Looks like paradise to me. Is airfare and moving all my stuff included in the price? As a prepper, nothing would give me greater pleasure than to live on a freaking volcano!!! Where would I work? I've been banned from the coffee and banana plantations for obvious reasons...
Okay first... I think this would be a good start for a serious place to live. Costa Rica is the location my wife and I have picked out for our goal of retirement. Besides the list of things I love about Costa Rica and the safety factor (compared to ALL other Latin America) it has great surfing (my wife rolls my eyes everytime I mention that I want to retire on the beach in costa rica and surf and find a hot young Costa Rican wife).
As far as prepping... You are able to secure and bring firearms into Costa Rica if you are a legal resident; but you would have to be issued a carry permit. BUT it does limit the weapons you can bring in... no "weapons of war" such as AK or AR according to their laws.
What Costa Rica offers that is hard to find in most places (this does not apply to you lucky ones who have acers of land in the mountains/forest/farm land) - supply of food and fresh water, cheap ability to buy land and homes, and did I mention surfing... oh and fishing. Get tired of the Pacific treck across the country to fish on the right coast.
What sucks about Costa Rica (to a prepper) - Volcanos/earthquakes/Hurricanes - Yeah.. those can suck; but so can living in the range of a nuclear power plant, a military base/DC (Nuke target), a large American city, and Liberals. Also they have two not so friendly neighbors that if the world went to crap Costa Rica does NOT have a standing military. They could be overrun by "liberals"..err I mean terror and criminal elments from the north or south.
I could go all day on about Costa Rica. My parents purchased land and have built their retirement home down there about 10 years ago and I have not gone down there enough in my opinion.
Last.... wait is this his first post. Man was about to write a check out too....
(Hands microphone away and gets off box)
I was going to use my money I got from this Afican prince lottery thing I won to buy the house....
I agree with you, Dalarast. We were looking at Costa Rica and thereabouts. I actually put together a spreadsheet rating several countries on gun laws. Uruguay and Nicaragua win in that department, as well as cost of living, but Nica has a higher crime rate and more police corruption. Anyway, End of America is a book that talks about end time prophecy and how it relates to America. He suggested several SA countries as a place to get away because he maintains God has warned his people to escape new Babylon (America, per the author) before it falls.
And there's my first before-coffee-tangent post of the day.