Ditching the Rat Race for a No Stress Life in Platanillo, Costa Rica

Ditching the Rat Race for a No Stress Life in Platanillo, Costa Rica

Back in the U.S., David Krueger, a nuclear engineer in the medical field, worked gruelling hours, spending much of his 36-year career on the road. “I remember I was at a Hilton and they celebrated my 220th night at one of their properties that year. Realizing I was never home really bothered me,” says David, 61. “I was sick of working so much.”

I Rediscovered the Magic of Tamarindo—With a Little Help From a Friend

I Rediscovered the Magic of Tamarindo—With a Little Help From a Friend

When my husband and I moved to Tamarindo, Costa Rica, we had a plan. We designed a life with our main residence in Costa Rica, and a smaller one in Austin, Texas (returning each autumn for football, family, and frivolity). We also allotted two or three months of each year for international travel.

Costa Rica On A Budget: Where to Live For $2,500 or Less

Costa Rica On A Budget: Where to Live For $2,500 or Less

Although Costa Rica is no longer considered a “cheap” place to live like it was in the previous century, there are thousands of expats living comfortably on conservative budgets all around the country.  Most will tell you their monthly spending is less than the overall cost of living in numerous cities around the U.S., Canada, and Europe.