Many people nearing retirement and craving warmth think of Florida. Yet some destinations offer even more idyllic weather — if you’re willing to look beyond the U.S.
A new report by International Living, a guide to retirement abroad, ranks destinations where you might think about spending your later decades by their weather. Of course, not everyone loves the heat.
Here are the top five places on the list.
In Costa Rica’s Central Valley, you’ll find “eternal spring,” according to International Living.
“It’s warmer on the beaches and cooler on the higher mountains, but you can easily find several degrees of variation even in the same town just by going up, down or even around a hillside,” said John Michael Arthur, correspondent at International Living.
“January looks and feels the same as June or October,” said International Living correspondent Nancy A. Kiernan.
Still, there are no extremes to worry about.
“The entire country is warm and mild, with small amounts of snow falling only on the highest peaks,” said Don Murray, International Living contributor. “Just a light sweater will add some comfort on the few chilly evenings.”
In the northern coastal city of Trujillo, it rarely rains and the temperature averages around 70 degrees. In the popular southern city of Arequipa, nights are cool.
If you’re a fan of the rain, check out winters in the north.
Original article written by Annie Nova at CNBC