South of Jaco, Costa Rica
Sunny, 85 Degrees
I am Michael Alan. I have lived in Costa Rica for 17 years now.
By now, you've seen how incredibly affordable and life-changing moving to Costa Rica seems to be…
And how many different ways this relocation can improve your life.
You can already imagine yourself escaping from the chaos of what became the “American way of life”... moving down here very soon... indulging in the wildest travel adventures... and finally, living your best life.
You’ve been thinking for a while about simply running away from everything that bothers you... escaping to a place so blissful, yet so awesomely “below the radar”…
That it would cost you next to nothing, compared to what you’d pay in the U.S. for the same sunny-and-carefree lifestyle.
But at the same time, you also have this gut feeling it can't be all roses…
Because you’ve seen plenty of stories online from expats who regretted moving to Costa Rica and left the country just a few months after arriving.
If so, this may be the most exciting invitation you’ve ever received.
That will get you fully briefed and educated — no sugarcoating — on what it's like to actually live in Costa Rica as an expat from all kinds of different perspectives.
And you can be sure we’ll give you unbiased information because MANY of our speakers will have nothing to sell you!
They’ll be there exclusively to answer your questions and help you dodge devastating mistakes most expats make when they try to figure everything out on their own.
In other words: this is NOT another event in which the sole purpose of the speakers is to make you buy something from them by the end of the training.
That being said, let’s cut to the chase.
Here’s just some of what you’ll learn:
This seminar “retreat” is a completely new way of educating yourself and getting relocation guidance.
You just CAN’T get this online!
Watching videos on YouTube from travel influencers who’ve spent just a few weeks in Costa Rica or reading their articles can’t compare with learning from people who have already lived here…
People who've built their lives and raised their families on Costa Rican soil.
Although there is a lot of stuff out there, most of these online content creators have lived in Costa Rica for one year or so…
They clearly don’t have enough experience to give you a deep report.
At our seminar, you’ll only hear from professionals with many years of living in Costa Rica — some of them have lived here for more than a decade!
So if you’ve tried reading hundreds of articles, watching thousands of videos, and subscribing to dozens of publications, yet nothing gave you the clarity you hoped…
This event will be especially valuable to you.
In other words, we won’t keep you locked up in a seminar room all day for 12 hours!
Our seminar schedule was carefully designed to balance:
It’s not just about theory! We want you to experience firsthand what Costa Rica has in store for you.
That means you’ll get enough time to:
Notice our guided tours won’t be to your typical “touristic routes”.
You’ll be taken to some of Costa Rica’s favorite expats’ destinations — like the town of Jaco — with half a day to explore and envision what your life would be like if you moved there.
Places that you’d never find out if you came to explore Costa Rica on your own.
Put together the seminar keynotes + the networking + the tours…
And you’ll get the perfect matching between theory and practice to take in EVERYTHING you need before deciding to move to Costa Rica or not.
You’ll finally be able to make a regret-free decision.
Like did these smart now-expats, who…
But before you get too excited about it…
There are two crucial points you MUST consider before joining our event.
If you’re not ready for that yet…
After Purchasing Your Event Ticket, You'll Be Able To Choose Which Room / Food Package You'd Like, And The Adventure Activities You'd Like To Take Part In.
After you secure your ticket on this page, you’ll be able to:
That way you can customize your whole experience at the event, even how much you want to spend with accommodation, meals and adventures.
The ticket for the seminar only grants your spot there.
Once you secure it, extra activities and accommodations are up to you to decide.
If you prefer to search for yourself other accommodation alternatives to find something that suits you better than Sunset Del Mar Resort…
Or if you didn’t like every extra activity on our schedule, and for any reason, you’d prefer to pick and choose the tours you’d like to go and save some time to explore the neighborhood by yourself…
It’s 100% up to you.
With that in mind…
Making the move to Costa Rica, living in Costa Rica can be quite the adventure, possibly stressful but definitely an adventure. Nothing can be more annoying, frustrating than learning things the hard way because you really don't understand how it is in Costa Rica, especially in the gringo community. The trick is to try and not make too many big mistakes in the first year or two you are living in Costa Rica.
Michael Alan is a relocation specialist, whose Youtube videos over the past decade have educated thousands of individuals moving to this wonderful country.
He's also the founder of Travel Costa Rica NOW, a travel agency. Go to TravelCostaRicaNOW.com and fill out the 4-minute form and you will be that much closer to the vacation of a lifetime. Travel Costa Rica NOW is like you having best friends who live in Costa Rica, who know Costa Rica, totally hooking up your Costa Rica vacation.
Sarah Elena is a relocation expert in Costa Rica. She runs her own company Costa Relocation & Travel LLC that offers advice and support services for moving and living in Costa Rica.
She also has her own Youtube channel where she shares practical information to assist ex-pats on the relocation process: from the initial planning stages to the Know Hows of settling-in.
“I am passionate about empowering my clients to determine how they want to feel and live each day. Your move is not only going from point A to point B. Your move is about truly deciding how you want to live your life here in Costa Rica!”
Andres Gomez Tristen is an associate founder of Gomez Tristen & Tristen Law Office located in Atenas, a town in Costa Rica’s central valley near the Capitol city of San Jose. Andres has helped countless expats with their residency, car purchase, property purchase and more for their relocation!
We love Andres for his genuine and authentic personality and his demonstration to go above and beyond for his clients.
Matt Rosensteele has lived and worked in Costa Rica since 2008, first coming to fulfill a two-year commitment as a Peace Corps Volunteer. After finishing his service, he returned to Costa Rica to direct an environmental non-profit organization Restoring Our Watershed (ROW).
For the past eight years, Matt has helped dozens of clients purchase and sell real estate in Costa Rica. As a fully bilingual professional, his experience ranges from small eco-communities to luxury condominiums. His success in real estate is due to his uncompromising commitment to his clients’ best interests.
In 2017, he joined Coldwell Banker – a company with perhaps the strongest legacy in real estate that enjoys unparalleled brand recognition.
If you plan to ship to Costa Rica, Pablo Arias is your guy to assist! Pablo is highly knowledgable in customs and shipping from abroad into Costa Rica. There are many dos and don’ts that may surprise you and working with someone for this process can save you a lot of head ache later.
Pablo has been in this field for years now and with his experience he helps make shipping to Costa Rica easy and makes sure that everything is done properly. Pablo shares a genuine caring personality when dealing with his clients and is a wealth of knowledge as well as an absolute pleasure to know and work with.
Lawyer Cristina Guerrini, a native Italian, is one of the founding Partners of CRIBO LAW, a boutique law firm specialized in assisting expats relocating to Costa Rica. CRIBO (which stands for Costa Rica Immigration and Business Opportunities) is a One Stop Shop for its clients, providing advice in all areas of the law and a concierge service for a broad range of specific needs either directly or through its strategic allies. It has two main offices; one located in San José, and the other in the Guanacaste Region (between Nosara and Samara). Cristina Guerrini.
Cristina started her legal career in Italy in 2006, and since 2014 she has been expanding her profession in Costa Rica specializing in the fields of Real Estate, Corporate, and Immigration Law.
Thanks to her multilingual skills (she speaks Spanish, English, and German, in addition to Italian) and business knowledge, Cristina is the perfect ally for any company or individual who wishes to relocate to Costa Rica. She is honest, passionate, and goes above and beyond for her clients, and that is why we love her!
WheelsCR.com is a family business focused on assisting expats moving to Costa Rica in the purchase of a vehicle that meets their budget and needs.
Russ Martin moved to Costa Rica in 1994, while Kattia Wiessel is Costa Rican. Both have started and operated businesses in Costa Rica over the past 2 decades, bringing a wealth of experience to WheelsCR.com.
In 2018, we brought Kattia’s brother Chris into the mix, he is now handling most of our “footwork”. This means that he is the one on the ground, taking clients to see the cars, while Kattia manages the process from home. Russ does the web site development and answers the email correspondence from clients.
Mar knows what it’s like to start from ground zero when looking for land in Costa Rica, visiting hundreds of properties all across Costa Rica to figure out the best ways to find your perfect land!
Having planted hundreds of fruits trees in Costa Rica, he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to growing an abundance of fresh organic food here in Costa Rica!
Mar has a YouTube channel where he shares his experiences of living in Costa Rica as an expat.
Rodolfo Herrera García is the founding partner of the Firm of Lawyers and Notaries, Herrera & Asociados, with offices in San José and Puntarenas provinces.
Founded in 2002, his firm has specialized in Real Estate and Corporate Law, helping many families achieve their dreams and enjoy their investments safely.
“The high standards and the rigorous Due Diligence process over the deals allow us to maximize the success of every investment.
Moral integrity, honesty, and responsiveness are integral to our business practice and commitment to our clients.”
Get picked up in a van and enjoy the scenic 2-hour drive to Sunset del Mar Beach Resort
Get your welcome drinks (coconut cocktails or national beers!) by the pool to kickstart your retreat
Enjoy traditional Costa Rican cuisine with a buffet welcome dinner while being entertained by a live music performance
Introduction to our Relocation Retreat
Relocation expert Sarah Elena speaks about different areas to live in Costa Rica, including details about properties to rent
Break — coffee, tea and snacks
Insurance broker Freddy Pacheco shares everything you need to know about insurance in Costa Rica, diving into insurances for your health, home, car and much more
Learn from an expat’s experience renovating and running a hotel and the biggest mistakes when moving to Costa Rica (and how you can avoid them!)
Get picked up from the resort and drive to Ocean Ranch Adventure Park
Experience the thrills of Costa Rica with exciting activities at the adventure park. Go ziplining and waterfall rappelling.
Depart Ocean Ranch Adventure Park and head back to the resort
Experienced shipping & customs broker Pablo Arias will educate you on shipping your items to Costa Rica, breaking down what to do (and what not to do) to ensure your valuables are shipped safely
Veteran real estate agent Matt Rosensteele explains how to find the perfect home without overpaying for it
Break — coffee, tea and snacks
Established entrepreneur and Youtube personality Allen Richa’rd delivers some valuable lessons on construction in Costa Rica, speaking from his struggles and experiences living in 15 different houses in as many different locations all over Costa Rica
Founding partner of Herrera & Asociados and real estate attorney Rodolfo Herrera takes you through the process of buying real estate in Costa Rica
Learn the true stories of crime in Costa Rica from petty theft to home invasions, and tips to stay safe as an expat
Free time to relax, make new friends and take in the sights. There will be a grocery store run and property development tour at 3:30 pm for those who wish to join
It’s movie night! Grab some popcorn, kick back and relax as we watch some great films
Discover stunning natural beauty, wildlife (rare species of birds and crocodiles) and biodiversity as we take a tour through the iconic Manuel Antonio National Park.
Experienced residency lawyer Andres Gomez breaks down the process of applying for residency across all of the different categories
Relocation specialist and founder of travel agency Travel Costa Rica NOW Michael Alan elaborates on the biggest mistakes he made in Costa Rica and his experience overcoming these hurdles
Sarah Elena hosts a Q&A while delivering insights on vital topics such as costs of living, bringing your pets, learning conversational Spanish and integrating into the local community
Allen Richa’rd reveals the #1 secret to enjoying life in Costa Rica after the “honeymoon phase” is over
Veteran car broker Russ Martin talks about buying a car and exposes the true costs of owning a vehicle in Costa Rica
Break — coffee, tea and snacks
Land consultant and Youtube personality Mar Hodge shares his expertise on important things you need to know when buying land and building a home
11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Drive through Jaco to the Tarcoles Crocodile Tour
Witness the amazing wildlife and biodiversity of Costa Rica on the tour
Drive back to Jaco and experience the vibrant culture of the town
Depart Jaco and head back to the resort
International attorney and founding partner of CRIBO (Costa Rica Immigration and Business Opportunities) Law — Cristina Guerrini delivers a talk about real estate from a lawyer’s perspective
Cristina Guerrini shares valuable insights on setting up your business in Costa Rica, as well as common legal issues people face (and the best methods to avoid them)
Break — coffee, tea and snacks
Shawn Fletcher, an experienced realtor and owner of RE/MAX Oceanside speaks about properties in Jaco and the surrounding areas
Speakers panel will host a Q&A session. Ask the experts anything you like!
Head to the beach and learn to surf (beginner-friendly!)
Take a leisurely horseback ride on the beach into the beautiful sunset
Final dinner with a live music performance to celebrate the end of the event
Depart from the resort and head back to San Jose International Airport and fly home
The regular price for a 7-day immersive training from me and the other 12 relocation consultants would cost thousands of dollars.
Just for private consulting, some of the experts in our panel who are lawyers and real estate investment specialists, can charge up to $297 per hour.
But you don’t need to pay anywhere near that much for this seminar…. and still get their (almost) exclusive attention.
If you attend our event, you’ll be part of a small, intimate group that not only will get to soak up all the information from our experts…
But you’ll also have space and opportunities to ask your questions and get their tailored advice for your specific relocation journey.
In fact, you might sit next to one of these speakers during lunchtime and clarify some burning questions right there by the table…
Or you might even bump into one of them at the resort bar and take the opportunity to have a beer together and network.
Just a quick, casual conversation with one of our experts could literally save you tens of thousands of dollars in mistakes.
Here’s what happens all the time…
Expats come here and buy a piece of property without getting the right advice… so they get tied up for years in government procedures that prevent them from building anything on that land.
The real value of our seminar is helping you avoid these kinds of devastating mistakes.
As I’ve said before, If you were to hire just one of our experts privately, $997 would buy you only 3 hours with them.
Today, it gets you 7 days + a full training on moving to Costa Rica with not only one but multiple relocation experts.
Not to mention how much money this will save you compared to the alternatives of shelling out $50 - $100 per month for publication subscriptions that never give you the harsh, uncensored truths, like “International Living”...
...or even more for one of those outrageously priced overseas bootcamps they offer.
If you’re ready for an affordable, immersive learning experience, go ahead and click the button below now.
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Remembering the ticket for the event is $997. You can expect to pay for the rooms at least $295 per night.
So, the final investment cost of your experience depends only on you, your budget, the room you want to stay in and the tours you’d like to participate in.
After you get these done…
Congratulations, your spot at the seminar is secured!
That’s when the fun begins!
And when it comes to Costa Rica, this “better life” will probably cost you less than what you’re paying now in your home country to stay in an environment you’re increasingly disgruntled with.
Maybe this relocation is something you’ve been thinking about for years…
But until now, you’ve been too afraid to do it because of the lack of trustworthy and unbiased information you’ve found.
If all you need is some straightforward answers to feel secure enough to make your relocation decision…
That’s what our seminar is all about.
Click the button below to join us and finally get clarity.
There’s never been a better time to shatter all your insecurities about this than right now.
Especially since I’m offering you a huge discount and a chance at a dream vacation.
Are you in? Then take decisive action and put yourself in a position to start living your best life abroad.
Click the button below and I’ll see you on Esterillos.
The $997 ticket only grants your spot at the 7-day seminar. Accommodations, meals, and guided tours are not included in this price.
Yes! We’ve made sure to have a balanced schedule so all attendees can meet and support each other.
You may come alone, but you’ll hardly be lonely — from the training sessions to the tours, you will have plenty of chances to bond with others.
Absolutely! This event is especially designed for people who are on the fence about making the move to Costa Rica.
No matter if you already started planning your escape, or if you still have no clue when you’ll be able to do it… as long as you’re serious about changing your life and becoming an expat in Costa Rica, this seminar is for you!
No! Our recommended guided tours are optional. You can pick and choose the tours you’d like to go and the ones you’d prefer to lay low.
We have created a fun schedule to assure it never gets dull. But if you want some alone time, or if you want to spend a romantic day with your favorite person…
Then you can just skip the activities you are not interested in.
We recommend you stay at Sunset Del Mar Resort because there you’ll be closer to the other attendees and speakers. PLUS — the resort is offering some generous discounts for our attendees.
BUT this is only an option we’re giving you. You’re free to search other accommodations for yourself and decide wherever you prefer to stay.
Yes! We’ll tell you what most relocation consultants don’t tell you about the actual cost of food, groceries, rent… everything. Plus, we’ll show you how to avoid “gringo pricing”, the cheapest markets to buy groceries if you’re on a budget, the best places to buy or rent a car, and much more.
Of course! There are real estate agents and attorneys on our speakers’ panel. You can rest assured they’ll hand you all the information you need to buy property in Costa Rica for the best prices and how to deal with the bureaucracy involved in regularizing it.
Yes! Our specialists and attorneys will give you all the strategies behind relocating to Costa Rica without infringing the law in both your home country and Costa Rica.
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