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5 - Costa Rica in Brief
6 - Map of Costa Rica
8 - Symbols of Costa Rica
9 - Introduction
12 - Getting a Bird's Eye View
14 - Why Choose Costa Rica?
18 - Costa Rica Has Many Firsts to its Name
22 - A Place That Accepts All Races
30 - The Friendliness of the Costa Ricans
33 - Ticos are Individualistic
35 - Ticos Are Different and Procrastinators
38 - Why Others Have Gone Abroad
42 - Specific Reasons for Leaving Home
45 - Culture Shock
48 - Enjoy Your Retirement by Adjusting
49 - Ways to Adjust to Your New Life
56 - Making Your Stay More Satifying
58 - Cost of Living
67 - Addresses and Directions
69 - Your Car and Driving
71 - How Not to Be Obnoxious to Locals
74 - Adjusting to the Weather and Climate
76 - Choosing the Right Climate for You
77 - City Living versus Country Living
79 - Where to Live in Costa Rica
82 - Living in Your American Style
84 - Top Quality Health Services
87 - Medical Centers in San José
89 - Dying in Costa Rica
91 - Security and Safety in Costa Rica
94 - Personal Experiences of Petty Thievery
98 - Sex and Romance
101 - Going into Business Yourself
105 - Expatriates Production Enterprises
110 - Expatriates Service Businesses
114 - The Business Environment
120 - Helpful Tips for the Newcomer
125 - National Holidays and Festivities
128 - Religion, Churches & Support Groups
131 - The Optimism and Health Link
133 - The 8 Point Formula for Anti-Aging
134 - Obtaining Insurance
136 - Early Colonial History in Brief
139 - English Language & Tico Expressions
144 - Misdemeanors That Are Now Felonies
146 - Closing Words
148 - Bibliography
149 - For More Information and Contacts
151 - Appendix
155 - Index

A

Aborigines, 23
Addresses, 67
Adjusting 47, 55, 73
African oil palm, 27
Aleman, Arnoldo, 22
Amish, 37
Anti-aging formula, 133
Arias Sanchez, Oscar, 18
Asociación Costarricense de Gimnasia, 52
Atlantic Lowland, 24, 29, 75

B

Banana cultivation, 29, 137, 151
Bartorelli, Gaston, 40
Behaving in Costa Rica, 71
Biesanz, Mavis, 15, 33, 148
Bilingualism in Costa Rica, 84, 118, 139
Bird watching, 53
Bolsa de Valores, 34
Bowling, 50, 53
Bribri, 23
Burica Point, 5
Business Environment 114
Business Opportunities, 103
Business Success Stories, 106

C

Cable TV, 56
Caño Negro, 53
Camelot, 15
Canicula, 74
Cape Santa Elena, 5
Calderón Guardia, Rafael A., 22
Cars, 69
Cartago, 24
Castro Madriz, 30
Catalans, 24
Catholicism, 16, 154
Catholic Church, 23
Cemeteries, 90
Centenarians, 85, 147
Central American Parliament, 34
Central Intermountain Valley, 58, 74, 78, 80
Cerdas, Rodolfo,16
Coffee growing, 29, 81, 137
Chinese, 24
Chirripó, 5
Churches, 128
Citizen's Protection Decree, 36
Ciudad Colón, 18, 23, 35, 77, 94
Clothing, 63
Clubs, 130
Climate, 74
Cocos Island, 5
Colombians, 28
Colonial history, 136
Colorado River, 5
Columbus, Christopher, 23
Constitutional Court, 19, 28
Conte Burica, 23
Cost of living, 58
Coto Brus, 40
Country living, 77, 80
Credit cards, 122
Culebra Bay, 17
Culture shock, 45

D

Dancing, 51
Death penalty, 18
Directions, 67
Dobles, Fabian, 93
DNA, 32
Driving, 69
Dyer, Dery, Elizabeth, Richard, 56
Dying in Costa Rica, 89

E

Eating out, 64
Echeverría Morales Guillermo, 137
Education, compulsory, 19
Electricity, 121
El Financiero, 57
Emergency calls, 87
Enterprises by expatriates,105

F

Farming by colonists, 137
Felonies, 144
Ferias del Agricultor, 61
Fishing, 53
Food, 60
Friendliness, 30
Fruits, 61
Funeral services, 89

G

Gallardo Volio, Rosa, 29
Garza Bay, 17
Germans, 29
Golfito, 29
Golf, 53
Grecia, 53
Guanacaste, 24, 39
Guardia, Tomás, 18
Guatuso, 23
Guaymis, 23

H

Health services, 84
Hobbies, 48
Holidays, 125
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 49
Hopkins, Robert, 42
Hospitals, 87
Housing, 59
Human Rights Court, 18

I

Idiomatic expressions, 142
Individualism, 37
Insurance, 134
International Court of Justice, 18
Irazú Volcano, 76

J

Jamaican, 25
Japanese, 26
Jews, 27
Jiménez, Ricardo, 22, 30

K

Keith, Minor, 24
Korean war, 42

L

La Nación, daily, 36, 56
La Prensa Libre, 143
La República, 56
Lascaris, Constantino, 33
Latin America, 14, 18
Lebanese, 27
Lee, Everett, 42
Legislative Assembly, 19
Lewis, Charles and Betty, 46
Liberia, 39
Limón, 5
Living, 9
Lundberg, Donald, 31

M

Maids, 28
Malekus, 23
Map of Costa Rica, 6
McGrath, William, 39
Medical centers, 87
Misa de tropa, 30
Money 120
Monge, Luis Alberto, 18
Monteverde, 38
Motels, 99

N

Naranjo, 53
National anthem, 22
National Geographic, 15
National Institute of Statistics, 32
National Park, 37
National Symphony, 51
Negroes, 24, 151
Nicaraguans, 28
Nicoya, 17
Nobel Peace Prize, 18

O

Oberg, Kalervo, 46
Odio, Elizabeth, 18
Oduber, Daniel, 17
Office hours, 123
Optimism and health link, 131
Orosi Valley, 53

P

Pacheco, Abel, 19, 31
Pacific Coast, 17
Panama, 22
Papagayo, 17
Pearl Harbour, 20
Permits for operating a business 104
Playas del Coco, 46
Pope John Paul II, 20
Postal service, 122
Procrastinators, 35
Pojol, Jordi, 24
Puntarenas, 5, 25
Puriscal, 81

Q

Quakers, 38
Quiribí, 23

R

Real estate, 14, 59
Religion, 128
Rockwell Cecil, 38
Rodríguez, Julio, 36
Romance, 99
Romero, Sor María. 23
Rorstads, 31, 45

S

Sabana Park, 51
Sanatorium, 76
San Carlos, 35
Sansonetti, Vito, 40
Santa María de Dota, 53
Security and safety, 91
Sex, 100
Shangri-La, 38
Siquirres, 25
Soccer 54
Social clubs, 51
Social Security, 84
Solera, Jaime, 33
Somoza, General, 22
Stark, Mitzi, 69
Stanley, PauI, G., 32
Stevens Point Wisconsin 29
Suburban living, 77
Sunday Mass, 30
Supermarkets, 61
Support groups, 128

T

Talamanca , 23
Taxes, 121
Taxis, 123
Teatro Nacional, 51
Temperatures, 75
Tempisque River, 35
Tennis, 53
Theft , 92
Thievery experience, 95
Ticos, 30
Tico Times, 14, 56 69
Tips for newcomers, 120
Tourism, 15
Traffic, 68
Tronadora, 39
Twentieth Century Fund, 14

U

Ulate, Blanco, OtiIio, 37
United Fruit Company, 29
Universities, 19
Urban living, 77
Uribe, Enrique, 62

V

Veranillo de San Juan, 74

W

Weather, 74
WoItering, Dennis, 14
World Trade Center, 11


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