San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
Costa Rica once again has topped the world in the New Economics Foundations Happy Planet Index. The studies, released annually are a global review of life expectancy, ecological footprint and each nation's populations life experience of well being. Costa Rica, well known as leader in ecology and conservation with nearly 25% of its land area in protected parks or reserves, is also a nation with a long history of democracy and a strong social network contributing to the happiness of its people.
Costa Rica has always been a progressive nation, dismantling its army in the late 40's, opting instead to pour those resources into education and health care for its citizens. The country, known as the switzerland of the Americas has become a global leader in eco tourism and is one of the hottest travel destinations on the planet. Its exotic beauty, stable democracy, healthy lifestyle and social system have also combined to make it one of the most sought after vacation home, retirement destinations and investment environments in the Americas.
2 Costa Rica Real Estate, the nations top real estate brokerage firm and the exclusive Board of Regents member for Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate for the nation, has been assisting foreign investors for decades here seeking to improve on their lifestyles. With nations like the USA not even placing in the top 100 in the happiness index, there are increasing numbers of North American and European investors seeking to take advantage of the inexpensive pricing and overall improved lifestlye and quality of living which Costa Rica has to offer.
With a focus on health and environmental sustainability, it is likely that Costa Rica will lead this list for years to come.