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101 Frequently Asked Questions About Costa Rica: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Moving, Vacationing, Investing, Buying Real Estate, & Living in Costa Rica [Kindle Edition]

AR Petersen , Roger Petersen
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The 101 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Costa Rica: Answered!

Wether you're interested in moving to Costa Rica permanently, or you're planning to visit on vacation. You have questions about Costa Rica, and you're not alone!

We've collected the most frequently asked questions about real estate, immigration, legal, tourism, retiring and living in Costa Rica, and a lot more. The questions are answered in plain English.

The book's authors were born and raised in Costa Rica. After more than ten years online with the number one website about the legal system of Costa Rica and from hosting a podcast about Costa Rica, we amassed a lot of questions about Costa Rica and we've condensed them into 101 of the most frequently asked questions about Costa Rica!

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  • File Size: 573 KB
  • Print Length: 157 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 145054181X
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save you money! March 24, 2010
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Save your money!

I have been living in Costa Rica for 11 years and feel qualified to write about which books are good and which ones are not.
At 156 pages this book is NOT long enough and therefore does not nearly cover the subject in enough depth. To make matters worse the type is very large in order to make the book appear longer to compensate for the lack of subject matter. If the type was 10 or 12 font size, the book would only be about 80 pages long!!!
At best it is a SUPERFICIAL treatment of the subject. This book should have been about 200 pages longer. I found it extremely disappointing and a WASTE of money at almost $20. From the sound and scope of this guidebook I just don't get the impression that the author has much experience as a Costa Rica expert, either. The whole book reminds me of one chapter on resources from a much longer guidebook.
I prefer the following time-tested guidebooks which really go into detail and are therefore 1000 times more helpful: John Howells' "Choose Costa Rica (350 pages)," Christopher Howard's "New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica (almost 600 pages)," Erin Van Reehen's "Living Abroad in Costa Rica (425 pages)" or the Tico Times' annual "Exploring Costa Rica (400 pages)." These are the best books on the subject and should be "required reading" and the main resource for anyone thinking of living, retiring or going into business in Costa Rica. A couple of these guides are even LESS expensive than Mr. Petersen's guidebook. In short, I WOULDN'T recommend his book to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Useful Resource May 28, 2010
I'm not normally one for buying guide books for holiday/business destinations, however having never been to Costa Rica I thought it may be wise to do so.

This book is both clear and concise (although it is still 156 pages) and gave me more than enough detail and information about a country that I knew very little about. There were also many questions that I had about the country that were answered in the contents of this book.

I also found the Appendix section at the back of the book particularly useful, with information about Embassies and Hospitals.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Petersons Share Real World Advice... February 27, 2010
... and hands on experience in this lovely country. Both are what you would call, Costa Rician advocates- one being an attorney and the other a host of a Costa Rica radio show. You can feel the love they have for the country. More importantly, they share the details any traveler -MUST- have when visiting the country. They don't just stop there= the book expands well into the ins-and-outs of moving there full or part time, buying property, taxes, and way much more. I could seriously not think of a question unanswered. The best part- if I think of one I can easily contact either of the authors and get a quick answer.

More useful that Fodor's, more direct than Frommer's. A must have for anyone considering a trip to Costa Rica and should be required reading for anyone considering a longer term stay or partial residence.

When will you tackle the same type of guide for other countries?
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5.0 out of 5 stars costa rica mini July 26, 2013
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Great title book...well organized and good information for travelers not too negative but also not a white washed and mushy
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Alan Petersen was born in Costa Rica and raised there and in Venezuela. Alan moved to Minnesota to attend college and married his college sweetheart.

Alan majored in Political Science and minored History, so it wasn't a stretch that he would parlay those interests into his fiction writing. Alan is also a long time fan and reader of spy stories and political thrillers with Ian Flemming, Vince Flynn, and John le Carré as some of his favorite authors of spy books.

His first book, The Asset, is a CIA Thriller set in Venezuela, Colombia, Cuba, and his home country of Costa Rica. His next thriller, She's Gone is due out in July of 2013. It marks the return of Pete Maddox as he battles a Mexican drug cartel to rescue a young woman from the clutches of it's human trafficking network.

Alan, his wife Jennifer, and their three dogs live on a quintessential San Francisco city street with a 17% steep grade right out of Steve McQueen's Bullitt.

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