By Ivo Henfling
To a lot of people I know, Costa Rica is hell, they tell me all the time: Hell, its beautiful here - hell, the food is great here - hell, the women are beautiful here - hell, I’m having a great time, Costa Rica is paradise.
Young people and senior citizens alike come here on vacation and are sold to the country; they come back again and again until they take the big step: moving to Costa Rica. People from all over the world retire in Costa Rica, some love it here and some don't find that happy life they expect to find. But if you do all the right things, your chances to succeed are much better than if you start off with the wrong foot.
The wrong foot is where the disaster startes and 8 GoDutch Realty agents, all ex-pats who have made Costa Rica their paradise, are there to help you. To give you the Ultimate Costa Rica Real Estate Experience, for FREE, at no cost. Is Costa Rica paradise or hell? Find out in this blog how to make it paradise.
You make your own paradise or your own hell, no matter where you live. Costa Rica, because of all the advantages it has over most countries in the world, has a reason to have ended up being the happiest place on the planet for a 2nd year in a row.
You need to learn how to and that’s why I decided to let other people tell you what to do to make Costa Rica your paradise or hell, your decision. Buying or renting Costa Rica real estate doesn’t make a difference but picking the right real estate agent can give you the ultimate Costa Rica real estate experience.
I have taken the following opinions from Costa Rica blogs of people who decided to become ex-pats and have made the move to Costa Rica before you, that might help you understand if you are ready or not for the biggest step in your life and not one of those that move back again too soon.
You cannot be an ignorant or arrogant American and have much success here. You need to be wise and a little tough. Trust your instincts. Adapt and learn. A lot of people arrive with a certain set of expectations, and learn that Costa Rica is NOT the paradise they thought it would be. By Evan.
Costa Rica is too jarring for some people, which came as quite a shock to me. Of course I know there are people who are too fragile to travel or maybe they just lack the desire. I’m talking about people with dreams of traveling who come to Costa Rica and run at the first sign of a different culture. By Erin.
All of those “qualities” about living in Costa Rica that might be taken as negatives can also be taken simply as part of the challenges and adventures of living in a foreign country. By Arden.
Enjoy the simple things in life, count your cash, get your Social Security, and go where it’s cheaper, reinvent yourself and begin a whole new, adventurous phase of your life, scale down, live within your means, and learn to have a ball! Making these choices doesn’t have to be a bad thing, nor a sacrifice.
It’s a good, positive thing. We believe that less can be more and we try to live it. We realize that our way is not the way for everyone. There are as many lifestyles in the world as there are people in it. By Paul.
I promised myself I wouldn’t judge and to not compare every little thing to the states. And if you walk into an adventure with that mindset, it returns by reaching out and giving you a great big bear hug. Or for Costa Rica purposes…a big sloth hug. It was the best thing I have ever done in my life…and I’m hoping that this adventure sticks for a while!! By Nadine.
You wouldn’t be reading this blog if you were looking for a lifestyle like the guy is this picture right here. Of course you can find a million negative things said about Costa Rica.
Try living the ultimate real estate experience by GoDutch Realty and you’ll see adventure with experienced real estate agents holding your hands is a lot more fun and less stressing, so you can also turn Costa Rica into paradise. Contact us now to look at houses for sale and for rent in Costa Rica before moving to Costa Rica.