A Simpler, Happier Life

Life is sweet in Costa Rica

I never knew life could be this simple until I got here. Costa Rica has been a true oasis in a world filled with fears and uncertainty.

Going back to the basics is for us now a sustainable way of living. It means we truly enjoy the little things such as a beautiful sunset, listening to the birds and monkeys while we sit on our patio those are the little things that makes us happy indeed! ?

We certainly don’t miss the rat race, the traffic, the bad customer service ☹and the not so great weather. Now we get to enjoy a more wholesome life filled with fresh air, plenty of sunshine, warm beach waters, what’s not to like?

Everyday I thank my lucky stars that we live in what we consider to be paradise. Life really doesn’t have to be complicated does it?

Another unexpected consequence of living in Costa Rica is the level of service we receive. Everywhere we go, we actually feel like they care about us. In most cases, businesses have perfected the art of a superior customer experience.

It also seems as though Costa Ricans are truly happy to live in their own country and there’s actual proof of it!

The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is an index of human well-being and environmental impact that was introduced by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in July 2006. HPI measures three components: Experienced well-being, Life expectancy and Ecological footprint. Costa Rica has topped the poll three times out of the four times it has been published since 2006.

In short, no place on earth is perfect but Costa Rica sure comes close! Just ask the over 60,000 expats who live here and counting.

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