On July 17th 2023, Teletica.com published an article titled “The land of longevity: Almost 800 Ticos pass the 100-year barrier”
It explains how the Costa Rican Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has recorded data on many citizens registered in the Voter Registration System who surpass 100 years old.
The list includs three (3) “supercentenarians”, that is citizens over 110 years old: A woman of 110, another of 112, and a man of 116.
According to the TSE data, there are 768 people in the Costa Rica whose ages range from 100 to 116 years, which means that enjoy the quality of life of the Blue Zone. Out of those, almost 80% (602 people) are 100, 101 and 102 years old.
Centenarians and the Blue Zones
The article does not provide details on the location of these 768 people, however, it is known that other studies have classified the region of Nicoya in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, as one of the Five Blue Zones in the world.
As a reminder, Blue Zone is defined as a place where people live significantly longer due to their lifestyle and habits. The characteristics are: Having a strong sense of purpose, good nutrition, enough sleep and rest, daily movement and social engagement, resulting in better quality of life therefore the old age.
This is a possible reason why there are so many centenarians in the country, and as a matter of fact, the oldest man currently 116 years old is from Cañas, Guanacaste, a neighbor city of Nicoya.
How We Relate to the Blue Zones
These centenarian stories inspire us greatly, because they reflect what we as Blue Zone Legal strive for: To be a One-Stop-Shop law firm, that our Clients can trust to take care of their legal matters, so they can enjoy the amazing experience of the Costa Rican pura vida.
We provide our services all over Costa Rica, with one of our two (2) offices being located in Nosara, a beach town in the hearth of the Blue Zone of Nicoya. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.