Retire in Sunny Nosara Costa Rica

Last updated on March 12, 2024
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Hey there, it’s your favorite expat Don Mango again, and if you’re looking for a laid back place to retire in Costa Rica… I want to tell you about a little slice of paradise called Nosara.

Why Should You Retire in Nosara?

Now, if you’re like me and you’ve been to a beach in Miami, you know it can be a nightmare. Crowds, noise, and towering condos can really put a damper on your day. But in Nosara, it’s a different story. The only thing outnumbering the people on the beach are the seabirds diving for fish in the water. 

This Costa Rican town is nestled on the Nicoya Peninsula, and let me tell you, it’s not your typical beach destination. There’s no need for shoes or a shirt in this laidback place. It’s so relaxed, I’m surprised people even bother wearing pants. But hey, who am I to judge?

And get this, there’s virtually no shoreline development thanks to a large wildlife refuge designed to protect nesting sea turtles. That means no hotels, no condos, no homes. Just miles-long stretches of sand with rough lean-tos of palm fronds or sarongs strung between bits of driftwood for shelter.

But don’t worry, folks. This place isn’t completely off the grid. You can still get high-speed internet, cable or satellite TV, fully-stocked grocery stores with plenty of imported items, and restaurants from brick-oven pizza to fine dining. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t love pizza?

How to Get to Nosara

Now, getting to Nosara isn’t exactly a walk in the park. It’s more like a mix of rough dirt roads and pavement winding through forest, farmland, and mountains. One route even includes a ferry crossing. But trust me, it’s worth it. The laidback atmosphere and natural beauty make it a hidden gem.

And if you’re a surfer or a yoga enthusiast, this place is a dream come true. The consistent waves and plethora of wellness centers will have you feeling like a Zen master in no time.

So there you have it, folks. If you’re looking for a place to retire, Nosara is a bohemian paradise with a small-town atmosphere and all the modern amenities. It’s no wonder expats and tourists have been flocking to this up-and-coming spot for years. Just remember, no shoes, no shirt, no problem. But maybe keep the pants on, just in case.