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

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in San José

Hello to all Americans in San José! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in San José? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in San José which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: San José will pleasantly surprise you. The Costa Rican capital is a lively city known for its rich culture and history, impressive architecture, bustling nightlife, friendly locals, and much more! With the bus services, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in Barrio Escalante or Los Yoses, for example, which are both less than 20 minutes away from San José’s center.

Although San José has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in San José, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

Connect at Our Events in San José

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in San José. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in San José. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in San José.

Apr 19, 2024, 4:30 AM
40 attendees See the attached Map and seating chart.. Join Me along with the great members from the Internations San J
🎉🎟️ Get ready for an epic night! Tickets are just 7,000 colons each and they're selling fast! Don't miss your chance to secure prime seats for the season's biggest game! Check out the seating chart
Apr 24, 2024, 1:00 PM
6 attendees
Mínimo 9 personas para hacerlo , de menos no , Se cancelaría y devolvemos los depósito LOTS OF PICKUP LOCATION OPTIONS 🚜Departing from Carthage and picking up in: San José, Heredia and Alajuela...
Because many of you asked for it! Due to the large number of attendees and how much fun we had at our first event of 2024, many have asked us to hold another event at Cervecería Republica in La Saban

Want to meet other Americans at our events?

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    From United States of America, living in San José
  • Community Member
    From United States of America, living in San José
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    From United States of America, living in San José
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    From United States of America, living in San José
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    From United States of America, living in San José

Meet other Americans in San José

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

As the largest city of Costa Rica, San José can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in San José? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in San José’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Costa Rican capital has to offer, from La Paz Waterfall Gardens, full of pleasant waterfall trails and wildlife exhibits to the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, considered the finest historic building in San José, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in San José and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in San José.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in San José and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our San José Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in San José at Our Events

Our community in San José is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in San José’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the country's many unique conservation areas. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Costa Rica nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in San José!