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Christopher Howard has lived, worked and played in one of the most magical places on earth for more than 33 years. His love for Central America is so great that he became a citizen of Costa Rica. Howard is the author the perennial best-selling travel/retirement/overseas investment guide book (15 editions), The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica. He is the only author of any of the guidebooks about Costa Rica who actually lives there full-time. You can reach Howard at liveincostarica.com

A Tale of two real estate conmen in Costa Rica

An excerpt from Christopher Howard’s new book, ”The Costa Rica Chronicles – a glimpse...

Kidnappings of foreign retirees in Latin America

(EXPAT FOCUS) First, this article is to put kidnappings in Latin America into perspective...

Costa Rica is a healthier country for retirees than Panama

(EXPAT-FOCUS) Many retirement companies and organizations promote Panama as a better country to live...

In hard times Costa Rica demonstrates it resilience and ingenuity

(QCOSTARICA) The crisis caused by the coronavirus has hit Costa Rica’s fragile economy really...

One important reason Costa Rica is a better retirement choice than Panama

(QCOSTARICA) After the U.S. pulled out of Panama on December 31, 1999 a gap...

Costa Rica is more developed than most so-called developed nations

Let’s look at why this statement is true. In most cases a developed country...

Living In An Underdeveloped Country Like Costa Rica

Today, I thank God for living in an underdeveloped country like Costa Rica, where...

The Best Place to be in the world before, during and after COVID-19

While COVID is devastating New York, California, and Washington State in the U.S.and the...

How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented'...

Expats can now learn how to prepare typical Costa Rican cuisine

Many expats become enamored with Costa Rican food and want to learn how to...

How difficult is it for retired expats to make Costa Rican friends?

Costa Ricans are very friendly people and in general some of the happiest people...

Too Many “Gringos” View Costa Rica Through Distorted North American Eyes

Christopher Howard's Live in Costa Rica - It is very easy to look at...

Panama vs. Costa Rica: The Real Scoop, Part 2

The cost of living in a particular country is in many cases the most...

Panama Vs. Costa Rica: The Real Scoop, Part 1

I have lived in Central America for almost 40 years and have had ample...

Costa Rica’s Hidden Minefields — a real danger

When one thinks of minefields, the first thing that comes to mind are the...

The Biggest Error You Can Make If You Choose Costa Rica To Relocate

On my monthly relocation tours I always tell my clients that, "the worst here...

Go to jail for uttering obscenities to women in Costa Rica

Piropos are flirtatious remarks or comments men often say to women as they walk...

Future Retirees Should Know About San Ramon’s Strange Weather

LIVE IN COSTA RICA - San Ramón is a small city located along the Panamerican Highway...

Costa Rica Retirees Should Be Aware of Those Fattening Tamales

LIVING IN COSTA RICA - Part of living in Costa Rica is experiencing its...

Reindeer in Costa Rica

LIVING IN COSTA RICA - During the Christmas season in Costa Rica Gringo retirees...

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

COSTA RICA LIVING - Judging by the title of this blog one would think...

The Story of San José’s Famous Plaza de la Cultura for Retirees and Other Expats

COSTA RICA LIVING - It is impossible to miss La Plaza de la Cultura...

A most unusual profession

COSTA RICA LIVING - In many Spanish speaking countries including Costa Rica you find...

The Demise of Gringo Gulch

LIVE IN COSTA RICA  - With the closing of Joe B’s Bar and the...

The other side of Costa Rica — the New Chic

LIVE IN COSTA RIC A - The majority of my readers are those thinking...

Good news for retirees who use taxis in Costa Rica

Retiring in Costa Rica by  Christopher Howard - Taxis and buses, are very affordable...

Drivers Can Legally Run Red Lights and Run Over Dead People in Costa Rica

Don’t take the title of this article too seriously but there is some truth...

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

A lot of the nightlife in San José, capital of Costa Rica, takes place...

Careful of the lottery in Costa Rica

When one hears the word lottery (lotería in Spanish) mentioned, the first thing that...

Ice Skating in Costa Rica

When people retire they find themselves with a lot of spare time on their...

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