Most American, Canadian, and European expats in Costa Rica spend much less money on day-to-day expenses than they do in their home countries.
Charlie moved to the Nicoya Peninsula last year and now reaps all the benefits of a Blue Zone lifestyle, without having to spend billions for the privilege.
Bob has had plenty of experience with the healthcare system in Costa Rica, and he’s found it to be not only much more affordable than back home, but of great quality too.
Honestly, there aren’t many places as vacation-perfect as Costa Rica. In only 45 minutes we can be on top of the highest volcano in the country—Volcán Irazú—so high that on a clear day you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Jennifer traveled half the world before she found a destination with the perfect temperature. Working from home, she now lives on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, enjoying "Goldilocks" temperatures year-round in a fairytale destination.
As a physician I can unreservedly say that one of the gravest problems constantly pursuing Americans—one of the major assassins of health—can be cured by living in Costa Rica. Yes, cured.I’m not talking about heart disease or asthma or cancer. I’m not referring to high blood pressure, high cholesterol...
By almost any standard, Costa Rica has some of the best healthcare in Latin America.Not only that, but the country’s public and private health systems are constantly being upgraded—new hospitals, new equipment, and improvements in staff training.
These days, the word “magical” is often overused when defining a place or an ambiance, however, Costa Rica’s Monteverde (meaning ‘green mountain’ in Spanish) truly lives up to this description in every way.Monteverde sits on top of the continental divide high on the Tilarán Mountains...
If you’re ever in the Arenal region of Costa Rica there is one activity you have to make time for: a dip in one of the natural hot springs. Known locally as “aguas termales,” the 90 to 110 degree Fahrenheit waters are naturally heated by volcanic activity. In fact, most of the hot springs have a great view of the Arenal volcano from the pools.
There are several categories of residency for those seeking to live and/or retire in Costa Rica. Although it can be quite bureaucratic, the process to obtain your cedula (the Costa Rican “green card”) is actually pretty straightforward. Most expats who retire to Costa Rica and live here full time choose pensionado status.