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Retire in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 04, 2024

Summary: Playa Jaco, Costa Rica is a popular destination for retirees due to its stunning beaches, lush rainforest, and vibrant culture. Retirees are also attracted to the low cost of living and the availability of quality healthcare. There are several retirement communities in Playa Jaco, offering a variety of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and social activities. The average cost of a nice 2 bedroom home in Playa Jaco is around $150,000 USD, while a nice 3 bedroom home can cost up to $250,000 USD. The weather in Playa Jaco is typically warm and humid, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit.

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What is it like to retire in Playa Jaco?

"We are thankful there is an active expat community. Many expats meet others at the local church which helps to organize funding for in-need local families. Additionally, there are environmental clubs for turtle preservation and dogs/cat in need of assistance from street life. The beach is the center of the community and you will find family beach/surf day or family fun activities. Expats gather to play cards, play horseshoes, sponsor children from other areas to experience the beach, It is very much all about giving back to the community and the country that adopted For the expats in the area, community service is key. For those enjoying nightlife, Jaco and Hermosa often have live music. The public community park hosts festivals several times a year focusing on art, culture, music, dance, crafts and local/international food," explained one retiree living in Playa Hermosa de Jaco.

"Retiring in Playa Jaco can provide retirees with an exciting and fulfilling retirement experience. Located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Playa Jaco is a popular tourist destination, offering retirees direct access to miles of beaches and plenty of outdoor activities. With a mild year-round climate and an abundance of appealing amenities, Playa Jaco offers retirees a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Here, retirees can enjoy a variety of activities and amenities, including world-class restaurants, golf courses, shopping, art galleries, and entertainment. Additionally, localized activities like surfing and sea kayaking, as well as local attractions like Manuel Antonio National Park, provide retirees with more reasons to stay as they soak up the culture and enjoy the scenery. Retirees can also find a variety of affordable housing options that cater to their particular needs and budget. All in all, Playa Jaco offers retirees the perfect place to enjoy their retirement," said one retiree in living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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