Living in Costa Rica
Key Expatriate Websites and Resources
|Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Costa Rica
| Business and Economy in Costa Rica
U.S. Commercial Service, San Jose, www.buyusa.gov/costarica/en, provides assistance to U.S. companies entering the Costa Rican market. Located at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose.
Tel: 506-220-2454 or 506-519-2000; Fax: 506-231-4783; San.JoseCR.Office.Box@mail.doc.gov
Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce, www.amcham.co.cr. P.O. Box 4946-1000 San José, Costa Rica; U.S. Mailing Address: AmCham Costa Rica - SJO 1576 P.O. Box 025216 - Miami, FL 33102 - 5216; Tel: (506) 220-2200; Fax: (506) 220-2300; firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Government Export Portal, www.export.gov, publishes Country & Industry Market Reports,Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad, including Costa Rica.
| Expatriate Websites and Resources in Costa Rica
We Love Costa Rica, www.welovecostarica.com, is a website for Americans and Canadians living in Costa Rica, with useful links, resources and information.
Expat Exchange is one of the most extensive expatriate sites online, providing a wealth of resources and articles, as well as a forum.The site has a few useful articles and links about Living in Costa Rica.
Expat Focus,provides information and resources for expatriates for a large number of countries, including Costa Rica. The website also host forums and blogs for expats.
Expatriates.com is an online community for expatriates, has a small section on Living in Costa Rica, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.
Living Abroad in Costa Rica, www.livingabroadincostarica.com, a comprehensive and informative site hosted by the author of Living Abroad in Costa Rica, Erin Van Rheenen.
Meetup lists group meetings in cities around the world to help bring people with common interests together and promote the development of active local communities. Search for expatriate groups in Costa Rica all over the country.
Tales from a Small Planet, www.talesmag.com, is a webzine with news, stories, links, excellent message boards, and other resources for travelers and expatriates; The Costa Rica section features "Real Post Reports" by expatriates living in Costa Rica, as well as useful links.
| Government and International Organizations in Costa Rica
Organization of American States, www.oas.org, is an international organization aiming to strengthen cooperation between all states in the Western hemisphere.
17th Street & Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, USA;
Tel: (202) 458-3000.
Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations, www.un.int/wcm/content/site/costarica, provides general information about culture, politics and the economy, as well as a variety of useful links, or visit the United Nations web portal at www.un.int.
| News and Media in Costa Rica
The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), www.nacla.org, is a non-profit organization providing comprehensive information on major trends in Latin America and its relations with the United States; publishes the bimonthly magazine ‘Nacla Report on the Americas’.
Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in Costa Rica.
Live-radio.net provides continuously updated links to thousands of online radio stations worldwide, including Costa Rica.
Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Costa Rica.
| Recommended Reading on Costa Rica
Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica by Erin Van Rheenen
Moon Costa Rica (Moon Handbooks) by Christopher P. Baker
Lonely Planet Costa Rica (Country Guide)
Frommer's Costa Rica 2013 (Frommer's Color Complete)
The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica by Christopher Howard
Choose Costa Rica for Retirement: Information for Retirement, Investment, and Affordable Living by John Howells
Fodor's Costa Rica 2013 (Full-color Travel Guide)
A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica (Comstock Book) by F. Gary Stiles, Alexander F. Skutch
Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica by Alexander F. Skutch (Foreword), et al.
The New Key to Costa Rica by Beatrice Blake, Anne Becher
Culture Shock! Costa Rica (Culture Shock! at Your Door) by Claire Wallerstein
The Rough Guide to Costa Rica by Jean McNeil
Let's Go Costa Rica
| Travel Information on Costa Rica
CentralAmerica.com is an online travel guide specializing in travel information for Central America, especially Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Outdoors, www.costaricaoutdoors.com, provides travel services in Costa Rica. The site contains useful information for travelers and expats.
Frommers provides destination guides for countries worldwide, with a section on Central and South America, including Costa Rica.
Info Costa Rica, www.infocostarica.com, provides information and resources for travelers.
Lonely Planet Worldguide provides useful travel destination information. Check out the link for Costa Rica.
Rough Guides Destinations offers useful travel advice and information for most countries, including Costa Rica.
VisitCostaRica.com, www.visitcostarica.com, is Costa Rica's official tourism website.