Expats in Costa Rica: Interviews with People Living and Working in Costa Rica

Here you will find interviews with expats living in Costa Rica, a country that's aptly known as the jewel of Central America. The lush tropical forests and the sheer variety of wildlife make it a popular ecotourism destination.

The balance between economic growth and environmental conservation, the wealth of activities to do, and the friendly "ticos" attract visitors from all over the world. And many of them like it so much they stay there!

'Gringo' Expat Makes Good in Costa Rica

Living for many years in Costa Rica and establishing a business there couldn't have been easy, but for American expat Casey, the experience has been well worth it. Learn more about how and why he moved to Costa Rica, his online travel agency, and why he prefers renting over owning property there.
 
 

Costa Rica Guy - Expat Interview

Scott is an American expat who has made San Jose, Costa Rica, his permanent home. Read about The Costa Rica Guy's thoughts on learning the language and the culture, and why he considers himself as one of the locals.
 
 

Live, Laugh, Love Costa Rica

American expat Rosemary Rein,  Ph.D, author of Go Wild! Survival Skills for Business and Life and Blueprint for Success, describes what for her are the pros and cons of living in Costa Rica. Learn about what attracted her to Costa Rica in the first place, and read on for her tips about moving to and adjusting to life in Costa Rica.
 
 

Moving to Costa Rica to Own a Bed & Breakfast and Kind of Retire

Rita and her husband are Americans who now live in Brasil de Santa Ana in Costa Rica, where they are operating a successful bed-and-breakfast called Casa Bella Rita. Here she discusses what life is like as expat entrepreneurs in Costa Rica, what they like about living there, and ways to adjust to the Costa Rican way of life.