'If you want to live or invest in Costa Rica, READ this book.' -- Wall Street Journal -
'Here is the primer for retirees or anyone searching for a foreign home.' -- Jerry Flemmons, Travel Editor, Fort Worth Star-Telegram'
'Reading this book is like having lived in Costa Rica. Mr. Howard brings his readers a book that will become a classic.' -- Shirley Miller, Costa Rican Outlook newsletter
'The Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica offers helpful advice to any would-be resident of Costa Rica.' -- Mary Ellen Botter, Travel Editor, Denver Post
About the Author
Christopher Howard has lived, worked and played in one of the most magical places on earth for more than 20 years. His love for Costa Rica is so great that he became a citizen. During this time he has had the opportunity to gather a plethora of information about living, investing & retiring in Costa Rica. He has first hand knowledge and insight into all aspects of Costa Rica's culture and people. He is a frequent lecturer at numerous investment seminars. Mr. Howard has an extensive foreign language background, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American studies and a Masters degree in Spanish from the University of California. He also has credentials to teach Spanish at all levels from California State University San Francisco. He was the recipient of scholarships for graduate study at the University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico and the Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico in conjunction with the University of San Diego, California. In 19 85 he founded a successful language institute in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has written three foreign language books including the one of a kind Christopher Howard's Guide to Costa Rican Spanish. This is the only guide that teaches Costa Rican Spanish. Currently Mr. HOward works as a consultant for National Geographic Magazine, has recently published articles and columns in Costa Rica Today, Escape America, Escape Artist.com, Costa Rica Outdoors, Inside Costa Rica & AM Costa Rica. He also serves as an officer on the Board of Directors of the Association of Residents Costa Rica. Due to a large demand from readers of earlier editions of this book, he began to offer relocation & retirement tours in 1997. SInce then he has assisted 1000's to Costa Rica .