One of the things I’m doing this trip is attending a seminar by the Association of Residents of Costa Rica (ARCR). They offer this the last Thursday/Friday of every month (but December) for only $65. I’ve had this on my to do list for a while but it just hasn’t worked out previously, it is specifically why I chose now for this trip and not a few weeks later.
It’s pretty much what I hoped for so far a bunch of short little presentations (about nine a day). Of course everyone who does a presentation passes out their contact info, but it really is more of a presentation on the topic, not specifically selling their business (although they’re hoping). The one topic I hoped for, but didn’t really expect, was about working in Costa Rica. We have about 25 people in our group, mostly from US and Canada; mostly retirees or soon to be about five of us weren’t near the retirement range but want to relocate.
FYI: Really good snacks for break: OJ, coffee, some kind of pastry and little crustless sandwiches.
I talked to one of the people, Ray, a few times beforehand via e-mail and telephone before coming and he was very helpful.
I’d definitely recommend this seminar if you are thinking of relocating or retiring to Costa Rica.
I also used these folks for getting my driver’s license.