Considering relocating to Costa Rica but curious to know what the lifestyle is like before you make such a drastic move? We can tell you what we know, along with all the other corresponding websites out there, but your personal perception will affect how you view it, so take everything with a pinch of salt. If you’re flirting with the idea of making the Republic of Costa Rica your home, you’ve most likely been there at least once. Likewise, you probably have had some firsthand encounter with the lifestyle. At any rate, no amount of experience as a foreigner is enough to portray how you’ll experience it as a resident or property owner.
Dominical Real Estate will do what we can to give you the most well-rounded picture. We want you to feel confident in your investment, and this is a fair concern. In fact, asking this question shows you’re already on the ball. Buyers who fail to think of anything past the walls of the home they purchase, or past the property lines, are more likely to run into regret and/or dissatisfying results.
A motto of Costa Rica’s inhabitants is “Pura Vida.” Understanding the true meaning of this phrase will help you get a feel for what living there is all about. There are a select few designated definitions: pure life, full of life, this is living, etc. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them. This positive outlook is what the lifestyle embodies.
No matter where you live in the country, the lifestyle typically resembles that of the beach (or what we would equate to the beach lifestyle in the U.S.). The pace is slower, the approach is different, priorities are shifted, and the atmosphere is lighter. It is important to be aware of and come to terms with the lifestyle in Costa Rica, especially if you plan on leaving the premises of your newly purchased property. The last thing you want is to have culture shock and then buyer’s remorse. Our team will do all in our power to equip you.