Don and Janie Orsino had a good life in Southern California. They were retired and had a nice house with friends and family around. It was all very nice, “but we wanted to have more of an adventure while we still can,” said Don Orsino. “Our health is good and so we thought ‘why not?’”
The couple made a short list of international places they might like to retire, including Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador and Uruguay. “We did one of those retirement tours in Costa Rica, and we were so convinced after that tour that we didn’t go to those other places,” said Orsino.
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Mexico are all top five best places in the world to retire, according to the 2015 International Living Retirement Index.
“Everywhere your eye falls it is so beautiful,” Orsino explained as to why they set their sights on Costa Rica. “The weather is great. The people are the friendliest of anywhere in the world. It has a good stable economy for us to buy a house.”
A new video about Atenas, Costa Rica by Pure Life Development of Atenas shows off the mountain town’s beauty, attributes and gorgeous homes for sale.
Produced by acclaimed photographer and videographer, Oscar Protti of Costa Rica, the four-minute high-quality video depicts life in Costa Rica and in the charming town of Atenas.
“The video we created with Oscar Protti is extremely important for us to showcase what the community of Atenas has to offer. Atenas is a small, rural town, but close to everything. This is translated much better in a video format to see the abundance of natural beauty,” commented Dennis Easters, co-owner of Pure Life Development of Atenas.
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Tours in Costa Rica
Pure Life Development of Atenas is a full service tour company. We feature full vacation packages and day trips for the family. Our tour director Nelson Conejo is very experienced and provides a personal service and attention to detail second to none in Costa Rica. Please write Nelson or give him a call to arrange your next Costa Rican vacation at (506)2446-0447 or
Retirement Living in Atenas
Interview with Pure Life Development co-founder and certified realtor Dennis Easters, about Costa Rica ranked by AARP as "one of the best places to retire abroad".