I am a US citizen turning 65 this December. I am considering Costa Rica as my retirement home and live there with my wife who is 63.
To learn how to make Costa Rica my home, I am planning a 2 month trip to Costa Rica this October. I need your help to understand what I can do in these 2 months, where all I should visit and stay to learn to live in Costa Rica and what is the reasonable place I should consider renting a place to stay for 1 to 2 months.
Your tips and leads will help me a lot and I appreciate sincerely all tips. I can be reached.
Here's what I'd do: I would stay in Airbnbs, and travel constantly -- this will give you the complete picture, and not commit you to any one place. If you found a place you liked, you could move into a hotel. There are many lovely Airbnbs operating throughout CR. Check them all out!!
You are coming when usually lots of rain. Start the day early and relax in afternoon, Love to meet and/or help you if you come to Grecia for one of your stops or good home base. Send me a PM (Personal Message) if interested. (Orange button above to retrieve any responses).
My wife and I prepared a list of features that we wanted in retirement with 3 levels of need: 1) must have (e.g. for us: close to the beach), 2) desirable but not essential, 3) other items to consider for comparison of options (e.g. proximity of shopping, medical facilities, etc).
On the lifestyle and what we are looking forward in Costa Rica:
- We are 60+ and are retired - We love nature and if a place is near the beach where we can swim now and then, it would be ideal. - this place can be an apartment/condo, should be safe. - it can be a high rise multi-storey building - a medical facility should be nearby That is all
I do not have a hefty budget. I would like to understand considering CR as my second home by travelling in CR.
This trip is exploratory in nature and with all the inputs, I have understood that I should stay in 3 to 4 places for at least a week in each place and understand. This is what I may be doing. 2 places are in the list Grecia and Escazu. I can add 2 more. Inputs to consider hotel or airbnb in these locations are highly welcomed. Thanks