I first found out about ARCR during my initial trip to Costa Rica in April 2019. I was on Christopher Howard’s retirement tour, and on the last Thursday and Friday, our group, along with many others, attended an all-day seminar presented by the ARCR. The two-day workshop was quite invaluable, and I highly recommend it to anyone considering moving to Costa Rica. During that two days, I learned so much about Costa Rica. I met my attorney, overseas shipper, insurance professionals, tax consultants, real estate brokers, and local expats, of which they all shared their experiences with the group.
Some of the subjects covered in the seminars are Costa Rican Laws and Regulations, Health System in Costa Rica, Buying, Selling or Renting Real Estate, Title Guarantee, Costa Rican Culture, Technology – Communications and the Internet in Costa Rica, Banking in Costa Rica, Moving and Customs, Insurance in Costa Rica and Living in Costa Rica.
Other services included: Assisting you with Residency Documentation Requirements and implementations, Driver License insurance, and renewal, and much, much more. Suppose you’re thinking about moving to Costa Rica. In that case, I highly recommend joining the ARCR as a member for $100 a year and receive the following benefits: Reliable and up to date information about changes to Costa Rica law via email, help, and advice for cedula (Residency) renewal, and driver license renewal, discounts for group insurance plans for health, homes, and vehicles, and free issues of El Residente magazine to your email box.
I’ve now lived here in Costa Rica for over a year and a half and have met many expats and read Facebook posts of many people that have moved here sight unseen, which I don’t recommend. It’s always a good idea to learn as much about the country you intend to relocate to in advance because you can never know enough. I believe that attending that two-day ARCR seminar in April of 2019 saved me a lot of time, stress, money, and sanity.
Association of Residents of Costa Rica – Avenida 14, Calle 42 – San Jose, Costa Rica
(506) 2200-0055 (506) 4052-4052
Fax: (506) 2220- 0031