Expat In Paradise

Big News for Expats & Travelers in Costa Rica!

Big News for Expats & Travelers in Costa Rica! Exciting times are ahead for expatriates and tourists in Costa Rica! 🎉 We’re on the brink of seeing some fantastic changes to driving laws in this beautiful tropical paradise. 🌺 It’s all about making life easier and more enjoyable for the international community who’ve chosen to […]

How To Move To Costa Rica

How To Move To Costa Rica – Infographic I have made an infographic with the basic steps of how to move to Costa Rica from the US. This gives you a quick overview of the process. Please check out the rest of my blog for details on different steps and more about living as an […]

Costa Rica Packing List

Costa Rica Packing List If you are looking for what to pack when MOVING to Costa Rica see my post HERE. If you are just coming for a visit check out my packing list  below ⬇️ Packing for a trip to Costa Rica depends on the time of year, the regions you plan to visit, […]

Best Time To Visit Costa Rica

Best Time To Visit Costa Rica Costa Rica is a fantastic year-round destination with diverse climates and ecosystems. The best time to visit depends on your preferences, the activities you’d like to do, and the specific regions you plan to explore. I love it year round but not everyone is down for Costa Rica 365! […]

What To Know Before Moving To Costa Rica

What To Know Before Moving To Costa Rica Moving to Costa Rica is an exciting and life-changing decision, but there are several things you should know and consider before making the move. Here’s a list of key factors to keep in mind: Visa and Residency Requirements: If Costa Rica is to become your full time […]

LGBTQ+ Rights and Experiences in Costa Rica

LGBTQ+ Rights and Experiences in Costa Rica Costa Rica, often celebrated for its stunning natural beauty and friendly culture, has also made significant strides when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity. Let’s explore what it’s like to be queer in Costa Rica, the journey towards LGBTQ+ rights in the country, and the progress that […]

Costa Rica’s New 180-Day Tourist Visa

Costa Rica’s New 180-Day Tourist Visa Costa Rica is known for its “Pura Vida” lifestyle, lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and abundant wildlife. It has long been a favorite destination for travelers seeking a taste of paradise. And now, there’s even more reason to pack your bags and explore this Central American gem. Costa Rica has […]

Retiring In Costa Rica

Retiring In Costa Rica So, you’re dreaming of retiring to Costa Rica, huh? Can’t blame you – the lush landscapes, friendly vibes, and slower pace of life are pretty darn appealing. But hold on, before you grab your flip-flops and sunscreen, there are a few things to figure out. No worries, though – I’ve got […]

8 Things To Leave Behind When You Move To Costa Rica

8 Things To Leave Behind When You Move To Costa Rica! When you move abroad it is so hard deciding what to bring and what needs to be let go! I am a big advocate of letting go of as much as possible but depending on the lifestyle you want to live, you’ll have to […]

Embracing the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Embracing the Digital Nomad Lifestyle When Steve and I decided to take up the Expat lifestyle we knew our traditional jobs were not going to come with us. We had to embrace the remote work/digital nomad market. Working as a non-resident is not an option in Costa Rica so it’s either start/buy a business or […]