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16 Feb 2023
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Many North Americans dream of retiring somewhere warm. And how can you blame them? Who wouldn’t want to trade in shoveling snow, long commutes, and a high cost of living for warm breezes, year-round summer weather, and affordable luxury. If you were looking for somewhere warm, beautiful, and accessible to retire, look no further than Costa Rica.


The Optimal Place for Optimal Health

The weather in Costa Rica is dreamy. There is no cold season, but instead, a wet season and a dry season. During the rainy season you can still expect days filled with sunshine, and you will become enchanted as the surrounding flora thrives from the afternoon rains. At the beach, expect year-round temperatures of 80°F during the day, 75°F at night. Near the city and central valley, temperatures of 70-75°F during the day and 65-70°F at night. Once you reach retirement, why worry about how many layers to wear? Seldom does poor weather keep us inside in Costa Rica. It’s no secret that fresh air does wonders for your health, so why spend the winter inside when you could be in beautiful Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a great place to stay healthy and active in all decades of life. Did you know that Costa Rica is home to one of the five “blue zones” on earth - the places with the largest number of centenarians per capita. With an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh caught fish, and an active lifestyle, it’s easy to see how they do it. Here at Los Sueños, there is plenty here to stay social and active. Between the breathtaking La Iguana golf course, the shady tennis courts, and your choice of swimming pools, Los Sueños leaves nothing to desire for the retiree. Many expats say they feel 20 years younger while living in Costa Rica, thanks to the active, carefree lifestyle.


The Best of Both Worlds

Costa Rica is just a plane ride away from most major airports in North America. In a handful of hours you can leave behind the cold weather and find yourself in a tropical paradise. Think: rich food, tropical scenery, beautiful beaches, exotic wildlife. And just as easily, you can go back home to visit family and friends. There’s no better feeling than arriving at the San Jose airport and knowing that the land of Pura Vida awaits you.

When you think of retirement, you imagine a life with little fuss and accessibility to all of your needs. This is exactly what you’ll find in Costa Rica, especially on the central pacific coast, where Los Sueños Resort is located. We are one and a half hours by car from the airport, world class hospitals, and all the amenities of an international city like San Jose. Yet we are also right on the beach and home to one of the best sport fishing marinas in the world. Nearby Jaco is a bustling town with plenty of restaurants, shopping centers, events, and community activities. You’ll feel like you have it all right at your fingertips.


A Peaceful Place 


Costa Rica is known for being a peaceful place. On December 1, 1948, the country officially abolished the military. Since then, Costa Rica has enjoyed decades of peace, and you can feel it in the culture and in the way of life of its citizens. Costa Ricans are welcoming, happy, and relaxed people. They are patient with non-Spanish speakers and they love meeting new people.

Additionally, the Costa Rican government makes it very easy to establish residency and retire here. There are a few different ways to spend your retirement in Costa Rica. There even exists a pensionado program, created specifically for those who wish to use their retirement funds to become a Costa  Rican resident. Our HRG Real Estate staff can help you decide what is the best way to relocate to Costa Rica during your retirement. 

If you want to live in a place with warm weather year round, world-class amenities and conveniences, and nature and beauty like no other, we can help you find your dream retirement home and make the transition easy for you.