When you have lived the same life for decades, built your personal empire, achieved your business goals and experienced all there is in your corner of the world, then it is time to dream bigger and set your sites on exotic lands. Living abroad is no longer a fantasy. In this generation, it has not only become possible but preferable for millions of people around the world. The expatriate way of life is now widely accepted and distinguished for its mystique and wonder. At your next dinner party, consider the announcement, “We’ve purchased a mountain home in Costa Rica and hope you will visit during the holidays.”
Properties in Costa Rica can make this announcement possible and bring what were just lavish dreams into existence. If your dream is to wake in the morning, sip a cup of coffee on the veranda, hear only the birds and see the endless beauty of mother earth, then any mountain home in Costa Rica will do. The advantage to rural life is the extensive views that go with all properties. To look down into green tapestry valleys or out to eternal blue horizons, across ridges and peak lines and into the dense jungle are all options from a mountainside home.
Take a look at listings in Alajuela with breathtaking landscapes from the Poás Volcano. Do not worry; it is dormant. Pass the afternoon watching thick billows of white clouds traverse gleaming blue sky and wrap themselves around the surrounding mountaintops. Create your paradise on the stretches of land around your home with trees, gardens or perhaps a horse ranch. From your perch on the slopes of Poás, look down in the foothills at the tops of evergreens and feel the satisfaction in your piece of heaven.
If this is a touch too remote, consider overlooking the entire metropolis of the Central Valley living above downtown Escazu. Here you will be surrounded by mountains and still feel the power of nature from the reserve around you, but you will only be ten minutes from private education, fine dining, and shopping centers. The exclusive nature of the neighborhoods above the valley ensure the serenity you are searching for while still providing the comforts and amenities of life back home.
Moving to Costa Rica doesn’t just mean mountaintop ranches and remote forested cabins. Senses can be overloaded in modern opulence in the recently cultivated Papagayo Peninsula. This 5-star residential resort still offers you abundant privacy with homes spread across 1,400 acres. Stark modernity speckles 8 miles of bluff edges with dramatic views down 11 miles of cerulean coastline. Luxury is never without amenity as infinity pools provide panoramic vistas of richly painted sunsets and soaring balconies overlook the Arnold Palmer Signature Course.