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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 16, 2024

Summary: Expats move to Grecia, Costa Rica for its stunning natural beauty, its friendly and welcoming people, its low cost of living, and its excellent climate. The country is known for its lush rainforests, stunning beaches, and vibrant culture. Expats also appreciate the country's strong infrastructure, which includes reliable public transportation, modern hospitals, and a well-developed telecommunications network. Additionally, Grecia is a safe and secure place to live, with a low crime rate and a strong sense of community.

What do I need to know before moving to Grecia?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Grecia, they said:

"Grecia is a small town located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica in the Alajuela province. It is known for its beautifully maintained churches as well as its vibrant culture and bakeries. Expats should be aware of the tropical climate in Grecia and be prepared for hot and humid summers with plenty of rainfall. Due to Grecia’s popularity, housing can be limited and costly, so it would benefit expats to do their research ahead of time. However, most rental rates are reasonable, and the farms and plantations surrounding Grecia make for an interesting landscape. Expats should be aware of their surroundings at all times, as petty crime does exist in Grecia. Lastly, it would be beneficial for expats to brush up on their Spanish language skills, as most locals do not speak much English," said one expat who made the move to Grecia, Costa Rica.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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