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Expat teaching a child in Costa Rica. Teaching English and Living in Costa Rica
by Constance W Foss
A small Costa Rican waterfall. Living in Costa Rica: Current Opportunities and Risks
by Leah Dobkin
Teaching English in lush Costa Rica with its waterfalls. Teaching English in Costa Rica: When, Where, and How to Land a Job
by Laura Dulin
A river flowing in a Costa Rican rainforest. Do It Yourself Travel in Costa Rica
by Ted Campbell
A Costa Rican eco-lodge surrounded by greens. Finding Jobs Overseas on the Spot: Working in an Eco-Lodge and Guiding Tours in Costa Rica
by Caroline Nye
Costa Rican adventures seeing a colorful bird in a tree. Adventures to Remember in Costa Rica
by Senior Contributing Editor Lies Ouwerkerk
Macaws eating in Costa Rica. Ecotourism and Volunteer Conservation Work in Costa Rica Monitoring Wild-Release Macaws
by Theodore G. Manno
Enjoy slow travel and orange skylines in Costa Rica. Enjoy Slow Travel and Living in Playa Samára, Costa Rica
by Paul France
A monkey peering out of a tree in Costa Rica. Pura Vida Magic
by Ellen Girardeau Kempler
Combine Travel, Language Learning, and Volunteering in Costa Rica by Julie Germano
Study Spanish in Costa Rica at Three Different Campuses by Spencer Klein.
Learning Medical Spanish in Costa Rica: Living and Immersing in Pura Vida as a Student by Regina Toto
Spanish Language Learning in Laid-Back Costa Rica by Kelly Matlock
How to Experience Traditional Costa Rican Cuisine at the Soda by Kailash Maharaj and Shivana Maharaj  
Rafting to a Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica: Indulge in a Responsible Adventure by Katherine McIntyre
Student Life at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica: Studies in the Middle of a Rainforest by Marta Magellan
Study Abroad in Costa Rica: A Student Participant Report by Chanomi Maxwell-Parish
Volunteering and Accessible Travel in Costa Rica: Experience the Beauty by Shannon Kelly

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 Expat Resources for Costa Rica Living in Costa Rica as an Expatriate is a resource guide and directory of blogs related to living in Costa Rica.

Expat Arrivals Costa Rica has consolidated helpful information for the prospective expat moving to the country, and includes articles, interviews, and resources.

Expat Focus: Move to Costa Rica Easily provides information and resources for a large number of countries, including Costa Rica, with articles on a variety of subjects to inform you about what is involved in moving to country and trying to make it easier — not an easy task.

InterNations – Your Expat Community in Costa Rica is a free membership-only site exploring expatriate life in the country, and includes forums, guide, and many groups.

Justlanded: Costa Rica provides forums, guides, job postings, housing, and classifieds for expatriates.

Numbeo: Cost of Living in Costa Rica is a fine crowdsourced site that provides much aggregate and itemized information about the cost of living in the country, the main cities, and bigger towns which should help prepare you for the transition.

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 Recommended Reading on Costa Rica

The New Golden Door to Retirement and Living in Costa Rica by Christopher Howard

Living Abroad in Costa Rica

Moon Costa Rica (Moon Handbooks)

Lonely Planet Costa Rica 15 (Travel Guide)

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica

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 Travel Information on Costa Rica is Costa Rica's official tourism website.

Lonely Planet: Costa Rica Travel Guide makes it easy for travelers to deal with the daily challenges independent travelers face: how to get around, where to stay, where to eat, and much more.

Rough Guides: Costa Rica Travel Guide describes various attractions and destinations, while also providing practical travel tips about transportation, safety, and other travel essentials.

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