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Costa Rica

Costa Rica - From jungles and volcanoes to stunning coastlines, lovely Costa Rica has it all. Nature lovers will be enchanted by the wealth of wildlife, with toucans and tree frogs just the beginning. Everyday life is relaxed and inexpensive in this sunny land.

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Expat Focus Columnists - Costa Rica
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  Setting Up Your Own Business In Costa Rica? Here's What You Need To Know

Articles - Costa Rica

Costa Rica in Central America is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations in the world. A democratic country, it has always enjoyed peace and has not had an army since 1949. Costa Rica is a small country, spanning just 0.03 percent of the earth’s surface. But it is home to 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, and 25.58 percent of the country’s area is made up of conservation and natural protected territory.   more ...

  Costa Rica - Recommended Blogs

Articles - Costa Rica

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Costa Rica and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

  Interview With Casey Bahr, American expat blogger in Costa Rica

Articles - Costa Rica

Expat Focus: So Casey, you’re currently living in Costa Rica. Could you tell us a bit about the culture and what it’s like to live there?

Casey: Well, it’s like any other Latin American country, in that it’s fundamentally a Latin culture, and Catholic. And what that means is that there’s a little less emphasis on time and more emphasis on relationships.   more ...

  The Dark Side Of Expat Life In Costa Rica

Articles - Costa Rica

Costa Rica is regarded as a paradise by tourists from around the world because of its pristine beaches, scenic beauty, rich culture and vibrant nightlife. Each year, this country sees more than 1.5 million tourists. In addition to having one of the highest rates of wealth and literacy in the region, Costa Rica has been ranked among the top countries in Latin America for human development.

In terms of environmental performance and sustainability, it ranks third in the world and first in the Americas. Travelers have rated it the second most peaceful place in Latin America. So it’s hardly surprising to see expats, especially from the US, moving to Costa Rica: some for a few years, and some permanently.   more ...

  Costa Rica – Five Recommended Expat Blogs

Articles - Costa Rica

At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Costa Rica and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Costa Rica Bargain Hunter

After retiring from the US Air Force, Dolores moved to Costa Rica and now blogs about her life there. As the title suggests, the site features articles about how to live on a budget – the average Costa Rican income is below $10,000 US per year, and although you might not be looking to decrease your spending that much, it's certainly prudent to cut costs where you can.   more ...


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