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    Costa Rica retirement: Sea kayaking for seniors

    Now you might think that paddling a kayak is too strenuous for us retirement age folks, but you’d be wrong. With little exertion, we glided smoothly over the swells with calm morning winds brushing our faces...

    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.

    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?

    Costa Rica Retirement: You Have Questions? We Have Answers!

    With the extensive coverage in TheCostaRicaNews.com of retirement, residency processes and other aspects of expat life in Costa Rica, this weekly publication has developed a loyal following of readers interested in getting questions answered before making the big move to retire here.
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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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    I Love Costa Rica – Retirement!

    Featured Columnist – Retirement & Living Kat Sunlove TCRN Volunteer: Back in the day, songster Randy Newman penned his celebrated anthem “I Love LA,” singing the praises of...

    There’s Real Gold in those Golden Years

    TCRN STAFF: Brian Smith, It seems that there are enough forward-thinkers among the powers-that-be in Costa Rica that a new wave of economic prosperity is...
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