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Looking to become an Expat (San José)

Hi Everyone,

I am an American looking to make the move out, number 1 choice is Costa Rica. I visited last year around this time and fell in love with the country. Is there anyone who can give advice on how best to establish residency and find a job? I am currently working in the telecommunications industry and would like to continue doing so, but I will definitely work within a different industry if it helps me get feet on Costa Rican soil or sand. I also have worked in hospitality in the past as a hotel manager, I am hoping that those skills can help me find a job in the country.

I understand some of the rules to living there. You cannot establish residency unless you prove an investment over a certain amount? Am I correct?

I would prefer to live in the Guanacaste region, Monteverde area, or near Manuel Antonio. However again, I will consider all possibilities just to make it there. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

John

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