When first came up with the idea of moving out of the country, we decided that we would both research multiple countries and report to each other with what we find.
I stayed away from Costa Rica at first. Seemed to obvious, and try to avoid the obvious.
Then I read about the book, "Happier Than A Billionaire". This was last week. I'm sold.
I've spent every night since than half reading the book, and half researching Costa Rica. This kind of messed with my "GET UP BY 6AM EVERY MORNING!!" plan. It's worth it though ;)
Currently, my choice location in Costa Rica is Puerto Viejo. It's located on the East coast of Costa Rica, the Caribbean coast. Just south of Limon.
The cover photo on this post is of Puerto Viejo. I stole from here: http://www.anywherecostarica.com/destinations/puerto-viejo-de-limon
While I am almost certain that this is where I will end up in 4.5 years, I would love to hear from you all if you have tips on other places I should look into!