Low cost retirement--obtain reasonably priced land and , health care, and amenities (rent as low as: $250 per/month)
Easy residency requirements--$1,000 of income per/month qualifies
Purchase land as investment--$200K property obtains residency
Invest in the tourist economy--$200K per/year business venture qualifies you for residency
Other benefits of living in Costa Rica--free health care and low cost health services, government friendly to foreigners, friendly local population, huge ex-pat (American and European communities), stable government, highest standard of living in Central America, low crime and corruption rates, stable land ownership and banking systems.
Live on the beach or off the grid for ¼ of the cost of U.S. or Western European prices in a beautiful, prestine, ecologically protected environment, enjoy nature, animals, rainforests, and a healthier, stress free lifestyle.