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Choose Costa Rica for Retirement, 9th: Retirement, Travel, and Business Opportunities for a New Beginning (Choose Retirement Series) Paperback – November 18, 2008


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Product Details

  • Series: Choose Retirement Series
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: GPP Travel; 9th edition (November 18, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762748842
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762748846
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,038,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

NOT YOUR FATHER’S RETIREMENT GUIDE
 
Investigating retirement locales, seeking to explore a new culture, or researching new business opportunities? Whether you are relocating, traveling, or investing in the “Switzerland of Central America,” Choose Costa?Rica For Retirement Ninth Edition, gives you all the information you need for how to navigate in this unspoiled and thriving Central American country.
 
Inside you’ll find up-to-date information on:

 Local customs and politics
 Cost of living and real estate  
 Business opportunities
 Managing investments
 Advice for making new friends
 Recreation and community offerings
 Practical tips on dining and exploring coastal areas
 Medical care and personal safety

About the Author

John Howells knows Latin America well. He lived in Mexico as a youth and traveled extensively, publishing several guidebooks about living, retiring, and investing in foreign locations, and qualifying him as an expert on what it’s like to be an expatriate in this charming little country, the “Switzerland of Central America.” John and his wife, Sherry, divide their time between Costa Rica and California.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Griff on March 3, 2011
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Good practical guide to Costa Rica, its great for the traveler too. Gives a nut and bolts of living in CR by someone who has done it. He's lived in the central valley and the beaches so its a good overview of most of the country. Much better than the book by Moon. Would like to see it updated more often but extremely useful still. What's not covered can be picked up in the references. Christopher Howard book is good too. Both give you realistic how to cope views not just the travel brochures which is important if you're really thinking about moving there.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Linda Keith on February 6, 2010
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Well worth the small investment I made for this book - found a lot of information not available from other sources, and explanations of areas of concern that I had. Would recommend it to anyone considering visiting or living in Costa Rico....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William R. Toddmancillas on August 17, 2012
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This is a useful and interesting consideration of reasons why one would/would not select Costa Rica as a retirement
option. I like the authors' candid evaluations and balanced consideration of advantages and disadvantages. I would prefer, however, many more photographs and pictures, which would make the reading even more interesting and provocative. Also, I would prefer colored photographs rather than mere black and white images. Seems odd to me that a book on Costa Rica would not include these visuals, rather like a travel book not including maps.
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By walden on March 19, 2014
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The printing was hard to read. The printing was too light and too small. otherthan that the book was all right
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