Best Place to Live In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica’s Central Valley Home Away From Home

Costa Rica Central Valley Escazu For many, the decision to move to Costa Rica on a permanent basis is not an easy one although in today’s economic turmoil, it may just be the answer to stretching that shrinking dollar. For many specifically in the United States, Costa Rica is becoming that retirement and relocation destination.

For many ex-pats, the Central Valley is the most popular area to live in Costa Rica. It’s a bit of home away from home with spectacular views of the Central Valley and the surrounding provinces of Alajuela and Heredia. Common spots for ex-pat living include Escazu, Sabana and Santa Ana.

Escazu is a suburb of San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica. The area is home to high rise luxury condominiums, gated residential communities and exclusive estates. The climate is great all year round in this region, including the wet season. San Antionio de Belen and La Garita are also some popular ex-pat neighborhoods.

What makes this region of Costa Rica popular for North Americans? It is the ability to have all the comforts of home but in a totally different, Pura Vida environment. Being centrally located, there is so much to see and do. As part of the San Jose region, there are theaters, universities and a variety of restaurants available to experience some of the best culture of Costa Rica. In addition to the shopping and paved roads, the area has reliable telecom services and availability of technology including reliable mobile phone server, high speed Internet and clean tap water. With San Jose approximately 3,700 feet above sea level, the temperature of the region varies from the mid 70′s during the day to the 60′s during the evening, making it a desirable climate for living.

If you want some traditional Costa Rican action then you don’t have to look far. The beaches and rainforests are a day trip adventures. The Guanacaste, Arenal and Puerto Viejo regions are only a few hours away. Although driving can be an event in Costa Rica, the attractions can still be accessed.

Flying Home Is Easy

Living in the San Jose region also allows for easy access to the San Jose airport. With flights to many of the major U.S. cities and as an international airport, the ability to fly home is easy and stress free. If you want the amenities of home but the lifestyle of Costa Rica, look no further than the Central Valley. The Pura Vida culture of Costa Rica awaits you with all the conveniences of home!



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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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  1. Very nice article. All visitor are welcome to stay and enjoy Costarican culture :-)

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