By Ivo Henfling
I just received some very cold looking photos of snowcovered roads full and roof tops and cars covered in snow from a friend and I am sitting here at my desk, looking over my computer monitor at the beautiful Escazu mountains on one side and the Heredia mountains on the other, with the sun shining in the palm tree in my neighbor’s yard. And I am sitting in shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops, enjoying the Costa Rica weather and the 78ºF temperatures that we have almost year round.
Don’t you just hate me now? I bet you do! Be smarter than that, move to Costa Rica just as I did many years ago and buy a property in Costa Rica from me. That way I can keep working in shorts and flip-flops. I still think it was the best decision I took in my life. God, I always hated the cold and I bet many of you do too. If you are still dreaming about moving to the tropics and get your taste of Costa Rica weather, keep reading. If you already did, read on and enjoy the fact of having taken the right decision by moving to Costa Rica.
If you run an internet business or any business you can run from home, you can do what I do: work in shorts and on flip-flops and enjoy the Costa Rica weather. If you don’t have a business, we’ll sell you one, don’t worry. Or if you are planning for Costa Rica retirement, you have a bright future, especially if you ask us how to use your IRA, 401 (k) or RRSP. The world has become so small now that it doesn’t matter where you work and where you live as long as you can enjoy it. You can sit at your computer or at your pool with your laptop and enjoy it as much as I do. But before you do, check out the residency requirements on our website.
I threw my ties out 32 years ago. I keep one for receptions and burials. I only dress up when I have clients and as soon as I get back, I change back into shorts again. If my clients are nice people, I can feel comfortable to dress shorts when showing property to them. If I don’t feel comfortable, I generally get rid of them quickly and send them to my competition. Who needs a client who is not nice anyway?
The most interesting thing about moving here is the Costa Rica weather and the temperatures. You just choose what temperatures you like best and that will tell you the location where you should look to buy a home. That is why it is VERY important to choose a real estate agent who knows the Central Valley well, although these maps below give you a pretty good indication.
The first map is a Costa Rica Rainfall map and you will really want to look at that because one can put up with only so much rain. If you click on it, you’ll find it is interactive. If you hold your mouse over a location the chart will show when the rainy season and dry season occur and the colors give you indication of the average yearly rainfall.
Another map that is very important and probably even more than the first one, is the Costa Rica Sunshine map. Click on it and you’ll find the interactive map showing monthly regional temperature charts. The Costa Rica guide has a lot of great information and sell good maps.
Come and get the weather of your dreams and bring your own flip-flops. If you like my stories, click on the flip-flops on your right, so you can follow us on all the social networks like Google+ and Facebook. If you’re not totally sure yet, check out how to winterize your vehicle before the next winter hits you, then re-read my blog.
Knowing what kind of climate you would like to live in will make the search to your dream home in Costa Rica a lot easier on you.
We know how important it is for you to find out which Costa Rica weather and temperatures will suit you well because all our agents once had to go through the same steps as you are going now. And that is the reason we have agents in different locations in the Central Valley and have our Costa Rica Home Specialist Rudy Matthews who can help you find the right place to live and that property you are dreaming of, ask any of our clients. Contact Rudy now!