Almost 50% of expats who move to Costa Rica return to their home countries within two years. Why? There are a number of reasons, including being unprepared for the actual cost of living and dealing with cultural differences. We address all the issues related to moving here, so that you are fully prepared for the transition and there are no surprises.
We started this business because of the amount of misinformation on expat exchanges and social media. Often, you’re reading about someone’s personal experience, which may have occurred many years ago and is no longer relevant. Many of the websites we researched hadn’t been updated in years. If there’s one thing the pandemic taught us, it’s that information changes quickly, so you need a source that is reliable and current.
- Are you overwhelmed by the amount of information you think you need to know before moving here?
- Have you visited Costa Rica before but need to know what it’s actually like to live here?
- Already decided that this is where you’d like to live or retire?
- Want to ensure that you have all the necessary forms and documentation before leaving your home country?
- Want to make the move as economically and efficiently as possible?
- Want to hear what expats already living here successfully have to say?
- Worried about missing a crucial step in your planning?
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then you will find our online course helpful. The course modules include:
- What you need to know before relocating
- What expats wish they had known before moving
- How to choose where to live
- Weather — the many different micro-climates in Costa Rica
- Real estate — renting, buying or building your new home
- Transportation and travel
- Health and wellness — medical care
- Cost of living — monthly budget
- Bureaucracy — government, how laws are made
- Utilities and communications
- Banking and money matters
- Immigration and residency
- Safety and security
- Pets — transport and care
- Sports and leisure activities
- Mail service and ordering online
- Children — activities, schools and learning options
- Nature and wildlife
- Working and owning a business
- Lifestyle and culture
- Planning your move timeline and checklist
- Tips for after your move
PLUS: Interviews with business owners and qualified professionals, input from our business partners and tips from expats living here several years.