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Expat Guide to Living in Escazu

Whether you're already living in Escazu or preparing to move to Escazu, our Expat Guide to Living in Costa Rica offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Escazu. For answers to specific questions, visit our Costa Rica Forum to talk with expats in Escazu.

Living in Escazu, Costa Rica

An expat in Escazu, Costa Rica talks about retiring in Costa Rica. She advises others thinking about moving to the areas to spend time exploring the ins and outs of daily life - visit grocery stores, a bank, doctors and more.

Retirement in Escazu, Costa Rica

An expat talks about being retired in Escazu, Costa Rica. She appreciates leaving the rat race behind, meeting others through expat groups and volunteering, that buying a property is much easier than selling one, the need for private health insurance in Costa Rica and more.

Culture Shock Report

Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Escazu handle it can be very comforting. Help others preparing to move to Escazu by filling out our Culture Shock Report.

Submit a Culture Shock Report

More Living in Escazu Reports

What are people's priorities in Escazu - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Escazu:
Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Escazu? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Escazu? Help others moving to Escazu by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.

Submit a Moving Overseas Report

International School Report

Parents are invited to answer questions about the schools that their kids attend (Pre-K through High School) in hopes of helping others moving to Escazu with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Escazu, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality Report

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Escazu. If you are already living in Escazu, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.

Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Retiring in Escazu Reports

Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Escazu, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Escazu:
Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Escazu? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Escazu by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.

Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report

Working Abroad Report

What's it like to find a job in Escazu? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Escazu? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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An expat living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica enjoys the family-focused Costa Rican culture and the slower pace of life. She has great tips to help newcomers adapt to life in Costa Rica.

An expat living in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica enjoys the family-focused Costa Rican culture and the slower pace of life. She has great tips to help newcomers adapt to life in Costa Rica....

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Healthcare 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.

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 health...

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Expats living in Costa Rica talk about Pura Vida, deciding where to live in Costa Rica, meeting people and more....

Top 5 Reasons Expats Move to Central America

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