Tag Archive: RetireInCostaRica

Jun 15 2015

In The Mailbag – Cost of Living, & Being Happy in Costa Rica

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Cost of Living In response to our Annual Cost of Living Issue, we received the following comment from Melanie: Hello, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your emails and newsletters.  We …

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Mar 19 2015

It’s All Costa Rica! by Jeni Giles Evans

by Jeni Giles Evans While staying in San Jose, my husband and I met another couple who had recently flown in from a quick visit to the US.  We were enchanted to discover that they lived in a remote jungle community on the Osa Peninsula, a place we have not yet visited.  Although they were …

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Feb 27 2015

From the Peace Corps to Retirement in Costa Rica, by Steve Johnson

by Steve Johnson Hi Guys. I’m the new weather reporter from San Rafael de Heredia, (actually, Concepcion de San Rafael), which, given the microclimates here, is practically on another planet. My story about retiring here is a bit unusual, and I thought some of you might be interested. Retiring to Costa Rica was the fulfillment …

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Jan 10 2015

Alajuela to San Ramón, Another Adventure, by Norman Siegel

by Norman Siegal Norman & Frankie Siegel were both born in Pa. (Norman – Scranton, Frankie – Philadelphia). They have lived in NJ, FL, Ga, and AZ, which lead to their adventurous life. They have owned every type of RV made, and have also had two boats. To see all the states, they took a …

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Dec 28 2014

Misconception #6: Living in Costa Rica is paradise, right?

“What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa Rica?” We’ve been living in Costa Rica for almost six years and have to admit, there are a few misconceptions some folks have about our lives here. Misconception #6: Living in Costa Rica is paradise, right? Costa Rica IS a country …

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Dec 28 2014

Misconception #5: Aren’t you afraid? Isn’t there a lot of crime in Costa Rica?

“What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa Rica?” We’ve been living in Costa Rica for almost six years and have to admit, there are a few misconceptions some folks have about our lives here. Misconception #5: Aren’t you afraid?  Isn’t there a lot of crime there? Many North …

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Dec 28 2014

Misconception #4: It must be real cheap to live in Costa Rica. It’s more like Mexico, right, inexpensive?

(Updated 9/4/16) We’ve been living in Costa Rica for seven and a half years and have to admit, there are a few misconceptions some folks have about our lives here. Misconception #4: It must be real cheap to live there. It’s more like Mexico, right, inexpensive? Again, North Americans often assume that it’s going to be less, …

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Dec 28 2014

Misconception #3: Isn’t Costa Rica a 3rd world country? Do they even have Internet there?

“What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa Rica?” We’ve been living in Costa Rica for almost six years and have to admit, there are a few misconceptions some folks have about our lives here. Misconception #3: Isn’t it a 3rd world country? Do they even have Internet there? …

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Dec 28 2014

Misconception #2: What’s it like living at the beach in Costa Rica?

“What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa Rica?” We’ve been living in Costa Rica for almost six years and have to admit, there are a few misconceptions some folks have about our lives here. Misconception #2: Wow, what’s it like living at the beach? Travel writers will have …

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Dec 28 2014

Misconception #1: Where on the island of Costa Rica do you live?

“What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa Rica?” We’ve been living in Costa Rica for almost six years and have to admit, there are a few misconceptions some folks have about our lives here. Misconception #1: Where on the island do you live? One of the most basic …

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