We started exploring retirement in Costa Rica in early 2011. Since then, we have spent countless hours studying Costa Rica on the internet, and we have taken two exploratory trips there, first in April/May of 2012 and then in September/October of 2013. We plan to retire there in 2015, and we have put this website together to share our research and our journey in hopes of helping people who are not as far along the path as we are. We’ll share our experiences, introduce you to some of the people who have helped us along the path and share links to valuable resources.

The mantra we have heard frequently from the many helpful expats we’ve met in Costa Rica is “Rent before you buy”. However, we’ve found that it is very difficult to find information on affordable rentals. We plan to seek out affordable rentals and list them on our rentals page to make this search less daunting for people considering a move to Costa Rica. This website is a work-in-progress, and because the rentals page will be the most labor-intensive and will require ongoing maintenance, it will be the last page that we add.