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zyeon
8/12/2019 23:45 EST

All,

I am a US citizen turning 65 this December. I am considering Costa Rica as my retirement home and live there with my wife who is 63.

To learn how to make Costa Rica my home, I am planning a 2 month trip to Costa Rica this October. I need your help to understand what I can do in these 2 months, where all I should visit and stay to learn to live in Costa Rica and what is the reasonable place I should consider renting a place to stay for 1 to 2 months.

Your tips and leads will help me a lot and I appreciate sincerely all tips. I can be reached.

Thanks

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carolvaughn
8/13/2019 08:10 EST

Here's what I'd do:
I would stay in Airbnbs, and travel constantly -- this will give you the complete picture, and not commit you
to any one place. If you found a place you liked, you could move into a hotel.
There are many lovely Airbnbs operating throughout CR. Check them all out!!

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lindyluvsCR
8/13/2019 10:15 EST

You are coming when usually lots of rain. Start the day early and relax in afternoon, Love to meet and/or help you if you come to Grecia for one of your stops or good home base. Send me a PM (Personal Message) if interested. (Orange button above to retrieve any responses).

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shermanwc
8/13/2019 11:11 EST

It would help if you provided some additional information about the lifestyle you are interested in. Where you visit should be tailored to the style of living that you want.

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shermanwc
8/13/2019 11:46 EST

My wife and I prepared a list of features that we wanted in retirement with 3 levels of need: 1) must have (e.g. for us: close to the beach), 2) desirable but not essential, 3) other items to consider for comparison of options (e.g. proximity of shopping, medical facilities, etc).

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princzz
8/13/2019 13:53 EST

The entire country is good, but Escazu us the best.

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zyeon
8/14/2019 06:25 EST

Thanks. Good suggestion and I appreciate it. If possible, let me know what are the places I should stay and experience. This would help me a lot.

Raja

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zyeon
8/14/2019 06:37 EST

On the lifestyle and what we are looking forward in Costa Rica:


- We are 60+ and are retired
- We love nature and if a place is near the beach where we can swim now and then, it would be ideal.
- this place can be an apartment/condo, should be safe.
- it can be a high rise multi-storey building
- a medical facility should be nearby
That is all

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zyeon
8/14/2019 06:39 EST

Looks like, you have done the hard work for us too. If you can share this 3 level list, it would help us a lot.

Contact zyeon@kirusa.com

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zyeon
8/14/2019 06:40 EST

Thanks. I have to look at the map and understand where it is located and how far is this place from SJO.

I now know only SJO airport. I will learn quickly with all of you around and helping me.

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Drneuro100
8/14/2019 20:16 EST

Escazu (San Rafael area especially), is a great "home" base to explore CR from. It is where we always began and kept coming back to until we bought.

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zyeon
8/15/2019 00:07 EST

Thanks. Looks like Escazu is most popular among expats and I should stay there for a week and feel it.

Any recommendation on Airbnb or hotels that I can select in Escazu?

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princzz
8/15/2019 06:49 EST

Santa Ana.

River park at avalon. Two pools, two Jacuzzis, quiet, modern, ultra new and secure.

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Kohl
8/15/2019 08:06 EST

Escazu is NOT the most popular place among expats, however it is one of the most expensive areas in the central valley. If you have a hefty budget, it should suit you.

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lindyluvsCR
8/15/2019 11:14 EST

Amen Kohl - Might as well be in south Florida and zoom from mall to expensive stores and restaurants.

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zyeon
8/15/2019 23:15 EST

Thanks. With all of you, I am learning quickly.

I do not have a hefty budget. I would like to understand considering CR as my second home by travelling in CR.

This trip is exploratory in nature and with all the inputs, I have understood that I should stay in 3 to 4 places for at least a week in each place and understand. This is what I may be doing. 2 places are in the list Grecia and Escazu. I can add 2 more. Inputs to consider hotel or airbnb in these locations are highly welcomed. Thanks

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