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Real Estate Advice for Costa Rica

Our real estate partners and people living in Costa Rica have generously shared their experiences and expertise about buying real estate and renting homes overseas in Costa Rica. Plus, they've contributed tips for living in their local areas.

9 Tips for Buying Property in Jaco, Costa Rica

An expat in Costa Rica offers incredible insight into buying a home in Jaco, Costa Rica. She also talks about the best places in Costa Rica to invest in real estate at this time. Continue Reading

11 Tips for Living in Ojochal, Costa Rica

Steve Linder

By Steve Linder, Pacific Lots and Homes of Costa Rica

Ojochal, Costa Rica is an international residential community, not a tourist town. It boasts beautiful beaches, a low crime rate, a thriving expat social scene and more. Steve Linder offers a great overview of the area. Continue Reading

Tips for Buying Property in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica

Steve Linder

By Steve Linder, Pacific Lots and Homes of Costa Rica

Steve Linder offers a wealth of information and advice about buying property in Costa Rica - from the bests places for expats to live in Costa Rica to the steps involved in buying property to property prices. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica

Expats love Playa Jaco (aka Jaco Beach) in Costa Rica because of its beautiful beaches, amazing surfing, relaxed vibe and lively, younger expat crowd. This article covers everything about Playa Jaco - healthcare, restaurants, nightlife, schools, cost of living in Playa Jaco and more. Continue Reading

8 Real Estate Tips for Expats in San Jose, Costa Rica

An expat offers invaluable tips about buying real estate in San Jose, Costa Rica. He advises expats to rent before you buy, wait until you have legal residency to buy, hire a lawyer (or two) and much more. It's a must read for anyone thinking about buying a home or investment property in San Jose or the surrounding suburbs. Continue Reading

12 Tips for Living in San Jose, Costa Rica

An expat talks about what it's like living in San Jose, Costa Rica. He says that most expats move to San Jose for the lower cost of living, friendly people and climate. And, he offers an in-depth look at nightlife, recreational activities and more. Continue Reading

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Living in Costa Rica GuideLiving in Costa Rica Guide

Our Living in Costa Rica Guide is a primer on everything about living in Costa Rica: best places to live, cost of living, pros and cons, healthcare and insurance, and more.

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Help other expats and newcomers by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Costa Rica.

Moving to Costa RicaMoving to Costa Rica Guide

Moving to Costa Rica has become more popular among expats. Making this choice requires a lot of research to ensure the expat experience you hope for will be realized.

Best Places to Live in Costa Rica Best Places to Live in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a lot to offer expats with its tropical climate, eco-friendly culture, beautiful beaches, welcoming people, good healthcare system and relative safety.

Healthcare in Costa RicaHealthcare in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is has both public and private healthcare systems. When you become a resident, you must enroll in the public healthcare system (CAJA). Many expats use the public system for routine healthcare and have private expat health insurance for specialists, surgeries and emergencies.

Real Estate Costa RicaReal Estate in Costa Rica

Real estate listings in popular cities and towns in Costa Rica.

Cost of Living in Costa RicaCost of Living in Costa Rica

If you're moving to Costa Rica, you'll want to understand the cost of living in Costa Rica. Lifestyle, location and health insurance are part of the formula.

Pros Cons of Living in Costa RicaPros & Cons of Living in Costa Rica

Take off your rose-colored glasses and learn what expats have to say about the biggest challenges and the greatest rewards of living in Costa Rica.

Visa and Residency Costa RicaCosta Rica Visa & Residency Guide

Applying for residency in Costa Rica can be a daunting process. Which type of residency is right for me? Do I need an attorney? Do I have to leave the country every 90 days? What is a cedula? This article answers these and many other questions.

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