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The New Golden Door To Retirement and Living in Costa Rica
The New Golden Door To Retirement and Living in Costa Rica
by Christopher Howard
Edition: Paperback
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Door worth it's weight in Gold, April 4, 2011
five stars The Golden Door is worth its weight in Gold

I have lived in Costa Rica for almost 20 years. This guide is a valuable tool for anyone interested in living in Costa Rica. The problem is that with all of the incorrect information on the Internet and many books which have been written about the subject, potential residents can suffer an information overload and become even more confused than before they started to do their research. What Mr. Howard has done is write a book based on thirty years of experience living here that is full of practical advice. It contains hundreds of useful tips, contacts and insider information which will save you time, money, costly mistakes and help you make the move successfully. Howard understands the inner workings of the country and has incredible "street smarts" which are reflected throughout his book. He has also been a successful entrepreneur which can been seen in the chapters on real estate and business. I strongly disagree with the review posted on March 31, 2011 by melping. Howard's book is not a compilation of "cut and paste" as the reviewer suggests. The new 680-page edition has over two-hundred pages of new and updated material. Furthermore, the few pages of advertising are a valuable resource with time-tested businesses all of which cater to foreign residents. I am annoyed by the same reviewer's comments about a lack of information on the Caribbean area. The book does contain several pages dedicated to the subject with a detailed map of the area. Very few retirees settle on the Caribbean side of the country because it is not as exotic as it sounds, receives the most rainfall, is the poorest province with a lack of infrastructure and adequate medical care for foreigners. The poverty and area's crime go hand in hand to make the Caribbean less than desirable for living. No wonder the author doesn't devote pages of information to the area. In fact, Mr. Howard conducts monthly retirement tours and never includes the Caribbean in the itinerary for the reasons I have just mentioned.
The New Golden Door To Retirement and Living in Costa Rica

Official Guide to Costa Rican Spanish
Official Guide to Costa Rican Spanish
by Christopher Howard
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.95
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended, April 4, 2011
I sincerely recommend this guide to anyone thinking of living in Costa Rica. I know for a fact that most of the Spanish language school here recommend this booklet to their students. I wish it had been available when I moved here almost 20 years ago. Even if you have formal language training it would be impossible to understand the local slang and expressions without this valuable guide. I think some of the reviewers make the mistake of expecting too much from this book. There is only so much information that can be crammed into a pocket-size booklet so readers shouldn't expect a complete Spanish grammar course or extensive dictionary. However, if you are beginner and want to learn survival Spanish this book will help you. The pronunciation exercises are especially beneficial for neophytes. Since it is pocket size, travelers will also find it handy.

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