In Pictures: 5 Reasons to Move to Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

In Pictures: 5 Reasons to Move to Lake Arenal, Costa Rica

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August 6, 2017

Located about three hours northwest of San José, Costa Rica's capital, the Arenal region has been drawing eco-minded travelers in search of opportunities in wildlife watching, jungle hiking, water sports, and other activities for decades. But in recent years it's become much more than a tourist destination, attracting an increasing number of expats interested in making permanent homes here. The area is dominated by the 33-square-mile Lake Arenal. Also, looming above the landscape at the east end of the lake, is the 5,479-foot Volcan Arenal, a cone-shaped volcano that is active but not dangerous

Top 5 Things To Do in the Orosi Valley, Costa Rica

Top 5 Things To Do in the Orosi Valley, Costa Rica

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April 15, 2017

When I talk to my friends in the U.S. about my life in the Orosi Valley, they say I live a perpetual vacation. That’s pretty much true. My life here couldn’t be more perfect. This area offers me all the things I was looking for in an overseas retirement—a laidback lifestyle, a low cost of living, and an abundance of things to do and places to explore.

5 Reasons Why Retiring to France Could be the Biggest Mistake You Ever Make

5 Reasons Why Retiring to France Could be the Biggest Mistake You Ever Make

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March 31, 2017

Dreaming of retiring in France? I’m not so sure that’s a great idea. There are many potential problems that can arise from living here—issues that you’d probably never considered before. The arguments that can arise! The hidden costs!