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$58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

$58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

“When the time is right, things just fall into place. And you just go with the flow.” That’s what Dale and Jessica Hill said about their unanticipated retirement move to Costa Rica. They had come to visit friends who had the “crazy” idea to retire to Costa Rica three years earlier. Dale and Jessica were Read more...: $58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

The words “pioneer” and “frontier” usually evoke images of 1800s homesteaders. However, that’s not always the case…there are modern day pioneers throughout lesser-known “frontier” land. Karen Davies is a prime example. Her experience of moving from Oregon, U.S. to Costa Rica read like a 19th century novel. Born and raised in southern New Jersey, she Read more...: For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

How We Renovated our Costa Rica Dream Home

How We Renovated our Costa Rica Dream Home

Retiring to the temperate climates of Grecia, Costa Rica in the country's Central Valley was a no-brainer for Mike and Jean Kalburn from Ontario, Canada. They'd been vacationing there since 2000; usually staying in the same duplex B&B. When the opportunity came to buy that property in 2007, they jumped at the chance to have a permanent base in the land of Pura Vida, all it needed was a bit of an upgrade...

Why It’s the Right Time to Buy In Chiriquí, Panama

Why It’s the Right Time to Buy In Chiriquí, Panama

In 2018 Panama is expected to outperform all other Central American countries as well as many in South America. And in its western province of Chiriquí the economy is set to boom, thanks to a $1 million investment by Del Monte into Puerto Armuelles, to start up exportation of bananas once again.

Life is a Paradise in Bocas del Toro, Panama with $375 Rent

Life is a Paradise in Bocas del Toro, Panama with $375 Rent

Growing up in the northeastern U.S. meant living through long, cold winters. I'll be honest with you: I've never liked the cold. That's why, when the opportunity to move to Panama presented itself, I leapt at it. Along with a better climate, I was looking for a place that offered a slower pace of life, and allowed me to do volunteer work...