Want to Start Your Heaven Soon?
You've come to the right place if you want to live in a country which many call a new-found Shangri-La or the closest thing to paradise.
This book will show you the ins and outs of living in this idyllic, beautiful country where you'll never feel you're a stranger and where you'll always breath peace and democracy. It's not only that and the exuberant verdure of the vegetation plus the benign climate that make it an ideal place in which to settle.
There are added features which makes it almost a terrestrial paradise and one of them is the character and friendliness of its people. The Costa Ricans are by nature different from other Latin Americans and are noted for their unique character and nature. Further on I'll tell you why. Once in the country, you're sure to like and benefit from this difference and enjoy yourself more than you had expected.
As I mentioned before, this book is not like many others about Costa Rica that have been written and published by foreigners, particularly Americans.. I'll not include a listing of places to sightsee but leave it to the many excellent guide books existing in English. Rather, I'll try to tell how I believe you can become a happy retire e in this marvellous, peaceful and friendly country. Most of my information comes from personal experience and what I believe to be a profound knowledge of the country.
In explaining some characteristics of the idiosyncrasies of the average Costa Rican, a few of them may not be too praiseworthy giving the impression that I may be demoting my own country. But far from it, I love my country and want you to love and admire it too. Many of my appraisals have all been well-intentioned and all have been expressed at one time or another by other Ticos themselves. They're mentioned here because they could be useful to you in the process of your cultural adjustment. Thus, you'll see the pros and cons of the country and find that the positives far outweigh the negatives.
You Can Live at Low-Cost
Costa Rica may seem to be a low-cost living country to one person while expensive to another. By living it out, you'll find for yourself that in either case your income in Dollars will stretch when converted to the local currency of Colones. Some retirees consider that costs in Costa Rica are as much as 60% to 70% lower than in the United States.