San Buenaventura : Costa rica

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What it's Like to Retire in San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura is a village near the southern (Pacific) coast of the beautiful and unspoiled country of Costa Rica (San Isidro del General  region). This area is near the beach, Ballena National Park,  and not far from the regional airport. For more about retiring to this beautiful country see our retirement guide to Costa Rica.


Where to Retire in San Buenaventura and Home Prices

There are some retirement target communities being built here (see Active Communities link at top right).
Median home prices here are  lower than what you would find in U.S. We were able to search on the Internet and find one American style home that appeared quite nice in the high $100s.


What is special about San Buenaventura

It is very near the coast and considerable infrastructure is being built here to support an influx of North American retirees. Costa Rica is relatively unspoiled, has a solid economy, and its government is extremely stable and progressive.

What is not special about San Buenaventura

As in developing country there are some inconveniences.

Who will like retirement in San Buenaventura

Many expatriates come to San Buenaventura and Costa Rica in general for its tropical beauty. Reduced cost of living allows a much grander lifestyle than can be had in the U.S.  But the most successful immigrants are those who come because they love the setting and the charm of living in a foreign country.

Local economy is driven by

Tourism and agriculture.


Climate and Physical Environment

San Buenaventura is near the southern coast of Costa Rica,  near the Pacific Ocean. The terrain is hilly and tropical

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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Crime in San Buenaventura is a little lower than average.

Medical facilities

An 80,000 sq. ft. hospital is being built in the region.


This community is a short drive from the Costanera, the coastal highway.

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  • State: CR
  • Environment: Rural,Mountain,Coastal,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: No
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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