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Costa Rica receives top honors, Panama is #7 in the 2012 Happy Planet Index – Confirming appeal for retirees of foreign countries

Costa Rica receives top honors, Panama is #7 in the 2012 Happy Planet Index - Confirming appeal for retirees of foreign countries

Costa Rica has come out on top of the 2012 results of the Happy Planet Index, measured by the New Economics Foundation, and Panama has ranked in position #7 in the world.  The rankings measure topics such as life expectancy, happiness level of the population, its overall environmental footprint, etc., as set by the organization.  Even though some of the results are questionable in many people’s opinion, the overall trend is evident within the results, which is that both Costa Rica and Panama are ranking amongst the highest in the world for overall happiness and longest life expectancy, which is probably proof of why both of our countries hae become more and more popular destinations for Expats of different nationalities who choose Costa Rica or Panama as their destination of choice for retirement.

We are very happy and proud about the news, and know that this is a confirmation of why our countries have become recently so attractive for foreign residents who want to retire or who want to own vacation property in either Costa Rica or Panama.

Link to the original article is here.

Some differences in terrain characteristics

Both countries have different characteristics, that make them appeal in different ways to people looking for one thing or another.  Costa Rica is blessed with beautiful landscapes, majestic ocean views, and lush landscapes, jungle, cool mountain climates, etc.  Panama offers different elements that also make it extremely appealing, such as beach locations closer to the city, very attractive government programs for pensioners or investors, a well established expat community especially for retirees, excellent private medical care, etc.  The topography in Panama is quite different than in Costa Rica, where typically the terrain along the coastlines is very flat, and only starts gaining elevation along the middle of the country where a central mountain system is located.  The views are therefore more distant and panoramic, whereas in Costa Rica views tend to be closer to the water, in places where the mountains gain elevation quite sharply right off the ocean.

Our Services to the expat community

Sarco Architects Costa Rica specializes in providing architectural design services particularly to this segment of the foreigners who wish to make Costa Rica or Panama their new home.  We are a firm that addresses each project with a commitment to Green Architecture, Sustainable Design, and Energy Efficiency.  Our projects are designed particularly for each client, as we believe that each project is the result of a combination of the location, the needs and likes of the client, and our talent to combine those elements into a final result that is custom-designed for each client.  We strive to always be at the forefront of architectural technology and to provide our clients with a premiere level of customer service specifically designed to make use to web-based tools and services to ease the communication and project management for clients that are outside the country.  Our firm has over 8 years of experience servicing this particular kind of client, and our client testimonials speak for themselves.

At SARCO Architects we are always striving to provide the best services for your needs for Architects in Costa Rica and Architects in Panama.


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