Pura Vida is the unofficial motto of Costa Rica, which means Life Is Good, and any Costa Rican resident will heartily agree. Indeed, life is good in this Central American country that upholds very high standards of living and that is supported by a robust economy. There are numerous theaters, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls and entertainment options to choose from. Costa Rica is also renowned for its excellent health care system and globally competitive hospitals. Many expatriates retire in Costa Rica because the cost of living is incredibly low. For just a small fraction of the money needed to live decently in the US or Europe, you can already live a rather extravagant life in Costa Rica. Best of all, this is a country of smiles and friendly people, which makes retirement in Costa Rica the right choice for many people.
There are hundreds of countries around the world where you can live after retirement, so why choose Costa Rica? If you are not immediately sold by the gorgeous year-round climate, exquisite natural surroundings and friendly, fun-loving people, here are some other great reasons for choosing retirement in Costa Rica.
Buying or Investing in Real Estate. The Costa Rican real estate market is very favorable for buyers with some amazing values. It is easy to buy a home or vacation property at the beach, in the mountains, or in a rural area. The taxes are very low and there is high speed internet throughout the country.