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Moving to Quepos, Costa Rica

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 22, 2023

Summary: Expats move to Quepos, Costa Rica for its stunning natural beauty, its laid-back lifestyle, and its close proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park. Quepos is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, with its lush rainforest, stunning beaches, and abundant wildlife. The cost of living is also relatively low, making it an attractive option for those looking to stretch their budget. Additionally, Quepos is a great place to meet other expats and make new friends.

What do I need to know before moving to Quepos?

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

"Quepos is a small coastal town in Costa Rica, known for its stunning beaches and lush rainforest. Expats should be aware that Quepos is a small town with limited amenities, so it is important to research the area before moving. Quepos is a great place to experience the local culture and enjoy the outdoors, but it is important to be aware of the local laws and customs. Expats should also be aware that the cost of living in Quepos is higher than in other parts of Costa Rica, so it is important to budget accordingly. Additionally, Quepos is a popular tourist destination, so it is important to be aware of the potential for increased traffic and crowds. Finally, Quepos is a great place to live, but it is important to be aware of the potential for natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes," said one expat in Quepos.

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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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