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  1. Good day folks, my wife and I ( Canadians ) are thinking of making the leap. Still unsure as of time frame yet. We have been to M.A. numerous times now and most recently to Nosara/Ostional/San Juanillo area. We are absolutely in love with the country as many are, and are also not under the guise that a vacation will match LIVING in a different culture an pace altogether. Have noticed that much of the real estate in Ojochal is very tastefully done with much green space and apparently there is a small Canadian contingent there. Is the reason behind the less expensive real estate with better bang for your buck ( as opposed to M.A./Nosara) due to how far off the beaten path it is? What are the amenities like? Any input would be greatly appreciated as we are not taking this big step lightly. In reality for us, due to our careers we either keep up with the 1st world 9-5 until it buries us, or we make the leap of faith to paradise. Thanks , Gordo y Becca.
  2. We are Canadians and recently received our pensionado cedulas. Now we must start fulfilling the monthly (or yearly, or however we want to do it) conversion from U.S. dollars to colones. We will be exchanging Canadian dollars to U.S. dollars to colones so we get hit twice with exchange rates, and perhaps bank fees, whereas Americans only convert once. My pensions are direct deposited into a Canadian bank account and it looks like they cannot be deposited anywhere else. Pensionados from other countries face the same thing. I am looking for advice and tips on how others have handled this, with a view to reducing fees as much as possible. Thanks in advance.
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