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Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Costa Rica.
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We are Vernon and Roxanne

Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:32 am

Just getting started here. We have been dreaming of this and searching it out for over a year. Our plane will arrive June 21st and we plan on renting and searching which area we wish to move to. Our beginning looking will be in Quepos. I am a woman who is disabled with MS for 40years now but still active and learning... my husband a retired flat bed truck driver ready to just chill.


Re: New to the forum? - Please introduce yourself here...

Post Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:05 pm

- Carole


Welcome to the forum! We are a friendly and supportive community who enjoy sharing information or just debating a wide range of topics. If you'd like to introduce yourself please do so below - you'll be made very welcome

PS Not sure what to say? How about...

- Where you're from
- Where you are now (if you've already moved abroad)
- Why you moved abroad or why you're planning to move
- Your interests and hobbies

Kind Regards


I would like contact with any Costa Rica Expats-- especially those currently living in the areas south of Limon, and who are willing to impart “CURRENT” information regarding special interests which I have.----- I submit the following:

I am a senior, pensioned naturally born US Citizen who is presently living in Wisconsin, and as of approximately 5 October, 2015 I will be traveling to the referenced area and arriving there approximately mid October. I will be permanently leaving the US, and will not return to it. And have every intention of becoming a permanent resident and later, a citizen of NC'

I will be traveling with two Chihuahuas, a 23 year old 4wd pickup and utility trailer, both loaded with all the personal belongings I wish to bring, plus a few expected requirements for my new life. (things which I believe will be relatively unavailable there.)

FIRST INFORMATIVE REQUEST.: I would like the name of a reliable, and honest rental agent, wherein I came make arrangements for temporary housing, upon arrival,--(perhaps a Private owner (permanent housing will be selected after arrival.)

I will be looking forward to having a large “FENCED IN”garden with raised beds, and containing laying hens (prefering Araconas,) a few ducks for insect control, and a 4 Doe rabbitry

SECOND INFORMATIVE REQUEST: As I have raised rabbits before, It is+ possible that I would start a commercal rabbitry. Question, Are therre presently any rabbitries in the area, and/or is rabbit meat reasionably available there? At what price.???

THIRD IR: Another possibility is the propegation of Atlantic Spade Fsh as a food fish. I know that they are in the gulf of Mexico, and reporedly all the way from the Carolinas, to south america, Is this true?, and are thery available from local fisherment? I know a great deal about their habitates andhabis.

While I have never been in Costa Rica, I learned a great deal about it in the 1950s from friend and relative named Jerome Dickman Clauck, and who was known to the county folk there as Mista DICK
While true or not, I was told that at that time there was a Roadway named ”RIO MIST DICK”

At any rate, this is enough to start.

Thanks all. Don K


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:25 am

My name is Joe. I am in my 20's, single with no kids. I've decided to move to CR. I am a vegan, in
great shape, an incredibly free thinker, and a cool guy to be around. I have come to this site to
either find people who are living in Costa Rica that I can befriend, or find people who are planning to move to CR too and would like to travel/meet up together and be expat buddies.


Natives from mountains of Idaho, U.S. need help with rental

Post Posted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:20 am

My new bride and I are considering a possible move to your country. We are not visiting Costa Rica to live like Americans, but would rather love to experience your cultural lifestyles. We have been living in the mountains of northern Idaho, and experience a very beautiful non-ocean life full of various, but different amazing things to experience. We are now in the frame of mind to open our horizons and live a whole new way. We are a little apprehensive as we can't travel around with an "open wallet" and enjoy all you have to offer every day of the week. Rather, we would appreciate our experience if we could ease into the differences rather gently while taking our time to internalize everything. One of my biggest concernes is trying to find an area that we can call home for awhile (Long term rental) and use it to branch out and explore from there. Even though we are not old, I do have a disability that limits me and my bride has just gone through cancer. We would appreciate any help or direction any of you would be willing to provide us! Please tell us that you can ease our apprehension to explore your beautiful country with reassuring response and perhaps some suggestions or rentals we may consider. We will be arriving to Costa Rica on Nov.5,2015 with 3 months in country, then 3 months in Panama or?.
Thank-You Costa Rica Expats, Darrell & Ariel


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Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:35 am

My name is Jennifer. I look forward to moving to Cost Rica in the fall of 2016.


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Post Posted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:32 pm

Hi! My name is Renee and live in WI. I'm looking at Nicaragua and have been researching countries for 2 years now and pretty sure I've settled on Nicaragua. I would love to travel there so I can get a feel for it and maybe travel to a few other places like Ecuador and Venezuela. Some other countries would be too expensive. I'm very political and it's making me ill. Also, I'm thinking the weather will make me feel better physically and mentally. The food would be more wholesome as well, which can make a good impact on my health. I love the water and the beach. By the way, why isn't Nicaragua mentioned on this site?

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Post Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:58 am

Hi, I'm Wanda. I am from Nashville, and now live on Whidbey Island near Seattle. I am 67 and will be retiring in the next couple of years - to Costa Rica. I have toured in Costa Rica before and will be visiting the country in July and August (2017). I have many questions! I teach Spanish, so the language is not a problem. In addition to working, I have 2 dogs and a cat that I will be bringing with me. I enjoy making organic soaps and lotions, and am a Reiki practitioner.

I am looking for lots of information regarding moving to Costa Rica. I will be able to come as a pensionada (Social Security and teacher pensions). My son wants to move with me. He is an adult and wants to open (or buy) a bar in a beachfront location. He can't qualify as a pensionado or inversionista. I suppose he will have to be a perpetual tourist for awhile.

I'm glad to meet all of you!



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