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Emanuele Casabona

Living in Costa Rica, from Italy

"Finding other expats to share experiences in San José with, helped me a lot. Thanks to InterNations."

Victoria Arrington

Living in Costa Rica, from Great Britain

"When I first heard about InterNations, I thought: This is exactly what I was searching for. What a great site."

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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Costa Rica

  • Join our community and get to know members of Costa Rica’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Costa Rican expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in San José, Quesada and many other regions

Welcome to the Expat Costa Rica Chapter!

¡Hola! and a warm welcome to InterNations Costa Rica! Our network for expats in Costa Rica is tailored to your particular needs and helps you with moving to and settling in Costa Rica. Relocating overseas to a foreign country is adventurous and also challenging now and then. For expatriates Costa Rica a lot of questions come up such as: ʺHow good is the health care system in Costa Rica and do I need special vaccinations?ʺ, ʺIn which district should we live when moving to Alajuela?ʺ or ʺHow about the overall safety in San José?ʺ And many more questions…

InterNations aims to support you, as an expatriate, in getting to know the Costa Rica expat community and discovering the Costa Rican way of life in all its facets, from having the traditional cassado to celebrating Meeting of Cultures Day.

We are present not only in Costa Rica, but worldwide including numerous countries in North & South America – for instance our chapter for Expatriates Germany. You might also consider to stop by at our Expat Peru community during your next travel.

Our Support for Costa Rica Expatriates

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Costa Rica Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Costa Rica, their partners and families.

Costa Rica Guide for Expats

Costa Rica Expat Guide

Expat Forum Costa Rica

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Costa Rica expat forums.

Costa Rica Expat Forum

Costa Rica Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Costa Rica Expat Events

Embark on Costa Rica Expats Life

From Caribbean Costa Rica to its incredibly biodiverse rainforests, Costa Rica has much to offer to expatriates, tourists and travelers from all over the world. However, the growing expat Costa Rica community is mainly attracted by its economic challenges, e.g. in the agricultural sector, and the urban development in San José and Quesada. Expat living in Costa Rica surely can face a challenge once in a while, but at the same time it is a wonderful intercultural experience you will never forget.

Curious to explore the world? Just visit our group for Expatriates Malaysia to get a glimpse of InterNations around the globe. Or perhaps our France Expat can provide you with helpful tips on living abroad

The Network for like-minded Expatriates in Costa Rica

In our social network, you can easily get in touch with other expatriates living in Costa Rica in a private and protected environment where trust, confidence and friendly ‘netiquette’ are essentials. You may ask other expat members from Costa Rica’s international community about insider tips, e.g. how to obtain a work permit. Moreover, you’ll also meet your fellow expatriates in Costa Rica in real life at our top-quality InterNations Get-Togethers – the best way for casual socializing in the capital city and other places like Alajuela or Quesada for all members of the Costa Rica expat community.

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