Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Living in Costa Rica

Many people often wonder what it would be like to live in a different country. I have lived in Costa Rica for 10 years and my parents retired down here to live in Costa Rica around 4 years ago. One of the main things people come looking for when moving to Costa Rica is the lifestyle.

This lifestyle includes a few different things. The first for my retired parents was the weather and tempature. They are located at around 6,000ft with beautiful mountain air of mid 60's all year round. YES, ALL YEAR! That was the selling point. My parents are from the New York area and as most know it gets cold there. They then moved down to Florida and to make up for not getting very cold it gets blistering hot in FL. What they found here in Costa Rica is that being this low in the tropics at around 9 degrees above the equator the tempature only fluctuates between 2 degrees all year.

The second big selling point for myself and my parents is that anything and everything is close. If you want a capital city to go to the theatre, a beach to relax in the sun, or a mountain cabin to enjoy the cool fresh air. All of these can be within 1 hour of each other. The country lends itself to living the way you want to live. If you want to live in a community that will take care of all your house needs you can now find that.

With this blog entry I could literally talk for hours about the many positive benefits of living in Costa Rica. You might see every once in awhile that somebody is complaining about something that happened in this laid back culture but all and all more people are happy with Costa Rica which means more people will be moving down. I like to see this that even if the Costa Rican lifestyle is not for you atleast you made a good investment if you decide to buy some land.

What are some of your favorite parts about living in Costa Rica?

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