Want to be part of Pura Vida?
By Reserva Conchal on July 4, 2016
According to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), proof of the excellent conditions that Costa Rica is enjoying, is the fact that 40% of the foreign direct investments registered in the country corresponds to their residential real estate market. Which is a direct consequence of the more than 90% of American and Canadian citizens who travel to Costa Rica in order to start a living in this exotic country. The most popular areas for this type of investors are the cities of Escazú and Santa Ana (in the Central Valley), the Central Pacific and Guanacaste, with vast lands and flat topography.
If you are considering Costa Rica as an option for spending the most wonderful and exciting years of your life, here are a few reasons that make this country the most privileged destination for acquiring a new residence.
- According to Future Brand, Costa Rica is by far the highest positioned country in Latin America as the best eco destination, occupying one of the top 10 places in the world. It also occupies the 9th place in the world to establish a residence which is a notable aspect since it is the only nation in Latin America that figures in the top 10.
- In contrast with other countries in Latin America, Costa Rica is well known for its institutional strength, its peaceful sociopolitical climate and its economic stability.
- Costa Rica has one of the highest levels of life expectancy in the Western Hemisphere (78 years) and a quality of life similar to the first world countries. Also the level of public safety in the country offers guarantees very different to its Central American neighbors: peaceful retirement, oblivious to undesirable shocks and risks.
- The cost of living in Costa is 22% less than the United States, and the housing prices allows foreigners to save up to 30% of what a land in their own countries would cost. On the other hand, healthcare and education services have a significantly lower cost than those in Europe and North America.