This is why many people suggest renting before buying. Live in that area for a period of time before you make the big decision. Sure the house is beautiful but what about the area? Is it close to the city? How’s the weather? Is it secure? These are very important things to know when it comes to living in Costa Rica.
If you’re out in the rural areas, you need to see what it’s like to live there and if you’re living alone, you may not want to be out in the jungle by yourself. Whether you’re retiring or simply starting another chapter of your life, you want to be absolutely sure that you live in an area you love. Do yourself a favor and do your due diligence before you pack your bags.