Have you ever dreamed of living in Costa Rica? Do you spend time fantasizing about your life in the tropics, drinking coffee from the balcony of your beach front home while hearing waves breaking on the beach, as toucans fly from tree to tree? Living Costa Rica doesn’t have to be a fantasy, it can be a reality, and for many people it is. If you’ve ever thought that living in Costa Rica is for you, then planning a trip to Costa Rica should be on the top of your to do list.
Living in Costa Rica is not hard, but it is a good idea to spend a good amount of time in the country before you decide to make the move. If you’ve never been to Costa Rica, you should do some research on which part of the country sounds most appealing to you. While Costa Rica is a small country, only about the size of West Virginia, it is a very diverse country with different regions that have unit climates and cultures. In the Central Valley, where the capital San Jose is located, the climate is much cooler than people expect. While Costa Rica is a tropical country, the Central Valley is situated between the country’s two mountain ranges creating a very mild, cool climate. The Caribbean Coast on the other hand is a true rain forest; with large amount of rainfall each year and high humidity levels. The Pacific Coast has the hottest and driest climate of the country and that region is often described as a tropical dry forest.
Knowing which of the climates suits your wants and needs is a great place to start when deciding on where to live in Costa Rica. Another thing to consider is the type of housing that you want to have while living Costa Rica. There are many different housing options available in Costa Rica, from apartments, to houses, to condos, to villas. Also, since so many people have decided to live in Costa Rica, there are a variety of expat communities located throughout the country. You want to consider if living among the local community or with other expats is right for you.
Once you’ve visited some different parts of Costa Rica and spent a good amount of time in the country, you can began figuring out living in Costa Rica really is for you. Many people dream of living in Costa Rica but they fail to do all the research to know what making the move really entails. Living Costa Rica is easy, but it is a living in a different country and with that can bring certain challenges. First off, there is the language barrier. If you don’t speak any Spanish, you may it difficult to do certain day to day tasks that were easy in your home country. Studying a little bit of Spanish before you move to Costa Rica will help you acclimate much easier.
Living in Costa Rica is a dream for many people, but for you it can be a reality if you take a little bit of time to visit the country, learn about the local customs and culture, and study a little bit of Spanish. Make your fantasy come true! Please contact us with any questions about finding a condo or home in paradise.