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Why relocate to Costa Rica?

Why relocate to Costa RicaWhy relocate to Costa Rica is what quite a few people are asking themselves. Imagine being able to do what you have always wanted to.

Here is the short answer: once you relocate to Costa Rica, you’ll be able to do all of the following things

  • Love nature – Costa Rica is a great place to be.
  • Like a simple life – it is here.
  • An uncomplicated and less stressful environment – you have arrived.
  • Do you enjoy a great cup of coffee in the morning, afternoon or both? That coffee is available, at all times.
  • Visit the beach but enjoy the mountains – here you have both within a short drive.
  • Hiking, bird watching, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, zip lines or just sitting in the park and watching people pass- you can do it.
  • Democracy, friendly people – affordable health and medical care, no military and the list can go on and on.

This is why many people have retired and did relocate to Costa Rica and many in the future will look to retire in Costa Rica. Those who stay have a bit of adventure inside and have the ability to adapt — we are in a different country and culture.

What have I described above?  Those of you who are here and others who are coming have made a choice – a decision to change the norm and seek an alternative lifestyle.

That LIFESTYLE is what so many people want – future contentment, peace, and happiness.  You will find that lifestyle here and that is why so many people relocate to Costa Rica. It will be available to you but you have to grasp it. It will not be automatic nor should it be. You are very much a part of the process to make it happen.

You have a choice

I am a firm believer that every morning when we get up we have a choice to make. We can open the curtains and windows (watch out for the rain) and decide what kind of day we are going to have. You can decide- today is a great day and it is going to be a great day. —or you can get up with a negative attitude and say it is not such a great day and it probably will not be.

ATTITUDE- you control the good and the bad – and it is your choice.

Think about it and decide

Think about it and decide – takes a little practice but it gets easier to be positive. If retiring in Costa Rica is on your bucket list and you don’t have that attitude, don’t buy Costa Rica real estate yet. If you’re not sure if you do or not have the attitude, rent property in Costa Rica for a while. Look around you here in Costa Rica – enjoy the LIFESTYLE. I Call Costa Rica home because I think I have adapted and I’m happy here.

Why NOT in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is not for everyone – it is by no means a perfect place. If there is, however, a perfect place in the world – let me and everyone else know, please. Are you really in need of total organization in your life from

  • perfect highways,
  • street signs,
  • fast-moving bank lines,
  • rapid response,
  • and multi-tasking people?

Then you are out of luck and you should not plan to retire or relocate to Costa Rica until you’ve had these 32 experiences. Don’t even start asking why to relocate to Costa Rica but stay where you are. If you expect manicured lawns and subdivisions that are immaculate- do not open those windows in the morning.

Costa Rica Lifestyle

But – if you want that LIFESTYLE that is simple – uncomplicated- (except on the highways) you have arrived. Problems – yes – everywhere there are problems. The problems here I will take over a lot of other places. Relax and enjoy – life is short – and remember –YOU— make the decision for your day.

Relocate to Costa Rica

Do your research on your top retirement places before you relocate to Costa Rica. I’m sure I have answered the question why relocate to Costa Rica in this article. Once you take the decision, please let us know.

The Author

Rudy Matthews was our Costa Rica Home Specialist for quite a few years. He retired in 2017. 


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