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An Expat Talks about Living in
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
How long have you lived there?
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Playa Hermosa Association, Association of Retired Canadians, Association of Retired Americans
In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.
You have many ex pats from North America, Europe. There are some Costa Ricans. Main religion is Catholic. There is a Catholic Chirch. A Protestant Church has been started close by.
What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?
This is a retirement place. The Costa Ricans and ex pats who want to work do Tourism and fishing primarily. Real Estate is a big business here.
In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?
It is a beach town. Most people are retired from North America. The beach is beautiful. All people go to the beach for walking, socializing, etc.
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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.
Be ready to live, love and relax. This is a beautiful country and we live in paradise.
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Does anyone have the website or contact information for the Association of Retired Canadians in Hermosa?
You give me courage to make a move....When I am not sure but i do have a lot in Avellanas.Can you help me to understand how that area is developing or not? I was there 6 years ago and have forgotten how far it is from Tamarindo. Do you need to speak Spanish?
Which Playa Germosa?
Jaco or Guanacaste?