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Costa Rica

Shopping In San Jose: A Guide For New Arrivals

Posted by: Scar on Wednesday July 11, 2018 (13:21:45)   (1394 Reads)
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 ...    more ...
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Costa Rica Or Panama: Which Would Suit You Best?

Posted by: Scar on Friday May 25, 2018 (11:32:27)   (2672 Reads)
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 volcano ...    more ...
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Contributing In Costa Rica: An Expat Guide To Community Projects

Posted by: Scar on Thursday December 21, 2017 (11:55:39)   (1857 Reads)
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

Posted by: Scar on Thursday October 12, 2017 (07:19:38)   (9002 Reads)
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, hea ...    more ...
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Why Moving To Costa Rica Will Probably Make You Happier

Posted by: Scar on Thursday May 18, 2017 (13:13:15)   (3400 Reads)
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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 k ...    more ...
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Interview With Casey Bahr, American expat blogger in Costa Rica

Posted by: scar on Monday November 16, 2015 (12:27:37)   (2311 Reads)
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 ...
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The Dark Side Of Expat Life In Costa Rica

Posted by: scar on Tuesday June 23, 2015 (15:36:21)   (5932 Reads)
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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 sustainabili ...    more ...
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5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Costa Rica

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday January 28, 2015 (12:20:43)   (9949 Reads)
Travelling to Costa Rica on a vacation is quite different from moving to the country as an expat, so don’t form your expectations based on your Costa Rican beach holiday! Moving to a new country always presents its fair share of challenges and Costa Rica is no exception. There are various aspects of life and services that will affect your move, so it’s important that you give all of them due consideration before you actually relocate. Whether ...    more ...
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Learning To Communicate With The Locals In Costa Rica - Some Tips For Expats

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday December 16, 2014 (21:56:22)   (5400 Reads)
Communication is invariably a problem when moving to a new country, and this is especially true for most Latin American countries because of the huge cultural differences that shape and dictate the norms of socially acceptable behavior and communication. Costa Rica’s history has left it with a population demographic that may make it seem more European than South American, but the country is as Latino as it gets! Communication isn’t an insurmo ...    more ...
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5 Good Reasons You Should Move To Costa Rica (And 1 Reason You Shouldn't!)

Posted by: Carole on Wednesday October 22, 2014 (02:28:59)   (3000 Reads)
Costa Rica has become one of the most popular destinations in the world for expats and retirees. If you’re thinking about moving to this tropical paradise, here are 5 points that may help you decide.

Expat community

Relocating to a country where there is already an established expat community is a big advantage for expats. Costa Rica is one such place where an expat community has grown and developed over the years. These communities no ...    more ...