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Why We Retired to Grecia, Costa Rica

When my wife Jen and I chose Costa Rica as the country we would retire to, like many moving to a tropical climate, we had visions of morning runs on the beach, learning to surf. We imagined ourselves fishing and snorkeling in crystal clear waters, and watching the sun sink into the ocean as we sipped cocktails with friends. In short, we envisioned beach life.

Instead, we ended up in the small, coffee-farming town of Grecia—or rather, just outside the town, in the surrounding mountains. We now live a good hour-and-a-half drive from the nearest beach. So why did we choose the mountains instead of the beach? Well, for the reasons listed below: Read More

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