Americans and Canadians alike are flocking to Costa Rica, and not just to visit.
A new, free report looks into the phenomenon, pointing out in particular what these committed newcomers from the north appreciate most about the country’s
A new, free report looks into the phenomenon, pointing out in particular what these committed newcomers from the north appreciate most about the country’s Papagayo region in the province of Guanacaste. North Americans in Costa Rica report a spectacular mix of unmatched natural beauty and top-flight infrastructure, delivering the comforts of their home countries in a paradisaical setting that to many brings to mind the fabled charms of 1960s Hawaii.
Among all Latin American countries, Costa Rica is home to by far the most immigrants as a proportion of its population. More than nine percent of those living in Costa Rica come from other countries, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, with the tally for runner-up Argentina being less than half that.
There are good reasons that so many people seek to live in Costa Rica, too. In addition to a tropical surplus of natural beauty, the country is possessed of what many consider the strongest economy in the region, with a Human Development Index that is the envy of its neighbors. Compared to nearby countries like Nicaragua, it also has a long record of internal peace, even to the point of having forsworn a national army for over 65 years now.
Retirement in Costa Rica is therefore a popular option for people from countries further north, with many younger people also now choosing to see what the tropical superstar has to offer to them. The new report delves into the particular reasons for the well-deserved attention that Costa Rica is receiving, particularly in Guanacaste, particularly the northwestern part of the country that fronts the Gulf of Papagayo.Coupled with an impressive level of development that owes partly to a strong tourism sector, Costa Rica has become an increasingly appealing long-term destination for people from the United States and Canada. Costa Rica is generous about taking in new residents, too, recognizing what they contribute to the country’s economy and its culture.
Report created by WeLoveCostaRica.com
Source: The Costa Rica Star