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Expat Guide to Living in Quepos

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

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Expat Healthcare & Health Insurance in Quepos

An expat in Quepos, Costa Rica talks about Max Teran Hospital, public vs. private healthcare, traveling to the Central Valley for specialized care and more.

Dream vs Reality of Living in Quepos, Costa Rica

An expat in Quepos, Costa Rica learned that making friends and getting to know the area were key to her successful transition. And, she said that most expats expect family and friends from home visit regularly, but that expectation is not realistic.

Culture Shock Report

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

Submit a Culture Shock Report

Living Overseas Report

What are people's priorities in Quepos - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Quepos by filling out our Living Overseas Report.

Submit a Living Overseas Report

Moving Overseas Report

What should you take with you when you move to Quepos? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Quepos? Help others moving to Quepos 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 Quepos with the school selection process. If you have expat children who attend school in Quepos, take a few minutes to submit a School Review.

Submit an International School Review

Dream vs. Reality of Living in Quepos Reports

Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Quepos. If you are already living in Quepos, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not. Below are some of the reports from expats in Quepos:
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report

Overseas Retirement Report

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 Quepos by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.

Submit a Retire Abroad Report

Having a Baby Abroad Report

How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Quepos? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Quepos 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 Quepos? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Quepos? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.

Submit a Working Abroad Report
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