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.
The next best thing to living in a wildlife park is living next to one, right? Manuel Antonio is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Costa Rica, with capuchin, howler and the adorable titi monkeys roaming the trees, and raccoons and their cousins, the long-nosed coatimundis, scurrying about.
With the New Year comes a new set of resolutions, plans for the year ahead…and the publication of International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index. And this year the top honor goes to Costa Rica.
When my husband Dan’s mother passed away, we realized that we had entered a new phase of our lives. We had no more parents to take care of, and as two career educators from Texas, our days of teaching were almost behind us. For the first time in years, we felt free.
For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we’ve refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play.
I remember sitting on my sister’s couch back in 2009 having reached a point of disillusionment with the life I saw playing out into the next decade and beyond. I felt like I wasn’t really doing anything to make a difference in the world, and that bothered me.
Affordable healthcare isn’t a myth. In fact, if you look beyond U.S. borders you’ll find healthcare systems in other countries that are equally as good—if not better—than what you get at home. And you won’t have to remortgage your house to stay healthy.
The Orosi Valley has not been highly visible on the expat radar screen, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a highly desirable location. But just like anywhere else in Costa Rica, the right spot for one person isn’t always the right spot for someone else.
Tamarindo is one of the more developed beach towns along Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast, commonly known as the Gold Coast. As its popularity has grown, so too has the real estate market in this region. It’s a diverse market in terms of the availability.
Comparative in size to the state of West Virginia, Costa Rica is a small country—but it packs a big punch when it comes to the variety of things to do. Specifically, things that nature lovers and adventure seekers go ecstatic for.