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cheneynb
2/7/2018 10:51 EST

We are thinking of retiring to Costa Rica and wondering about which areas we would meet ex-pats.

Kohl
2/7/2018 12:23 EST

Depends on what your requirements are.

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jethroman
2/7/2018 14:17 EST

Ex-pats seem to be all over CR. Some love the beach. Some love the mountains. Some love being alone in the jungle. Some love being surrounded by crowds in San Jose.

Best is very subjective. Best to one is worst to the other and maybe vice versa.

Using the word best, it might be best to travel there for about two weeks, moving from town to town to town to see what there is to offer.

rain007
2/7/2018 14:29 EST

there is no best place . it all depends what you like or need. Fo instance some people like a more comfortable climatr so they do not live on the beach. you must get to a higher elevation above 3ooo to avoid air conditioning. I think 4200 is the swet spot no heating no cooling needed 60-85. If you need to be near a hospital that would be some thing to consider. IF want more choices with regaurds to food or shopping this worth considering. If you want to live in a tourist area you will pay much more likely. Most of the population is in the central valley . This is where people earn their money. If you do not like stress do not live in a big city or town. There is more crime , noise and stress. So decide what you want then you can be effectively start from there.

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