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For some Americans, retirement in Costa Rica is ideal




The present residence of a returned emigrant in the town of Intipuca, 180 Km east of San Salvador, on April 23, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama plans to visit Costa Rica to meet with Central American presidents to inform them about the U.S. immigration reform.
The present residence of a returned emigrant in the town of Intipuca, 180 Km east of San Salvador, on April 23, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama plans to visit Costa Rica to meet with Central American presidents to inform them about the U.S. immigration reform.
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The US government says up to 50,000 Americans live in Costa Rica. Many of them are Baby Boomers flocking to tropical beaches to retire. They're drawn to Costa Rica's biodiversity, political stability, and its cheap healthcare. 

From the Fronteras Desk, Peter O'Dowd reports on one Phoenix man who is making the move, and what he's giving up to get there.