Wednesday 22 September 2021

Tips To Thrive As An expat in Costa Rica

Paying the bills

Latest

Carlos Alvarado denounces violations of the Daniel Ortega regime to the UN

QCOSTARICA - In New York, Costa Rica President Carlos...

High Number of European Tourists Traveling to Costa Rica in Spite of the Pandemic

QCOSTARICA - A total of 21,969 tourists from European...

Costa Rica second last in economic recovery in the region

QCOSTARICA - The Central American region experiences very different...

TOP-5 real estate communities for a family life

Despite the fact that COVID-19 is slowing down the...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 22: Plates ending in “5 & 6” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Wednesday, September 22, vehicles with...

Group charged migrants US$22K to get them to the United States.

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican-Panamanian criminal structure charged migrants...

Laura Chinchilla calls to avoid a dynastic dictatorship in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - Former President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla,...
Paying the bills

Share

Photo from expathousingcr.com
Photo from expathousingcr.com

expathousingcr.com – When settling in a new country, expats have to cope with adapting to new challenges: a new environment, a new language, new cultural codes… it’s not always easy to fit in! Here are some tips to help you deal with the adaptation process in Costa Rica:

1- Learn the language

In Costa Rica, it is highly recommended to speak or at least understand basic Spanish. You can either start learning the basics of the language just before moving, or once you arrive in the country. Having some knowledge of Spanish will be a tremendous advantage in your daily life, and a valuable asset in order to meet and/or communicate with the locals.

2- Don’t compare your host country to your home country

- Advertisement -

When living in a new environment, expats have to face new and unfamiliar situations. This is part of the process of discovering another way of life and culture. Therefore, there is no need to compare your host country to your home country. Just keep an open mind and be ready to change your routines and habits. And don’t forget that when in Rome, do as the Romans do!

3- Expand your social network

When living abroad, loneliness is a feeling that can definitely bring you down. So don’t stay on your own and meet people! Don’t be shy, build contacts with locals and expats, neighbors, colleagues, students of your Spanish class for instance, or get involved in social activities or associations, sports clubs etc. It’s easier to adapt when you are not alone!

4- Do some research

In order to help you understand your new environment and adapt to your new community, find as many data as possible. For this purpose, Internet can provide great sources of information with hundreds of expatriation sites. Amongst them, Expat.com offers you a free comprehensive set of tools designed to help you out throughout your expatriation project, from information gathering in your home country to your actual move to Costa Rica, and eventually in your everyday life as an expat in Costa Rica. The site also gives you the opportunity to get in touch with other members. Just ask them any question you may have and they will be happy to give you an answer based on their own experience!

5- Enjoy Pura vida!

Relax and chill! Take all the time you need to adapt to your new expat life and enjoy every moment of it. Whether you chose to move to Costa Rica as a professional, an entrepreneur, a student or a retiree, you made a great decision. You now have the opportunity to live in a charming environment with a delightful weather so… enjoy the Pura vida lifestyle!

Original article can be found at Expathousingcr.com

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Q24N
Q24N is an aggregator of news for Latin America. Reports from Mexico to the tip of Chile and Caribbean are sourced for our readers to find all their Latin America news in one place.

Related Articles

Carlos Alvarado denounces violations of the Daniel Ortega regime to the UN

QCOSTARICA - In New York, Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado, expressed...

High Number of European Tourists Traveling to Costa Rica in Spite of the Pandemic

QCOSTARICA - A total of 21,969 tourists from European countries have...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.