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They knew they couldn't afford to retire in California…

But Today, Deby and Chuck Are Living Their Dream Retirement on a Sunny Beach in Costa Rica, the World's #1 Retirement Destination

Beach, Mountain, Lake, City, and Country Living… Low-Cost Quality Healthcare…

For $1,760 A Month Or Less, You Can Do The Same—and our Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package Will Show You Exactly How

Dear Reader,

Back in 2005, Deby Hogue says, she was working at a Montessori school and her husband, Chuck, had been working in construction for 30 years.

As Chuck used to say back then, “I am beat up from the feet up.” It was a natural time in their lives to retire and make some more memories.

The couple had dreamt of retiring to the beach, but they couldn’t see it happening for them in California, where they’re from.

On a surf trip to Costa Rica that year, however, they found what they were looking for in the little town of Nosara.

“We found surf, beautiful beaches, and great restaurants…and the place that would become our retirement home.”

As Deby and Chuck soon realized, while they couldn’t afford to retire at home, they could very well afford to retire in Costa Rica. And in their mid-50s at the time, it would be even earlier than they had hoped.

Nosara had everything they were looking for. A small town on the Pacific Coast, it’s sheltered by green hills to the east. But to the west, its beaches are the main attraction. There are five separate beaches here, in fact, in secluded coves and bays. The largest, Playa Guiones, is three miles long, and has been named by National Geographic as one of the top 20 surfing destinations in the world.

Imagine, retiring to one of the world’s best surf destinations…

These beautiful beaches and the laidback tranquility of little Nosara attract young, lively visitors who come to surf, practice yoga, and enjoy the stunning natural landscape and wildlife.

Everything you might need is here, Deby says, including a great market, a hardware store, a post office, and a small airport from which you can take a 45-minute flight to the capital city of San Jose.

“The town also has a nice community of expats from Europe, the U.S., and Canada.”

Just a seven-minute walk from the beach Deby and Chuck found a lot for sale for just $55,000. Relying on Chuck’s construction skills, they decided to build their own home.

The house has three bedrooms, one of which is accessed by an outside spiral staircase,” says Deby. “We call this “the monkey room” as it’s next to papaya trees that the monkeys love to eat from. We have a large patio where we put our dining table and I have an outside kitchen where I do most of my cooking. We are surrounded by lots of trees and plants…we have to constantly rearrange the plants because they grow so large.”

Chuck and Deby figure they spent $120,000 to build their home. (Try doing that in California…where a home this close to the beach will cost a million dollars or more…)

“We love our life in Nosara…it’s vibrant and healthy,” Deby says. “Chuck surfs and I have started to blog about my cooking and our life here.”

They eat out once or twice a week, mostly because Nosara is a fun place to socialize, she says, everyone knows one another.

“We usually spend between $8 to $12 on a meal. My favorite dish when we eat out is what’s called a casado—a plate of rice, red or black beans, a choice of fish, beef, pork, or chicken, and a colorful salad of lettuce, tomato, carrots, cucumber, hearts of palm, and avocado.”

As residents of Costa Rica, they’re enrolled in CAJA, the national healthcare program. They pay $83 per month for that, for the two of them.

And while Deby cautions that Costa Rica is not the most inexpensive place to live, she says their monthly expenses are reasonable.

“We spend about $2,000 per month on food, gas, dinners out, car repairs. It really is a great life in Nosara…one we’re very much enjoying.”

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I’m Jackie Flynn, publisher of International Living.

We’re bullish on almost all of Latin America, as you know. And the more research we do on Costa Rica, the more over-the-top bullish we are on it. That’s why…

This year, International Living named Costa Rica the world’s BEST retirement destination.

It takes a lot to earn the top spot on our Global Retirement Index, and Costa Rica has it all…the total package retirees are looking for.

It’s the most politically stable country in Latin America, with a long history of peacefulness. (President Oscar Arias won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to bring the peacefulness of Costa Rica to other countries in Central America.)

You Can Have the Retirement of Your Dreams in Costa Rica

It’s no wonder Costa Rica has been one of the most popular tourist destinations for North Americans and others for generations. Nearly a quarter of the country is national park land and protected areas. There are plenty of beaches, too, on both Pacific and Caribbean Coasts. And the country’s Central Valley offers a nearly perfect climate…never too hot and never too cold.

Retirees, too, have taken note of all this country has to offer.

Costa Rica ticks almost all the boxes on anyone’s retirement checklist:

  • Conveniently close to home—With many direct flights to two international airports (and a third in the works), it’s close to the U.S. and Canada, (less than three hours from Miami).
  • Excellent weather—From the temperate Central Valley to the beautiful tropical beaches, there’s a climate for everyone.
  • Top-quality healthcare—The World Health Organization praises Costa Rica for its healthcare system, and has ranked it better than the U.S., despite spending 87 percent less on healthcare per capita.
  • The most stable democracy in Latin America—No other country has the peaceful history and democratic stability of Costa Rica (and no army)!
  • All the comforts of home—modern shopping malls and world-class hospitals. Reliable high-speed internet is available just about everywhere.
  • Low, low taxes—You’ll pay zero income taxes on foreign-earned income. If you buy a home in Costa Rica, your annual property taxes will be little more than $200-$500 in most cases. And there’s no capital gains tax!
  • With one of the world’s lowest poverty indexes and a high standard of living, Costa Rica offers a surprisingly low cost of living.

Sure, some of the things I’ve just mentioned are also true of many Latin American countries. All are more affordable than the U.S. and some are even closer geographically (but not by much). Many have democratically elected governments, although few with as longstanding history as Costa Rica.

But as Deby and Chuck Hogue and others have learned, Costa Rica offers advantages most of us aren’t aware of:

  • A built-in community of English-speaking locals and expats—it’s said that more than 11,000 U.S. retirees currently live in Costa Rica.
  • It’s healthy …with little pollution and lots of clean water and fresh air. (Costa Rica is one of the only countries in the world to reverse deforestation!) A staggering 99% of its energy comes from renewable, money-saving sources.
  • Adult literacy is practically 100%. Thanks to the well-educated, well-informed workforce, many international companies have offices, factories, and call centers here—contributing to the strong and stable economy.
  • The happiest people in the world live here. Sociologists from the Happy Planet Index have said Costa Ricans “report the highest life satisfaction and have the second-highest average life expectancy of the Americas (second only to Canada).”

Plus, Costa Rica is remarkably affordable.

In the Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package, you’ll discover exactly how you can live comfortably in Costa Rica, no matter your budget.

In a moment I’ll share some typical monthly expenses for a couple living in Costa Rica. Most report that they live far better in Costa Rica on about one-third of the costs back home…just $1,760 a month or less. Sometimes far less—especially if you choose to live in a mountain town where the climate is so perfect you won’t need either heat or air conditioning.

The Central Valley is Where Most Expats Settle, Thanks to Convenience Climate, and Cost of Living…

As I mentioned, Costa Rica’s Central Valley is where most foreign retirees settle. That’s because of the temperate weather and proximity to the modern amenities of San José, with mega shopping malls and world-class medical care.

It’s where you’ll find Ed and Jackie Cusack. Not that long ago, as they were approaching their 60s, it felt as if the winters in Indiana were getting longer and causing more discomfort. They found themselves wondering where and how they were going to spend the next stage of their lives.

After traveling off and on to Costa Rica, they decided to escape, once and for all, from the conference calls, emails, and deadlines, and focus more on the joys of simplicity. In 2013 they took their early retirement benefits from Social Security and told their employers that they’d be trading in our business clothes for shorts and flip-flops.

Initially they decided to live Costa Rica’s popular tourist town of Tamarindo, but then they discovered a completely new side to the country.

“Don’t get me wrong; with its gold-sand beaches, Tamarindo is a beautiful place, and many expats are very happy there,” Ed says. “But the climate is hot and dry, averaging in the 80s F and 90s F all year. Sure, we had pools to swim in, beaches to enjoy, and air conditioning to lounge in. But reality set in when it came time to pay our first electric bill.”

Fast forward three years.

Today, Ed and Jackie live in the hills above the charming town of Sarchí, about a 40-minute drive from the international airport at Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose.

It’s convenient to get back to the States to visit family and friends, they say. And even though they have a car, Ed says, “We’ve found ourselves using public buses more and more often for trips to the city, rather than driving. At a cost of about $1.50 for a trip to the capital, San José, the bus saves us the cost of driving, the frustration of dealing with city traffic, and, of course, finding parking.”

The climate is perfect, they say. Because of the elevation of the town and surrounding areas, the temperatures are temperate and comfortable—no higher than 80 F during the day and in the high 50s F or low 60s F at night.

They’re happy living a simple life surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife. Their four-bedroom, two-and-a half bath home has a small garden and a shared farming field behind the house, “so we can grow our own tomatoes, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, and fennel. We can go into our backyard in the morning to pick fresh oranges and limes for juice, gather avocados and passion fruit from our front yard for afternoon snacks, and microwaving food is a thing of the past.”

As Ed says, they paid roughly $2,000 a month in the States for mortgage, insurance, and utilities, “And we saw these expenses drop to $770 a month since moving to Sarchi…which shows just how affordable this region is. We could not dream of retiring in the States on the budget we have now.”

Today their basic monthly expenses come in at just $1,100—far less than they spent every month back in Indiana. But living more frugally doesn’t mean they have to live with just the bare essentials.

One reason their expenses are so low Ed says, is because “we are fortunate to have good health overall, and we haven’t needed to visit doctors often. Now that they have their Costa Rica resident visa, Ed says, “For the both of us, we pay a total of 25,000 colones a month (roughly $47 US) for full hospital/medical, dental, optical, and prescriptions.”

That’s an amazing bargain and a tremendous savings to a retirement budget.

But Isn’t Costa Rica Real Estate Expensive?

Despite its popularity, you can find great real estate bargains in Costa Rica—and that’s whether you rent or buy.

As anywhere in the world, prices are higher in high-traffic tourist and resort destinations. That’s the rule of supply and demand, after all.

But if you relocate to Costa Rica, it’s doubtful you’ll settle in a tourist destination. Most expats, in fact, settle in the Central Valley. There, you’ll find prices extremely affordable. Same with the Lake Arenal area to the north and certain pockets of coastline.

In fact, if the beach is your thing, you’ll be spoiled for choice, as Costa Rica offers more than 1,000 miles of coastline. Know where to look and you’ll find some incredible bargains.

In your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package, global real estate expert Margaret Summerfield will give you all the details and tell you where to find the country’s best real estate deals…in areas she and Real Estate Trend Alert’s Ronan McMahon believe hold tremendous potential for appreciation.

Here are some examples of bargains available right now in the popular Central Valley:

  • Affordable carefree condo living: On the western side of metropolitan San José, in the well-to-do suburb of Santa Ana, a brand-new two-bedroom/two-bath condo with granite kitchen and bathroom counters and private garden just sold for just $135,000. Or go big in nearby Escazú, where a mansion-sized home with five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a maid’s quarters, and more, can be had for just $399,000.
  • In popular Atenas—just a half hour from San José’s international airport—you’ll find an 1,940-sq.-ft. three-bedroom/two-bath home on almost an acre of land built to North American standards. There’s a fireplace for the cozy evenings, a separate TV room and office, and an upper floor with its jaw-dropping mountain views. The price? just $130,000.

Plus incredibly low property taxes—no more than $100 to $200 a year in most cases. And there's no capital gains tax!

And by the way, as a resident of Costa Rica, you'll also pay zero income taxes on your foreign-earned income—another important benefit to retiring there.)

In your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package, we’ll cover the ins and outs of buying property in Costa Rica and point you to the areas where you’ll find the best bargains and profit opportunities.

For Natural Beauty, Laidback Living, and Affordability, Lake Arenal is Well Worth a Look…

Prefer to live even farther from the city, but still in a temperate climate? Affordable Lake Arenal is well worth a look.

Just a three-hour drive north of San Jose, but still in the highlands, the lake area is blessed with a spring-like climate year-round.

If you like to fish, this may be the place for you. The 33-square-mile Lake Arenal is known for its Rainbow bass sport fishing. And for windsurfing and sail boarding.

Looming above the green landscape at the east end of the lake, is the 5,479-foot Volcan Arenal, a cone-shaped volcano that’s active but not dangerous. (A side benefit from the volcanic activity is that thermal hot springs abound in the area. The mineral-rich waters, naturally heated to upwards of 100° F, are said to have medicinal properties helpful to arthritis and other ailments.)

You’ll find a vibrant and active expat community here, too, along with a small-town atmosphere, a rural feel, and peace and quiet.

Fortunately, Lake Arenal is one of the places in Costa Rica that has yet to hit its stride as far as real estate prices go. Real bargains can be found here, such as:

  • A small tidy home, within walking distance of the village of San Luis and the lake. You’re surrounded by green space and have partial lake views. It’s listed for just $48,000.
  • A fabulous lake-view three-bedroom/two-bath home, with a huge wrap-around deck for entertaining. On 1.75 gorgeous acres, it features majestic views of both the lake and volcano. The price? Just $191,000.
  • Looking for a business to run? A four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with an awesome volcano view is perfect for a B&B. In fact, it’s already been converted to three fully furnished one-bedroom apartments that regularly rent by the week or month. It can be yours for just $130,000.

Beach living more your style? You, especially, will be happy in Costa Rica:

  • A spacious 2,200-sq.-ft. four-bedroom, three-bath home—with a private swimming pool—is in Herradura, close to the upscale Los Sueños Resort and Marina. It’s been reduced from $299,000 to just $250,000.
  • In popular Flamingo Beach, a 1,600-sq.-ft. two-bedroom condo in a gated community with 24-hour security and parking—and literally just steps to the beach—can be yours for just $249,000.

The Coastal Spot That Deserves Your Attention Right Now

If you’re a beach lover…or a real estate investor…there’s an area of Costa Rica that particularly deserves your attention… right now.

It’s the southern Pacific coast…called the Costa Ballena (whale coast) for the majestic humpback whales that migrate to the warm waters here each year from December to April.

This area is more lushly beautiful, more deeply colorful, and the views from the hillsides overlooking the Pacific Ocean are more strikingly dramatic than anywhere along the more popular Gold Coast to the north.

You’ll get the inside line in your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package. We’ll show you exactly where to go, who to see, and what kinds of properties make sense if you’d like to buy in this part of the country.

If history repeats itself (as we expect it will), now that the new coastal highway is open and brining more and more people to the area, property prices here will rise rapidly.

You’re just in time to SAVE BIG $$$:

  • In Ojochal, the quickly growing town along the newly emerging Southern Pacific Coast, you’ll find a private river-view estate on 2.5 acres of land. The 1,800-sq.-ft. two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home has gorgeous wood accents throughout. Doors open to the terrace and pool. There’s plenty of room to expand the existing home or build some guest casitas. The asking price is just $198,000.
  • And for as little as $40,000, you can purchase a home site in the best community along this coast…with truly superb views. With costs of custom homebuilding (of the highest standards) at only $100 per square foot, you can build your 2,000-square-foot dream home for $220,000…

In California, a comparable home would cost you 10, maybe 20 times more. But why live in California with its high taxes, pollution problems and skyrocketing cost of living, when you can live in beautiful, pristine, affordable Costa Rica?

When you reserve International Living’s Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package, you’ll hear from all our best Costa Rica resources…attorneys, doctors, insurance professionals, construction and real estate experts…who can help you better understand the many benefits and options Costa Rica offers.

You’ll also hear firsthand from others who’ve done what you’re contemplating…

You’ll hear from expats like John Michael Arthur—who goes by “Mike.”

After years of research, he moved to Costa Rica in 2014. There, he says, he loves his new life as a gentleman farmer.

As he explains, he and his spouse, Michael “wanted some land to spread out on and to be able to garden and raise animals and be surrounded by wildlife.”

So, after numerous trips to Costa Rica over a three-year period, they found their perfect spot near the small country town of Cachíin the Orosi Valley that’s part of Costa Rica’s highland Central Valley area.

“Living in this part of Costa Rica feels very much like a return to the lifestyle and values of 1950s America,” Mike says. “We love that. For example, when we were kids, the milkman came to the house every Monday and Thursday and brought glass jugs of cold, creamy goodness. Guess who comes and honks at our gate every Monday and Thursday—the milkman!”

What does Mike love most about life in Costa Rica?

“When I was in high school, I took one of those silly aptitude tests,” he says. “One of the questions was, ‘Would you rather be famous for just one thing, or would you rather have no fame and be adept at many things?’ I knew then what I know still—being a Renaissance man was the way to go. Here, I get to be that man.”

In your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package, you’ll also hear from Kathleen Evans, who left the “corporate grind” and moved to Tamarindo in 2013. Gloria and Paul Yeatman, who live in the Central Valley town of San Ramon will be there, too…and so will many more, from all areas of the country…all along the Pacific and Caribbean Coasts, the Central Highlands, and Lake Arenal.

These are all smart people, like you. They all say that the decision to move to Costa Rica was one of the best they’ve ever made. And they have no intentions of ever leaving.

Besides everything I’ve already mentioned, Costa Rica has something very important going for it: a strong economy.

Of all the countries in Latin America, Costa Rica is the number one tourist destination. Tourism brings in more than $2 billion every year. And remember, this is a country the size of the state of West Virginia.

According to U.S. government statistics, Costa Rica enjoys the region’s highest standard of living and a low unemployment rate.

Now… What About the Daily Cost of Living? Just How Affordable is Costa Rica?

How much does it cost to live in Costa Rica? The short answer is: whatever you want… within reason, of course.

For sure you can live like a rock star in Costa Rica on $4,000 per month. Most expats, though, report they live happily and without sacrifices on a monthly budget of about $1,700 to $3,000.

As I’ve mentioned, Ed and Jackie Cusack’s budget in Sarchí in the Central Valley is just $1,100 a month.

Paul and Gloria Yeatman, in nearby San Ramon, live well on a monthly budget of about $1,800. The rent for their two-bedroom apartment in the center of town is $550. They have high-speed internet, utilities, weekly house cleaning…

They spend money on food, entertainment, and transportation, as we all do. For just $60 (total for both of them) they have a comprehensive health plan through Costa Rica’s universal health system (known as CAJA).

By moving to Costa Rica, Paul and Gloria say they’ve reduced their total living costs by 65%.

But it’s not just the cost savings you should consider…it’s the overall improvement in your quality of life.

Here’s a typical monthly budget, based on calculations for two people living in a mid-range, two-bedroom home in the Central Valley:

Housing (average rental): $500 to $1,000
Electricity: $50 to $70
Gas: $10 to $20
Water and trash collection: $12 to $25
Transportation (taxi): $130 to $170
OR… Maintenance/fuel for one car: ($100 to $250)
Phone (land line/local calls): $7 to $25
Phone (cell phone): $20 to $70
Cable or satellite television: $30 to $50
Internet: $35 to $50
CAJA health plan $110 to $200
TOTAL: $874 to $1,760

We’ve listed a range here, because some of these expenses depend on your tastes, habits and consumption. And note that this sample budget doesn’t include groceries or entertainment, but a good rule of thumb is to budget about half of what you spend at home.

(As Ed Cusack says, since he and Jackie are able to grow much of their own food and much of the rest they buy at inexpensive ferias—farmer’s markets, “Our weekly food bill has shrunk to about $50 a week, from about $125 a week in the States.”)

Your actual budget may be even less—some landlords include internet and other expenses like lawn care, water and trash pick-up. And, of course, if you pay outright for your home you won’t have any rental costs.

You can see how affordable it is to live in Costa Rica. Even the lowest budget affords a very good lifestyle. You’ll enjoy guilt-free consumption at very low prices. For instance, you can splurge on a salon haircut, manicure or pedicure ($5-$10 each), pay a maid to clean your house ($14 a day) or a gardener to do your lawn work ($4.50 an hour).

You’ll save, too, on the little things that matter the most, but can add up. Like movie tickets for $5 or less…four avocados for just $2…a whole pineapple for $1…bus rides from San José to Escazu for just 75 cents or to Jacó Beach (60 miles) for little more than $4.

But it’s not just the potential cost savings that you should consider…it’s the overall improvement in your quality of life.

More time and more money to spend as you like…no taxes, no inflated prices, no more worries about outliving your retirement nest egg.

Maybe even money to spend on things you might not afford at home…like a maid and gardener, spa days, and more…

All This, and World-Class, Affordable Healthcare

Hands down, Costa Rica’s universal healthcare system is one of the best in Latin America and, indeed, among the best in the world. Once you obtain legal residency in Costa Rica, foreigners are eligible (required, in fact) to participate in Costa Rica’s universal healthcare system, called CAJA, affiliated with ten major public hospitals in the country and many small clinics in almost every community. A retired couple might expect to pay $50-$200 a month total for coverage for the two of them.

You can also buy private insurance, which currently costs about $200-$300 a month per person, depending on age, gender and other factors.

And don’t worry about language issues—many doctors speak English and have received training in Europe, Canada, or the U.S.

Are you ready to learn more about all that Costa Rica has to offer?

If So, Reserve Your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package NOW!

The Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package will show you exactly how to live this laid-back luxurious lifestyle…no matter how small your budget.

If you want to salvage your retirement dreams, retire even earlier than you thought you could, or just live a more luxurious life than you ever thought possible—then there’s no better opportunity to gain access to so much expertise…in one place, at the same time.

Don’t Put Your Dream Life on Hold

People are coming to Costa Rica for various reasons. And we’ve got all the bases covered:

  • See for yourself how little it really costs to live in Costa Rica. Not via some theoretical budget, but by meeting the people who are already doing it. People like Gloria and Paul Yeatman, John Michael Arthur, Kathleen Evans, and more…
  • Discover the best places to live and buy property, by learning all about the latest hot spots on the Costa Rica real estate scene. Not from some agent’s listing, but by hearing from the International Living contacts who have traveled to see these areas firsthand.
  • Get in early on the newest emerging markets. Not by listening to salespeople, but by taking advantage of our market analysts’ extensive experience.
  • Learn what it takes to start up a business. Not from a book, but from expats who have done it themselves…and done it well.
  • Know what documents you need to qualify for residency and Costa Rica’s healthcare system…and where to bank, the best place to buy insurance, buy a car, etc. etc. Hear it straight from the attorneys, professionals, and others who are guiding your fellow expats.
  • Find out how to finance your purchase in Costa Rica, whether from a bank or from your own IRA. Expert—and certified—financial planners and banking specialists will be on hand to show you the way.

Get the whole picture, not just the fluff. Taxes, insurance, and visas are not the fun part of being an expat. But you need to know this part of the story before you take your next step in Costa Rica. Our trusted professionals will deliver the information you need.

Here are just a few of the people you’ll meet in this groundbreaking recordings package.

Dan Prescher Dan Prescher
As special projects director and media director for International Living, no one is more qualified to talk about living overseas than Dan.

He’s traveled all over Latin America researching and writing about everything from deserted beaches to bustling world-class cities where life is good and costs are low. He and his wife, Suzan Haskins, are four-country expats.

Roger Perersen Roger Petersen, legal counsel
When it comes to residency, tax law, corporations, trusts, banking, and real estate, there is no better authority in Costa Rica.

Educated in the U.S., Roger has been practicing law in Costa Rica since 1992. He’ll bring you up to speed with the practical information you need to know if you’re planning to retire, buy a property, or start up business. His firm, Petersen & Philps, is one of the leading law firms in Costa Rica when it comes to expat issues and more.

Dr. Kenneth Rojas Calderon Dr. Kenneth Rojas Calderon
Dr. Rojas is a private practice physician with associations at the top private hospital in San José, Clinica Biblica.

He’ll offer details about Costa Rica’s excellent healthcare services and private health options.

Dr. Kenneth Rojas Calderon John McGee—President/CEO, Expat Global Medical
John’s focus is on providing quality, affordable, and customized health insurance strategies to fit your individual needs when you decide to live overseas.

He’ll help you home in on your best options for private global medical insurance.

Winton Churchill Winton Churchill
Winton Churchill is founder of the Barefoot Consultant, an international training and consulting company that helps you make a living from anywhere in the world you want to be by tapping into your own skills and career experience.

Margaret Summerfield Margaret Summerfield
Born in Ireland, Margaret has spent most of her adult life living outside her home country.

She now lives in Panama City’s Casco Viejo neighborhood, and from there she travels extensively in her role as Managing Director for Pathfinder, International Living’s preferred real estate advertising partner.

She’s logged hundreds of thousands of miles traveling in Central and South America, scouting new properties, and new opportunities, off the beaten track.

John Michael Arthur John Michael Arthur
John Michael (Mike) spent 30 years as a family practitioner in his hometown near Dallas before moving to Costa Rica three years ago with his spouse.

They live on a three-and-a-half-acre riverfront farm in the Orosi Valley. Days are spent tending to the more than 125 fruit trees in the orchard, milking the goats for homemade ice cream and cheeses, gathering eggs from the chickens, ducks, and geese, and tending the gardens and finding creative ways to use the river and land.

Kathleen Evans Kathleen Evans
A native Chicagoan, Kathleen and her husband were tired of the “corporate grind” in the U.S., and began to explore their options with one goal in mind: To find their sunshine and start truly enjoying life.

In 2013, they moved to the lively beach town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica on the NW Pacific coast to do just that.

Suzan Haskins Suzan Haskins
As a writer/editor for International Living for nearly 17 years now, Suzan has traveled extensively in Latin America, searching for the world’s best and most affordable lifestyle opportunities.

She has lived in Quito, Ecuador; Lake Chapala, San Miguel de Allende, and Merida, Mexico; Panama City, Panama; San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, and Cotacachi, Ecuador. She’ll be on hand to talk about the challenges and rewards of the expat life.

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, it’s possible the speakers may change. Other experts, however, will take their place covering the same topic.

And what’s more, you’ll get firsthand information directly from the experts in Costa Rica on:

  • Shipping your household goods
  • Banking
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Cultural acclimation
  • Learning Spanish easily for enjoyment and business
  • The legal ins and out of buying real estate in Costa Rica
  • Financing real estate in Costa Rica
  • The best visa option for your needs
  • How to safely move your pets to and keep them healthy in Costa Rica
  • Home, auto, life, and health insurance
  • Tax obligations back home in the U.S. and Canada when you become an expat
  • And much, much more… including all the country’s best destinations depending on your lifestyle needs

Our seasoned professional experts will deliver the on-target information you need to get the real picture about living, buying, or starting up a business in Costa Rica.

And yes, you’ll hear from many of the expats I’ve introduced you to here, too. I’ve already told you some of their stories. They left the U.S. or Canada for a variety of reasons, but for sure to escape high costs and frigid winter temperatures. To a person, they’ve found the American dream alive and well…but in Central America. They’ll tell you the unvarnished truth about life in Costa Rica…the good, bad, and the not-so-good.

Believe me, this firsthand information is worth its weight in gold.

This Recordings Package is a One-of-a-Kind Opportunity. The Depth, Breadth, and Diversity of Lifestyles in Costa Rica Just Can’t Be Found Anywhere Else…

You’ll see all sides of Costa Rica. From luxury living to a comfortable and enjoyable way of life that you can manage on a social security check…from the lush green mountains to the dazzling beaches and everything in between.

Your recordings package will bring you up to speed on affordable lifestyles that you didn’t know about before.

Think about it. If you gather this information on your own, you’ll spend thousands of dollars, and months of your time. Knock on doors, search the internet, sit in lawyers’ offices, and hang out with real estate agents, it will be impossible to assemble the body of knowledge that we’ve pulled together.

As Joseph Locasclo, a past attendee of our Costa Rica conference said, “I enjoyed the fact that most of the presenters were either locals or expats. Their presentations were very informative and all were very approachable and helpful.”

Another past attendee, Robert Scolara, agreed. He said: “It was informative, entertaining, professional, casual, and most importantly, we were not pressured to do anything!”

Your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package will save you thousands of dollars over those who opt to attend in person.

But here’s one more important thing to consider:

Reserve the Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package now and we’ll send you via e-mail one of the most valuable reports about Costa Rica we’ve ever developed.

This special report—Don’t Go to Costa Rica Without This: Five Top Expat Hotspots Where You Can Live Better for Less—delivers actionable information and real examples about life in Costa Rica and details about why we believe it’s the #1 retirement destination in the world…not the cheapest, and not with the lowest real estate prices…but hands-down the best.

No matter your budget or lifestyle, you’ll discover how you can live the life of your dreams in Costa Rica. You’ll also find out more about some of the locations we’ve discussed here… San José and the Central Valley, Lake Arenal, Guanacaste, the Caribbean Coast, the Costa Ballena, and more.

Don’t Go to Costa Rica Without This: Five Top Expat Hotspots Where You Can Live Better for Less will be rushed to you immediately when you reserve your the recordings package.

This valuable report is only available to Fast Track Costa Rica Conference attendees and to you when you reserve the Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package. It will not be offered for sale.

And, One More Special Bonus

Register now and we’ll also send you a $100 voucher to use on any upcoming International Living conference. You can apply your $100 discount to any International Living conference anywhere in the world—and there is no expiration date!

Reserve Your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package Now—and SAVE.

The full price for this package is $424. However, when you order before August 19, it’s yours for just $187.

And remember, too: The full price to attend the conference in person was $1,195 ($795 for a guest). So as you can see, this recordings package is an incredible value—more than 84% off the price of attending the conference in person in Costa Rica. AND you don’t have to worry about the cost of flights and hotels either.

But you must order now to claim the biggest discount we’ll offer on this package.

This is an incredible bargain for two-and-a-half days of information-packed videos, and access to well-informed and experienced contacts ready to share their firsthand experience. (And you can invite a guest…your spouse, partner, or friend…to sit next to you and listen in…and you won’t pay a penny extra.)

Your Recordings Package price includes:

  • All Powerpoint presentations and handouts
  • Digital downloads and video and audio recordings of each conference presentation—you can review them at any time and as often as you like
  • Complete resource rolodex of all speakers and exhibitors with full contact details

And of course, your special report, Don’t Go to Costa Rica Without This: Five Top Expat Hotspots Where You Can Live Better for Less, AND the $100 Conference Voucher.

If This Information… These Tips and Secrets… Don’t Work, You Pay Nothing

You have nothing to lose: You can call us within 30 days of receiving the 2018 Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package and tell us the information didn’t help you. (Or don’t tell us anything. Just ask for your money back.) We’ll give you back your $187. And the Special Report and your $100 voucher, good toward any future conference, is still yours to keep.

Please don’t delay. The 2018 Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package will only be available at this low, “pre-release” price for the next 24 hours.

Don’t miss out on the wealth of intelligence…the years of experience…the insider insights and tips…that you’ll be privy to in your Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package.

Order now, using our secure online order form, and SAVE.

Jackie Flynn

Jackie Flynn
Publisher, International Living

P.S. This is your best, easiest, and most affordable chance to see how Costa Rica can change your life for the better, whether it’s to:

  • Enjoy a comfortable, secure retirement—either full- or part-time.
  • Own a second home in a warm, sunny climate.
  • Start that business you’ve been dreaming about.
  • Discover more about one of the world’s best-performing property markets…

P.P.S. Don’t let anything stop you from acting on your dreams. You can take that first step now, today. Order now and take advantage of this great discounted price.

Remember—until tomorrow, midnight Sunday, August 19, you save a whopping $237 off the regular price of the 2018 Fast Track Costa Rica Recordings Package, plus you’ll receive the special report, Don’t Go to Costa Rica Without This: Five Top Expat Hotspots Where You Can Live Better for Less and a $100 voucher toward any upcoming International Living conference. But this special deal is only available for the next 24 hours. This is the lowest price you’ll ever pay for this program.

Why not give it a try? You’ve got nothing to lose and your money back is guaranteed if you are not satisfied. So act now, while you can grab the lowest price possible for this Recordings Package.


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