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Old March 07, 2008, 09:56 PM
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Retire in Costa Rica

I just wondered if there were any posters here that are American that have retired in Costa Rica. I have read about it and I cant help but to think how great it sounds.....Just 15 more years and maybe Im there.
Or maybe there are some posters here that have been there. Id just really like to hear a little something about it from someone who has been there.

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Old March 08, 2008, 09:00 AM
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I was in Costa Rica for several months back in the 70's. It was a wonderful place with equally wonderful people. There were people from the United States living there then. Known as 'pensionados,' they were allowed to live in Costa Rica so long as they made their living elsewhere. I spoke with only a few of them.

The Costa Rican culture was different than that found in the neighboring countries, which I also visited. The Ticos (what the Costa Ricans call themselves) are mostly of a fair complexion. And they pronounce the rolled 'r' very differently. It almost sounds like an American English r, followed by a faint zh, with a trailing American English r. I couldn't believe my ears. I noticed that they tutear reluctantly, hasta entre esposos. They didn't vosear as much as their neighbors to the north (Nicaragua and Honduras), and they used many more dichos:
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Old March 24, 2008, 10:16 AM
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retiring in Costa Rica

A mí me interesa este asunto también - mi esposo y yo hemos hablado de retirarnos en Costa Rica, entre unas posibilidades. Primero, por supuesto, proyectamos visitar al país.

La idea de no poder trabajar no me atrae; tal vez podemos contribuir voluntariamente...
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Old March 24, 2008, 10:57 AM
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A mí me interesa este asunto también - mi esposo y yo hemos hablado de retirarnos en Costa Rica, entre otras posibilidades. Primero, por supuesto, proyectamos visitar el país.

La idea de no poder trabajar no me atrae; tal vez podamos contribuir voluntariamente...
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Old March 24, 2008, 01:11 PM
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Se puede retirar en Costa Rica y trabajar también.

Solo los que quieren el prestigio de ser pensionados tienen que trabajar fuera del país.
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Thanks Rusty & Iris, this calls for more research! All corrections welcome at any time, estoy agradecida.
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I lived in Costa Rico for 18 months and have wife from there. It is a nice place but you may want to spend some time there befor making that decision. If you would like I can email with my personal experiences. I now live in Mexico with my Tica wife.
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Neat, what part of Costa Rica did you live in?
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Yo vivia en San Jose la mayoria de el tiempo. Mi esposa es de guasamo y pase mucho fin de semanas alla con su famila. Yo iba a muchos partes. es nesesario cuidar mucho en esta pais. hay muchas cosas moy buenas y muchas cosas moy mal. hay mucho turismo alla y mucho gente que se aprevacha los extranjeros. pero la camida, la musica, el clima, la fruta, jugo natural todo es increible. solo es nesesario cuidar mucho....sabes una cosa aveces no vi la policia para dos semanas, no hay alla. bueno en centro san jose si hay. pero en los berrios no hay policia,,,en serio..yo tengo muchas cuentas.....pero la verdad me encanta esta lugar...
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