

    As Albert Einstein once said about filling out tax returns, "This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher." But philosopher or...

    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...

    Moving to Costa Rica – From The Wall Street Journal

    How two friends made a dream about early retirement come true in Central America The first thing I see each morning when I step out...

    Costa Rican Telecommunications: A Primer for Retirees

    For those who choose to retire in Costa Rica, the ability to stay in touch with loved ones, run an Internet-based business or just...

    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...
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    Finding Your Place in the Sun: Housing in Costa Rica

    The question of housing looms large for potential retirees to Costa Rica. Deciding whether to rent, buy or build is probably one of the most...

    Grocery Shopping on a Costa Rica Retiree Budget

    For people considering retiring to Costa Rica on Social Security income or an otherwise limited budget, one big factor in allocating your money is...

    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...

    One Costa Rica Retiree’s Excellent Bus Adventures

    In my last column I was singing the praises of Costa Rica’s extensive bus system, pointing out the significant amount of money my husband...

    Balmy Costa Rica as seen from a Texas BBQ pit

    Kat Sunlove, TheCostaRicaNews.com   Here in West Texas where my husband Layne and I are visiting my mother, it was 100 degrees at 8:00 p.m. last...

    Fly Me to the Moon – It Might Be Cheaper!

    Moving to Costa Rica, away from friends and family, means factoring in the cost of travel for return trips to your home country. But exactly what are those costs?Moving to Costa Rica, away from friends and family, means factoring in the cost of travel for return trips to your home country. But exactly what are those costs?

    Costa Rica Retirement: The Best Things in Life Are Free

    Let’s take a look at Costa Rica’s cost of living: rent and utilities, food, transportation needs, health care, and luxuries.

    Infrastructure Gaining Ground in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica has weathered some boom and bust cycles, but is finally gearing up to retain the honor of being the top travel and retirement destination in Central America as infrastructure gains ground.

    Costa Rica Retirement: Critical Issue – Golf!

    Which areas of the country would you recommend in terms of lower cost, access to medical facilities, and golf! Are there jobs (part-time) for older people like me?
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    Retirement in Costa Rica: You’re Not In Kansas Anymore!

    Although Costa Rica is far more “Westernized” than many other Central or South American locales, it still offers exasperating surprises for expats.

    Costa Rica: Life Is Just a Bowl of Mangos

    When friends in the United States ask us about our life in Costa Rica, they often ask: “What do you do there? Aren’t you bored? How do you spend your time?”

    Live in Costa Rica: Where the weather suits your clothes

    Unless you love snow and ice or the dramatic variation of four seasons, there is bound to be a Costa Rican region that will feel like paradise to you.

    Why I love life in Costa Rica

    Today my appreciation of the sheer beauty of this country has only intensified as I awoke to sparkling sunny skies and a brisk wind dancing through the jungles around our apartment. A few clouds drift overhead, the sun is warm, birds are singing in the trees and I am grateful to be here.
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    Costa Rican Residency: A Blizzard of Paperwork

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove When my husband Layne and I first looked at a detailed outline of the documents required by Costa...
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    Costa Rican Residency and the “Oops!” Factor

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove Every nation has a procedure for obtaining legal residency and Costa Rica is no exception in requiring voluminous...
    View of an infinity pool and the Pacific Ocean from the patio of a hillside house in Costa Rica.

    Top Six Reasons to Retire in Costa Rica

    Retiring comfortably and in a nice locale in the U.S. these days just isn't as easy or inexpensive as it used to be in the past, particularly for attractive beach areas. Many people who would never think of leaving the country and moving elsewhere are now considering just about EVERY possibility and this is how locations like Costa Rica have become a hot topic among the soon-to-retire baby boomers and others thinking about retirement.Retiring comfortably and in a nice locale in the U.S. these days just isn't as easy or inexpensive as it used to be in the past, particularly for attractive beach areas. Many people who would never think of leaving the country and moving elsewhere are now considering just about EVERY possibility and this is how locations like Costa Rica have become a hot topic among the soon-to-retire baby boomers and others thinking about retirement.

    Getting Started on Legal Residency in Costa Rica

    When you decide to pursue legal residency in Costa Rica, finding the right lawyer to guide you through the complex laws and Tico bureaucracy will be your most important first step...

    The Long Road To Residency in Costa Rica

    Living in Costa Rica is a pleasure, but the path to becoming a legal resident here is anything but. Not only are the laws written in Spanish, but the rigorous process itself is complicated, confusing, and fairly costly. Without a sense of humor, parts of it can be a royal pain. However, the benefits outweigh the difficulties and the lessons I learned in gaining legal status here may be of value to anyone considering a permanent move to this beautiful tropical land.

    Costa Rica Retirement: Lower Costs, Higher Lifestyle

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove TCRN Volunteer: So let’s talk money. Just how much can you save by living as a pensionado here in Costa...
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