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 these smart folks did:
“I feel my expectations were met 10 fold in terms of time, money and learning... all at a 5 start resort.”
- Becky from North Bay, California
“Money well spent and will save you thousands of dollars and time getting all the answers to your questions.”
- Steve, from Northern California
“The cost for the retreat, and all the amenities and extras... is money well spent if you're serious about relocation to Costa Rica. Book it now, I highly recommend you... book it sooner than later.”
- Steve, from Northern California
“For what I paid to be here, I think it was excellent value, and it was a fantastic decision. I got so much out of this trip, I would recommend you do get a ticket to come.”
- Vania, from New Jersey
“I would say the investment was definitely worth it... I would definitely advise people to come here and get a taste of what it's like.”
- Greg from Florida
“You're going to get a variety of information at this retreat, there's a lot of experience here, a lot of people who are the experts in their field and they're not going to sugar-coat anything.”
- Michael Alan, from the USA
“If you're thinking about attending this event, I would say go for it. The speakers are knowledgeable, the people you meet... it's well worth it, and you get a good vacation at the same time.”
- Shelley from Santa Cruz, California
"If you're thinking about it, you have to do it. It's a Vacation. Its a seminar... you would pay 3-5 times more if you tried to put this all together yourself."
- Mario from Florida
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.
Meet James and Jeanne, a couple in their early 60s who have lived exciting and successful lives. They raised two sons and worked in sales and marketing for over 30 years, overcoming challenges such as the three “black swan” events: 9/11, the financial crisis, and the pandemic. Sound familiar?
But after the pandemic hit, they realized it was time for a change. They wanted less stress, better health, and more joy. So, they figured out a way to continue working while engaging on their terms. As a result, they now earn a portable income through freelancing, working where and when they want.
Today they live .5 miles from the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica in Guanacaste. Because so many have followed their adventure through their Duffels and Dogs YouTube Channel wanting to know how they did it, today they run J&J Online Innovations so they can teach, coach, and support others to power their freedom with a portable income thru freelancing and live location-free, working where and when they want.
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.
Johnny Umaña, a US Navy Disabled Veteran Network Engineer working with top corporations in Healthcare in The US Healthcare system with more than 20 years in Healthcare, is an expert in Costa Rican healthcare both Private and public.
For the past six years managing and working within the system, have served patients in the top 7 hospitals & 25 Dental Clinics in Costa Rica including veterinary services. In addition with experience in Mexico's Healthcare System with over 35 Hospitals and 45 dental clinics.
His focus is oriented towards the unmet needs of patients first. What makes him unique is his access to both private and public healthcare nationally an expert in the healthcare ecosystem in Costa Rica and Mexico.
His Non-traditional sales-driven patient advocate for those in need.
No sugar coating only current facts of healthcare here in Costa Rica.
He has been featured on many YouTube channels in Costa Rica expert in healthcare. He won't try to sell you anything you don't need actually tries to coach you into a healthier life without the need for healthcare
Architect Otto Guth Morales, trained at Veritas University, 1997, Costa Rica, member of the College of Architects of Costa Rica 1999, I have more than 25 years of experience in design, inspection and development of vertical mixed-use, commercial projects and residential. I was a partner in large architecture studios and now a founding partner of the company Arquitectura OGM S.A.
I have extensive experience in multiple single-family, multi-family and mixed-family projects, highlighting high-rise condominium buildings; located in the surroundings of La Sabana Park, as a new lifestyle and the generation of repopulation of the city of San José, in addition to very successful projects of Condominiums, High-rise Towers, Office Centers, Hotels, offices, commerce, both national and international. In countries such as Mexico, Panama and Nicaragua, I have participated as director architect responsible for the design of architectural works.
I love to INNOVATE, create SENSATIONS, respecting the ENVIRONMENT and materialize your DREAMS in a unique work. Very committed to quality, service, and providing professional work throughout the entire design process, from the beginning of execution to the completion of each project.
Welcome coconut cocktails / beers served near pool
Welcome dinner buffet (traditional Costa Rican food) as well as live music
Sarah Elena: Areas + Rentals
Break (Coffee / Tea / Snacks) Served in seminar room.
Freddy Pacheco: everything you need to know about insurance in Costa Rica.
Matt: Biggest mistakes I made when moving to Costa Rica (and how you can avoid them)
Allen Rich'ard (Construction in Costa Rica)
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Drive to Mistico property development.
Drive to Esterillos / Monterrey
Drive to Grocery Store, then back to hotel.
Pablo Arias: shipping and getting all your items into Costa Rica to begin your new life
Dominique Brousseau (Real Estate)
Break — coffee, tea and snacks
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Allen Rich'ard: The Construction Process: Permits, Architects, Cost & Time Frames
Pick up from hotel
Ocean Ranch Adventure Park (ATVs, Ziplines, Waterfall Rapelling).
Allen Richa'rd: The #1 Secret to Enjoying Life in Costa Rica AFTER the Honeymoon is Over
Real Estate in Costa Rica (new development)
Buying a car / real costs of vehicle ownership
Break (Coffee / Tea / Snacks) In Restaurant (11am)
James and Jeanne Bellew: Thinking About Moving Abroad? Avoid Some Pitfalls—Freelancing Is A Key To Success.
Depart for Tarcoles Crocodile Tour (40 minute drive - drive through Jaco)
Tarcoles Crocodile tour
Leave Crocodile Tour & arrive to Jaco
Manuel Antonio (45 minute drive to get there, 2 hour hike, 1 hour beach, 45 minutes back: total 4.5 hours)
Andres Gomez: The Process For Applying For Residency (Including Most Common Categories)3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Michael Alan: Top 10 Biggest Mistakes
Sarah Elena: integrating into your local community, conversational spanish, and costs of living, Packing, Phones, Bringing Pets, Open Q&A
Real Estate from a lawyer's perspective
Setting up your business in Costa Rica, including common legal issues and how to avoid them
Sarah Elena - Budgeting + Banking
Break (Coffee / Tea / Snacks) In Restaurant
GAP Law / Glenn Tellier
Speakers Panel (Matt, Allen, Michael, Mar, Sarah)
Testimonials / free time
Group 1 Horseback Ride
Group 2 Horseback Ride
Final Dinner + Live Music
Depart from the resort and head back to San Jose International Airport and fly home
“I liked that the sessions were complete with information… so very
comprehensive, and very practical.”
- Karen, from Canada
“There’s been so much information even on schooling, healthcare, insurance, everything. All of the things you need to know especially when coming down here with children that we wouldn’t have had.”
- Adam, Kadie and
Lisa from Canada
“Be ready to be energized with a lot of information. The presentations were, by far, more than I anticipated. Each presenter went into great detail about each topic. That’s something that you should look forward to.”
- Brenda from Atlanta, Georgia
“My first impression when I saw the hotel, was WOW, you’re right here in the middle of paradise, you’ve got the ocean in front of you, you’re listening to the waves… I was blown away by the location.”
- Thomas, from Florida, USA
“I’m tired of the rate race in the US, so that led me to thinking about moving to Costa Rica. And since I came to this retreat, now I know I want to move to Costa Rica.”
- Manny from California, USA
"I’m done with working and working and working. I’m over all that, and I want a slower life, a calmer life, and a happier life."
- Lindsay from New York, USA
“We talked about finding a location, not just buying right off but renting or a little while, getting to know the area, getting to know the people, the importance of learning some of the language. If you’re thinking about coming to Costa Rica, I would say don’t give it a second thought, just do it!”
- Dino from the USA
"I would say it’s totally worth the money. I think that it would probably take months worth of research on your own to find all the information they pack into one week. Don’t hesitate."
- Josh from the USA
“If you are in a position to come here… I recommend you come. The food is great, the staff is fantastic, the rooms are clean, the view is great, what more could you want?”
- Jack from Canada
"I had a great experience. The management and staff were so pleasant.."
- Dr Lorvanis from Clifton, New Jersey
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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You’ll be taken to a secure, fully-encrypted order form where you can fill in your information to secure your event ticket.
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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 sessions we had, I thought they were so informative; everyone presented in such a precise manner, everything was laid out, easy-to-understand. I feel so much more at ease than I did before we came down here.”
- Pamela from Florida, USA
“If Costa Rica’s on your radar, you need to come down here because you’ll get a lot of information, you’ll get a lot of questions answered. A lot of mistakes the presenters have made, they give you the good, the bad and the ugly. They tell you like it is, and you go from there.”
- Robert from the USA
“We got so much more detail than I was expecting. All of the boxes that I wanted to check were addressed in intimate detail as well as some of the fears you might have and some of the things to avoid.”
- Mike from San Jose, California
“It’s worth every penny. You’re not going to regret it, you’re going to get all the information you need, you’re going to meet a lot of great people and you’re also going to have lots of fun.”
- Milly, from Virginia, USA
“The food here is amazing. The accommodations are great, I don’t think I’ve ever slept this well for this many nights in a row in my life! All the speakers were great - [they covered] everything, everyday living, banking, budgeting, the lawyers, shipping your goods, buying a car, bringing your animals.”
- James & Barbara from Texas, USA
“The hotel and the venue was fantastic, beautiful room, excellent food, the staff has been amazing to us. Without exaggeration, we’ve had a really good experience here including enjoying the time with other guests. The seminar sessions were so complete and so thorough. It’s so worth the money.”
- Tom from Canada
“If you’re thinking of coming to the next relocation tour, I would recommend it. You’ll learn a lot, you’ll have a good time and you can find time to vacation like we did.”
- John from the USA
“Good value of money. I appreciate that this event has given me the opportunity to meet some great people with some good information and further their objectives and my objectives at the same time.”
- Kevan from the USA
“If you’re thinking about coming down to Costa Rica to this relocation retreat, I highly recommend it. It answered all of our questions and many more that we didn’t even think of. It was so cool meeting everybody else. The service was amazing. It’s a relaxing and beautiful week. I don’t think we could have made the next step without this.”
- Eric & Michelle from the USA
“My honest advice to someone who wants to come to this relocation retreat is to do it. It is really informative, it was very helpful, I don’t think I would have learned all of the information that I learned had I’d gone alone. It’s great to make contacts and to meet people, network and talk. I’d highly recommend it to anyone.”
- Stephanie from Canada
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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