Category Archives: Why Retire in CR?

So What Would It Cost ME to Live in Costa Rica?

By Paul in Blog Updated 06/08/2016 So, what would it cost YOU to live in Costa Rica? Well, the realistic and safe answer is, “it all depends on you, on your lifestyle and how you want to live.” People have asked us the question, “Can we live on $3,000-$4,000 per month?” In response, Gloria and I look at each other, […]

Retire for Less in Costa Rica – June 1, 2017

By Paul & Gloria in Blog, Featured Welcome to our Retire For Less In Costa Rica Newsletter Paul and Gloria In This Special Healthcare Issue:  Jackson’s Care – A Cost Effective Option for Private Healthcare in Costa Rica In the Mailbag – Medicare and Health Insurance Our Ultimate CR Healthcare Tour       If you missed our last newsletter, you […]

“This Retirement Life” Interview

By Paul & Gloria in Blog     We were recently interviewed by Dave Hogan from This Retirement Life. Dave and his wife, Kathy, visited Costa Rica for the first time last month on a Caravan Tour, which they thoroughly enjoyed. “Kathy and I had a wonderful time in Costa Rica on our 9-day Caravan Tour. What a beautiful […]

Why We Are Leaving Costa Rica, by Janet Bradshaw

By Paul & Gloria in Blog, Lake Arenal, real estate By Janet Bradshaw The Decision In August of 2012, I wrote the article “Why We Chose Nuevo Arenal” for the Retire for Less in Costa Rica Newsletter. After retiring from my work as a civil engineer in Canada in 2009, my husband, Scott, and I spent our first 3 years in Costa […]

Seven Compelling Reasons to Invest in Coopenae

By Paul & Gloria in Blog (Updated October 7, 2014) We’ve been banking and investing at Coopenae for several years now and have been extremely pleased with their customer service and investment CD rates. Here are some good reasons to consider investing with them: Rated by “Fitch Ratings” (international bank rating): Short term rating at: ‘F1+ (cri)’ the […]

The 10 Reasons Why We Chose San Ramon de Alajuela

By Paul & Gloria in Blog People always ask us why we moved to San Ramon de Alajuela as opposed to other, possibly more popular, locations in Costa Rica. Our interest in San Ramon actually began before our first visit, just from doing research on the Internet and in the books we read. It was reinforced when we […]