Retiring in Tamarindo? Start Here: Amenities, Major Medical, Housing & Other Considerations

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Choosing to retire abroad – anywhere abroad – is both a major decision and an exhilarating adventure. So many exciting decisions await! But before you take the plunge, I know you’re doing copious research. And because you’re considering retiring in Tamarindo, that research has brought you here.  Welcome! You’re in the right place. I’m Rebecca Clower (my friends […]

Building vs. Buying: When to Buy vs. When to Build

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What’s the difference between a house and a home? In my experience, home is where the heart is but also, our hearts are rooted in home! It’s both a beautiful symbiosis and an incredibly important consideration, as you move forward in your research on whether to build or buy a house in Costa Rica. So, what do I mean […]

Guide to Gated Communities: Tamarindo Edition

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So, you’re here to learn a little more about your favorite gated community in Tamarindo? That’s exactly what this post is about. But before we jump in, let’s chat for a moment.  Hi, I’m Rebecca (my friends call me Becky) and I am so grateful to call the Tamarindo area my home. I live in […]

Destination Comparison: Living in Tamarindo vs. Playa Flamingo

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Before I get into the differences of life in Tamarindo vs. Playa Flamingo, let me say this: Life and lifestyle are both very personal decisions – ones that you’ll need to make for yourself. Yes, there are ways to compare and contrast the two but ultimately, there’s the very real component of how you feel about which town suits you best.  […]

9 Things to Consider BEFORE Retiring in Costa Rica

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Wondering whether retiring in Costa Rica could be in your future? Let’s talk about a few of the start-here, don’t-ignore-them considerations I’d recommend anyone ponder before they begin dreaming too deeply about retirement in paradise. And by that, I mean you. I’ve kept these nine considerations practical in nature because, while our emotions are often an impetus, we […]

Help! I’m Moving to Costa Rica… Where Should I Live?

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When you first began thinking about moving to Costa Rica, you likely had an idea or vision in your head. Start there. Always there. Because that vision represents your dream and, while not all Costa Rican dreams start where they began, they are a good starting place.  What does your dream Costa Rican life look like? Get a good […]

Costa Rica Healthcare: Public Healthcare, Private Healthcare & Other Options

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For anyone moving anywhere (even one state over), healthcare access and medical providers are always a big question mark. These are the things you need to know. And so, as you consider your move abroad, you’re now wondering – what is Costa Rica healthcare really like?  I’m glad you asked! You can start by taking a […]

Rent vs. Buy: Where to Begin Your Costa Rica Housing Search

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If you’re researching, browsing, and looking to find homes in Costa Rica, there’s one piece of savvy advice that often pops up for new Costa Rican residents: rent before you buy. Because, in the land of microclimates, spotty utilities, roads that transition to dirt and potholes, swinging seasons, and real estate that once sat on the market […]

Family Life in Costa Rica: 7 Tips to Help Your Kids Adapt to Life Abroad

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Are you dreaming of building a family life in Costa Rica? You’re here, so my bet’s on yes.  And if that’s the case, then welcome. You’ve found your way to the right place. I’m Becky and I’m raising my two sons here. The ups and the downs, the good and the bad, the highs and the […]

Costa Rican Residency: 4 Options + 1 New Non-Residency Opportunity

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If you’re considering a life in Costa Rica, then you’re likely also considering residency in Costa Rica. They kind of go hand in hand, right?  Right. Because residency affords you a ton of legal protections and benefits, which are essential if you plan to live here (rather than just visit). The question is, what kind […]

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