Today, November 8, 2016, I read two articles about Costa Rica that attest to fact that the country is one of the best places in the world to live.
The first article is titled “The 5 current trendiest destinations in the world.” Iceland is mentioned because of its exotic landscapes and the quaint small-town city of Reykjavik, towering waterfalls, mystic fjords, volcanoes, glaciers, emerald mossy lava fields and smoky hot springs.
Cuba is the “new kid on the block” when it comes to travel destinations. The country is a novelty since it has been frozen in time and off limits to Americans for 50 years.
Japan and Bali are also listed as “the” places to visit.
Finally, Costa Rica is mentioned because “for decades considered a safe zone between the war-torn countries of Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador. Costa Rica’s name alone (Rich Coast) conjures images that the nation successfully backs up. The article goes on to say,” With mountain cloud forests, multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites, teeming rainforests, empty beaches and eco-lodges of all shapes and sizes, Costa Rica continually wows.”
Furthermore, the country also has NO army, is the longest standing democracy in Latin America, an impecable international reputation and tops on the list of expat retirement havens. Other Latin American countries are striving to become the next Costa Rica. Retired expats have NO trouble fitting in here because of the numbers of their countrymen and woman, most of the conveniences of home, good medical care and scores of exciting activities to stay busy and happy. Best of all, the Costa Rica people love Americans.
The second article that was published today is “Costa Rica Among 5 Best Places to Move to if You Don’t Like the Election Results in the USA.” It mentions Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Costa Rica is listed first on the list for obvious reasons. As the article points out” Costa Rica, its name alone brings to mind tropical rain forests and long stretches of white-sand beaches. Costa Rica inspires these visions for two reasons. Number one, they’re true. The country is one of the most biologically diverse and beautiful spots on earth, with Pacific and Atlantic coastlines that are the stuff of legend”.
As one of the participants on my monthly relocation tours stated, ”Costa Rica is a user-friendly country for Americans in which to live or retire.” The country has more Americans proportionately then any other country in the world, which says it all. The can’t be wrong!