Costa Rica is one of only 5 locations in the world known as blue zones – places in the world where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else on earth – Not only is it common to outlive the age of 100 but to thrive — neither bedridden nor hospital-dependent, but fit, active and living life to the fullest. Recently, Costa Rica named "United Nations Champion of the Earth" for pioneering role and fighting climate change in September 2019.
Common across all blue zones are people that climb mountains, walk through the hills, work the land, and generally use their bodies as they perform their daily activities. Lomas Del Mar’s Developers express that Blue Zone factor through a series of Horse Back, Hiking and Biking options within our community.
The traditional Costa Rican diet consists of food that is locally grown and freshly prepared daily with nothing being processed or made with preservatives.
The staples in this diet are essential in vitamins and minerals, high in antioxidants, and contain enzymes that fight inflammation.
LIVING WITH NATURE
The quality of life is great in Costa Rica where people live in peace and harmony with nature. Covered by dry farmland and lush rainforest, the country has a tropical climate. Having a reasonable amount of sun exposure through an active outdoor lifestyle is another key to longevity among locals. Vitamin D intake from the sun, especially when combined with walking as a traditional mode of transportation, offers a beneficial boost to heart and bone health.