Costa Rica News – Costa Rica has come up in the top ten of places for Expats to retire abroad. In particular its Central Valley which is home to the capital, San Jose, and 70 percent of the Costa Rican (or”Tico”) population. The outlying towns and villages of the Central Valley offer temperate, dry days and natural beauty, as well as the culture, hospitals, and shopping of nearby San Jose. Perfect for retiring in Costa Rica.
The list includes Buenos Aires in Argentina, Corozal in Belize, Central Valley (Atenas) in Costa Rica,
Languedoc-Roussillon, France, Le Marche, Italy, the Puerto Vallarta Region in Mexico, Granada in Nicaragua, Boquete in Panama, Cascais in Portugal and theCosta del Sol in Spain.
The AARP survey commented, “Costa Rica is where you go to live the lush life. It is lush with nature—misty rain forests, extraordinary wildlife, active volcanoes, and fabulous beaches—as well as such comforting amenities as malls, supermarkets, restaurants, museums, and social clubs. U.S. retirees have flocked here for years, drawn by its mild climate, its prosperity (relative to other Central American republics), its literacy rate, its health care, and, significantly, its stable government—with no army. Another plus: Costa Rica’s commitment to a thriving natural park system that is second to none in Latin America. This is as bio diverse a country as you’ll find anywhere.”
Although Costa Rica’s prices have increased in the last decade or so (when living in the region was a complete bargain) there is still the allure of the world’s “most perfect weather” in the Atenas area, as well as cheaper hospital and dentist bills to pay as old age creeps up.
With so many Americans living in Costa Rica already there exists a great structure in place already for newcomers and Expats in costa Rica are well-represented by the first-comers who have established themselves socially, politically and economically.
Costa Rica is a great retirement destination indeed.