Why Costa Rica?

Open any well-read “Top 10” list of places to retire worldwide, and Costa Rica tops every list. Costa Rica is seen by many as an ideal place to retire. Whether you will retire here permanently or just get away now and then, Costa Rica is a solid investment and the perfect place to rejuvenate your soul. Costa Rica offers unrivaled natural beauty, abundant and delicious fresh foods, a stable political system, a high standard of living, and low cost medical and dental care.

  • Stable investment: Travel and business journals are full of stories of the many who are establishing full-time or part-time residence in Costa Rica. As uncertainty grows in the U.S. and worldwide, Costa Rica is becoming increasingly appealing from a lifestyle and financial perspective.
  • Costa Rica offers low-cost, high-quality national medicine, as well as affordable top-notch private medical, cosmetic, and dental care.
  • Costa Rica is known for its reputation of peace, political and economic stability, and prosperity. For example: 
    • 95%+ adult literacy
    • life expectancy meeting or exceeding that of the United States
    • over 25% of the land in national parks and preserves
    • national health care
    • unmatched biodiversity, natural beauty
    • clean hydroelectric power
    • environmentally sound business friendly policies
  • Pura Vida! Ticos (the people of Costa Rica) are known for being courteous, helpful, unhurried, relaxed, educated, and environmentally aware. The commonly used tico phrase “pura vida” sums up the pervasive philosophy of living in peace and simplicity, appreciating a life surrounded by nature, family and friends.
  • Biological diversity – Costa Rica, (“Rich Coast”) is an appropriate name for a tropical paradise that’s home to such an amazing array of plants, animals, and beauty. There are more species of plants and animals per acre in Costa Rica than anywhere in the world. Biodiversity is evident everywhere: 10,000 species of plants, 850 species of birds, 800 species of butterflies, 500 species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
    Conservation policies developed during the 1970s have helped to preserve this invaluable treasure. 
  • Costa Rica again tops the Happy Planet Index, which ranks countries by how efficiently they are creating long, happy lives using our limited environmental resources. It measures ‘efficiency’, using three indicators:

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