Thinking of moving to COsta Rica?
I can help.

Originally from Northern California, I first came to Costa Rica after college in 2000. Today, I have lived in Costa Rica over ten years, and I recently became a dual citizen in 2017 (Costa Rica + USA). I married my wife Grisela, a “Tica”, in 2011 and we moved to the San Carlos area where we built a house. We built two in fact, plus a couple of bridges and a gym. We also have lots for sale.

I have been to many parts of this great country but I have been living in the San Carlos area for the last six years. Specifically, I live near the small town of Aguas Zarcas, in San Carlos, Alajuela. In fact, we have a great view of the famous Arenal Volcano from our house. There are plenty of fun things to do in our area including: natural hot springs, giant waterfalls, river rafting, bird watching, mountain biking, rodeos, a movie theatre, and the list goes on. 

I get asked many times for advice about Costa Rica. My main answer (which is always appreciated) is to get yourself a Lonely Planet book. But for people that are looking for more in depth information about the area I live in, I am now offering consulting services. 

Topics can include: 

  • Construction
  • Buying a car
  • Purchasing land
  • Getting a corporation
  • Finding a lawyer
  • Retirement
  • Border runs
  • Which banks to use 
  • Gas station to avoid 
  • Farmers markets
  • Health insurance 
  • Which internet is the best 
  • Cell phone service
  • And much more.

If I don’t know the answer, I can use my ex-pat connections to help find the answer. If you need information on Heredia, San Jose, Alajuela or the Southern Zone, I can get you in touch with the right people. If you are interested in being carbon neutral (or carbon negative!) see my friend Eric's website ... and tell him Patrick sent you.

If you are concerned about purchasing, read PayPal's Purchase Protection. Or use the CONTACT section of my site to email me what your goals are and if consultation is right for you. 

[All services must be prepaid via PayPal. An approved time for the appointment will be verified via email by both parties once payment is received. If you are unsatisfied with your consultation, just email me the reasons why and I will promptly provide a full refund.]

Video Chat Consulting

(Skype or FaceTime)
$150/hour (1 hour minimum) 

Phone Consulting

(I have a USA number that works in CR)
$150/hour (1 hour minimum)

Personal Tour of Area

$500/full day
Includes driver, 12 person bus and gas.