Expat Costa Rica

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.

Costa Rica Discussion Forum - Latest Posts

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  Why Moving To Costa Rica Will Probably Make You Happier
  Starting A New Business In Costa Rica - A Guide For Expats
  A Healthcare Guide For Expat Retirees In Costa Rica
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  Casey Bahr, San Isidro de El General

Expat Focus Columnists - Costa Rica
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  Why Moving To Costa Rica Will Probably Make You Happier


Articles - Costa Rica

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 ...

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


Articles - Costa Rica

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 ...

  A Healthcare Guide For Expat Retirees In Costa Rica


Articles - Costa Rica

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 ...

  Costa Rica - Recommended Social Media Accounts


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 social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

  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 ...

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