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5 - Costa Rica in Brief
6 - Map of Costa Rica
8 - Symbols of Costa Rica
9 - Introduction
12 - Getting a Bird's Eye View
14 - Why Choose Costa Rica?
18 - Costa Rica Has Many Firsts to its Name
22 - A Place That Accepts All Races
30 - The Friendliness of the Costa Ricans
33 - Ticos are Individualistic
35 - Ticos Are Different and Procrastinators
38 - Why Others Have Gone Abroad
42 - Specific Reasons for Leaving Home
45 - Culture Shock
48 - Enjoy Your Retirement by Adjusting
49 - Ways to Adjust to Your New Life
56 - Making Your Stay More Satifying
58 - Cost of Living
67 - Addresses and Directions
69 - Your Car and Driving
71 - How Not to Be Obnoxious to Locals
74 - Adjusting to the Weather and Climate
76 - Choosing the Right Climate for You
77 - City Living versus Country Living
79 - Where to Live in Costa Rica
82 - Living in Your American Style
84 - Top Quality Health Services
87 - Medical Centers in San José
89 - Dying in Costa Rica
91 - Security and Safety in Costa Rica
94 - Personal Experiences of Petty Thievery
98 - Sex and Romance
101 - Going into Business Yourself
105 - Expatriates Production Enterprises
110 - Expatriates Service Businesses
114 - The Business Environment
120 - Helpful Tips for the Newcomer
125 - National Holidays and Festivities
128 - Religion, Churches & Support Groups
131 - The Optimism and Health Link
133 - The 8 Point Formula for Anti-Aging
134 - Obtaining Insurance
136 - Early Colonial History in Brief
139 - English Language & Tico Expressions
144 - Misdemeanors That Are Now Felonies
146 - Closing Words
148 - Bibliography
149 - For More Information and Contacts
151 - Appendix
155 - Index

Spirituality Is Good for Your Health

Many gerontologists consider that spirituality and longevity are closely related. They state that persons, who belong to one church or another and practice their faith, appear to live a fuller more staisfying life.

Since many retirees will want to know what religious churches and denominations are available in Costa Rica, a few are listed here. AlI can't be mentioned because there are more than a thousand different sects. Though more than 85% of the population is Roman Catholic and catholicity is the official State religion, there's compelte freedom of worship.

Some Catholic Churches and Their Sunday Masses

Loretto at Rohrmoser 9,11 a.m. 4,6 p.m.
Reina de paz at Pavas 8,9 a.m. 4,7 p.m.
Nuestra Señora Virgen del Socorro at south Sabana, Calle Morenos 8,10 a.m. 5,7 p.m.
San Bosco at Barrio San Bosco 11 a.m. 4,7 p.m.
Dulce Nombre at la Pithaya 7,10 a.m. 4,6 p.m.
Metropolitan Cathedral at downtown 7,9,10:30 a.m.
12 noon, 4,6,8 p.m. In English Saturdays 4 p.m.
Fatima at Los Yoses 10 a.m.
San Antonio de Escazú 7,10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Pueblo Antiguo, Amusement Park at La Uruca 1 p.m.
St. Mary's Chapel at Hotel Herradura, Spanish 12 noon, English 4 p.m.
San Miguel de Escazú 6, 9, 10:30 a.m. 4, 7 p.m.
Sister's Convent at Los Laureles, Escazú 9 a.m.
San Antonio de Padua (Curridabat) 6:30, 8:30, 10 a.m., 5, 7 p.m.
Country Club Escazu 11:30 a.m.
San Vicente de Moravia 6:30, 10 a.m., 4, 6 p.m.
Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe 8, 10, 11:30 a. m. 4, 6 p.m.
Piedades de Santa Ana 4 p.m.
La Asunción Ciudad Colón 6, 9 a.m.

For a listing of more than 200 Catholic churches and some Progestant in San José and in other towns and provinces, see the Sunday issue of La Nación. It contains the time that masses and other religious services are held.


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