Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Where and How: I lived in Costa Rica for three and a half years. I was there working for a hotel company. It is an amazing country! It is great for ecotourism, has beautiful beaches, etc.

Best Advice: Try finding a group of expat friends; the Costa Rican people are very friendly, but it's extremely difficult to become part of a social group. Don't get frustrated if people invite you to go out and never show up, especially at the beginning ... that is the way "Ticos" are.

-- Andres, IndependentTraveler.com reader

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