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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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Dec 24 2014

What Does It Cost You NOT to Move to Costa Rica? by Rob Evans

by Rob Evans As a former financial analyst, I have been intrigued for several years by Paul and Gloria’s monthly budget. I love the simplicity and precision with which they address one of their most frequently asked questions about the cost of living in Costa Rica – what does it cost you to live in …

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Dec 24 2014

6 Common Misconceptions about Retiring in Costa Rica

Last newsletter we announced that we were asked to participate in the 12 Days of Costa Rica Blog Tour, hosted by the Family Freedom Project and featuring some of their favorite Costa Rica bloggers, authors and photographers, including us! You can still visit the Blog Tour website to check out the great Costa Rica content. The Blog Tour continues through …

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