Why I Moved to Costa Rica

Why I Moved to Costa Rica

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September 22, 2020

We wanted a country with a stable democracy and an educated population and we wanted to be able to qualify for residency and have the process be reasonably straightforward. Costa Rica has three different, easy pathways to residency and we qualified for one of them, even though we’re not at pension years yet.

September 2020

September 2020

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September 10, 2020

Once the hotels announced their varied openings in early summer, my husband and I began exploring "staycation" possibilities. I remember thinking this could really be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If we could find a luxury "deal" at one-half or one-third the price not too far from home…we could swing it with our budget for a couple of nights.

August 2020

August 2020

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August 5, 2020

For those planning a move abroad, this lengthy COVID pause brings uncertainty, restlessness, and concerns about what the global economy will look like when the dust settles. The entire world has been impacted, and quite frankly, nobody knows when the economic fallout will reach the bottom.

July 2020

July 2020

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July 9, 2020

From all reports, it sounds as if the apple cart has well and truly been upset in the States due to COVID-19. And while it breaks my heart to hear what's happening with my kids and grandkids and friends, I'm so happy to know that we've been minimally affected in our day-to-day lives here in the Orosi Valley.

Things to Do in Santa Ana

Things to Do in Santa Ana

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June 25, 2020

Suburban Santa Ana is nestled in the hills west of Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose. It is conveniently located on the tollway next to the popular upscale suburb of Escazú. Two decades ago Santa Ana was just a small dot on the map in the Central Valley’s mountainous landscape.

June 2020

June 2020

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June 12, 2020

As if the legends weren't enough, there also are stories that fall into the realm of unexplained mystery. One of the most important of these is the story of the stone spheres of Costa Rica. This is not fiction; it's simply a true story that includes strange and as yet unexplained facts.

Things to do in Atenas

Things to do in Atenas

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May 13, 2020

Perfectly perched in the mountains of Costa Rica’s Central Valley region, the town of Atenas charms its visitors with an easy-to-get-to location. Just 30 to 40 minutes west of San Jose and just off the modern tollway; eternal spring weather and breathtaking mountain vistas await you in Atenas.