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  1. Thank you. My friend and I are going the 3rd week in Feb. for a week. I am retiring in Jan. and after we scope things out on our trip, I’m going to rent or lease for a year to make sure that that’s where I want to live. She has 6 years before she can retire. I think I want to be on Tamarindo but then I think Atenas. I love it all but especially the beach. Thanks for any input.

    1. Tammy, I think you’re going to LOVE Costa Rica! I haven’t spoken to anyone who has been there that had anything negative to say. In fact, I know several people who have moved from the U.S. to Costa Rica and are very happy (one of them moved to Portrero without ever having visited the country!)

      Unfortunately when my boyfriend and I went, we didn’t get to the parts of the country that you’re interested in; we were in San Ramon in the cloud forest and Puntarenas. I suggest maybe renting for a bit in the areas that you are considering so you can get a feel for the location, the amenities, the lifestyle, and the people and then make your decision. Many Airbnbs offer long-term rentals, so that may be something to consider. I hope that helps. Thanks for taking the time to comment and share your plans!

  2. Wow Amy, such a thorough write-up on Costa Rica, a must-see bucket list destination for sure!
    Thank you for all of this very valuable and interesting information!

    1. Katie, I highly recommend a trip to Costa Rica! Its beautiful, the people are friendly, and the food is delicious. Lots to do, see and experience. Happy you found it helpful. Let me know if you have any questions or would like further information.