“Where could we meet U.S. expats already living in Costa Rica?”

“Where could we meet U.S. expats already living in Costa Rica?”

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June 24, 2016

My husband & I will be visiting Costa Rica beginning Sept 18th. We would like to meet with some US expats who have made the move. Our plan is to move within the next year. We will be in San Jose for 3 days then over to the Pacific coast. We'd love to meet some potential new neighbors currently living in Costa Rica...

“What are the first steps that we should take in moving to Costa Rica?”

“What are the first steps that we should take in moving to Costa Rica?”

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June 24, 2016

I would like to visit Costa Rica in the next two months I have no idea what I'm doing I want to retire there with my wife of 44 years we would like to rent what is our first step to do?Hi Steve, Your first step is to read and research as much about Costa Rica as you can before your trip. Find out all about the different regions to determine which ones appeal to you as far lifestyle, climate, and landscape. Although a small country, there are tremendous differences between regions and even towns. For example, a small...

“Help needed with the process involved when buying property in Panama?”

“Help needed with the process involved when buying property in Panama?”

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June 23, 2016

Recently retired, home up for sale and prepared to downsize and purchase 2 homes. 1 in Canada and possibly 1 in Panama. IL recommends renting in Panama 6 months to a year first, while travelling around (with informative assistance). Highland areas ( like cooler) say Chiriqui Province, while renting in or near Panama City. Require Read more...: “Help needed with the process involved when buying property in Panama?”

“Which coastal areas in Panama should we consider retiring to?”

“Which coastal areas in Panama should we consider retiring to?”

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June 22, 2016

My husband & I will be travelling to Panama in September to have an initial look as to whether we would like to retire there. As my husband is a scuba instructor we would like to look at coastal areas. My question is where should we be looking? Linda Card – Panama Correspondent Hi Jaci, Read more...: “Which coastal areas in Panama should we consider retiring to?”

Can you recommend somewhere low cost for a single 50 year old woman who loves the outdoors and beaches?

Can you recommend somewhere low cost for a single 50 year old woman who loves the outdoors and beaches?

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June 16, 2016

Hello, all! I could use some advise. I’m a single 50 year old woman who is adventurous and loves the outdoors and beaches. I am at a point where I’m changing careers and want to lower my overhead/ expenses so I can build my business. I am looking for a nice but affordable furnished studio Read more...: Can you recommend somewhere low cost for a single 50 year old woman who loves the outdoors and beaches?

Moving overseas with pets: best destinations?

Moving overseas with pets: best destinations?

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June 2, 2016

Seriously considering an overseas move but we have 4 dogs and 2 cats, and I noticed that many places have small apartments / condos as their primary form of housing. I’d like to be near / on water, reasonably near a town of some size, and in a dog-friendly community where aI can get a Read more...: Moving overseas with pets: best destinations?

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May 23, 2016

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