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  1. The accolades for Costa Rica just keep coming. First, International Living Magazine named the country the number–one place to retire for 2018. Once again the country was named the happiest in Latin America and one of the most happy places in the world according to the United Nation’s World Happiness Report. According to the 2017 … Continue reading More feathers in Costa Rica’s cap
  2. For many years International Living and its related services have been considered “the source” for those seeking to live or retire abroad. Recently, they published their 26th Annual Global Retirement Index edition that ranks the top 10 countries for living a happier and healthier life. The ranking is done by a team of International Living contributors who cover five … Continue reading International Living finally gets it right by selecting Costa Rica as the best place to retire abroad
  3. I just read an article posted on the Medellín Guru’s website that compares the city of Medellín, Colombia with Costa Rica. Both are the most desirable relocation destinations in Latin America in my opinion. However,  it very difficult to compare a city with a whole country. That’s like comparing apples and oranges. A much fairer and more … Continue reading Costa Rica (Central Valley) vs Medellín: a difficult comparison
  4. On Christmas day the annual Zapote fair jump starts the festivities. Famous for its running of the bulls, mechanical rides for the kids, food stands, a multitude of concerts and activities revolving around bulls including tormenting them and then dodging them, all without actually killing them as in many countries in Latin America and Spain. … Continue reading The Christmas season and the beginning of summer usher in many activities for expat retirees in Costa Rica
  5. For years San José, Costa Rica experienced an exodus of people to the suburbs and urban blight. But things are beginning to change as part an urban renaissance with forgotten areas now starting to blossom. Pedestrian thoroughfares cross the city, and hip neighborhoods like Barrio Amón and Barrio Escalante are drawing people back to the … Continue reading San José will have its own River Walk much like San Antonio, Texas
  6. Over the last twenty years I have personally helped 1000s of people relocate to Costa Rica on my monthly tours. It is really fulfilling for me to know that I have introduced many to an exciting lifestyle here in Costa Rica. Granted the country is not for everyone but I have lost count of the … Continue reading Helping to change people’s lives again and again
  7. I have lived in Costa Rica for nearly 40 years and those who relocate here have told me on repeated occasions that they feel safer and more at ease than in the United States. Many Americans are ill-informed and think that some countries in Latin America are in a constant state of war and that … Continue reading Expats in Costa Rica most often feel safer than in the U.S.
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