This area of the Peninsula Nicoya south of the large town of Nicoya, is also part of the handful of places in the world designated as “Blue Zones”, which is to say they boast a higher number of people living to over 100 than anywhere else. Though no one knows the reason, it is thought that our natural life-style, the happy outlook of the local people, our mineral rich alkaline water and clean air may all play a part in this. The communities are supportive and extremely welcoming to foreigners. You can learn more about Blue Zones by listening to the foremost author on the subject Dan Buettner give a Ted Talk below.
How to live to 100+, TEd Talk about the Blue Zones:
Book: The Blue Zones