By Bruce Conord, June Conord

Written via the authors of our award-winning Yucat?n event consultant, this booklet deals complete assurance of Costa Rica and its humans. commute to the key nationwide parks and preserves; hike in rain forests. discover the island’s brilliant heritage, tradition and natural world. Firsthand recommendation on go back and forth within the country’s a number of environments – mountain, jungle, seashore, urban. Plant and animal lifestyles, archeology, heritage, points of interest off and on the normal vacationer course. impressive element. full of life textual content and lots of fascinating artwork. Over forty maps. colour pictures.

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Introduction all billfish that are not record contenders; the waters hold many world records. Even deep-sea fly-fishing nets a record number of fish. 22 n Living or Retiring in Costa Rica The Caribbean coast offers fine lodges for those in pursuit of tarpon, snook and other sport species. There is no greater thrill than hooking an acrobatic tarpon, having it sail 12 feet above the water, only to return, twist, and leap again. Plus, there is always action somewhere along Costa Rica’s shore. The best time to come is whenever you can!

A second method to obtain residency as an inversionista is to buy a home worth over US $40,000 and loan the government another US $10,000. They use the money to fund low-income housing and, after two years, you get paid back (in colones not dollars), with interest. com). The Official Guide to Living and Making Money in Costa Rica, by Christine Pratt (a Tico Times reporter) The Legal Guide to Costa Rica, by Roger Petersen Choose Costa Rica for Retirement, by John Howells Maybe we’ll write one someday.

Carney, 1823-1908 38 n Geography The Pacific coastline wiggles and stretches 1,016 km (631 miles) around three peninsulas – Buriya, Nicoya and Osa – and in the process forms two significant gulfs, Golfo de Nicoya and Golfo Dulce. Although it has a narrow land mass – little more than 300 km (200 miles) at its widest – a series of rugged cordilleras (mountain ranges) part its length and form what’s also known as the great Continental Divide. It has been reported that from atop Costa Rica’s highest point, Cerro de Chirripó (Mount Chirripó) at 3,820 meters (12,530 feet), you can see both oceans.

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