There seem to be more Canadians than ever here in Guanacaste Costa Rica. Perhaps low fares are part of the reason: xxydeals.com shows round trip flights from Toronto to Liberia (LIR) Costa rica for $299, including taxes. From Liberia a 30 minute drive will have you on one of the many beautiful beaches of the Papagayo Gulf. Just 5 to 5-1/2 hours for a trip from Canadian cold to Costa Rica warm. Mornings in the low 70s, afternoons in the mid 80s - but with low humidity so it just feels comfortable and warm.
Canadians are coming to Guanacaste because of its wonderful weather and because of the wonderful people. The Ticos (Costa Ricans) have been named the happiest people in the world. They are pleasant and welcoming. "Pura Vida" is the Costa Rican "Aloha". You can be as leisurely or as active as you want: laze by the beach or pool, horseback ride, scuba dive, golf, zip line or explore the jungle.
It's a good time to buy real estate in Costa Rica, whether for a second home, an investment property, a now or future retirement home, or perhaps you just want to take a portion of your assets outside the country. Like anywhere else, though, it does depend on WHAT you buy and WHERE you buy. That's one of the reasons it's so important to choose the right real estate agent.