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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Costa Rica
Living Abroad in Costa Rica by Erin Van Rheenen
Living in Costa Rica: Current Opportunities and Risks by Leah Dobkin
Finding Jobs Overseas on the Spot: Working in an Eco-Lodge and Guiding Tours in Costa Rica by Caroline Nye
Teaching English in Costa Rica: How to Prepare by Geraldeen Woods
Teaching English in Costa Rica by Laura Dulin
Volunteering in Costa Rica by Ben Watkins
Volunteer in Costa Rica with Worldteach by Jon Kohl
Short-Term Volunteering with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Costa Rica by Sandra Flanagan
Combine Travel, Language Learning, and Volunteering in Costa Rica by Julie Germano
Study Spanish in Costa Rica at Three Different Campuses with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas by Spencer Klein.
Learning Medical Spanish in Costa Rica by Regina Toto
Spanish Language Study in Laid-Back Costa Rica by Kelly Matlock
Spanish Study in Mexico and Costa Rica for Educators by Anita Ensmann
How to Experience Traditional Costa Rican Cuisine at the Soda by Kailash Maharaj and Shivana Maharaj  
Rural Community Tourism—Costa Rican Style: Get to Know the People, Their Culture, and Their Environment Harriet Smith
Family Travel and Ecotourism in Costa Rica by Katie Fawcett
Pura Vida Magic by Ellen Girardeau Kempler
Slow Travel Costa Rica A Guide to Slow Immersion Travel in Playa Samára, Costa Rica by Paul France
How to learn to embrace slow immersion travel and living in idyllic Playa Sámara, Costa Rica
Wildlife Conservation Monitoring Macaws in Costa Rica by Theodore G. Manno
Rafting to a Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica: Indulge in a Sustainable Adventure by Katherine McIntyre
Adventure and Nature-Based Travel in Costa Rica: A Group Trip Provides a Rich Sampling by Amy Angelilli
Student Life at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica: Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in the Middle of a Rainforest by Marta Magellan
Study Abroad in Costa Rica with ICADS an interview with Sandra Kinghorn
Study Abroad in Costa Rica with ICADS: A Student Participant Report by Ariel Foster
Study Abroad in Costa Rica: A Student Participant Report by Chanomi Maxwell-Parish

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 Business and Economy in Costa Rica

Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce, 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;

U.S. Commercial Service in Costa Rica publishes Country & Industry Market Reports,Commercial guides, and other essential information for doing business abroad.

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources in Costa Rica

We Love Costa Rica,, is a website for Americans and Canadians living in Costa Rica, with useful links, resources and information.

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. 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,, a comprehensive and informative site hosted by the author of Living Abroad in Costa Rica, Erin Van Rheenen.

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 News and Media in Costa Rica

The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA),, 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’. 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.

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 Recommended Reading on Costa Rica

Living Abroad in 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)

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

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

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 Travel Information on Costa Rica is an online travel guide specializing in travel information for Central America, especially Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Outdoors,, 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,, 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.,, is Costa Rica's official tourism website.

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