Expat Experiences in Costa Rica

When considering a move to a new city, there is nothing more useful than hearing real-life stories and unique experiences from other expats who have lived there. We'd love to hear about your expat experiences. Please contact us if you live or have lived in Costa Rica and would like to share your story.


Jason is a Canadian expat living near Jacó, Costa Rica. He shares what he enjoys most about living in this coastal paradise and the unique lifestyle it offers. Read more about his life as an expat in Costa Rica.

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Jenna is an American expat currently living in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Read about her experiences in Costa Rica and how it differs to back home, as she shares her useful advice on meeting people and adjusting to a new way of life.


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Christopher Howard is an American expat who has lived in the Central American country of Costa Rica for almost 35 years. He is now a citizen of the country and runs a tour business. Read about his expat experiences in Costa Rica.

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Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

Aetna is an award-winning insurance business that provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. Their high quality health insurance plans are tailored to meet the individual needs of expats living and working abroad.

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Cigna Global

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