For most of us, winter conjures up a whole lot of images we’d really rather forget.
- Car accidents
- Dirty snow turning to mush
- Winter whiteouts
- Cold and ice (I hate being cold!)
In Costa Rica, winter takes on a whole new meaning.
- Sun (yes, lots of sun)
If you’re planning on living or visiting Playas del Coco, you might wonder about what are some things to do in this little town. Yes there is the beach but you probably don’t want to lay on the beach every single day and there’s so much to explore! You want to have a fun trip enjoying the area and experiencing the best of it. There are plenty of attractions andRead More
How Your Life Will Change When You Move to the Beach in Costa Rica
Congratulations, you finally made the decision to move to Playas del Coco, Costa Rica! For whatever reason you are here, whether you’re retired, ready for a new chapter of your life or hoping to make Coco your new permanent home, there’s no doubt your life will be different. We hope that it is everything you ever dreamed itRead More
One of our duties as realtors is answering questions our clients have to give them as much information about Costa Rica and living in Costa Rica as possible. We hope that our clients do a little bit of research before they make the big move but we understand that there are many misconceptions and stereotypes of the country. We’re going to answer some of the most commonly asked questions we get about Costa Rica thatRead More
Though Costa Rica is not a fairly large country, it still takes a good amount of time just getting around the country, especially with the roads and traffic. Depending on where you are going, you’ll land in one of the two international airports here and either rent a car, take the bus or hire a shuttle to get around. Here’s a quick run-down of the various means of transportation in CostaRead More
One of the main questions we get from visitors is about the weather in Costa Rica. Many people don’t realize that Costa Rica is a tropical country and lays close to the equator, therefore the weather here isn’t like what it is up north or wherever they came from. Actually, most people are surprised to hear that Costa RicaRead More
You’ve found your dream home and are ready to sign the paperwork. You can’t wait to start telling all your friends and family about your new casa and have your pen ready to go. But wait! Before you dot your I’s and line your T’s, there are a few things you absolutely need to do before you make the big decision to buy a home. One thing to know about Costa Rica isRead More
Buying a home or purchasing property is a huge step. Whether you’re buying a home to move in next week or wait until you’re retired, this is a step that should be thought out carefully and not done on a whim. Here are five tips when buying a home in Costa Rica. We know that it’s a funRead More
You’ve finally made the big decision to sell your home and start your new life in a tropical paradise in Playas del Coco. We know it’s not the easiest thing to do and it takes some big guts to make this big move. Even though you’ve probably done your due diligence before the big day including research about what living in Costa RicaRead More
One of the main concerns many future expats have when moving to a new country is how they will meet people and make friends. This is also one of the reasons why they pick areas that are popular with foreigners since it’s easier to meet new people, it’s more comfortable and there’s usually always something to do. In regards to Playas del Coco, it’s a great destination for future retirees for many reasonsRead More
Playas del Coco is known for being a fun beach town, a popular destination for expats and locals, and its weather. Though Costa Rica is a tropical country with dry and rainy season, there are some areas that can get cold to the point where you’ll need a sweatshirt and long pants. However, Playas del Coco is not one of those. Instead of jackets and socks, your wardrobe will consist of tankRead More
When it comes to choosing the right retirement destination, it’s not an easy one. First you have to narrow it down by country and that’s hard enough! There are several great countries in the Americas ideal for retired expats as they have all the necessary requirements they look for. Costa Rica is one of those countries. Being extremely tourist friendly with sunny weather and excellent healthcare, retirees normally don’t find itRead More
Security is one of the biggest concerns from foreigners who wish to move to Costa Rica and one of the questions we get asked most about. What’s the murder rate? Is it dangerous there? Is it safe for a single woman in her 60’s? These are the type of questions we receive from potential expats and the answer is yes, Costa Rica just like any other country in the worldRead More
If you’re moving to Costa Rica, there’s a pretty good chance that you love the outdoors. As a tropical country and one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, Costa Rica fulfills every outdoor, nature and wildlife lover’s dream. You can go birdwatching every day, visit different beaches each weekend or explore the jungle and forest for days. There’s no shortage of outdoor adventure in Costa Rica and once you moveRead More
What are the most popular cities in Costa Rica that foreigners move to?
Where is the best place to live is a question that many people ask and it’s a hard one to answer. Though Costa Rica is indeed a small country, every province and region varies in terms of weather, cost of living, and even the local people. The answer to this question largely depends on who is askingRead More