We are doing it again!


Discover everything you
need to know about Moving to Costa Rica
while enjoying 7 relaxing days
at a beach front resort!


APRIL 24 – 30TH, 2022 | Sunday – Saturday

All of your questions about Residency, Banking, Taxes, Insurance, Best Places to live, Schools, Car Purchase, Expat Community, Real Estate, Cost of Living… Everything will be answered at this retreat!

The idea of moving to a tropical country like Costa Rica can be very appealing.  But there’s a lot you need to know before you do it, and this 7 day retreat is designed to get you and your family fully prepared.


Hi there!!

It would be my honor to host you in this wonderful country of Costa Rica as you may be considering or have already decided on moving to Costa Rica! 

This last 1+ year has been a crazy one to say the least, so I have created this event for you all to come have some fun and also learn the major essentials you need to know if you are planning or considering a move to Costa Rica! Our company, Costa Rica Relocation & Travel LLC has been dedicated to making the move to Costa Rica as smooth as possible and most importantly. making sure you are hooked up with the right resources while you are here. That being said… I am VERY excited about our line up of guest speakers who will be sharing their knowledge with you during the week. 

The goal is for you to enjoy yourself, experience the magic of Costa Rica, and also leave prepared and educated to make the best decisions you need for your potential move! Besides getting expert advice from expats, attorneys, real estate agents, and other guests, you and your guest will also experience some of the best tourist activities Costa Rica has to offer.

Thank you to everyone for all of your continued support and I will see you here in Costa Rica!


Sarah Elena

While Getting All Your Questions Answered, You & Your Guest Will Experience Some Of Best Sights and Tourist Activities This Tropical Paradise Offers…

Horseback riding on the beach, Zip-lining from tree to tree in the jungles… and much, much more.

After a delicious breakfast overlooking the Pacific ocean, you and your guest will make your way to the seminar training room at the resort.  There, lectures and workshops will be held every day from breakfast to lunchtime.

Our speakers will introduce the very best options along with pros & cons of each, explain the process of getting residence, local personal tax rates, the strength of local property law, and much more. This is also the opportunity to connect with the like-minded people and discover the pure tropical escape.

The afternoons will be dedicated to fun and relaxation. The resort where this event will be held is a fantastic base for exploring natural wonders of Costa Rica and enjoying water sports, paragliding, catamaran cruises, coffee or chocolate tasting and expeditions to misty waterfalls, lush rain forests and breathtaking national parks. After attending inspirational lectures at our venue surrounded by lush palms, join us for exciting day trips, dining experiences, sports activities, adrenaline-fueled ventures and fabulous parties! We speak the local language, and we’ll take you to all the must-see attractions, give you all the must-try dishes, and organize every single aspect of your stay at a fantastic price.

This unique and affordable retreat covers everything from conference fees to accommodation, food and a wealth of exciting activities in and around the resort. You’ll get everything for one low price! Give yourself a well-deserved active vacation and get all your questions about moving to Costa Rica answered.


Sunset Del Mar Beach Resort

Resort Details


Sunset Del Mar boasts an 8-acre beachfront property located at a secluded part of the Esterillos Este. Nestled between the popular destinations of Jaco and Manuel Antonio National Park, you’ll experience a convenient location with the serenity of a secluded beach. The property boasts:

12 private villas 
11 luxury suites 
El Patio Restaurant 
Lounge Area 
Swimming Pool (with a pool bar) 
Events Room (featuring screen projectors and speakers) 
Fitness centre (with ocean views) 
Gift Shop
Additional services: 
Tour Bookings 
Airport Transfers


Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and our lush gardens, El Patio restaurant provides superb outdoor dining experiences. A team of international chefs have created an exciting, broad menu of favorites from Costa Rica and all over the world. From gourmet seafood to decadent burgers and local Latin American dishes, you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings. There will be a decadent buffet spread as well as ala carte options, and the menu will offer something new every day. Try the typical Tico (Costa Rican) one day and then indulge Mexican or Thai dishes tomorrow. With so many different options available, no two days will be the same!


12 deluxe villas offer plenty of room and privacy. Each of them boasts a luxury queen bed, ample bathroom, a working area and a private patio overlooking the garden or the Pacific Ocean. 

11 Luxury suites feature king or queen beds, extra living room space with sofa beds and private patios. All suites and villas feature:

Air Conditioning & free Wi-Fi
Private Bathroom & Shower
Towels & Free Toiletries
Mini-Bar & Coffee Machine
Telephone & Alarm Clock
In-Room Safe
Private Patio & Patio Furniture 
Flat Screen TV, Satellite Channels & Pay-Per-View Channels 
Hairdryer & Iron 
Desk & Wardrobe or closet


We have the main bar at our El Patio restaurant and a poolside bar at your service. Both of them are fully-stocked, offering a superb selection of beer, wine and spirits. Alcoholic and virgin cocktails are our speciality! You can try something new every day or ask our bartenders to make your favorite mix. We are also serving excellent freshly-squeezed fruit juices and smoothies tailored to your needs or dietary requirements.

Daily Itinerary

I want you all to come and enjoy your time however you feel is best for you

If you feel the need to skip out on anything and just relax, please feel free to do so!

DAY 1 (Sunday, April 24th)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Arrive at Sunset del Mar Resort, unpack, and explore your new home for the next 7 days.

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Meet with your fellow guests, Sarah, & others for cocktails as the sun sets.

6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Welcome dinner buffet (traditional Costa Rican food) as well as entertainment.

DAY 2 (Monday, April 25th)

7:00 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 10:00 am
Informational Session #1

10:00 am – 10:15 am
Morning tea, Coffee & Snacks served 

10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Info session #2

11:30 am – 12:20 pm

12:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Zipline Canopy Tour:
As you soar through the lush jungle secured to a safety system of cables, you’ll be astounded at how your environment is bursting with exotic wildlife including white face monkeys and tropical birds.

ATV Jungle Adventure:
Costa Rica is blessed with infinitely exotic landscapes. Beginning from our resort’s beach, enjoy the trails at your own speed with unforgettable stunning views of the beach, majestic mountains, and tropical mangroves.

Chocolate Tasting Experience:
Savor a guided tour of the world-famous cacao farms, The exquisite local chocolate will melt in your mouth whilst you learn about Costa Rica’s rich culture and complex history.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dinner time! Costa Rican food on the menu!

DAY 3 (Tuesday, April 26th)

7:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Info session #1

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Morning Tea, Coffee & Snacks

10:00 am – 11:30 am

Info session #2

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Grab lunch to go

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Leave to explore the quaint town of Dominical in the Southern zone!

6:15 pm

Arrive back at Sunset Del Mar resort


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


DAY 4 (Wednesday, April 27th)

5:30 am – 7:30 am

Surfing Lessons (Optional):  Kick-start the day with adrenaline! Feel on top of the world when you catch some world-class waves at the idyllic Esterillos Este beach.

7:00 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 10:00 am

Info session #1

10:00 am – 10:15 am

Morning Tea, Coffee & Snacks

10:00 am – 11:30 pm

Info session #2

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Info session #3

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Horseback Riding:  The secluded Esterillos beach is perfect for a relaxing, fun horseback ride during the golden hour before sunset.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Movie night:  Sit back, relax and watch a late-night movie with popcorn in the conference room. You deserve it!


DAY 5 (Thursday, April 28th)

7:00 am – 8:30 am

8:30 am – 9:30 am
Info session #1

9:30 am – 9:45 am
Morning Tea, Coffee & Snacks

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Info session #2

11:00 am 

Grab a packed lunch!

11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Tarcoles River Crocodile Tour:  An action-packed adventure on the Tarcoles River in Central Pacific Costa Rica. Get up-close and personal with American crocodiles of all sizes, and observe an abundance of beautiful exotic birds. Enjoy lush rainforest scenery and leisurely cruise through dense tropical mangrove forest canals.

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Jaco Tour:  We will show you some of the best places to check out in Jaco and then you may take your time walking about the town and exploring for a few hours on your own. See the beach, check out the souvenir shops, and what Jaco has to offer.

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Dinner (Seafood)

DAY 6 (Friday, April 29th)

6:00 am – 7:30 am

Yoga: Join us in our beautiful resort garden, where we’ll meet you with yoga mats and blissful smiles for an outdoor yoga class to restore your body and soul!

7:00 am – 8:00 am


9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Go explore the wonders of Manuel Antonio National Park! Monkeys, sloths, white sand beach! A truly unforgettable place.

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch at infamous Restaurant “El Avion.” Enjoy lunch at the plane restaurant overlooking the ocean.

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Info session #1

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Info session #2


6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Dinner time!  (special Surf & Turf)
Farewell party with DJ
All good things come to an end. Or do they have to?

DAY 7 (Saturday, April 30th)

7:30 am – 8:30 am


8:30 am – 11:00 am

Enjoy the resort, before checking out and making your way home or your next destination!

How much does it cost to join us for this 7 day, 6 night Wanna-be-Expat Retreat?

Far less than what you’d pay if you were planning this holiday & seminar yourself, and purchasing each activity separately. 

That’s because the event organizers are able to negotiate group discounts, and then pass these savings on to you and your guest to keep prices low.

The price includes everything; seminar fees, 6-nights of accommodation in a luxury resort, all your meals, and the activities.  You’ll have unlimited access to all the facilities at Sunset Del Mar, including the pool and the gym. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a myriad of group and individual activities in and around the resort, go on group excursions and so much more.

Choose From One Of Four Room Types:

6 nights Accommodation for 2 people: value varies by package

Daily training from leading experts on relocating to Costa Rica:  $2,000 value

3 meals per day (one meal on arrival / departure days) for 2 people: $960 value

Daily activities for 2 people (each priced at $70 per person on average): $980 value

Total Value: over $5,000

Private Deluxe Garden Villa
1 Queen Bed – SOLD OUT!

Featuring a comfortable queen bed, ample bathroom and breathtaking views of the lush tropical surroundings, you and your guest will love your Garden Villa, and find it to be a great place to unwind after a long day packed with activities.


$2,795 – All inclusive for 2 people!

(all-inclusive for 2 people, including all meals, accommodation, seminar training, sight seeing and activities, and more)

Private Deluxe Ocean Villa –
1 Queen Bed – SOLD OUT!

The private Ocean Villas were designed to give you superior comfort and perfect privacy. Comprising 200 square feet, they offer ample space for relaxation or work after a day filled with sun and fun. Each of them comes with a superb queen bed, luxury amenities and gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean.


$2,995 – All inclusive for 2 people!

(all-inclusive for 2 people, including all meals, accommodation, seminar training, sight seeing and activities, and more)

Spacious Luxury Suites

2 Queen Beds – SOLD OUT!

The spacious and luxurious Garden suites feature high ceilings, 2 queen beds and their own ample verandas overlooking the lush greenery. Designed for you to reconnect with nature and boasting 300 square feet, these suites are perfect for both couples and families.


$3,195 – All inclusive for 2 people!


(all-inclusive for 2 people, including all meals, accommodation, seminar training, sight seeing and activities, and more)

Deluxe Ocean King Suite  

1 King Bed – SOLD OUT! 

The deluxe Ocean Suite offers 320 square feet of elegantly appointed space. It comprises an enormous open bedroom with a king bed, a living room space featuring a sofa bed and a spacious bathroom. The key feature? Magnificent ocean view and proximity to the beach!


$3,397 – All inclusive for 2 people!


(all-inclusive for 2 people, including all meals, accommodation, seminar training, sight seeing and activities, and more)

Not included in price:

Alcohol purchases
Travelers/Covid insurance

Payment & Refunds:

Half payment will be required to reserve your spot! The second half will be due 60 days before the event.

Refunds will only be offered for cancellations 60 days prior to the event!

Sarah Elena – Relocation Expert

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!”

Charles Boyd – CEO of The Costa Rica Team

In his 20 years of experience doing business in Costa Rica, Charles has served as a liaison for private wealth groups and high-net worth clients – helping them establish corporate structures, create trusts, acquire land, and manage residential and commercial development projects.

He has also successfully directed sales and marketing programs that have completely sold out many large-scale residential projects.

Charles is a well-known community supporter of youth programs in Jaco and is the founder of the Support Jaco Youth program.

Andres Gomez Tristen – Residency Lawyer

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. 


Matt Rosensteele – Real Estate Agent

Matt Rosensteele has lived and worked in Costa Rica since 2008, first coming to fulfill a two-year commitment as a Peace Corps Volunteer. After finishing his service, he returned to Costa Rica to direct an environmental non-profit organization Restoring Our Watershed (ROW).

For the past eight years, Matt has helped dozens of clients purchase and sell real estate in Costa Rica. As a fully bilingual professional, his experience ranges from small eco-communities to luxury condominiums. His success in real estate is due to his uncompromising commitment to his clients’ best interests.

In 2017, he joined Coldwell Banker – a company with perhaps the strongest legacy in real estate that enjoys unparalleled brand recognition.

Pablo Arias – Shipping & Customs Broker

If you plan to ship to Costa Rica, Pablo Arias is your guy to assist! Pablo his 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.

Muriel Dijkema – Online Entrepreneur and Costa Rica Expat

In 2018 Muriel and her family of 4 relocated to Costa Rica from the Netherlands, without speaking 1 word of Spanish.

They encountered many new challenges; from renting houses, buying property to the process of getting Costa Rican residency. 

Muriel has her own Youtube channel ” Dirk and Muriel – The SunShine Family”, 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.

“My vision and mission are to help ordinary people to break free from their daily routine and current situation in life. To discover their dreams and turn them into a reality.”

Rodolfo Herrera – Real Estate Attorney

Rodolfo Herrera is an attorney located in the area of San Isidro de General Rodolfo specializes in Real Estate law here in Costa Rica but also practices in other areas of law. 

He is very knowledgable on property purchase, permitting, legal water concessions, and everything you would need to know if you plan to purchase a property here in Costa Rica! 

For property purchase in Costa Rica, the best way you can protect yourself is to have a fantastic lawyer on your side to advise and serve as your advocate. Rodolfo is genuine, professional, and highly knowledgeable in this area! 


Jacqueline Monacell – Car Broker

Jacqueline Monacell is cofounder and president of Your Costa Rica Contact and has lived in Costa Rica since the early 1990’s. In 2005, Jacqui established Your Costa Rica Contact, a relocation and consulting company based in San José. With her knowledge of the automotive business coupled with Car Doc’s extensive experience in the repair industry, they were able to create a first-rate, transparent, and unique suite of services related to buying and selling vehicles designed specifically for people moving to Costa Rica.

As an expatriate herself, Jacqui understands first-hand how challenging the transition of relocating to Costa Rica can be. Consequently, the vision of the company today is to deliver top rated services at reasonable prices to foreign residents or tourists through a diligent and trustworthy network of local professionals. 

Jacqui is bilingual and as a US and Costa Rican citizen, feels bicultural as well. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, mountain biking, baking, riding motorcycles and spending time with her husband and dogs.

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