Nicoya - Costa Rica

The population of Costa Rica has a higher life expentacy than many other countries. There is one region in all of Costa Rica that keeps the average high: Nicoya.

Nicoya is a peninsula of Costa Rica, and one of the five Blue Zones. Hope and family ties play a big part in the Nicoyan culture. So does 'plan de vida'; the reason to live. This helps the eldery to maintain a healthy lifestyle and a positive outlook on life. People from Nicoya barely eat processed foods, but they do consume tropical fruits rich in antioxidants. They also have calcium and magnesium rich water, which, among other things, makes for strong bones.