The Costa Rica airport exit taxes will now be included in the price of your ticket. Leaving Costa Rica will have one less line at the airport!  According to recent reports, there will be one less step in the “checking-in process” for travelers departing the country by air.  Officials will attach the $29 airport exit…

Upon arrival at the airport, make sure that you have your Immigration and Customs forms complete. Pass through Immigration and then collect your luggage. Then go through Customs and proceed outside the terminal to the street where the taxi and shuttles pick-up. EMERGENCY TIP! Ask to borrow a Porters cell phone. Tip them a dollar…

Paradise is Calling and Costa Rica Flights are Affordable Have you been browsing and pricing Costa Rica flights online? Dreaming of escaping to an affordable tropical destination? Are visions of paradise dancing through your head? Have you imagined yourself owning prime beachfront real estate on the exotic Central American coast? It’s time to turn dreams into reality; Costa…

If you’re an avid golfer you would be glad to know that there are a number of golf courses in Costa Rica designed by internationally recognized course architects like Robert Trent Jones Jr., Mike Young, Tracy May, George Fazio, and Ted Robinson Jr. Los Suenos, Cariari Country Club, Valle del Sol, Four Seasons Golf Course and more.

The Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica Lifestyle  Overview: The Jaco area is one of the easiest transition for a foreigner looking to relocate.  The town has grocery story with familiar products, a performance arts theater, move theater, English speaking Chamber of Commerce and Churches and about 20 good restaurants.  It is also the closest town…

The Central Valley, Costa Rica Lifestyle Overview: The central valley is the political, economic and cultural center and home to the nation’s capital city, San Jose. It is known for its proximity to amenities and services, excellent health care, shopping, museums, theaters, government buildings, Private schools and Universities and much more. San Jose and the…

Jaco beach area is well know for the night life and all the different activities for all ages. You can chose from surfing to horse back riding to zip line , or just relax at the beach,Jaco beach is a very popular place , close to the airport and you can find great places for…

LIFESTYLE OVERVIEW: Atenas is a small town located half way between San Jose and the Central Pacific Beaches on the western edge of the Central Valley. The Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO) is less than 30 minutes away. Here you will get a little more of the Costa Rican flavor where more focus is…

Costa Rica Vacation Photos VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL If you are thinking about vacationing, relocating or buying in Costa Rica but you are not sure where this might help.  Pictures and web research only tells part of the story so your best bet is to actually visit the different sites you are considering.  If…

Costa Rica is a great relocation option whether you are an American looking for an international retirement alternative and a slower pace of life, Canadian looking for warmer year-round weather,  or an adventurous spirit. Almost once a week I have the “Cost of Living” conversation with someone considering the possibility so I have been inspired…