In Costa Rica, I Have the Beach Life I Could Never Afford in the U.S.

In Costa Rica, I Have the Beach Life I Could Never Afford in the U.S.

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August 29, 2017

Costa Rica is not the cheapest country in Latin America...in fact it’s one of the more expensive in Central America. If an ultra-low cost of living is your number one priority, this may not be the country for you. That said, my husband and I still enjoy a beach life here that we could never afford back in the States.

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