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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."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network for Americans 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

InterNations – Connecting Americans living in Costa Rica

Are you looking for fellow Americans in Costa Rica? Do you need advice and tips from your American countrymen? Or would you like to go for a trip with other American expats to discover attractions like the volcanic Costa Ricans cordilleras together?

Whether you are already living as an expat in Costa Rica or still residing at home in the USA to prepare your relocation abroad, InterNations Costa Rica provides you with all you need: Founded in 2007, our trusted community has quickly established itself as the international networking platform for expats and global minds worldwide. Among our members there is also a number of American expats in Costa Rica, hailing from all across the USA - from Los Angeles, over New York City to Washington D.C..

  American Expats in Costa Rica Posted:

Re: 2006 Harley Heritage Softail Classic for sale

I am sadly selling my 2006 Heritage Harley. Great condition, one owner, (me), Serviced only at aut...


Do You have any pictures?


Hi Alejandra I am interested, Is it still time? thanks you.

Re: Communications & Marketing Director Position

Outdoor education organization Outward Bound Costa Rica is seeking a new Communications & Marketing...

Re: Fairs this week offer 5,000 job openings

This is a good week for job-seekers in Costa Rica as three separate job fairs will feature openings...

Re: Fairs this week offer 5,000 job openings

This is a good week for job-seekers in Costa Rica as three separate job fairs will feature openings...

Fellow Americans in Costa Rica

Receive Information and Tips about Costa Rica from American Expats

Obviously, embarking on expat life in Costa Rica is not only about packing boxes and getting some paperwork done. The regular exchange with your American compatriots is also an important aspect of the expat experience and can help you get accustomed to the Costa Rican culture and people. InterNations helps you meet and interact with other Americans in Costa Rica, living in San José, Quesada, Alajuela and many other places across the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in San José.

So, if you should ever feel like speaking your mother tongue, finding out where to shop for American food, or chatting about your favorite team’s latest match, join the American InterNations Community:

  • Browse our high-quality expat network to find like-minded expatriates from the USA in Costa Rica.
  • Receive and share advice in our Costa Rica Expat Forums – e.g. how to find a nanny speaking your kids’ native tongue or where to shop for stuffed turkey in San José...
  • Browse the InterNations Places database for Costa Rica to find institutions like the nearest American embassy and many others.

From the volcanic Costa Ricans cordilleras to the country's many unique conservation areas, we’ll get you in touch with helpful and friendly American expats in Costa Rica.

Take Part in Various Expat Activities to Meet Fellow Americans in Costa Rica

Additionally, you are cordially invited to participate in our regular expat events and activities taking place in Costa Rica. Our events cover various interests and range from a small expat dinner to enjoy the traditional Costa Rican cassado, to big expat get-togethers with hundreds of guests in San José's top locations. You may also join one of our expat excursions for a weekend trip to visit Caribbean Costa Rica, its incredibly biodiverse rainforests, and other impressive landmarks across Costa Rica.

This way, our events and activities are a very nice occasion to meet fellow expats from the USA and around the world in a casual atmosphere. Interested? Sign up for membership and you’ll soon be welcomed with a warm Hello from our Americans living in Costa Rica!

InterNations Members at a Glance
  • 87% of members have university degree
  • Members are 30 to 60 years old (average: 38)
  • Members come from 179 countries
  • 53% expat women
  • 47% expat men
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