My wife and I might be moving to Costa Rica for 2 to 4 years (her company is relocating her, because she speaks Spanish). I was wondering if anyone has lived there or vacationed there. I would like to know some opinions about the place.
Well, she says that if we do move to Costa Rica, I don't have to work. She says that I can have a hobby. I don't look at other women. Cost of living will be great, because she gets paid in dollars. Anyone know about the internet connections in Costa Rica?
never been there my self, but know many who have (some for years at a time). overall they all enjoyed it. you will probably be living in an area of the wealthy class if your wife is working for an american company, regards less if you think her salary is a lot or not. it will be more then the common citizens.
best piece of advice, use commen sense. don't go around acting american late at night in the wrong parts of town. basically anywhere you go in the world today there are those who don't like americans. have you ever been out of this country before? if not this will be a good cultural experinece for you (and even if you have been out of this country before). depending upon the ages of your kids they too can learn a lot about the culture down there and can use that experience through out their lives.
awesome white water rafting. Q
couldn't you use satelite connection? Lifestyle in the city is pretty high if you have the money. People arent really all that anti-american, they depend on us for their economy. Q
As far as i know they still don't have any military. They have a very diverse landscape, with beaches (duh!), and even forests in the mountains that are up in the clouds. There are lots of rare plants there.
Costa Rica is on the nice safe end of the Wild West frontier that is Central America. It can be absolutely beautiful, but there is poverty and crime in non-tourist areas. If you are making more that $75K, you'll live like a king. For the most part Ticos (Costa Ricans) are very friendly people.