Costa Rica has always enjoyed a stellar reputation with both tourists and expat retirees. In Fact, every year more and more famous singers, actors and celebrities vacation here. The best part of all this is that the country receives a lot of “free” publicity worldwide since the social media goes viral when the rich and famous vacation here.
Over the years the likes of Michael Jordon, Bill Gates, Will Smith, Matthew McConaughey, Madonna and others have enjoyed the country’s natural wonders and pura vida lifestyle.
A few have even bought property and built homes like Tom Brady who is the star quarterback of the New England Patriots. Although I am not a fan, Kim Kardashian and clan have expressed their desire to buy real estate after visiting here a couple of times.
During the last few weeks more stars visited here to spend their Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Oscar winner, Christian Bale, known for his roles as the super hero Batman, arrived on Christmas Day. Actor Neil Patrick Harris entered the country on December 26 and has not left. On December 27 the Russian supermodel, Irina Shayk was spotted vacationing at one of the beach resorts. Actress Dakota Johnson and her famous boyfriend and singer, Chris Martin arrived on December 29. Tony Hawk, the legendary skateboarder, spent a few days in Jacó Beach.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and owner of Facebook, was seen on his 300 foot yacht near Isla Tortuga off the coast of the country. Indeed the man has money. Mark spends 2 million monthly just to maintain his floating palace.
Google reports that according to their searches Costa Rica is one of the ten most popular travel destinations in the world. Indeed, our country is become increasingly popular with people from all walks of life and continues to be Latin America’s #1 retirement haven.