Central Valley, Atenas, Costa Rica
Costa Rica has been a popular destination for retirees for years. This beautiful country, complete with lush wildlife, a natural park system, beaches, active volcanoes and a mild climate, has drawn foreign retirees due to its relative prosperity, health care system and stable government. The main draw though is the Central Valley, which houses the capital San Jose, and which has a mild climate and social culture. The area is affordable, despite a rise in cost of living, and the resident population is very friendly.
Watch a video of Atenas, a popular retirement city, to your left.