You’ve got a million questions, we’re sure! You may be asking yourself questions like, “what is family life like in Costa Rica?” “what private schools in Costa Rica should I consider for my children?” “or what is the cost of living in Costa Rica?” It might even be something simple like “what kind of cheese can I buy and how much is a gallon of gas for my car?” We’ll spend time with you on the phone answering all your questions.
During this time we’ll give you all the perspective and advice you need to start getting comfortable with the big move. This is also a great time for us to learn more about you and to tailor our services to fit your needs. We will conduct a Needs Assessment and ask you a range of questions that will help us in understanding how best to help you. That way when you arrive, we’ll hit the ground running and have things in motion already.
We’ll help identify likely neighborhoods that you will want to live in, be able to start looking for suitable housing options for you to consider, and begin the process of educating you on schooling options for your children. Our clients find this time on the phone invaluable in getting a clear picture of some of the day-to-day real life realities of living in Costa Rica.
During the Planning & Pre-arrival Assistance time, we’ll also send you a packet of reading material that we call our “Costa Rica Primer”. It includes a brief history and overview of Costa Rica, a geographic orientation of the country, recommended reading lists, checklists of documents and items to ensure you bring with you, and a range of other important information about moving to Costa Rica. It also includes lists of recommended doctors such as family practitioners, pediatricians, and gynecologists. If you have specific medical needs, just let us know and we’ll find doctors that are recommended in the necessary field for you to consider.
Many families want to bring Fido and Felix with them when they move! We’ll give you a clear summary of the immunization shots, documentation, and procedures necessary to bring your pets into Costa Rica when you move.