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Costa Rica

How To Find A Job In Costa Rica

Wednesday November 20, 2019 (15:42:47)

While Costa Rica is an attractive destination, finding a job there can be challenging. With a highly literate, skilled local work-force and very tight residency laws, there are few opportunities for foreigners, and those that are available are largely restricted to people who already have Permanent Residency and have been sponsored by a potential employer for a work permit. Employers cannot legally offer any job to a foreigner unless it cannot be filled by a Costa Rican. In almost all cases, fluent Spanish is essential.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Costa Rica?

Monday November 18, 2019 (13:00:16)

When it comes to healthcare in Costa Rica, the country has a variety of options for you to choose from. Comprising of both public and private healthcare services you have the option to choose between what type of service you’d like, and where to seek treatment. The main difference between the two is in the cost.


Using Costa Rica’s Healthcare System

If you’re in Costa Rica and are searching for non-urgent medical care, specialists are easy to find. The majority are situated in the capital of San Jose, but there are many medical facilities situated across the country. If you’re eligible and are using the public healthcare system you won’t need to worry about making payments, as this will be taken care of for you. However, if you’re using private health insurance you may need to pay for costs upfront, before claiming them back later.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

How To Keep Your Insurance Costs Low In Costa Rica

Monday November 18, 2019 (12:43:37)

When it comes to health insurance in any country, it pays to be prepared. After all, you never know what costs you might be facing, until a time comes when you are ill or injured and require treatment. And as with any area of life, being presented with an unexpected bill is never a good thing!   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

How To Register With The Health System In Costa Rica

Monday November 18, 2019 (12:25:56)

When it comes to healthcare in Latin America, Costa Rica has excellent standards. Frequently placed in the World Health Organisation’s top country rankings for long life expectancy, Costa Rica’s tropical climate and non-preservative-laden foods play a huge part in keeping its residents happy and healthy.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Costa Rica?

Thursday November 07, 2019 (12:08:11)

Moving abroad presents a number of challenges and questions, chief among these being the issue of healthcare. Will you have access to the same quality of treatment as you had in your home country? How much of a difference is there between the public and private health systems?   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

Maternity Care In Costa Rica: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Thursday November 07, 2019 (11:23:55)

Costa Rica's healthcare system is very supportive of those who are planning to have children. As an expat, you can either use the public health system, known as Caja, to help with your maternity needs; or you can take out private health insurance for extra peace of mind.


Maternity Care in Costa Rica Under Public Insurance (Caja)

In Costa Rica, maternity care is available to whoever has health insurance. Yet, depending on whether you are covered under Caja or through a private insurer, the quality of care may differ. The Costarricense De Seguro Social (Caja) is the public healthcare that residents of Costa Rica have access to.   more ...

Costa Rica > Health

Costa Rica

Moving To Costa Rica? Here’s What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Monday August 19, 2019 (16:51:54)

As colourful as its currency and its national flower – a stunning orchid called a purple country girl – Costa Rica is a magical place to live. From the rugged volcanic rainforest terrain to its stunning protected coastlines and beaches, this truly beautiful country has so much to offer local people and expats alike.   more ...

Costa Rica > Living

Costa Rica

Decreasing Costa Rican Crime Rates Make It A Popular Expat Destination

Monday August 12, 2019 (11:30:23)

For the first time since 2012, Costa Rica recently ended a year with a decrease in homicides, coinciding with a country-wide decrease in crime. To further decrease the rate of homicides in particular, the government intends to reform laws around gun control. This is positive news for all concerned and is especially encouraging for expats looking to move to the country, who may previously have been put off by high rates of crime.   more ...

Costa Rica > Education

Costa Rica

Homeschooling In Costa Rica: A Realistic Option For Expats?

Thursday August 08, 2019 (10:57:29)

Homeschooling is popular within expat communities and travelling families due to the flexibility it affords them. Whether you have moved to a new country or are passing through, homeschooling your children gives you options that traditional schooling, whether public or private, does not.   more ...

Costa Rica > Living

Costa Rica

Sustainable Costa Rica: Eco Initiatives And Fiscal Funding

Tuesday June 25, 2019 (14:54:11)

If you’re concerned about the environment, are interested in the ecology and are thinking about moving to a country which has a commitment to sustainability, then it’s likely that Costa Rica will be one of your first choices. It’s a fascinating place in its own right; one of the go-to countries for studying nature conservation and high-altitude cloud forests, Costa Rica has an ethos of ecotourism which is genuinely established and does its best to avoid ‘greenwashing.’ Despite having a tiny 0.035 of the world’s landmass, the country contains 5% of its biodiversity, meaning that the mangrove forests, volcanoes, rainforests and beaches of Costa Rica are like a microcosm of our planet. Both public and private initiatives in the nation lead the way towards increased sustainability   more ...



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