Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is on most retirees' bucket lists. A place that's widely known for tropical scenery, laid-back living and happy locals would be. Costa Rica active adult communities continue to gain popularity as a result.

There are 21 different microclimates Costa Rica alone. So, it’s not uncommon to see rain in the mountains as the sun shines on the beaches. A stunning rainbow-filled sky is usually the result. And, while the rain maintains Costa Rica’s lush backdrop, sun-seekers on the beaches remain undisturbed.

Consistently ranked number one on the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica's culture and residents are known to emit a vibe of contentment. And, upon arrival in this lush, tropical paradise, there are few who feel a need to ask why.

Live Well in Paradise

Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula is a ‘Blue Zone’, one of only 5 world-wide. In addition to allowing for fresh fruit, vegetables and fish year round, it also means that all produce is GMO-free.

So, it's no surprise that Costa Rica is known for a culinary explosion of flavors and combinations. There are, in fact, few bland meals to be had in this country.

Most Costa Rica active adult communities have equestrian centers, and amenities that are common in most communities. The uncommon bits are crystal blue waters, world-renowned surf, and a tropical lifestyle that will have you singing "Don't Worry, Be Happy" in no time. Request more information below to discover paradise.

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Arenal Hills

Tres Esquinas, Provincia de Alajuela, Los Angeles, San Ramon, CRI
Luxury villa homes starting at $365K.

Arenal Hills nestles in a fertile valley surrounded by rainforest and rivers. Homes are designed to showcase the panoramic views and forested setting surrounding the Arenal volcano. Two clubhouses will host multiple dining options. And the Springs Resort nearby offers more.

Only the finest materials are used in Arenal Hills homes, whether it’s the marble flooring imported from the mountains of Peru or the cascading two-story waterfall pools sculped by hand, Arenal Hills homes are designed to be instruments of timeless beauty for you and your family.

Owners of Arenal Hills homes are granted VIP access to the renowned Springs Resort and Spa, a world-class luxury resort located just a short drive away.

Arenal Hills stretches over 123 acres of magnificent volcano views that will leave you breathless. Stroll along the beautifully landscaped walking paths and you’ll encounter world-class home designs, luxurious amenities, and a breathtaking landscape surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature. Arenal Hills is specifically designed to make owning a vacation home, second home, or retiring to the paradise of Costa Rica affordable yet luxurious.


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Online research only gets you so far—your next step is to plan your visit! We’ve got all the information you need here to get started. Many communities even offer stays and tours for those who are considering relocating, to make your life easier. Select a few options, inquire about a visit, and then pack your bags! It’s time to explore the place you could soon call home.

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