The fishing village of Cahuita on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast is popular with backpackers and eco-tourists thanks to a national park that protects a large swath of jungle and beach. There’s also a charming “downtown” area of brightly-painted buildings containing restaurants specializing in Caribbean cuisine, boutiques, and budget hotels.
Just 10 minutes’ drive south from the popular tourist destination and expat hotspot of Playas del Coco, is an escape. Playa Ocotal is one of the prettiest beaches on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast. It’s a little out-of-the-way but definitely worth the journey to get there.
Costa Rica is among the safest and most stable countries anywhere on my beat. For many Americans and Europeans seeking a warm-weather escape, Costa Rica is a beacon of dependability.
Costa Rica is indeed a “rich coast.” That’s what Christopher Columbus called it—Costa Rica—when he discovered this paradise. And every travel show on TV focuses on the beach life as tourists swarm the shores for vacations filled with swimming, sunning, and surfing.
The Central Valley is a popular retirement destination in Costa Rica. Over 70% of Costa Rica’s population lives here. They are drawn to it by the superb quality of life that the Central Valley offers. Here are five things that you can attribute to the better quality of life in Costa Rica’s Central Valley.
Having spent three years of repeated trips, visiting, searching, and investigating all the areas of Costa Rica, we now live in the mountains of central Costa Rica. Our friends thought we were crazy for moving to Costa Rica, but more about that later. Buying real estate in Costa Rica is a very easy process, and anyone can do it...
One of the great appeals of Costa Rica real estate comes from the advantageous property laws offered by this beautiful Central American nation. Property laws in Costa Rica are the same for nationals and foreigners.
Why would you want to move to Costa Rica? As thousands of expats will tell you, Costa Rica offers a fantastic lifestyle at a reasonable cost. Not to mention that Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a modern capital city, long stretches of deserted tropical beaches, cool mountain getaways, and pristine lake regions.
In the most populated parts of Costa Rica, especially the inland Central Valley region, the roads are paved and reasonably well-maintained. It’s easy to get around from place to place.
Costa Rica doesn't get much attention as a culinary destination. The national cuisine (known locally as comida tipica) hasn't extended across borders. And you won't find Costa Rican restaurants anywhere but Costa Rica. Yet, most tourists and expats find that this country is actually full of some great food. It's tasty, filling, healthy, and, in most cases, very reasonably priced.