If you are thinking about relocating or retiring to Costa Rica, here is your chance to immerse yourself in the experience. Home base will be our luxury villa on the Central Pacific Coast. Want the real story? Then you have to talk to a lot of people—everyone has an interesting story here. Maybe it’s time for you to have a new story to tell.
This is a 4-week immersive but you can choose to stay for just the first 2 weeks, the second 2 weeks, or continue through all four. The longer you stay, the more you will hear, see, learn, and experience. Check
Week 1: Experts will come to the villa over several days – locals, lawyers and real estate agents to tell you all about life in Costa Rica. We will discuss regions, relocation options, costs, property taxes, residency, driving, retirement, healthcare — you name it —we try to squeeze a lot of information into the first week. After several group sessions, you will meet with the experts one-on-one so you can talk about your specific issues and needs.
Week 2: Group excursions to Atenas and Alajuela via the coastal route and another group excursion to Ojochal to the south. Costa Rica may be small but it still takes hours to get places, but you will see a lot on these day trips as we pass through farm land, small villages and end up in a big city with all the usual comforts. We will meet with other real estate agents as we go to gather local information and see several properties just to give you a feel for the options. We will also check out the local markets, restaurants and beaches along the way.
Week 3 & 4: The best of both worlds – You can plan your days as you like – rent your own car, meet up with different real estate agents and continue to explore on your own with the villa waiting as home base. Not sure what you want to do? There will be two additional group day trips each week to continue exploring and meeting with locals. We will also take shorter trips to the local beaches, restaurants, markets, and Manuel Antonio Park. The more people you talk to the better.
For those staying into the 4th week, there will be activities and a dinner party at the villa on Easter Sunday and services at a local village church. All Easter Sunday activities are optional (as are all activities during our retreats).
When: March 10 – April 6 2018
Where: Private villa on Central Pacific Coast, Costa Rica
Maximum participants: 12
All Inclusive *
- 3 healthy meals a day (and healthy snacks throughout the day) when in the villa
- On-site cook and housekeeper
- Accommodations – in private or shared rooms
- Weekly dinner party and visits to local villages and markets
- Morning daily gentle yoga and a guided meditation in evening
Retiring Ideas Retreat Costa Rica – March 2018
* See the FAQs about our Retreats