My dream became a reality seven years ago on a trip to Costa Rica. After spending more than 10 years in corporate finance, I decided to explore the Central American country during a one-week vacation. I had been blessed with the opportunity to travel extensively before my experience in Costa Rica, a country famous for its mesmerizing natural beauty. The laid-back lifestyle and focus on well-being, kindness, family, and the environment permeate all aspects of the society. The country's Pura Vida ("Pure Life") mantra is more than just a tourism slogan.
After returning to snowy, freezing Philadelphia, I began planning a second trip to Costa Rica. I came across a real estate website named 2 Costa Rica Real Estate. This was back in 2007, when the real estate market was booming with demand to buy property in Costa Rica. I decided to invest in a beachfront luxury property in the town of Jaco. After my purchase, I began renting the property, generating about $500 a night in income.