Chinatown in San Jose, Costa Rica
5 Tips For Living in San Jose, Costa Rica
By Joshua Wood, LPC
The majority of expats in San Jose, actually choose to live not in the city, but outside of it. There are great options in the surrounding area, including places that are closer to the coast than San Jose.
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Healthcare in San Jose, Costa Rica
Expats and global nomads in San Jose share their experiences with health insurance, healthcare in Costa Rica, local hospitals and specialists, quality of medical care and more.
Moving to San Jose, Costa Rica
Expats offer advice about everything you need to know before moving to San Jose: what to bring (and what to leave behind), how to find housing and more.
Expat Report: Healthcare in San José
An expat in San Jose, Costa Rica offers an incredibly insightful report about public and private hospitals, doctors in Costa Rica and the costs of prescription medicine.
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.
Expat Report: Retiring in San Jose
A U.S. expat retiree in San Juan, Costa Rica offers comprehensive advice on retiring and living there. Housing, crime, health care and more are covered.
Banking in Costa Rica
Information for expats living in Costa Rica about banking in Costa Rica, wire transfers, banking fees, banking limitations for those on a tourist visa and more.
Cost 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. Expats talk about real estate prices, rents, international school tuition, travel expenses and the fun stuff - travel, dining out and more.
Pros and Cons of Living in Costa Rica
Expats in Costa Rica offer some advice on the pros and cons of living in the Central American country. Topics covered include the health care system, where to live, and also some general information about the natural beauty of Costa Rica.
8 Things to Know Before Having a Baby in Costa Rica
Expats discuss their experiences giving birth in Costa Rica. Topics covered include public (CAJA) hospitals vs. private hospitals,high C-section rates, maternity coverage, dual citizenship, permanent residency for expat parents with babies born in Costa Rica, baby stores and formula options.
Planning a recon visit in January 2017. How/where can I meet other expat in San Jose? Reservation at Kaps Place. Comments? Gracias.
Great information. I am a native Costa Rican who desires to retire some day in San Jose or Heredia. I would like to teach English or Spanish as well.