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 social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.The Expat's Guide to Costa Rica
A friendly informative place to meet other expats in Costa Rica, this ‘guide to expat life’ is a forum to share photography, jokes, stories and personal experiences. The moderators encourage debating but strictly draw the line at any bullying. Full of practical tips and advice, this Facebook wall is a wonderful place to learn about the ins and outs of Costa Rican life.
Expats in Costa Rica
1,600 active young professionals use this community to network with other like-minded young expats in Costa Rica hoping to to travel the country, organize skydiving, trek on hikes, try out rafting, zen out at yoga or go on wild surf trips, to gernerally party and explore the beautiful beaches and jungles. Full of passion and youthful joie de vivre, this is a perfect corner of inspiration.
Costa Rica Chica
Full of advice, adventures and escapades that could only happen in the unique community of Costa Rican society, this chica decided in her 40s to give up her safe existance in Dallas for a rather more exciting life abroad. Not only does she share her own posts and the book she has authored, but an intruiging interview series of other expats in the country features in the Costa Rica Chica timeline.
Gringo Expat In Costa Rica
This group was formed with the intention of providing a safe and informative space for people living in, moving to, or thinking of visiting Costa Rica. Sharing first hand experiences and hard won wisdom, not to mention a supportive shoulder when required, this 9,400+ strong community is well worth joining for old and new expats alike.
Accidentally falling in love on holiday, but with a entire country rather than just a romantic liaison with a handsome stranger, this family left their comfortable Boston home for a life full of palm trees, challenges and monkeys. A decade later they are sharing their exotic (and often surprisingly domestic) adventures both within their adoptive home and further abroad.
One of the biggest sources of information and inspiration for exploring the lush landscape of Costa Rica, this Facebook page is an active community of travel obsessed social media lovers. The page curators encourage readers to offer active narratives, accurate reporting, modern design and photographs that show the visitor experiencing the luscious country surroundings.
Go on, join the revolution. Impact Revolution (aka Revolutionary Misfit) is a forum for thought, conversation and inspiration on the topic of Impact Mindfulness. Curated by a blogging expat who discarded the pin-striped suits of the US legal world for a life in tropical Costa Rica, he shares thought-provoking articles and musings on life abroad.
Costa Rica Living for Expats
Focusing largely on the Costa Rican expat population who have retired – either early or after many years of hard slog – this Facebook page shares a plethora of handy articles about life in Costa Rica. From accommodation advice all the way through to sloth spotting oppurtunities, this is a wonderful resource for expats thinking of spending their twilight years in a tropical paradise.
Full of helpful advice and the hottest news straight off the press, the Costa Rica News Facebook Page and Twitter accounts are essential tools in the expat kit. The accounts focus on Costa Rican goings on whilst keeping an unbiased eye on international happenings. The social media platforms share both original as well as aggregated content articles, so this is a great way to stay up to date with the world around you.
Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica
Whilst not strictly a professionally related Facebook page, a visit to the Sloth Sanctuary Costa Rica both online or even in person would be a perfect foil to beat a bout of the expat blues. This society was formed to protect these curious creatures that inhabit the Costa Rican forest canopy, and have been acting as advocates for these endangered animals since 1992.
We’re always on the lookout for more accounts to feature – if you write about living in Costa Rica on social media, leave us a link in the comments and we’ll take a look!