My wife and I are doing a lot of research on where we’d like to spend our golden years. As I write this article, in 2018, both of us are 54. We’re thinking about where we’d like to plant seeds for our future. Belize and......
Pura Vida (Pure Life)… is an expression synonymous with Costa Rica among locals. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful Spanish-speaking country located in Central America, south of Nicaragua and north of Panama. With a population of approximately 4.9 million people, this stable democracy has a highly educated workforce and an economy that relies heavily on agriculture and ecotourism. A friendly and hospitable place, social scientists relied upon empirical data to name Costa Rica the “happiest country” in the world in 2017
Costa Rica is a magical land of rich fertile soils, dense sub-tropical rain forests, exotic animals species, mountains and volcanos, and miles of tropical palm-strewn beaches. Stretching from the wild Pacific Ocean to the calm Caribbean Sea, the undulating landscape of Costa Rica is a haven for eco-adventurers.
With 500,000 species of animals, including 840 bird species, Costa Rica has a rich diversity of fauna and flora, and contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Costa Rica is refuge to 25 incredible National Parks and 25% of the country’s landmass is protected.
The convenient location of Costa Rica just north of the equator, provides a tropical climate year round. Due to the extreme typographical variances, Costa Rica has many microclimates that effect different regions.
With regard to the cost of living, Costa Rica represents an attractive option for retirees looking to get the most out of their pensions. The country offers amazingly affordable real estate opportunities and cheap day-to-day living expenses. Experts rank Costa Rica’s healthcare system as being higher than in the United States. For those reasons, Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations in the world for medical tourism.
The rich biodiversity of fauna and flora species, and intriguing array of typographies are undoubtedly what makes Costa Rica a unique place to visit. The country epitomizes a tropical oasis that thrives on ecotourism, and is a utopia for avid adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is a country that offers infinite opportunities to explore and experience beautiful animal kingdoms within footsteps of home. Find miles of wild and exotic beaches just waiting to be discovered where the steep undulating terrain of the western region meets the Pacific .
Arenal Volcano National Park
Barbilla National Park
Barra Honda National Park
Braulio Carrillo National Park
Cahuita National Park
Carara National Park
Chirripó National Park
Cocos Island National Park
Corcovado National Park
Diria National Park
Guanacaste National Park
Irazú Volcano National Park
Juan Castro Blanco National Park
La Amistad International Park
La Cangreja National Park
Las Baulas National Marine Park
Los Quetzales National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park
Maquenque National Park (proposed)
Palo Verde National Park
Piedras Blancas National Park
Poás Volcano National Park
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park
Santa Rosa National Park
Tapantí National Park
Tenorio Volcano National Park
Tortuguero National Park
Turrialba Volcano National Park
Monteverde and Santa Elena
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
Lady of the Angels Basilica
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If you’re looking for happiness in retirement, or you’re looking to invest in a place where others find happiness, you’ve got to consider Costa Rica. It’s the happiest country in the world! Those are the findings of the social scientists at the Happy Planet Index.......
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