COSTA RICA - Expat Articles

Welcome to the COSTA RICA section homepage. Expat articles, guides, interviews and more! Currently we have 7 articles filed under COSTA RICA...

18 Nov at 9 AM

American Expat Living in Costa Rica - Interview with Stephanie

Stephanie left behind the "American Dream" to travel the world by herself in early 2013. She sold everything she had, quit her I.T. job at a brokerage firm and moved to Costa Rica. Since that time, she's lived in Panama, New Zealand and Australia. She's now settled in New Zealand for the time being. She has co-authored a book called 'Two...
14 Oct at 9 AM

American Expat Living in Costa Rica - Interview with Kathy

At age 50 Kathy joined the U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer serving in Burkina Faso, West Africa. After returning to the U.S., she and her husband sold everything to move to Costa Rica and retire early (they're both mid-50s). So they packed the cookware, a 17-pound Lakeland terrier, and their 17-year-old cat. Enjoy their expat, often-funny life...
17 Oct at 12 PM

Canadian Expat Living in Costa Rica - Interview with Liisa

Liisa is a Canadian writer and author. She began her writing career specializing in the health sector, but as her life evolved, she began writing about being a location independent family living abroad with kids. These days, Liisa lives in Tamarindo, Costa Rica with her husband and two boys ages 7 and 9. Liisa's expat blog is called Family...
14 Jun at 9 AM

American Expat Living in Costa Rica - Interview with Niki

Discovering Atenas COSTA RICA is a website and blog about a new adventure for our Texas family, growing, traveling, learning, blogging, building, teaching, loving and LIVING in Costa Rica with 2 small children and a newborn. We just opened a beef jerky company smoked with local Costa Rican coffee wood and share our funny, interesting and...
24 Mar at 9 AM

US Expat Living in Costa Rica - Interview with Mark

Mark is a retired newspaper executive who moved to Atenas, Costa Rica in July 2011 to live off social security and a meager savings. Their vacations always tended to be adventurous to Mexico or the Caribbean islands. After extensive online research they decided to look at Panama, Belize and Costa Rica as potential retiremet homes. He blogged...
16 Nov at 11 AM

US Expat Living In Costa Rica - Interview With Niki Sims

Niki Sims tells us that when in your sixties and having worked your entire life looking forward to retirement, it is a bit disallusioning to discover that Social Security won't cover your basic needs if you remain in the US. Having a son in a different country - Costa Rica - offered opportunities for a simple, satisfying outlook; an...
10 Nov at 1 PM

American Expat Living In Costa Rica - Expat Interview With Mark

Mark and Nancy Van Patten had a five year plan to retire to Costa Rica. But five months after their first visit to the country they had purchased a home and moved themselves and four dogs. Nancy was retired, but Mark planned to work a few more years. After finding a great house in Atenas, Costa Rica and getting an offer on their house in the...
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