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 Playas del Coco sun to be with my lovely Tico boyfriend, Yeison (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!
Browse around the Expat Files…
Moving to 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
What I learned from 2 years of living in Costa Rica
You know someone’s been living in Costa Rica for awhile when…
Changes in Lifestyle
Living at the Beach
Cultural differences in our relationship (Costa Rican & Asian-American)
How we lost our new camera hiking in Arenal
The difficulty of buying shoes in Costa Rica
The day I met the president of Costa Rica
Living life like a celebrity in Costa Rica
How a stray cat in Costa Rica opened up my heart
My Costa Rica Bucket List