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How Retirees In Costa Rica Really Spend Their Days

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

If we'd retired to Paris, I would be lingering over overpriced coffee at a sidewalk café; if it had been the Cotswolds in England, I'd likely be trainspotting. But my husband and I retired to Costa Rica, so I spend a large part of my day sweeping poop out of the house.

5 Great Reasons To Retire To Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

I wouldn't exactly call it a rivalry, but retirees and vacationers alike tend to fall into one of two categories; those who go west in Costa Rica, especially to Jaco (the closest beach town to the international airport) and those who head east to the Carib. And this, of course, makes perfect sense...

Our Search For The Perfect Home In Costa Rica

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | Posted 06.29.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

When we pictured ourselves living in Costa Rica, we pictured, well, I'm not quite sure, but it certainly wasn't living in a house that looked like it might be in Florida or Cali.

Things To Look Out For When Moving To Costa Rica

Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner | Posted 06.01.2013 | Fifty
Jeff Jones and Gay Haubner

Ask any Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica resident "How many times have you moved since your arrival?" and it goes something like this: "Five times in the past year," "twice this month," "I've lived in 18 places since i got here" and so on.