We are planning to move to Costa Rica, however, are encountering delays in wrapping up our affairs in Canada. We have been doing as much research as possible on the Net, and plan to spend some time there before we make any final decisions about opening or buying a business, a home, land, etc.
We also do not want to be premature about starting the residency process, in the event our plans are further delayed.
As a first step, we expect to return as tourists. My question is this: When we enter as tourists, how long can we stay? If we want to stay for 6 months, can we just declare that upon entry into the country. Or is it necessary to obtain a Visa before we arrive? If so, where do we apply for one? And how long does that take?