Costa Rica is a well-known natural Paradise, full of green sights and beautiful wildlife. But, there´s a wonderful fact about this amazing country, it is one of the Blue Zones of the world where we find a lot of benefits in staying.
Costa Rica´s Blue Zone: 5 Benefits of Staying Here
A Blue Zone is a place where you find the longest healthy and lifespan population.
Nicoya specifically is the famous Costa Rican Blue Zone. Here we find Perfect Sunset School. We decided to set our school here not only for the amazing natural beauty and stunning beaches but also because of its people and its interesting way of living.
People from Nicoya are really special, you´ll find a lot of the Costa Rican essence inside them. And that peculiarity makes them the population with more than 800 inhabitants that are more than 90 years old, and around 41 of them are over 100. That´s why this town is considered a Blue Zone.
Why are “Nicoyanos” so special?
According to National Geographic Data, 30 percent of longevity is attributed to genes and 70 percent to the local lifestyle.
Some reasons why people from Nicoya Blue Zone live more and better are:
- Physical activity, they are always moving. They don´t need to go to the gym. People from Nicoya really know what hard work is. They work in plantations and also do all the house chores. They never complain about it.
- They have a strong adherence to their traditional food, it´s mainly based on grains, dairy products, and vegetables followed by sugar (yes… sugar, but not processed)
- People from Nicoya are very spiritual, they have a strong faith in God, but they also mix a little of the traditional Catholicism with some elderly indigenous customs.
- Support and strong family values. Family and friends are very important they always keep connected visiting and helping each other.
- All these facts help them to be mentally and physically balanced.
Staying in Nicoya Costa Rica is Highly Positive. You can visit Nicoya and experience all these facts that make people experience a longer and better life.
Experience The Benefits
- While staying in Perfect Sunset School, you´ll have the chance of sharing with these nice people from this Blue Zone in Nicoya and discover that amazing way of socialization.
You can be part of the connectedness among family and neighbors, but without the use of social media or texting, of course, they chat face to face.
They take the time to go and visit each other at least twice a week, they keep long-lasting conversations, share experiences, ask for advice, give recipes, talk about everything and anything.
- You can also enjoy the Blue Diet from Nicoya, they don´t eat any processed food if they want a snack they have their own homemade candy ( cajetas, toronja dulce, etc…)
They mainly eat grains such us; beans, rice, lentils, chickpeas, corn and other vegetables they grow them up by themselves. You can enjoy them in a “Casado” or “olla de carne” they are delicious.
Water from Nicoya is another important element that´s part of their diet since it is full of calcium and magnesium.
- Besides the physical activity they practice, something important about it is the vitamin D they get from the sun. If you visit Perfect Sunset School, you´ll have the opportunity of practicing sports under this awesome “Nicoyano” sun as well.
- You can connect with your own spirituality too. You don´t necessarily require to be religious in order to be spiritual. For instance; practicing yoga at the beach is an amazing way to enrich your spirit. At Perfect Sunset School, you´ll be able to take yoga classes.
Then, if you want to share their religious customs you might take the chance too.
- To be mentally balanced as they do, at Perfect Sunset School we have implemented Music classes. When you play a musical instrument at the sea level you really heal your mind.
Because of all of these and more reasons you should visit this awesome Blue Zone located in Nicoya Costa Rica and experience the benefits for your health.
At Perfect Sunset School, we are waiting to share all this wellness with you.