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Book: A Geezer's Survival Guide to Costa Rica by Jay Brian Schoonmaker

Book: A Geezer's Survival Guide to Costa Rica by Jay Brian Schoonmaker

categories: Book, Central America, Living in Tropics, Relocation, Central America Retirement, Costa Rica Retirement, Central America Travel, Costa Rica Adventures, Costa Rica Travel, CR on Budget, Retirement on Budget, Costa Rica


Jay Brian Schoonmaker

Author Jay Brian Schoonmakerabout this book: I wrote this book because much of the information I had before moving to Costa Rica was dated, incomplete, or just plain wrong. I discovered what is necessary to start living in Costa Rica on a budget - and still live well.

Information in this book can be useful before you leave the airport. The main readers I targeted are like me: older people, planning to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days or longer. (The laws of a visitor's visa expire for someone from the USA after 90 days.) I had information on inexpensive ways to renew your visitor's visa if you decide not to apply for residency in Costa Rica.

I discuss various ares of Costa Rica who may wish to live, with recent color photographs (taken by me). I discuss where to get groceries, shopping, telephone service, mail service, banking, transportation, and other items when you are not staying at a hotel or a resort.

Since I retired before moving to Costa Rica (at age 55) I called myself a "geezer". This book contains information I wished I knew before moving to Costa Rica - kind of a "survival guide". The title for the book somehow came easy for me.

I made mistakes, and had some interesting times in Costa Rica. I have written about several of these, hopefully with humor (and also so you can avoid making the same mistakes).

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