Retirement / Relocation Tours

Christopher Howard’s World-Famous Relocation
and Retirement Tours

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 One-of-a-Kind Tours for Those Who
Might Want to Move to Costa Rica
“Tours that Change People’s Lives”

One way to get an overview Costa Rica is to take one of the introductory
tours operated by Christopher Howard’s Live in Costa Rica Tours. The
cost is no more than that of a regular guided tour. You could not possibly
do a tour like this by yourself and gain the same knowledge, contacts and
information about living or retiring in Costa Rica. Nobody else offers an
in-depth tour like this.

Why not see the country on your own, you might wonder. Consider
these disadvantages of self-guided retirement tours:
* When thinking of retirement in Costa Rica one of the first things that
comes to mind is the best way to explore the country, learn about it and
decide where to settle. A lot has been written in publications and web
sites about this subject and some of the information is incorrect.
* Those who have a high level of Spanish fluency, who have traveled
extensively abroad or visited Costa Rica on numerous occasions will
probably have success touring the country on their own. However, those
people are few and far between.
* On the other hand, almost one hundred percent of participants on these
retirement and relocation tours have stated that they could never have
explored the country on their own, made the contacts the tours provide,
nor learn so much from Christopher Howard’s own experience.
* At some point independent travelers will have to drive or take buses
which can prove tiresome and time-wasters. There have also been cases
where people traveling by bus have had their luggage stolen. Even if
you choose to fly around the country, at some point you will take a taxi
or bus since you won’t have ground transportation, and that can add
up to a lot of money.

On top of that most travelers speak little or no Spanish and may feel
helpless when asking directions and trying to get around. Remember: Not
all Costa Ricans speak English. Imagine having car troubles or some other
emergency in the middle of nowhere and trying to communicate with
people. One client on a private two-day consultation insisted on renting an
automobile and driving as he and the guide toured the Central Valley. After
the tour he remarked that he saw very little.

Wouldn’t it be easier to take a guided retirement and relocation tour
than to have to deal with all the situations above? One would think so.
The knowledge and contacts you get from an experienced retirement
guide are invaluable. And best of all you can leave all of the headaches like
finding lodging, transportation, viewing the inside of homes and looking for
good restaurants to your guide. By the time you add up your valuable time
and monetary and emotional costs of a self-guided tour, a guided retirement
tour is a no-brainer.

NOTE: The retirement and relocation tours are lifestyle tours for people
who are thinking of moving to Costa Rica. They are not real estate tours. At
the request of former clients a few carefully selected properties are included
to give you a sampling of what different living situations are like. If you have
a high interest in property, the names and contact information of reliable and
trustworthy real estate professionals will be provided as part of our service.

What you learn from a personalized
retirement and relocation tour

When you finish one of these tours, you will have enough information to
know whether Costa Rica is for you, and if so, which area you can see yourself
living in. You will learn what it took Christopher Howard years to learn: the
good, the bad and the ugly. Your guide tells like it is and pulls no punches.

Specifically, the tours cover the following:
* The best locations suited for your lifestyle and specific needs.
* You will see a sampling of Costa Rican homes in the path of progress with
high resale vale and not in remote areas. All properties in the Central
Valley are in neighborhoods with high-speed Internet access and near
the best private hospitals in case of a serious medical emergency. You
won’t find any of these indispensable amenities in the outlying areas.
* A two-day highly informative seminar with experts in the fields of real
estate, law, moving to Costa Rica, health care, banking, insurance and
more.
* Expats who have moved here will relate their experiences to you.
* You will make valuable contacts to help ensure your success move here.
* How to access inexpensive health care.
* Investors will receive insider information and tips, and learn how to
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make money and opportunities that are can be compared to Hawaii 60
years ago.
* What to expect when you first arrive.
* How the banking system will work to your advantage
* Time-proven shortcuts for learning Spanish by Christopher Howard,
the author of the popular one-of-a-kind Guide to Costa Rican Spanish.
* Learn about the satisfying and exciting lifestyle you can have living in
Costa Rica.

How are Christopher Howard’s retirement and relocation tours
different from other tours and relocation services?
1) Christopher’s tours are the only retirement tours and relocation services
to be legally approved and licensed by the Costa Rican government’s
tourism department (ICT). In order to obtain the approval of said entity
of the government, all applicants have to have an unblemished criminal
record, the nature of their particular business has to be investigated
and studied and the tourism department’s legal team has to approve
the company. The whole process can take over a year in order to ensure
that the applicant is reputable.
2) Christopher Howard has lived in Costa Rica for 30 years and in Latin
America for over 40 years. He he has written and published 15 previous
editions of his perennial best=seller, “The New Golden Door to Retirement
and Living in Costa Rica.” Experience is everything and Christopher
stands out above the crowd.
3) Christopher invented and pioneered the concept of retirement in Costa
Rica and put the country on the map for baby boomers with his books
and tours. Because of this success, his tours and books have been imitated
but never equaled by anyone.
4) In addition to his 30 years in Costa Rica, Christopher has a Masters
Degree in Spanish linguistics and therefore understands Costa Rica, the
Latin culture and mindset better than any other foreigner in Costa Rica.
He has written the only Spanish guide to help beginners learn Costa
Rican slang. The book has already helped thousands master the basics
of the local language. Knowing Spanish will save you time and money.
5) No other retirement tour guide has the the range of contacts that
Christopher does. He has personally met with Costa Rica’s Nobel Prize
winning president, Oscar Arias, on several occasions. On Christopher’s
tours you will make the connections you need to be successful in Costa
Rica. You meet lawyers, moving specialists, medical experts, the best
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contacts in the field of real estate, and people who have actually move
here successfully.
6) Christopher is the most read authority on living in Costa Rica and has
appeared on the NBC Today Show, CNBC World News and other
television and radio programs because of his extensive knowledge and
experience living in Costa Rica. In addition, he is the only author of
guides about living and retiring in Costa Rica who lives in the country
full time. Thus, he stays up-to-date on everything that affects foreigners
living in Costa Rica. This ensures that the information you receive on
the tour is accurate and current.
7) No other tour or relocation service has been in business over six years.
Some of the guides who lead other tours have only lived in the country
a few years! How can you become an expert retirement guide or offer
relocation services in such a short time? One tour is even led by a travel
agent who is not even a relocation tour guide. Just moving to Costa
Rica and spending a few years here does not qualify them to impart three
decades worth of knowledge and experience.
8) Over the last two decades Christopher has personally helped thousands
of people relocate to Costa Rica and live their dreams. Nobody else can
make this claim. You could not be in better hands and could never learn
what you do from Christopher on your own. Christopher takes great
pride in helping his clients find happiness in Costa Rica.
9) Christopher has a successful investment portfolio and will share his
methods of how to profit by investing in Costa Rica, if you so desire.
What others say about Christopher Howard’s tours
“If you’re fantasizing about living in Costa Rica, Christopher Howard is
the go-to guy. His tour of the beaches is worth taking just for the food and
scenery. Chris knows where to find the most delicious meals and gorgeous
beaches, and is a fountain of information about what you’ll encounter as an
expatriate. His tours are a great way to learn if Costa Rica is for you. And
they’re fun!” – Sara Davidson, contributing editor of Oprah magazine,
October 2005

“Visit early and often. To help you choose a country for retirement,
companies like www.liveincostarica. com offer pre-retirement tours. It’s
sort of like a vacation but you may end up staying forever.” – Linda Stern,
Newsweek, March 2005

“This was the tour of a lifetime for us” – Dan and Lani Curtis,
Camarillo, California”

“I took your retirement tour in June of 2005. First, let me say it was
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one of the BEST INVESTMENTS I have ever made. I could not have seen
the Central Valley on my own for twice the money and I had someone to
explain all the wonders of Costa Rica to me. Anyone thinking of moving
to Costa Rica should take the tour, have an open mind and a dream in their
heart. – Don Autry Okemah, Oklahoma

The Retirement and Relocation Tours
I, Christopher Howard, the author of this book and other books on Costa
Rica, lead tours in Costa Rica for people who are interested in seeing firsthand
what it would be like to live here. Continue reading this book about
the tours I offer. If you are interested in having additional information, or
if you would like to book a tour, contact Live in Costa Rica Tours toll free
877-884-2502 AFTERNOONS, 1-877-322-4690 or 800-365-2342 (24
hours) e-mail liveincostarica@cox.net or christopher@costaricabooks.com,
or go to http://www.liveincostarica. com.

NOTE: By special arrangement, Chris also can also provide retirement tours to Panama and Nicaragua. Both countries are contiguous to Costa Rica and offer attractive retirement opportunities. For instance, Panama has Panama City – a very cosmopolitan and modern city with high rises especially built for the expat market. Also, there are areas in the mountainous areas with milder climate than the seashore. In Nicaragua, the economic and political climate is not as stable as Costa Rica or Panama, and for that reason, prices and considerably less, although there are many desirable areas for retirement.

TOUR 1
Five-Day Central Valley (Inland) Tour

This is an excellent way to get to know the Central Valley where most of the
population lives, meet expatriates who have made Costa Rica their home,
and learn about how you can make the move. This is an excellent tour to
get to know the country, especially the infrastructure.

Participants will be given a packet with maps, valuable contact information,
special articles with insider information by Christopher Howard and a
free copy of his perennial best-selling guidebook, The New Golden Door to
Retirement and Living in Costa Rica.
Call Toll-free 800 365-2342 or 1-877-884-2502
for new discounted prices. Airfare is not included.
Reserve now and see why the baby-boomer generation is choosing
Costa Rica as a favorite tropical place to live and retire!

Below is a sample itinerary from my one-of-a-kind five-day Central Valley Tour:

Wednesday – Day 1:
Arrival. You will be met at the airport and transported to the Hotel Torremolinos
in San José.
Thursday – Day 2:
* Breakfast at the hotel
* Pre-seminar orientation by Christopher Howard
First day of the Association of Residents of Costa Rica (ARCR) highly
-informative all-day seminar featuring:
* 8:10 Welcome by the President of the ARCR
* 8:20 Real Estate – Buying, Selling and Renting by
Mercedes Castro (First Realty)
* 9:00 Questions about real estate
* 9:20 Costa Rican Laws and Regulations by Lic. José Carter
* 10:05 Questions about Costa Rican laws
* 10:25 US Veterans Services
* 10:30 Coffee break
* 10:50 Moving and Customs by Charles Zeller (ABC Mudanzas)
* 11:35 Questions about moving and customs
* 11:55 Women’s Club of Costa Rica
* 12:05 Lunch break (cost is included in tour)
* 1:00 Residency by ARCR Residence Advisors
* 1:35 Questions about residency
* 1:45 Banking and Investing in Costa Rica and by Ryan Piercy
* 2:30 Questions about services
* 2:45 Culture of Costa Rica, by Eric Liljenstolpe or Ryan Piercy
* 3:05 Questions about culture
* 3:15 Dentistry in Costa Rica, by Dr. Peter Aborn
* 3:35 Questions
* 3:55 The Move to Costa Rica, by Jerry Ledin (ARCR member)
* 4:15 Questions about moving to Costa Rica
* 4:25 Happy Hour
Friday – Day 3:
* Breakfast at the hotel
* Second day of the ARCR’s highly informative, all-day seminar
* 8:10 Welcome by the President of the ARCR
* 8:20 CCSS Public Health System in Costa Rica by Ryan Piercy
(ARCR)
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* 8:50 Questions about the CCSS (Public Health System)
* 9:10 International Health Insurance, by Brad Cook of the
Clínica Bíblica
* 9:30 Questions about insurance
* 9:40 Tico Times Newspaper
* 9:55 Coffee break
* 10:00 INS and Insurance in Costa Rica, by Latin American Coverage
* 10:40 Questions about insurance
* 10:50 Health Care Quality, by Ricardo Schaechter
* 11:10 Questions about health care
* 11:30 Learning Spanish, by Christopher Howard (Author of
Official Guide to Costa Rican Spanish and Relocation and
Retirement Tour Guide)
* 11:45 Questions about learning Spanish
* 11:50 US Tax, by Randy Linder
* 12:00 Lunch break (cost is included in tour)
* 1:00 Internet and Communication, by Kevin Huey
* 1:45 Questions about internet
* 2:10 About the ARCR and Charity Committee, by Earl Tomlinson
(ARCR Board)
* 3:00 Questions about the ARCR
* 3:10 Living in Costa Rica, by Terry Renfer, (ARCR President)
* 3:45 Closing remarks for the two-day seminar
* NOTE: All seminar speakers and schedules are subject to change
at any time.
Saturday – Day 4:
Tour of the city of San José including: Clínica Bíblica Hospital, markets,
San Pedro Mall, University of Costa Rica, Hipermás superstore, neighborhoods
where Americans live (Los Yoses, Barrio Escalante, Sabana Norte,
Sabana Sur, Rohrmoser and Escazú), Hospital Cima and Multiplaza Mall.
Tour continues around the Central Valley to see other choice areas where
foreigners reside: Escazú, Santa Ana, San Antonio de Belén, Ciudad Cariari,
Alajuela, Heredia and Moravia. Lunch at La Cocina de Doña Lela where
they serve authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Free night.
Sunday – Day 5:
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour the best areas for living west of San José including
the city of Atenas famous for having the “best climate in the world,”
according to National Geographic,” the charming town of Grecia, known as
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the “cleanest city in Costa Rica,” Alajuela, Costa Rica’s second largest city
with its thriving expatriate community and finally the area of Santa Bárbara
and San Joaquín de Heredia. You will view the inside of several homes and
developments after a mouth-watering lunch at one of Costa Rica’s best
restaurants. Final questions, answers and other concerns.
* 6:00 – Dinner at the home of a local resident and wrap up session of
quetions and answers.
Monday – Day 6:
* Breakfast at hotel.
* Transportation to the airport.

TOUR 2
Eight -Day Central Pacific Beach Tour

This tour is for those who are certain they want to explore only the beach
as their option. It includes the majority of your meals and all of your transportation
while in Costa Rica. Hotel and continental breakfasts are included.
Participants will be given a packet with maps, valuable contact information,
special articles with insider information by Christopher Howard and a
free copy of his perennial best selling guidebook, The New Golden Door to
Retirement and Living in Costa Rica.
Call Toll-free 800 365-2342 or 1-877-884-2502
for new discounted prices. Airfare is not included.
Reserve now and see why the baby-boomer generation is choosing
Costa Rica as a favorite tropical place to live and retire!

Saturday – Day 1:
* Arrive in San José.
* You will be met at the airport and transported to the Hotel. Torremolinos
in San José
Sunday – Day 2:
* A buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then a 7:30 departure for Jacó Beach where
you will stay at the beachfront Arenal Pacífico Lodge. On the way, you will
receive a packet of materials and orientation about the tour. Prior to arriving
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at the hotel we will stop at the Nativa Resort and then tour the five-star
Marriott Los Sueños resort, marina and golf course. Lunch will be served
at the Barco de Mariscos in downtown Jacó Beach. After lunch we will visit
the new Del Pacífico Development in Esterillos Este and Faro Escondido.
To end the day on a fantastic note, you will view one of the most beautiful
sunsets in the world from a Greek-style amphitheater on a hilltop at the
Hotel Villas Caletas. The view alone is enough to make you want to live in
Costa Rica. Dinner will be at the Colonial Restaurant in Jacó.
Monday – Day 3:
* After breakfast we will depart at 7:30 for the Dominical -Tortuga beaches.
On the way, we will pass through the towns of Parrita and Quepos. We will
take a break in Quepos/Manuel Antonio before continuing to Dominical
to meet our local contacts and have lunch. Because the mountains meet
the sea in Dominical, it is called a “tropical Big Sur.” Next, we will have
lunch and then travel along the pristine coast with its beautiful seaside
rock formations and tropical rain forest as a backdrop to the beautiful
Ojochal/Tortuga area. On the way you will see the areas where whales
can be observed during most of the year. This sight is spectacular. This
part of Costa Rica just recently became accessible when the new coastal
highway was finished. A world of possibilities now exists here to live or
retire. During the rest of the day, we will explore the area and learn about
the amenities, unique lifestyle and activities it has to offer: waterfalls,
tropical rain forests, birdwatching, fishing, diving, horseback riding,
hiking, boating, kayaking, surfing and much more.
Tuesday – Day 4:
* An early breakfast, then we will hook up with a local guide to see more of
the area and its infrastructure and sample some of the properties. We will
have lunch at a special restaurant. You will also have the chance to meet
some of the Americans who have retired in this part of the country. In
the afternoon there will be a visit to Cinco Ventanas, a beach with a rock
formation featuring five tunnel-like blow holes. Finally, to end a great
day we will have an unforgettable dinner at Exotica, the area’s premier
restaurant. Your taste buds will never recover!
Wednesday – Day 5:
* Breakfast at the hotel and a 7:30 departure for San José. We will travel
along the Barú River through the beautiful coastal mountains to the city
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of San Isidro, “the fastest growing city in Central America.” After a brief
stop to rest, we will take the Pan-American Highway over the country’s
most spectacular mountains on our way to San José, where you will stay
at the Hotel Torremolinos again. Free afternoon and evening.
* NOTE: From this point on the activities are the same as the Central
Valley Tour
Thursday – Day 6:
* Breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 we’ll start the first day of a highlyinformative
relocation, living and retirement seminar sponsored by the
Association of Residents of Costa Rica. See the Central Valley (Inland)
Tour previously mentioned for a list of speakers and topics. Happy Hour
is scheduled after the seminar. Free evening.
Friday – Day 7:
* Second day of the seminar with lunch included. You will hear more from
Costa Rica’s experts, including your retirement tour guide, Christopher
Howard. See the Inland Tour on a previous page for a list of speakers and
topics. Surprise group dinner at a local restaurant or a resident’s home.
Saturday – Day 8:
* Transportation to the airport included.

TOUR 3
Combination Tour

(Beach and Central Valley Tour):
This tour is our most popular. It allows you to see both the beach and the Inland
Valley extensively, so you will know which one of the two areas you prefer.
Participants will be given a packet with maps, valuable contact information,
special articles with insider information by Christopher Howard and a free
copy of his perennial best-selling guidebook, The New Golden Door to Retirement
and Living in Costa Rica.
Call Toll-free 800 365-2342 or 1-877-884-2502
for new discounted prices. Airfare is not included.
Reserve now and see why the baby-boomer generation is
choosing Costa Rica as a favorite tropical place to live and retire!

Day 1:
* You will be met at the airport and taken to the Hotel. Torremolinos
Sunday – Day 2:
* A buffet breakfast at the hotel. Then a 7:30 departure for Jacó Beach
where you will stay at the beachfront Arenal Pacífico Lodge. On the way
you will receive a packet of materials and orientation about the tour. Prior
to arriving at the hotel we will stop at the Nativa Resort and then tour the
five star Marriott Los Sueños resort, marina and golf course. Lunch will
be served at the Barco de Mariscos in downtown Jacó Beach. After lunch
we will visit the new Del Pacífico Development in Esterillos Este and Faro
Escondido. To end the day on a fantastic note, you will view one of the
most beautiful sunsets in the world from a Greek-style amphitheater on a
hilltop at the Hotel Villas Caletas. The view alone is enough to make you
want to live in Costa Rica. Dinner will be at the Colonial Restaurant in
Jacó.
Monday – Day 3:
* After breakfast we will depart at 7:30 for the Dominical -Tortuga beaches.
On the way, we will pass through the towns of Parrita and Quepos. We will
take a break in Quepos/Manuel Antonio before continuing to Dominical
to meet our local contacts and have lunch. Because the mountains meet
the sea in Dominical, it is called a “tropical big sur.” Next, we will have
lunch and then travel along the pristine coast with its beautiful seaside
rock formations and tropical rain forest as a backdrop to the beautiful
Ojochal/Tortuga area. On the way, you will see the areas where whales
can be observed during most of the year. This sight is spectacular. This
part of Costa Rica just recently became accessible when the new coastal
highway was finished. A world of possibilities now exists here to live or
retire. During the rest of the day, we will explore the area and learn about
the amenities, unique lifestyle and activities it has to offer: waterfalls,
tropical rain forests, birdwatching, fishing, diving, horseback riding,
hiking, boating, kayaking, surfing and much more.
Tuesday – Day 4:
* An early breakfast. Then we will hook up with a local guide to see more
of the area and its infrastructure and sample some of the properties. We
will have lunch at a special restaurant. You will also have the chance to
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meet some of the Americans who have retired in this part of the country.
In the afternoon there will be a visit to Cinco Ventanas a beach with a
rock formation featuring five tunnel-like blow holes. Finally, to end a great
day we will have an unforgettable dinner at Exotica the area’s premier
restaurant. Your taste buds will never recover!
Wednesday – Day 5:
* Breakfast at the hotel and a 7:30 departure for San José. We will travel
along the Barú river through the beautiful costal mountains to the city
of San Isidro, “the fastest growing city in Central America.” After a brief
stop to rest, we will take the Pan-American Highway over the country’s
most spectacular mountains on our way to San José, where you will stay
at the Hotel Torremolinos again. Free afternoon and evening
* NOTE: From this point on the activities are the same as the Central
Valley Tour
Thursday – Day 6:
* Breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 the first day of a highly-informative relocation,
living and retirement seminar sponsored by the Association of
Residents of Costa Rica. See the Inland Tour on a previous page for a
list of speakers and topics. Happy Hour is scheduled after the seminar.
Free evening.
Friday – Day 7:
* Second day of the seminar with lunch included. You will hear more from
Costa Rica’s experts including your retirement tour guide, Christopher
Howard. See the Inland Tour on a previous page for a list of speakers
and topics. Surprise group dinner at a local restaurant or resident’s home.
Free evening.
Saturday – Day 8:
* Tour of the city of San José including: Clínica Bíblica Hospital, markets,
San Perdo Mall, University of Costa Rica, Hipermás superstore, neighborhoods
where Americans live (Los Yoses, Barrio Escalante, Sabana Norte,
Sabana Sur, Rohrmoser and Escazú, Hospital Cima and Multiplaza Mall.
Continue tour around the Central Valley to see other choice areas where
foreigners reside: Escazú, Santa Ana, San Antonio de Belén, Ciudad
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Cariari, Alajuela, Heredia and Moravia. Lunch at La Cocina de Doña
Lela where they serve authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Free night.
Sunday – Day 9:
* Breakfast at the hotel. Tour the best areas for living west of San José, including
the city of Atenas famous, for having the “best climate in the world,”
according to National Geographic,” the charming town of Grecia, known
as the “cleanest city in Costa Rica,” Alajuela, Costa Rica’s second largest
city with its thriving expatriate community, and finally the area of Santa
Bárbara and San Joaquín de Heredia. You will view the inside of several
homes and developments after a mouth-watering lunch at one of Costa
Rica’s best restaurants. Final questions, answers and other concerns.
Monday – Day 10:
* Breakfast at hotel.
* Transportation to the airport.

Another Option
Tour 4
Private Tailor-made Tour/Consultation

This one-of-a-kind, time-tested, custom tour was created to meet the specific
needs of individuals, couples or small groups. It is also designed for those who
cannot come for regular fixed-date tours. This fact-filled tour was created over
13 years ago and nearly 1000 people who have taken it have successfully moved
to Costa Rica. In 2007 this tour was mentioned on “Good Morning America.”
Participants will be given a packet with maps, valuable contact information,
special articles with insider information by Christopher Howard and a
free copy of his perennial best-selling guidebook, The New Golden Door to
Retirement and Living in Costa Rica.
Virtually everything is covered on this tour in an unbiased and informative
way. You will come away with the knowledge you need to successfully
relocate to Costa Rica. The country’s most prominent lawyers, realtors, movers,
builders, educators, insurance people, health care specialists and more
will be on call to address your specific concerns if you need their services.
I look forward to helping you design your own custom tour. Prices depend
on the number of people, the number of days and your specific needs.
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Tour 5
Guanacaste Tour

Located in the North pacific region of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is famous for
its string of beautiful beaches. This tour is given from time to time, depending
on demand. You can arrive at Daniel Oduber International Airport,
conveniently located in Guanacaste. Contact me if you are interested in
exploring Guanacaste as a place to live.

Participants will be given a packet with maps, valuable contact information,
special articles with insider information by Christopher Howard and a
free copy of his perennial best selling guidebook, The New Golden Door to
Retirement and Living in Costa Rica.

Call Toll-free 800 365-2342 or 1-877-884-2502 for new
discounted prices. Airfare is not included. Reserve now and see why
the baby-boomer generation is choosing Costa Rica as a favorite
tropical place to live and retire! This tour is only given occasionally.

Saturday – Arrival
Sunday – Day 1
* Visit Coco, Ocotal Hermosa beaches. Playa Hermosa has some of
the country’s best diving. It lies in the center of a string of four major
beaches, all within 30 minutes of each other: Hermosa, Playa del Coco,
Playa Ocotal and Playa Panama. Playa del Coco is a colorful beach town
with an active nightlife and a small international community.
Monday – Day 2
* In the morning finish Coco, Ocotal Hermosa beaches.
* In the afternoon, go to Flamingo. Flamingo is one of the finest resort
areas in Costa Rica and has the country’s second best full-service marina
and a beautiful white-sand beach.
Tuesday Day -3
* Visit Tamarindo is a laid-back beach town overlooking a long stretch
of beautiful beach. It is a popular spot among surfers. It has the most
developed tourist infrastructure in Guanacaste.
Wednesday – Day 4
Return to San José
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* NOTE: From this point on the activities are the same as the Central
Valley Tour
Thursday – Day 5
* Breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00 we’ll start the first day of a highly informative
Seminar sponsored by the Association of Residents of Costa
Rica. See the Central Valley (Inland) Tour previously mentioned for a
list of speakers and topics. Happy Hour is scheduled after the seminar.
Free evening.
Friday – Day 6
* S econd day of the seminar with lunch included. You will hear more from
Costa Rica’s experts, including your retirement tour guide, Christopher
Howard. See the Five-Day Central Valley (Inland) Tour previously mentioned
for a list of speakers and topics. Surprise group dinner at a local
restaurant or a resident’s home.
Saturday – Day 7
* Return home or stay for the Central Valley Tour.*
* This tour may also be combined with our Central Valley Tour by adding
two days at the end.

Our Concierge Services
For more than 20 years I have helped people successfully move to Costa Rica.
The monthly time-proven tours and seminars have been the first logical step
to moving here. To complement the tours, my company now offers the very
best concierge services to my clients.

Moving to a new country and dealing with a new culture and language
can be difficult for the average person. We will provide you with all of the
necessary contacts and information you will need to adjust successfully to a
new culture. We strive to make this process as easy as possible. In no time
you will feel at home in your new surroundings.

Our associates will show you how to do all daily tasks from A to Z. They
will guide you every step of the way to significantly shorten the time it takes
to get acclimated to your new country.

The organizations with which we work come highly recommended and
have excellent track records. Please let us know your specific needs and we
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will connect you with the organizations that provide the services below. Our
associates will charge you accordingly for their time.

* Airport pick up
* Assistance in dealing with various government departments in Costa Rica.
* Attorneys
* Banking procedures
* Buying furniture
* Cable TV
* Car, home and health insurance
* Computer repair
* Cosmetic surgery
* Courier service
* Culture shock awareness
* Daily errands
* Doctors, dentists and hospitals
* Expert legal advice from the best lawyers in Costa Rica
* Finding a mechanic
* Finding a maid
* Finding a rental in San José or at the beach
* Finding a school for your children
* Getting a phone
* Home finding
* Home repairs
* Home security system
* Household maintenance program
* How to use Costa Rica’s taxis
* Immigration
* Importing your pets
* Insurance for automobile and homeowners
* Locating hard to find items
* Medical plans
* Moving of household items and assistance with shipping and customs
* Obtaining a Costa Rican P.O. box
* Obtaining a gun permit
* Offshore corporations to protect your assets
* Opening a bank account
* Paying utilities
* Pet transportation
* Photocopies
* Placing ads in local newspapers
* Private mail service
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* Private taxi driver
* Psychiatric services
* Purchasing a car
* Real estate brokers
* Receiving your Social Security benefits in Costa Rica
* Residency
* Residency renewals
* Safe real estate investments
* Satellite TV
* Shopping
* Social activities
* Spanish schools
* Supermarkets
* Tax and accounting assistance
* Translations
* Understanding the bus system
* Vehicle and property title searches
* Veterinary service
* Work permits for foreign domestic staff.

To Contact us:
Locally 2261-8892
International toll-free 800-365-2342, 877-884-2502,
or 1-877-322-4690
E-mail: christopher@costaricabooks.com

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