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Living in and Visiting Costa Rica

Living in and Visiting Costa Rica

Monkeys 232x300The paperback of my book is now available for purchase. And while Amazon makes it very difficult to compete with them on eBooks, I have a lot more flexibility on pricing and packaging on the soft cover.

Right now if you purchase Living in and Visiting Costa Rica in soft cover here on my website, for only $8 (plus $4 shipping), not only will you save $2 off the retail price at Amazon, but I am going to throw in a free eBook of 20 additional tips for free.

Click the “Buy Now” button to purchase the paperback through PayPal (sorry, but this offer is only good for those in the U.S., and even then, just the lower 48).

Your purchase will be mailed to the address you have on file with PayPal – please make sure it is correct.

Once your purchase is complete on PayPal you will be automatically redirected to a download page on where you can open or download your Free tips. And your soft cover will be on its way to your doorstep.

A Bit About the Book

After choosing to retire early to Costa Rica, we devoured every book and blog out there about Costa Rica. We read Costa Rican news sources, participated in forums (well, I lurked while Jen participated), and we read and laughed at the pettiness on the Costa Rica expat Facebook pages. If it had a subject of living in or visiting Costa Rica, we read it.

One thing we found was that most of the written material available on Costa Rica either discussed the minutia of rating locations and restaurants and hotels, or discussed the author’s journey to Costa Rica.

What seemed to be missing was a resource that covered what to expect in daily situations:

  • What is it like walking into a bank in Costa Rica and what do I need to know about it? Surprisingly, quite a lot.
  • How do I get the best deal on groceries?
  • What do I do if I have a car accident?
  • How is the grocery

Simple questions, really, but there was not a ready source for what I should expect in daily situations.

Since it was missing, I wrote it. Those of you who read Costa Rica Curious know 2 things about me: that I call things like I see them, and that I tend to write in a humorous style. These traits are also seen throughout the book.

The book has been well received and has been a number one seller in the Central America Travel category. If you are interested in the eBook version of the book click below to buy it from Amazon.

Number One

5 Star Reviews for Living in and Visiting Costa Rica

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There are a ton more 5 Star reviews on Amazon, but you get the picture. People are finding this book valuable. So what are you waiting for? Buy the paper back now – Just $8 + $4 shipping. Once you pay through PayPal you will be sent a link to a free eBook – giving you 20% more tips free.

For those who want Living in and Visiting Costa Rica in eBook format, you can buy it from Amazon HERE. Sorry, I am not able to offer any discount or anything free with the eBook – Amazon is stingy that way.

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Greg Seymour is a quitter. At 41 Greg and his wife Jen quit their jobs, sold damn near everything they owned and became Intentionally Unemployed and retired early to Costa Rica.
In addition to writing on this blog, Greg has written for other online publications and has written two popular books about living in Costa Rica:
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  1. Greg, you are right! Your book is the perfect solution for those of us who want the low-down, the nitty-gritty, the nuts and bolts of how things are done in Costa Rica. I devoured your book in just a few hours. I found it humorous and helpful, and wishing I had it in a small paperback so I could mark it up and carry it along with me on my next trip in June. Thank you for writing this, for filling the need and maintaining your breezy and funny style. I love your voice!

    • Thanks for the kind words Linda! You are in luck, paperback should be available in March. I hope we get to see you in June.

      If you get a chance please write a Kindle review.

      • It’s been so great to get to know you and Jen since you moved here! You both make me feel lazy, though, since I haven’t written a book yet! Keep up the good work! Costa Rica needs all the Gringos with a positive attitude that it can get!

        • Thanks Dolores – looks like you moved your site – Congrats.

          It is great knowing you as well, and don’t worry, Jen makes me feel lazy all the time 🙂

  2. Hello, I bought your book on Amazon but now I am going to buy another copy here so I can get your extra tips. Happy to support your efforts. The book is great and makes me want to retire early even though I love my work!

    • Hi Jackie – thank you for all of your support. Feel free to contact me at if I can help with any questions you have about CR or our move here.


  3. Just purchased your book and your wife’s through paypal. Can’t wait!

      • Thanks Greg. I’m sure I’ll have more questions. My husband and I are traveling to Costa Rica this fall to check things out. Seriously considering retiring there sooner than later.

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