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Setting Up Your Own Business In Costa Rica- A Guide For Expat Entrepreneurs

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:37:17)

Expats are by nature intrepid sorts, willing to decamp from their home, ready to set up a new life in a new country. So it's no surprise that many are also daring in business, willing to commit to a new idea or product, throwing time, effort and money into turning a profit.   more ...

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Shopping In San Jose: A Guide For New Arrivals

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:21:45)

Visiting new countries is an incredible experience. Not only do you get to see new places and experience new things, you also have the chance to learn about the style and culture of those who inhabit the area. San José, Costa Rica’s capital, is no exception. Sitting in the Central Valley region, the city is well known for its Spanish colonial buildings, coffee and the volcanoes which sit to the north of the region. However, it’s Costa Rica’s tropical weather which makes it the perfect place for shopping.   more ...

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Costa Rica Or Panama: Which Would Suit You Best?

Friday May 25, 2018 (11:32:27)

The neighbouring countries of Costa Rica and Panama both have a lot to offer expats. We take a look at the factors to consider.

Costa Rica and Panama are both long, thin countries with thousands of kilometres of coastline overlooking the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. They have interesting and varied landscapes offering a range of spectacular and unusual locations to visit, including rainforests and golden beaches. Costa Rica has two volcanoes, which are active and cause occasional damage to nearby settlements.   more ...

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Contributing In Costa Rica: An Expat Guide To Community Projects

Thursday December 21, 2017 (12:55:39)

There is no dearth of things to see, do and experience for expats moving to Costa Rica. From its biodiversity to its water sports, from its outdoor activities to its rocking nightlife, this country has a lot to offer people of all ages. You could spend months exploring the various beaches, forests, national parks, hiking trails, clubs, restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters and concert halls all across the nation.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Dealing With The Bugs In Costa Rica

Thursday October 12, 2017 (07:19:38)

Costa Rica is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is known for its lush forests, stunning volcanoes, expansive coastline and picturesque landscapes. Tourists from all over the globe are attracted to this region of Central America thanks to its unique and diverse flora and fauna. Costa Rica has also become a very popular expat destination, due to its rich culture, stability, relaxed lifestyle, high living standards, healthcare, weather, cuisine, safety, activities, nightlife and living costs. In the last few years, several international surveys have ranked this nation as one of the best or happiest places to live.   more ...

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Why Moving To Costa Rica Will Probably Make You Happier

Thursday May 18, 2017 (13:13:15)
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Costa Rica is one of the most sought-after destinations for travelers. The country is a small one, geographically speaking, but it is big on tourism, thanks at least in part to its incredible diversity.

Divided into six regions – the Caribbean Region, the Central Pacific Region, the Central Valley Region, the North Pacific Region, the Northern Weather Region, and the South Pacific Region – Costa Rica offers a plethora of choices for all kinds of travelers visiting it.   more ...

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Starting A New Business In Costa Rica - A Guide For Expats

Monday April 17, 2017 (14:54:13)
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It may not be the first destination to roll off an entrepreneurial expat's tongue, but starting a new business in Costa Rica has a lot to recommend it.

It is not only an increasingly popular destination for tourists, but expats are also gravitating to the country, no doubt attracted by its reputation as being one of the happiest places in the world for expats to live.

That's the finding from the Happy Planet index, and the friendly people there will often say that the country exemplifies 'pura vida', or pure life.   more ...

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A Healthcare Guide For Expat Retirees In Costa Rica

Monday April 03, 2017 (13:24:18)
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Not only is public healthcare relatively cheap but the standard of living for expats there is also very good.

Costa Rica has some of the best medical facilities to be found in Latin America the country has two healthcare systems that they can access.

Among the surveys placing Costa Rica as a great place for expat retirees is the magazine International Living, which places the country regularly in its top 10 and in its latest survey it came fourth in the world.   more ...

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Costa Rica - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Tuesday February 28, 2017 (14:26:27)
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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.   more ...

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

Tuesday February 14, 2017 (15:43:47)

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 ...