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Costa Rica Expat News

5 Destinations Suited to Eco Expats

The world is facing increasing environmental issues, now more than ever before. As such, it has become essential for action to be taken both at an international level and within local communities – Gandhi’s quote “be the change you wish to see in the world”, comes to mind. In the UK, we are encouraged to recycle, buy locally, use green energy and in general, we have the freedom to take the suggested actions to reduce our carbon footprint. However, in other countries ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Costa Rica?

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. Ranking in 64th place in their most recent study (out of 149 countries) was Costa Rica. This puts Costa Rica in the top 50%, with its ranking for Personal Freedom (20th) ... Read more

5 Nature Lover Locations Out of the Ordinary

Although undeniably unique experiences, safaris in South Africa or kangaroo spotting in the Outback are pretty well known. Even if you haven’t jetted abroad to experience the wonder for yourself, depictions on TV and in magazines give you a pretty good idea of how amazing it is. However, did you know that there are locations around the world that are home to some of the lesser-known natural phenomenon? Here’s where you can see 5 of the world’s more secret animal exploits. Cocos Island, ... Read more

Which Country Should You Retire To in 2018?

International Living revealed their best places to retire in the world at the start of this year. Their Annual Global Retirement Index analyses countries based on a wide variety of criteria, including residency options, cost of living, climate and property options. Transport, local governance and internet connectivity are also taken into consideration. 10th  – Peru With a low cost of living and 1,500 miles of unspoilt coastline from Ecuador to Chile, Peru is a popular choice for expats this year. It is easy ... Read more

3 Incredible Jungle Experiences for Holiday Adventurers

Jungles are formidable. They are brimming with flora and fauna, unlike anything you have ever seen before. From the inspiring vistas to the historical monuments, jungles are some of the most diverse locations on earth. Despite their daunting nature, many adventurous individuals dedicate an entire holiday to rainforest exploration or slot it in their itinerary whilst travelling. Whatever your plans, we highly suggest you check out the inspiring locations below before settling on your next venture. Rwanda The side of the mountain is damp ... Read more

Where is the Happiest Place in the World for Expats?

Some of us find happiness in the simplest things. The smell of freshly cut grass. Indulging in your favourite meal. For others, it is our family, or money, that brings us glee. Living a happy life is different for everybody, but are there some countries where are you most likely to experience it? InterNation’s Expat Inside Survey asked 14,300 expats living in 191 countries and representing 191 countries to give their opinions on expat life in their country of residence. Of the ... Read more

5 Attractive Locations for Solo World Travellers

Many of us would never consider the daunting prospect of travelling to distant lands on our own. However, for some, globetrotting solo is the only way to travel. Not only do you get to go at your own pace and experience exactly what is important to you, you’re less likely to feel stressed out, you’ll undoubtedly save money, and it can be an excellent confidence booster. Whether you are a seasoned or fledgling traveller the five locations below are some of the ... Read more

10 Countries Heralded for Best Quality of Life

InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey is one of the most extensive expat studies and explores the general living situations of expatriates. This year, the survey targeted 14,000 expats and they were asked to rate several elements of their lives abroad, from health and personal happiness, to leisure options and quality of transport. Those who took part in the research had their numbers for each category tallied up to give an overall quality of life score for each country. Thinking of a new ... Read more

Costa Rica is the place for a happy and healthy retirement

Retiring abroad is not the distant dream that some may think. With the pull of Caribbean coast lines and yearning for the sun’s rays, retiring abroad has never been easier nor more affordable. Teaming these perks with a variety of lifestyle benefits of certain countries means that dream destinations should be considered a potential reality. Two recent surveys have seen Costa Rica soaring into the top ranks for a healthy and contented retirement destination. A jewel in Central America’s crown, the country ... Read more

Best Expat Retirement Destinations Named

Ever more of us are opting to retire abroad; to reward ourselves for a lifetime of hard work by moving to a country that offers a healthy climate, great food and reasonable prices. The problem is quite where the “best” retirement destinations really are. After all, there are dozens of questions that retirees should be able to answer in order to select the best retirement destinations. Surely, gathering so much information could be a lifetime’s work in itself. Thank goodness, therefore, for International Living ... Read more
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