Nov 03 0 5 Reasons Why People Who Move to Costa Rica are Instantly Healthier By PuraVida | Costa Rican Food, Costa Rican Lifestyle, Costa Rican Parks, Renewable Energy | No Comments The Costa Rica News interviewed expat retirees from the states and concluded this is why: 1. You get more sunlight. 2. You have less stress. 3. You have access to cheap local produce. 4. You walk more. 5. There is less pollution. Read the whole story.