One of the best things about Costa Rica’s Gold Coast is the ease and ability to travel amongst the beaches in the area. Each has something unique to offer depending on the mood of the day, or your desired beach activity.
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Cheryl Stinson always dreamt of learning to surf. When a Google search result came up for Witch's Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, not only did her dream come true, it also turned out to be the start of a new, sunny chapter for the Ottawa, Canada native.
Nine years ago, I retired to Costa Rica. And I've never been disappointed in that decision. Don't get me wrong, I believe myself to be a true American and love my home country for what it is, but the speed of life there eventually got too much for me.
Among the 2.6 million visitors who come to Costa Rica each year, a big percentage (maybe even the majority) head to the Pacific coast. For good reason: the country’s beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. And there is a large variety of types of beaches and beach communities too.
One question on the mind of any potential expat thinking about moving to Costa Rica is which part to choose as your new home. My wife, Christine, and I did quasi-extensive research before we made the leap, and came to a few conclusions.
Costa Rica may be a small country—it’s about the size of West Virginia—but it’s incredibly diverse as far as the landscape, climate, lifestyle, and “feel” you’ll experience in its different regions. You’ll find plenty of lush rainforests filled with capuchin monkeys and sloths, and jungle-covered mountains cascading down to the glittering Pacific.
Where is the best beach town in Ecuador to hang your hat? Well, that depends entirely on the lifestyle, climate, and environment you’re after, of course. Because not every beach town is created equally. That’s especially true in Ecuador, where every journey along the country’s 530–mile long Ruta del Sol coast, from the border with Peru northward to Colombia, takes you through several diverse eco-systems.
We’ve all spent enough vacations lying on the beach…day after day…only to return to the office feeling like we’ve somehow wasted our precious time away. How many people do you know who stand at the water cooler recounting the time they led a team of dogs across the Norwegian snow plains…or were guided up beginner-level Read more...: The World’s 10 Best Travel Adventures
Costa Rica has been a destination for retirees and other expats going on four decades now. The benefits that drew those first pioneers all those years ago are still very much part of life in this little Central American gem. It ticks a lot of boxes. You can’t beat the weather, especially when you’ve just endured another chilly North American winter.