Hi! I’m Samantha just in case you are new here. I’m a mid 20’s Asian-American who moved to Costa Rica in August 2012. I went from rainy Seattle weather to crazy hot Guanacaste to be with Yeison, who is a Costa Rican I met in Nicaragua (you can read our story here). I never imagined myself living in this small country in Central America but it’s funny how life works, you really never know what will happen or where you will end up!
I’ve definitely learned a ton since I’ve moved here and it’s been a life changing experience, I’ve certainly had some interesting and awesome adventures. It’s been one hell of a ride so far!
If you’re thinking about doing the same and moving to live the pura vida lifestyle, here are some articles I’ve written about my expat life you might enjoy. Hopefully they’ll give you some inspiration to make the big move as well!
Here are the articles I’ve written so far about living in Costa Rica. Most of these articles were written in the first two years of my move when we lived in Playas del Coco (we no longer live there). I haven’t written too much since then since we focus more on traveling in Costa Rica but hopefully some of these stories will be interesting and entertaining for you if you’re considering making the big move as well.
Expat life in Costa Rica
Guide to digital nomad life in Costa Rica
Things I had to get used to living in Costa Rica
What I wish I knew before moving to Costa Rica
What surprised me about living in Costa Rica
You know someone’s been living in Costa Rica for awhile when…
Living in Costa Rica for $2000 a month