Fast Track Your Retirement Dreams to Costa Rica

Here’s a question ….. What are you waiting for? Your retirement years are fast approaching and you always said you would make the move to warmer climes – but what have you done about it?

Catch a glimpse of the current economic situation worldwide and it is clear why so many U.S and European retirees have opted for a healthier, hassle free tropical existence in Costa Rica.

This Central American country is famed for being home to the happiest people on the planet. But what is so special about Costa Rica? As somebody rightly said to me the other day, “We really have all we need,” and I couldn’t agree more.

Working and living in the South Pacific of Costa Rica I can give you a firsthand account of why people are coming here to retire.

Let’s start with the obvious – it’s a beautiful place to live! Surrounded by an abundance of tropical greenery, endless ocean views, beaches and fascinating wildlife the South Pacific of Costa Rica truly defines the country’s best elements.

In terms of the cost of living, it’s really quite cheap down here as long as you shop intelligently. Imported goods from the states are always going to be more expensive but when you have an endless supply of fresh fruits and vegetables it becomes easy to put the U.S treats and snacks to one side.

Utility bills are a whole lot cheaper here than in the U.S and so are property taxes – but what about access to healthcare? Well, Costa Rica  Retirement has become known for offering world class health services from dental care to more advanced surgical procedures.

The inauguration of a modern hospital, Hospital Osa in Ciudad Cortez has further added to the areas appeal as a retirement paradise destination. With bilingual staff, 23 departments and 10 general practice doctors, 30 nurses and 7 medical specialists the hospital has already earned itself an excellent reputation with the expat retirement community.

In terms of finding a great place to live, take a look at this property that has just come onto the market. For just $279,000 this fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom residence is the perfect retirement retreat. It’s clear that this is just not a home a lifestyle choice. Surrounded by lush green tropical vegetation and ocean views this is an inviting 1450 sqft jungle villa.

Positioned at 900+ ft above sea level this property is located in a secure gated community. While it is a very private and extremely quite location, opportunities fine dining, needed stores, gas station and outdoor fun and activity opportunities are very convenient.

With a large gazebo/rancho, a convenient outdoor private shower by the pool, a covered porch from a kitchen walk-out, a custom-made outdoor covered concrete barbecue with 2 side burners and marble prep area (perfect for cooking even in the rain) this is retirement living at its best!

Because of the efficiencies (on demand hot water heater, gas oven, gas barbecue, upgrades re cabinets, air-flow improvements, etc.) in most areas, the maintenance and up-keep is minimal. There is a 100 lb gas tank with a 35 lb as back-up in the gas house. This allows for very inexpensive living in Costa Rica and also self-sufficiency during any unexpected power outages.

This is a perfect hideaway for retirees who love being surrounded by nature. This is the perfect retirement home so take a walk along the world famous beach of Playa Ballena as the sun sets on the first day of the rest of your life!


John Wieland

John currently believes that this is the best time in history to being a buyer in Costa Rica. He studies global markets and the flow of funds meticulously and is seeing an upswing. He is currently working with Haute Living Magazine to promote a higher quality of luxury homes to discerning clientele throughout the US. He is rigorous in his pursuit to expand such marketing efforts and visits prominent markets like Los Angeles, Miami, New York and more to build upon his network of affluent brokers. As the President of Coldwell Banker Costa Rica’s nine offices, his #1 Priority for his franchisees’ is training. With an ever-changing industry, he carefully reviews the performance of each office and is committed to helping each succeed. He is committed to growing the brand in Costa Rica from nine offices by implementing systems and a useful business tools that brings all the offices together. A visionary and consummate professional, John saw the benefit of starting an alliance amongst other brokerages and in 2008, spearheaded Southern Pacific Alliance of Realtors (SPAR). Although this may be his most challenging work, the sustainability of this business model has already proven to be a tremendous success and benefit for the area brokers. He has built networks spanning multiple countries and is committed to providing the highest level of client service. John, a self-proclaimed wine snob, currently resides in Playa Uvita where he often chooses wine from his hidden stash while his wife prepares something fantastic to pair with it. They continue to travel and visited Spain and Germany and also enjoyed a trip to visit family in California & Arizona. He has purchased a couple properties this year and has plans to build their family home next year in Ballena. An avid golfer, he was able to tick off Torrey Pines in San Diego and PGA Championship in Palm Beach from his bucket list. He is currently reading such books like “The One Thing”, “Business Adventures”, “Tomorrow’s Gold” and “The Clipper Ship Strategy” while also finding time to play the guitar for his wife and daughter.” Keep an eye for his new love of writing on his blog and other various industry platforms.