Costa Rica will never be the cheapest option when looking to purchase in Central America. This is because for over 40 years Costa Rica has remained at the top or near the top of everyone’s list when looking for a great and safe location outside of North America and Europe. Whereas other countries can be the “flavor of the year” (over the past five years the “new” and “best” hotspot has moved from Nicaragua to Belize to now Ecuador – at least as of today). Yes – those other countries are generally cheaper but they also do not have the decades of history in giving foreigners property rights, legal rights and experience in working with ex-pats. Over the past two years about 80% of Costa Rica is now covered by 3G cell phone signal providing cell phone and internet coverage almost everywhere – not just the big cities as was the case back in 2008.
Costa Rica has a wide variety of real estate options. With beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific side, mountain peaks over 13,000 ft and rain forest throughout, whether you are looking for warm beach front options or cool, temperate options, Costa Rica may be the perfect choice for you.
Located in the tropical latitudes between the varied biological influences of North and South America, bordered by two oceans, mountainous Costa Rica enjoys an immense diversity of climates, environmental regions and related ecosystems. Costa Rica covers a mere 0.03% of the earth’s surface but is home to over 5% of the world’s vegetation and animal life.
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If you enjoy gardening, surfing, photography, relaxing or great people, Costa Rica is for you.
Costa Rica has beautiful natural attributes combined with one of the oldest democracies in the Western hemisphere. It has no standing army, the second highest literacy rate in the world (per capita), a diverse economy and people that are genuinely friendly. These features make Costa Rica one of the world’s “hottest” Eco travel destinations, as well as a sought after retirement haven. International Living just recently ranked Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific zone as third best real estate buy in the world!