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Great Reasons to Visit Costa Rica

There are many reasons why You’ll want to visit Costa Rica. First of all, for the Pura Vida, the philosophy of light and carefree living that has made the ticos one of the happiest people in the world. 

Another important factor is certainly the attention to the environment and the profound respect for Nature that characterizes this corner of the world surrounded by greenery.

There is also a reason closely related to the trip: although relatively small, this nation is very rich in diversity. Its coasts are bathed by two oceans.

There are different climatic zones and you go from volcanoes to jungle, from endless beaches on the Pacific to coves on the Caribbean coast, from murals and crowded neighborhoods of the capital to mountain towns.

Costa Rica is a very wild country and for some experiences it is almost impossible not to join a tour. The problem is that many of these are really expensive. Where and how to book them, then? We recommend people found the best rates by searching on the net.

It is very convenient because you can book the ticket for your excursions directly online, at the best price, but you are still entrusted to a local guide, thus favoring the local economy.

We also recommend to the Airbnb places, this experience is perfect for living authentic experiences with the locals such as cooking classes to discover all the secrets of a perfect cascades or a gallo pinto . So, you can discover the perfect cooking of plantain, a banana-like fruit that, once cooked, becomes irresistible.

Well, but Let’s start with some stops you must do:

1st stop: Tamarindo

The first stop you shoud do is in Tamarindo. It will take you more than five hours to get there from Santa Teresa, if you choosing not to travel along the coast precisely because the road is at the limit of impracticability especially when it rains.

To be able to drive on the asphalt it is necessary to go towards the hinterland of the Nicoya peninsula, until you reach Puntarenas. From here you go up towards Pueblo Viejo di Nicoya, where you take the road that leads back to the coast and then to Tamarindo.

It is a very touristic place but some travelers say it has about breathtaking sunsets. Both are true: Tamarindo is full of people who come to Costa Rica just to relax and there is very little authentic left in this area. It feels like being in a small Cancun.

However, at the same time, it makes sense to visit it if you are a lover of fiery sunsets, because the beach offers truly unforgettable views. It is also a great spot for surfing and diving enthusiasts. And parties too.

2nd stop: Monteverde

 

Stopping in Tamarindo at least a couple of nights, then explore a very fascinating area of ​​Costa Rica: The Arenal. It is an area in the heart of the country, consisting of a volcano and a lake bearing the same name. There are several interesting locations in this area, one of which is certainly Monteverde 

It is a mountain village more very high, where you can put your flip flops back in your backpack and take out your hiking shoes.

 To get there from Tamarindo you have to drive if you have a rental car for about five hours, making the last leg completely uphill.  It is a spectacular road, which offers extraordinary views across the valley.

Monteverde seems to have ended up in another country: dense thicket and many views completely dominated by Nature. Monteverde is famous for trekking and for its nature reserves, where it is possible to admire protected flora and fauna.

For those looking for a free activity, there is a beautiful fig tree reachable via a side road that starts from the Cloud Forest Lodge car park, whose roots have created some truly spectacular plots.

 You can climb through the cracks inside the trunk, and it is an experience that reconnects you deeply with Nature.

Those who want to get away from the heat of the beaches and take long walks in the midst of the greenery and cool of the mountains, cannot miss a visit to Monteverde.

3rd stage: La Fortuna

 

After Monteverde you must go towards La Fortuna. To get there, you go down the mountain and drive along part of the perimeter of Lake Arenal, another place that does not seem to belong to “postcard” Costa Rica given the presence of German chalets and pastry shops. 

In this place you will enjoy a very quiet atmosphere, ideal for those who love camping in the silence of Nature.

La Fortuna is known for the Arenal Volcano. There is a beautiful legend that several local people explain: apparently the name derives from the last time there was a strong eruption. 

It is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Costa Rica. There is a magical atmosphere and there are unique vibes. Not only because waking up to the sight of this wonderful volcano leaves you speechless, but also because from here it is possible to leave for a series of truly exciting treks.

I certainly recommend taking a walking tour to visit the waterfall immersed in the jungle (impressive, really worth a visit) and the suspension bridge in the heart of the vegetation.

Another important recommendation is using any Costa Rica Tourist Guide or you can also use some tourism site to find the right tour, because here are the cheapest prices and tons of experiences to choose from. There is also a trek directly to the volcano.

La Fortuna is also known for its thermal waters. There are numerous luxury resorts that have spas on their property but there are also free spas. It is something very rare in Costa Rica, and in fact they are not exactly free.

4th stop: Puerto Viejo

After La Fortuna it is time to reach the other coast of Costa Rica. And it is Puerto Viejo, it is a place where you can see the sea and feel asleep listening to the sound of the waves.

Costa Rica has a huge Jamaican and for that reason it has a pleasant effect on both the live music such as reggae cultural phenomenon and the cuisine, the main ingredient of which is coconut milk.

In addition to visiting the restaurants and craft shops, we certainly recommend renting a bike and going beach hunting.

If you’re continuing north you’ll reach Punta Uva, it is a beach where you can surf but also swim without running the risk of being overwhelmed by the waves.

This place is the ideal to have a beer and meet new people. For those looking for a more peaceful and Caribbean atmosphere, I recommend Playa Cloches, with the blue sea and without surfers.

 Very scenic Playa Negra, a wild beach with black sand located just before entering the center of Puerto Viejo. Well, we’re sure you’re gonna love the trip because Costa Rica is absolutely an amazing country to visit. 

Magical Monte Verde

In this article I want to show you a marvelous place called: Monte Verde (meaning green mountain), is the it is the quetzal’s habitat if you don’t know quetzal is a beautiful bird of heaven that lives in Costa Rica. Monte Verde has landmarks for bird watching and famous cloud forests.

 The city is now one of the centers of tourism in the country. the beautiful cloud forest has some delicious restaurants here as famous extension lines, and some interesting hiking evenings by Monte Verde torch are one of the favorite places in Costa Rica. 

it is a peaceful city to visit the surround rainforest. you can also walk on the famous skywalk, and if you’re at the right time, you’ll find a music festival that will make you unforgettable and don’t forget to sample your coffee and your best smile.

Now, let me tell you some useful tips you should know before traveling; like tips to save money, planning time, travel and travel budget money, as well as recommended places to make it easy to plan your trip.

Well, now let’s get down to the bussiness and talk about general expenses in Monte Verde.

If you want to stay in a hostel you should know the price range Hostels vary in price, but they typically range from around 5,7500 crc per night for dorm beds and 15,000 crc for single rooms including bathroom and breakfast.

Hotel and Restaurants 

You can also choose budget hotel these kind of hotels start at 10,700 crc per night for double rooms with breakfast.

Another important thing you should consider is about the average cost of food meals in restaurant “sodas” typically cost 1,600 crc for local dishes.

 the main course in most restaurants, budgeted, costs about 5,335 crc, a popular tourist restaurant, costing about 10,665 crc per meal.

When you arrive at Monte Verde you’ll find a good array of restaurants, with a lot of varieties and taste. And please don’t forget visit The Treehouse Restaurant you’re really going to love it here! 

A major part of traveling is getting from place to place.  Transportation costs in Monte Verde in commonly by bus. A bus trip from San Jose will cost 2,665 crc, local buses cost 1,065 crc with cloud forests from Santa Elena.

You can also travel by taxis from Santa Elena to forest cloud reserves typically cost 4,800 crc.

Useful tips for saving money

If you are a student this place has some important discounts most of the country at tourist attractions offer discounted students if you show them student identification when paying.

If you love to camp you can record accommodation by throwing tents at La Colima lodge for only 2,665 crc per night.

Using public buses from San Jose cost only 2,665 crc – this offers great savings on the cost of private shuttle buses, which cost 21,330 crc.

There are many places and things not to miss in Monte Verde cloud forest – cloud forest is the most popular tourist attraction in Monte Verde and the main reason people come here to visit. 

Remember you don’t need to pay to watch the world’s largest collection of orchids, thousands of large wild cats, species of plants and insects, as well as more than 400 species of birds, including the famous Quetzal. 

One of the most popular ways to see the forest is to walk across a series of suspension bridges through roofs or zip wires around skywalk and trek. Yes, I am talking about Canopy Tour, this tour is amazing. 

While few entrepreneurs do the same thing, it is now the most prestigious company.

Do you know Monte Verde has Music Festivals?  this festival takes place in January and February every year. around 5,335 crc approx., you will get a classical jazz and Latin music experience at the bromelias music park and Monte Verde institute.

Connecting with nature

Cloud forests are good places to go hiking, but for a less crowded travel period heading to nearby Santa Elena reserves, there are more than 8 miles of existing routes with different difficulties. trekking is recommended, both reserves will get the most out of it.

As I said before the city is a bird paradise, although there are more than 400 species in the area where most tourists crave the aim of glorious quetzal, dense cloudy forests, conditions and damp, so you are going to enjoy about wildlife viewing 

 it can make it harder to spot small breastfeeding fleeing about, but outside the woods you might see or maybe hear howler monkeys and squirrels.

Don’t miss coffee & sugar tour travel offers several options for those looking for a glimpse into the practice and process of brewing coffee and harvesting sugarcane in the region, with el trapiche tours among the best. 

When you back at the farmhouse, you can see how the raw materials will already open into a variety of final products such as liquor, sugarcane, raw sugar and roasted coffee.

Monte Verde also offers you some exciting activities such as Monte Verde snakes where tourist can watch more than 40 species (including vipers and non-venomous frogs, poisonous frogs, toddrons, lizards and turtles). 

Now, It’s the butterflies’ turn in Monte Verde you can visit Butterfly garden is located between Santa Elena and cloud forest as the Monte Verde butterfly garden consists of four separate butterfly gardens, gardens

Butterfly garden also offers an interesting discovery of medicinal plants and leaf cuts, the ant colony has quite a lot to see for an entry fee of 4,800 crc.

Working experience in the rainforest at night while most people just visit the rainforest by day, just a night’s walk gives you the opportunity to see some of the countless nocturnal animals (everything from tarantoo coatis will stick to bugs) 

Find your best camera it’ll be worth absolutely! If you decide to visit de the bat forest Are you afraid of bats? it doesn’t have to be! wild bats in Monte Verde have a look that provides information on the earth and the behavior of these nocturnal creatures in a rainforest-controlled environment. 

One of the neatest features is a sonar microphone that allows visitors to listen live to bats using echolocation.

Do you love Eating cheese?  the Monte Verde cheese factory gives visitors some background in British influence in the area and the production of dairy products. be sure to sample some of the ice cream at the end!

And Finally don’t miss swimming at San Luis falls:  this is a three-hour hike through the rainforest to get 330 feet of falls, but you can still arrange a horseback ride. What else can you ask for?

Costa Rica despite Coronavirus? How you travel to Costa Rica safely?

It is my pleasure to tell you how can you travel to Costa Rica safely. Where do you want to go in 2021? For many travel enthusiasts, 2020 was marked by hardships. But things are looking better now. Nowadays long-distance travel makes possible again.

A suitable land for a trip is Costa Rica not only that the peak tourist season in the months of October, November falls, the country also offers various ways to travel off tourists.

Why travel to Costa Rica during the Coronavirus period? Costa Rica is an incredibly diverse country. The mixture of jungle, beach, volcanoes and rainforest offers a suitable combination for all travelers. 

Even if Coronavirus has been shaking up the travel world lately, trips to Costa Rica are still possible – the country is even one of the most recommendable travel countries for this time.

The best time to travel to Costa Rica, the dry season, slowly begins in October. In autumn you also have the advantage that you can still experience the blooming, green landscape that the previous rainy season led to. 

In the main dry season, which runs from December to April, you can look forward to constant weather conditions and up to 40 degrees. 

At the end of 2021, the corona situation should also have eased and it is likely that trips will be able to take place again with fewer restrictions.

Costa Rica & Sustainability – Routes away from the crowds

Overall, Costa Rica strongly focuses on sustainability and tries to offer the most environmentally friendly tourism possible. There are countless good eco-lodges in nature where you can stay overnight and from where you can plan day trips. 

Costa Rica was actually a pioneer in the field of sustainable tourism. Nevertheless, it is noticeable again and again that there is still a lot to improve, for example with regard to capacity limits in national parks or more days of rest. 

If fewer tourists come in the next few years, there will probably be an even greater focus on sustainability.

In the rainforests of the country you can spot the following animals, for example: raccoons, monkeys, slots, macaws.

Costa Rica is a comparatively small travel destination where you can see a lot within about 2 weeks. The risk of infection is generally low, especially on hiking trips and trips to nature.

 You are out and about a lot in the open air and the bus transfers are rather shorter than with standard round trips.

If you generally value walking on very little-frequented trails, we recommend the following trip:

Hike Costa Rica close to nature. This trip takes place particularly strongly in nature and there are many beautiful jungle lodges, such as the Bananito Lodge in the hinterland of the Caribbean coast.

Requirements for entry

Since November, the limits are set for international air transport. The most important things about immigration at a glance 48 hours before boarding the aircraft, each person traveling must fill out a digital health form (“Pase de Salud”). The QR code received for this form must be presented upon entry.

An internationally valid health insurance must be taken out, which covers medical care in the event of an infection with Coronavirus as well as the costs for accommodation and food for the 14-day quarantine. 

This must be added to the digital “Pase de Salud”. Alternatively, on arrival at the airport in Costa Rica, health insurance can be taken out with a Costa Rican insurance company 

Foreign citizens who are not resident in Costa Rica must be able to present a flight ticket for onward or return travel upon entry.

Pay Attention: The national borders are still closed to passenger traffic, only Costa Ricans or holders of a residence permit can cross the border there.

The check-in and security checks normally as always extend to each other only at a greater distance. Boarding is then divided into smaller groups, e.g. depending on the row of seats is boarded so that there is no traffic jam in the plane.

Of course, you must wear a mask during the entire flight. However, the mask may be removed when eating or drinking. There are also strict hygiene rules at the airport.

Mobility in the country & restrictions

Costa Rica can be traveled quite well again all parts of the country can be reached. All airlines are gradually planning to continue their flight connections.

– There are bus connections to all parts of the country, but in some cases with less frequency.

– There is a driving ban for private cars on weekdays between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., on weekends between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Other restrictions – Restaurants must close at 10 p.m. on weekdays and at 9 p.m. on weekends.

– In closed rooms such as restaurants, hotels, banks, etc. the mask requirement applies.

Which airlines fly to Costa Rica? Direct flights from USA. In recent years, more and more airlines have been added to serve Costa Rica from Europe, including Iberia, British Airways and Edelweiss Air.

Don’t forget to check Accommodation & hygiene on site

Face masks are compulsory in public and indoor spaces, in restaurants as well as in hotels or buses. In the hygiene protocols, great care is taken to ensure that the necessary distance is given everywhere, that everything is disinfected and that there is the possibility of washing hands, e.g. when entering a shop.

Remember keep all measures in the selected hotels and restaurants.

Highlights of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has countless sights to offer. The diverse nature and fauna is particularly impressive: Manuel Antonio National Park, steaming volcanoes but they are not common in Costa Rica, the green Hills of Monteverde National Park, among others.

A question that comes up very often is whether the sights in Costa Rica are open again. The national parks and other attractions are now accessible again, in some cases with a reduction in capacity to 50%. 

What happens in the worst case? If you should get Coronavirus despite all the measures taken, or if the trip has to be broken off, provision is of course made here you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions:

What can I do if I get Coronavirus? Costa Rica generally has a very good health system. There is compulsory health insurance for all residents and there are also 29 hospitals throughout the country and over 1000 smaller clinics available for tourists, where one can be cared for.

What measures do the common airlines take to ensure that fellow travelers are COVID-free?

A corona test or the like is not required. Each travel participant receives a guide along with the travel documents, in which the guests are asked to take responsibility for themselves. 

Only those who are absolutely symptom-free and have not knowingly been in contact with a person infected with corona should take part. 

However, there are often other regulations, for example from the airlines, that must be complied with.

What happens if a booked trip cannot take place due to corona reasons? If, for example, there is a travel warning, you can always rebook to another trip free of charge. Alternatively, a voucher can be issued or the deposit can be transferred back. 

So tell me are you willing to travel? Do you want to finally soak up the sun again? Have you got wanderlust? You finally want to look forward to a journey, sun and sea again? As you can see, you are well protected in the worst -case scenario. 

Costa Rica is a fantastic travel destination, regardless of Coronavirus! Contrasting nature, wild coasts and unique cloud forests await you here.

Why invest in real estate in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an excellent place for all those who wish to invest in real estate and, in turn, have a life with the quality to which every human being should aspire.

Currently, this country is considered a success story in terms of development thanks to the economic growth it has achieved in the last 25 years, where its foreign-oriented economy, together with the openness to foreign investment and its free commercialization, have placed said country to sustain itself with an upper middle income.

But, what measures has Costa Rica taken to place itself where it is now?

Being a world leader is not easy at all; you must take harsh measures and have strategies that cover all the necessary areas for you to go from being an average Latin American country to an outstanding one.

In recent years, this Central American country has considered environmental policies and achievements in favor of creating its Green Mark, which promotes the conservation of forests and biodiversity, becoming the only nation that has restored deforestation and conservation of endemic species.

And what about poverty? Political stability and its economic growth have yielded promising results since, within Latin America, Costa Rica has been considered one of the lowest and most special poverty rates between 2010 and 2019, when the population with incomes below 5 5 dollars rose from 10 to 12%. In addition to having one of the highest literacy rates in Central America.

Now let us remember that every developing country considers health as its main ally. For this reason, Costa Rica has worked to maintain a solid health system, where its inhabitants have access to public health; however, it is worth mentioning that it has also been one of the countries that face significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where despite acquiring a timely response to the crisis, its economic system contracted 4.6% due to low investment and in private consumption.

Of course, this is not a reason not to consider investing in this country, since it is estimated that said GDP will grow 2.6% for the remainder of 2021 and an additional 3.3% for 2022 since it is projected that the fiscal consolidation in which it was working based on its new budgetary reforms, will be resumed in the remainder of this year and finalized for the next.

Today, thanks to the global vaccination system, Costa Rica hopes that tourism – one of its primary sources of income – will reestablish itself and allow the previous projections to be successful, mitigating two primary challenges: fiscal situation and inequality.

Therefore, it is necessary to mention that Costa Rican success is based on three fundamental basic pillars: inclusion, growth, and sustainability. Posts are needed to develop a nation that provides well-being, not only for its national inhabitants but also for all those foreigners who wish to be part of this great nation.

Once the general overview has been reviewed, it is time to mention the five most notable points to choose Costa Rica as your following country in which to invest.

5 reasons to invest in Costa Rica

Many countries have unique benefits to their residents and foreigners who want to live there. However, read our five reasons to choose Costa Rica as your next investment destination, and don’t think twice!

  1. Costa Rican infrastructure

San José, the capital of Costa Rica, has a critical communication infrastructure, maintaining proximity to the main ports and airports, making the entire country an outstanding export, import, and tourism zone.

Did you know that Costa Rica offers direct and high-frequency flights to various international destinations? But, you say, and that is remarkable? The answer is yes because a country that is ready with land and air routes opens an invitation to its nationals to travel freely and to its tourists that regardless of whether they arrive at its main airport (Juan Santamaria) or the Oduber Airport, they will have the ease of moving to the beautiful beaches of Guanacaste, Flamingo Beach, and Tamarindo.

Now, the city of Liberia has been significantly benefited by the Inter-American Highway, which runs from the United States to Chile, and of course, Costa Rica, with its modern and well-maintained highways, allows the facility to any national or foreigner to know about its beautiful landscapes.

  • Investment with commercial interests?

Yes, you read that correctly. Costa Rica is more than just a financial oportunity, as it offers its investors the possibility of obtaining commercial interests. This means this Central American country offers a great variety of investments, where the government and the business scene can work and grow together.

  • Dream holidays

Costa Rica is considered among the most diverse countries, you will discover new animals and plants every time you vacation making them unforgettable. Its combination of nature and multiple activities leaves everyone full of excitement and eanting to live here (yes, all tourists).  Purchasing a property in this country will allow you to have planned getaways in this tropical paradise. Now, you could also make a profit by renting it for short term vacations or annual contract rentals.

  • That being a foreigner is not a limitation

Residents and non-residents have the same opportunities when we talk about owning a property. Of course, the government exempts various nationalities from acquiring a visa to enter the country. If your country is on this list of exempt countries, you can purchase a 90-day permit for your stay, or you can apply at some point to obtain a residency.

  • Custom properties

Many real estate agencies, such as Pico Mar, have properties and villa rentals that improve the experience of any resident or tourist who wants to live differently and uniquely. Here you can find houses of different models and prices that will surely adapt to your needs. Do not postpone that investment that you could make from today. Take the opportunity and live the life of your dreams.

Advantages of living in Costa Rica

Do you have in mind locating in Costa Rica? It is a beautiful idea! In addition to its incredible climate and impressive landscapes, this destination has many other charms that you can enjoy living in it.

If you want to delve a little more into all this country’s positives, this is the correct text! Next, we list all those points that we consider essential and that, above all, will make you reaffirm the idea of moving to Costa Rica.

The perfect weather

In the world, many people love cold climates, and many others enjoy living in hot climates; If you belong to that part of the population that takes pleasure in sunbathing and wearing light clothing, we are happy to tell you that Costa Rica is ideal for you, because all year round, this destination has a delicious tropical climate.

In addition to this theme, this Caribbean nation allows you to enjoy its beaches, tropical forests, and incredible ecological diversity, fantastic for all those with an adventurous spirit!

Costa Rica is one of the points in the Caribbean that welcomes a large number of cruises during the year because its views, activities, and inhabitants always include you with singular joy.

Incredible rooms and properties to settle in

As in any country, you will find areas with a lot of economic diversity. However, there are many others where wonderful houses and accommodations are located with perfect facilities that allow you to enjoy both inside and outside; an example is the South Coast, Zone Rich.

During your stay in Costa Rica, the most important thing is that you enjoy moments of tranquility; that better way to do it than in the hands of Pico Mar Property Management; with the help of professionals, they can locate you in the right property for you.

It does not matter if it is for a short time or indeterminate time; this island has the best to offer you during your stay.

Great investment opportunities

The Island of Costa Rica is entirely open to foreign investment since, thanks to them, exports have been pluralized with thousands of products sent to various parts of the world; In addition, it has been recognized as one of the 30 major exporting countries of technical articles.

In addition to the above mentioned, here are some other points to consider:

  • Costa Rica is one of the destinations with complete access to telecommunications.
  • With a solid electrical structure, 90% of the energy is renewable.
  • Large bilingual youth workforce.
  • Currently, the Island of Costa Rica has more than 200 multinational companies.
  • There is no requirement to register investments with government authorities.

 Political stability

What many of us look for, Costa Rica has it! This country has one of the oldest democracies in America. It is incredibly proud of its remarkable heritage and traditions of negotiation in the face of confrontation, tolerance over hostility, and, above all, social development over military spending.

Thanks to all those above, the Republic of Costa Rica is home to many international organizations such as the United Nations University for Peacethe Earth Council, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

The political stability of a country is of utmost importance for sound economic and social growth.

Delicious gastronomy

Meats, vegetables, rice, beans, and fruits are part of the eating plan of most Costa Ricans. The gastronomy of this country is very simple but delicious.

There are dishes for all types of palates; the truth is that most of the flavors are unmistakable and worth being tasted.

We share with you some of the typical foods of this warm island.

  • Ceviche: Just as in many other nations this delicious dish is made, Costa Rica has made its version of fish ceviche, made with sea bass, coriander, celery, garlic, onion, pepper, and chili; a unique flavor that amazes everyone who tastes it.
  • Gallo pinto: The traditional dish with which the day is usually started, ” Gallo pinto” is the simplest but delicious, and it is made up of rice, beans, fried or scrambled eggs. It is usually accompanied by cheese, a plate of fruit, and coffee.
  • Chifrijo: For meat lovers, this is the go-to dish! Imagine a dish served with pork rinds, rice, beans with broth, tomato, onion, and banana chips. A true delight that most visitors and residents enjoy to the fullest.
  • Casado: The most typical proposal recommended to eat in a restaurant with traditional cuisine, because that way, you can savor it at the exact point. This dish is made with beans, rice, red peppers, onion, fried plantains, and meat (chicken, pork, or beef). French fries or vegetables usually accompany it.

Majestic landscapes

Beaches and mountains form a large part of the panoramas of Costa Rica. If you visit the coast, you will always enjoy pleasant temperatures that will allow you to cool off in the transparent waters of the sea.

This is an essential destination to explore, as its ecological diversity allows you to enjoy diverse landscapes, as well as its flora and fauna.

If you allow us to provide you with an option to visit, we highly recommend going to the following beaches.

  • The beautiful beach of Manuel Antonio; a hidden gem that allows you to enjoy its fine sand and the transparent water of the sea.
  • The beach of Santa Teresa is ideal for those who enjoy surfing and is close to a tranquil village you’ll love.
  • The beach Avellana is one of the most popular by locals and tourists, in their vicinity can find almost all kinds of services that will facilitate your stay.

After all those above, there is no doubt that you will make Costa Rica your next home or destination. Go preparing everything for your arrival, and do not forget to check in advance all the real estate options that Pico Mar Property Management has to offer you.

This is the boost you need to reaffirm that Costa Rica is the right place for you.  

Costa Rica: Retiree’s Paradise

Thinking about how we will live in our future would have to be a question that all human beings should ask ourselves, not to stop living in the present, but because our actions today will determine how we will live when we are old or simply are retired.

But what should we consider so that we can live that moment in the best way? Yes, we know that it is a pretty subjective question but very decisive in the answer that each human being could give it since it depends on tastes, priorities, and the economic stability that we create throughout our lives to provide the most accurate answer possible.

However, according to the Global Retirement Index 2021, Costa Rica ranked first as a destination for retirees thanks to its climatic conditions, environment, socioeconomic status, hospitality, security, access to health, social and political stability, and well as its closeness to nature.

The surprising thing and reason enough to consider is the publication made by International Living.com, which points out that for the first year, Costa Rica has surpassed countries such as Portugal and Panama, with whom it was always placed in third place and other promising competitors for foreign retirement such as Mexico and Colombia.

Considerations of a country for retirees

Of course, there are a certain number of variables to consider for a country to be considered good to live in retirement, for this reason there is a score of 10 categories of which are included:

Climate

The climate is one of the variables that retirees value the most since it is not the same to live in a cold or variable environment as in a tropical one. Various migration studies indicate that retirees seeking to stay in another country consider a warm or humid climate, even a tropical one, to forget cold temperatures. In addition to considering living near a lake, river, or sea that gives them tranquility, self-realization, and security; In other words, they are very inclined to the idea of ​​”living a permanent vacation.”

Governance

It is constantly sought to live in a country with a government system that complies with the four fundamental principles: responsibility, transparency, the rule of law, and participation; because this broad concept will ensure both the quality of life, as well as the measures and regulations to be followed, as well as the opportunities in which the new inhabitant is involved.

Of course, no person will want to go to a country with a system of government that does not match their ideals, whether you are extremist or authoritarian.

Opportunity for entrepreneurship and new projects

They say that retirement is the new adolescence, that stage where you want to venture into new projects and start independence where tranquility and self-realization top the list.

For this reason, many retirees look for a place that offers them opportunities to live with a certain status, have access to a job, or start a personal venture, such as restaurants, cafes, hotels, and creating some homemade products, etc.

Access to health

This fundamental principle of every human being should top the list. In addition to being a right, every individual should seek health and safeguard life regardless of where in the world they are.

Likewise, every retired person seeks to settle in a place that guarantees health, either for constant medical check-ups or for any emergency that may arise.

Healthy lifestyle

Few retirees are looking for an atmosphere of party and self-destruction (haha) in reality; most are inclined to settle in a place that allows the development of behaviors and attitudes to maintain the mind and body in an acceptable way, where the mental health, nutrition, access to physical activity, health prevention, work, relationship with the environment and social action.

Entertainment

Many comments that entertainment and access to leisure activities are the most considered variables among retirees. While many seek rest and perpetual tranquility, others seek to carry out activities that they could not perform during adolescence or adulthood.

This does not mean the search for extreme activities; instead, satisfaction, fun, and exploration of new places are sought.

Benefits and discounts

This exciting variable is considered by retirees seeking support for the elderly,  financial aid, housing support, asylum, and social security.

Visas and residency

Not all seek eternal tourists; many aspire to various types of visas or residences, where they can come and go from their country of origin without jeopardizing their freedom of transit, in addition to many others seeking to know the world without matter your age.

Property purchase cost

If you still have doubts as to why Costa Rica has positioned itself as the number 1 country for retirees, at this point, you will be able to find the answer.

The cost of buying properties is one of the values ​​that are considered yes or yes; the purchasing power of a property will determine the level of investment and the ROI for the purchase acquired. This means that regardless of whether you live there or not, the equity in your property will be higher, even if you only rent it for vacations or indefinite-term contracts.

Without a doubt, if you are looking to buy or rent your next house or villa, with Pico Mar Property Management, you will find the ideal place for your next days.

Hospitality and ease of adaptation to the local culture

If Latin America is characterized in something, it is for its hospitality and warmth; many foreigners feel pampered by their premises, which facilitates adaptation and love for the culture of their new accommodation.

Cost of living

It is essential to mention that the cost of living in any country is calculated by taking the price of necessary goods and services vs. income and budget.

This variable is essential to determine your subsequent establishment during the retreat. And to give you an idea, the summary of the cost of living in Costa Rica estimated in Costa Rican colón equivalent to 0.0016 dollars, is as follows:

  • Estimated monthly fees for a family of 4: ₡ 1,579,012 

Estimated monthly fees for a single person: ₡ 712,948