Costa Rica is a beautiful country, with long stretches of undeveloped beaches, dense jungles teeming with exotic wildlife, volcanoes, and hundreds of crystal-clear lakes and rivers. Costa Rica has a huge amount of popular destinations including Puerto Viejo, Nosara, Cartago, Guanacaste, Jacó, La Fortuna, and Tamarindo.
The country offers a great climate year-round, neighbourly atmosphere, no-hassle residence programs, excellent healthcare, a stable democracy, and safety and security. For these reasons, as well as the welcoming locals who are warm and friendly to new foreign neighbours, Costa Rica has been an expat haven for more than 30 years. There are well-established expat communities throughout the country. When it comes to shipping your household goods, using the healthcare system, buying property, and more the systems in place are quite dependable.
Depending where you are in the country the climate can vary. Typically, Costa Rica is tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in the highlands. The weather is warm to temperate. It encourages you to get outside. There is no six-month winter hibernation. It is an active country with so many options to get you moving, from salsa dancing, to jungle hiking, beach walks and surfing to mountain biking.
With all these different climates and landscapes, it’s no wonder that this Central American jewel is also one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet. With just 0.03% of the earth’s surface within its borders, the country has an estimated 5% of the world’s species. In Costa Rica, this natural world surrounds you, putting the country on the forefront of eco-tourism and eco-living. Sloths, capuchin monkeys, toucans, and scarlet macaws will be your new neighbors.
There is also an abundance of fruits, vegetables and fresh seafood. In many smaller communities, fast food is nonexistent and processed foods are minimal. With a change in diet and more activity, it is typical you will start seeing a positive transformation in Costa Rica.
Another big bonus is the high-quality, low-cost healthcare. There are two systems: private, for which you can pay cash or use insurance, and the government-run public system which you join when you become a legal resident. Overall, expats in Costa Rica pay a fraction of what they did back home for healthcare.
Costa Rica abolished their military in 1948 and pledged that budget to education and healthcare. It is overall a peace-loving nation and is often referred to as the “Switzerland of Central America. The Costa Ricans (ticos) are respectful of other cultures and the government recognizes same-sex partnerships as far as dependent spouses.
The country has two major international airports Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría near San José, and Aeropuerto Internacional Daniel Oduber Quirós, near Liberia in Guanacaste. Between these airports, it is easy to get to the country’s most popular destinations within an hour or two. With that ease of travel, it is convenient to get back.
If your longing to slow life down with a leap from the roller coaster for your sanity and health. Costa Rica offers that chance experience “tranquilo pura vida” attitude. If you know anything about Yoga, you’ll be aware that it’s all about getting in tune with yourself and your surroundings. Well, the all-encompassing nature of Costa Rica is the perfect backdrop for achieving inner calm and ultimate bliss.
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