Top reasons to retire in Costa Rica in 2015

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Retirement in Costa Rica, Pura Vida

Ask anyone who has retired in Costa Rica why they made the decision for Costa Rica to be their home and you will receive almost as many reasons as people to whom you pose the question. Many people will simply say that they are drawn to the Pura Vida lifestyle.

There is no one definition of Pura Vida but the Urban Dictionary aptly describes it as follows, “The law of the land in Costa Rica. The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." Ticos follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on earth. A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it.”

This year’s International Living Retirement Index provides a summary of categorical reasons for retiring in Costa Rica. Costa Rica scores high points across the board with particularly high scores in the categories of Integration, Entertainment and Amenities. They summarize Costa Rica’s popularity in the following way, “Costa Rica is a hugely popular retirement haven for the climate, neighborly atmosphere, low cost of living, excellent health care, stable democracy and countless ways to have fun.”

The Southern Zone of Costa Rica offers all of the above. It is a place where the mountains meet the sea providing the option of a panoramic ocean view, an ever changing mountain view, or combination of both for the location of your retirement home.  There are wonderful homes for all budgets.

Costa Ballena, Costa RicaCosta Ballena is known for miles and miles of beautiful beaches that are never crowded. You will often have a large expanse of beach all to yourself.  The lush jungle backdrop for the beaches completes the perfect tropical paradise setting.

It is the gateway to Corcovado National Park. According to National Geographic Corcovado is the most biodiverse place on the planet. Every time you step out of the door you will have the opportunity to view rare and beautiful birds in their natural environment along with an array of other wildlife.

Recreational opportunities in the Southern Zone of Costa Rica are almost endless;  enjoying the beaches, snorkeling, scuba diving, sport fishing, hiking, kayaking, surfing and bird watching are some of the more popular activities. Local communities in the area are welcoming to retirees and offer opportunities for involvement on a volunteer basis.

It is an ideal place for a healthy lifestyle. Local markets and stands along the roadways offer a wide array of fresh fruits and vegetables.  You can buy your fresh fish the same day as it was caught directly from the fisherman. It does not get any fresher than that!  And if you need health care, there is a new and modern hospital located in Cortes.

If you want to retire in Costa Rica contact our professional agents immediately to schedule a visit. We’ll help you discover why it is a truly special place for your retirement.