Living Abroad in Costa Rica

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Avalon Travel Publishing, Aug 13, 2004 - Travel - 424 pages
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Imagine yourself living in Costa Rica. You stroll home past lush vegetation after a long day of surfing. You know the locals and speak Spanish with ease. You show visiting friends around with the confidence of one who belongs. Author Erin Van Rheenen shows you how to make your dream take shape. She left her life as a guidebook editor in the San Francisco Bay Area to make a home abroad in Costa Rica. While some give up-daunted by the financial, bureaucratic, and decision-making issues that accompany a move so extraordinary-you'll be led step-by-step through the information you need on visas, money, jobs, housing, safety, language, culture, and history. Erin has done the research and made the mistakes-so you don't have to. There's a place that matches your budget, needs, and dreams: perhaps it's an impressive new condominium in the upper-class San JosÚ suburb of Escaz˙, a wooden house on stilts in the isolated Caribbean coast town of Tortuguero, or a mountain retreat with a view of the Arenal Volcano. You can make it happen. With Living Abroad in Costa Rica, it's easier than you think.

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Review: Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica

User Review  - Laurie - Goodreads

I'm not actually planning on living full time in Costa Rica, but this is also a great book for those who want to learn more about the country. I've traveled to CR often but still learned more about day to day living and the laws and culture of the country from this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Luisa - Goodreads

Somewhat helpful, but not so much for those who already have jobs and housing lined up. This was more geared towards those who have just begun to think about moving to Costa Rica and are still in the beginning stages of planning where to live, what to do once there, etc. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Van Rheenen won the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society prize for best novel in 1998. She has also taught writing at City College of New York and at the San Francisco County Jail. She is a member of Bay Area Travel Writers.

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