Top 14 Reasons Why Expats Choose Costa Rica Over Other Destinations

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Since the turn of the century, Central America has seen a surge in popularity as an expat haven, with its blend of great weather, natural beauty, affordable living, and vibrant cultures. And for many, this small nation outshines its neighbors, presenting a compelling blend of attributes that sets it apart from other destinations.
From its pura vida lifestyle and unmatched natural splendor to its welcoming communities and residency options, Costa Rica ticks all the boxes for those seeking an overseas retirement, remote work hub, or adventure playground. It's no wonder that many immigrants choose Costa Rica over its neighbors in the region. Below, we break down ten distinct reasons why expats in particular choose Costa Rica over other destinations.
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