Plan Your Move to Costa Rica

Dreaming of paradise? Seeking your own, personal pura vida? Wondering whether Costa Rica is right for you? Welcome to your hub for Costa Rica relocation planning!

Moving abroad can be both wildly exciting and vastly overwhelming. You need someone who’s on your side – a friend, an advocate, and an ally who will tell you the whole truth (even the tough parts), collaborate on your dreams, and support you every step of the way. That’s me! So, welcome. You’re in the right place.


Your Relocation Expert, Rebecca Clower

Hi, I’m Becky Clower, a Costa Rican-U.S. dual citizen and the owner of Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica. You and I probably have a lot in common. Years ago, I was in similar shoes: Like you, I wanted to move here but also like you, I had so many questions about the very many minutiae of moving, residency, healthcare, schools, and everything else about life in Costa Rica.


I found my answers. I stuck it out through the adjustment period. I’ve found my pura vida. And, for over 15 years, I’ve helped other individuals, couples, and families relocate their lives, fulfill their dreams, and realize their goals in paradise. Now, it’s your turn.

Our Costa Rica Relocation Services

Your life, your priorities, your relocation – notice the key theme? They’re yours. And that means that none of the above should be categorized as one-size-fits-all. So, why do so many so-called “experts” insist on hammering square pegs into round holes? You’re an individual, not a cog in an automated sales machine. 

 I knew I had to design my Costa Rica relocation services differently. They had to be personal – the kind of personal you can only get when you work one-on-one and have important heart-to-hearts. So, that’s what you’ll get with me. My services begin and end with you. And, in the middle, they’re rooted in years’ of experience, knowing just what questions to ask, and genuinely wanting the best for you.

 So, yes, we’ll talk about residency and healthcare, lifestyles and pros/cons, the cost of living and the best towns for you. But along the way, I promise to ask the right questions; we’re going to go about this your way and approach Costa Rica through your lens. Because your relocation should be about you, not about what someone, somewhere wants to sell you.

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What's Included

What We Do

  •     One-on-One Conversations: My relocation assistance begins and concludes with one-on-one conversations – just you and me (Becky Clower). This gives you a chance to get personal and answer all those nitty-gritty, detailed questions that matter most to you. Go ahead – ask me anything!
  •     Relocation E-Course: We’ll set you up for our Costa Rica relocation e-course, delivered via email. Explore, learn, and discover at your own pace, in your own time. 
  •     Our “Little Black Book”: For nearly two decades, my team and I have compiled a list of our most trusted contacts: best-in-class professionals, service providers, and other resources throughout Costa Rica. Now, that list is yours.
  •     Exclusive Relocation Resources: Everyone has access to my free eBook but only my consulting clients receive the whole library of resources, PDFs, eBooks, and other digital resources. This includes a Relocation eBook, Guanacaste Community eBook and Moving Checklist!

Schedule a Consultation

Reserve your one-on-one relocation consult! Our basic package is $500 and includes everything at left, including two one-on-one phone conversations (one hour each).

Types of Relocation

Family Relocation Costa RIca

Family Relocation

We know from experience: Moving to Costa Rica with your family (especially with school-age kids) marks a major life change and a complex, multi-faceted challenge. 


You have all the standard considerations – residency, housing, healthcare, and more – layered with the minutiae of family healthcare (including, possibly, pre- and post-natal care), private school education, your children’s adjustment to a new culture, extracurriculars, and future goals for your family. We’ve been there, done that. And we’re here to help you navigate this move successfully.

Retirement Relocation

Your retirement in Costa Rica is full of promise: Warm weather and an active lifestyle, paired with affordability and high-quality healthcare. It’s the paradise you’ve always dreamed, and now you’re ready to make it a reality. 

 As a pensionado, or retiree, in Costa Rica, you have a unique set of needs, expectations, and requirements. You’re living off your pension, retirement savings, or investments. You likely want to be within a short drive to major medical care. And yet, you don’t want to sacrifice on your lifestyle or comforts. So, let’s figure out how to make it happen.

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Digital Nomads in Costa Rica

Digital Nomad Relocation

Costa Rica’s digital nomad visa (technically, an estancia, or right to reside), has opened up a brand-new world to remote workers, freelancers, and anyone else who works online.

 Could this be your brand-new world? Let’s discuss the ins and outs, the pros and the cons, the possibilities and the legalities. Beyond the requirements, we’ll help you home in on the important-to-you details, like high-speed internet (and redundant connections), the cost of living, and pairing your lifestyle with Costa Rica’s towns and housing market.

Investment Relocation

For investors (in Spanish, inversionistas), the Costa Rican dream hinges on a select inventory of Costa Rica investment properties: the right home, the right restaurant, the right hotel, the right business – that just-right investment to suit your budget, your needs, and your many other requirements.

 As the owner of Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica and an entrepreneur myself, I can offer unique insights into what it’s like to invest in a Costa Rican business. And by that, I mean everything from local labor laws and international banking to collecting an income and complying with Hacienda (Costa Rica’s tax office).

Costa Rica Investors
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Other Relocation

Whether you’re relocating for a job or seeking rentista (fixed income) residency, marrying a Costa Rican or thinking about going the perpetual tourist route, you have questions that cannot be answered by a blog post or YouTube video.

 That’s where I step in. Let’s talk one-on-one. Tell me about you and your needs, your hopes, and your wildest dreams. I promise to be honest, to ask the right questions, and to connect you with the resources, the help, and the answers you need to plot your path to life in Costa Rica.

Add On's

Additional Phone Call

1 additional hour with Becky: $250

Relocation Tour

The best way to get your feet on the ground.

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