Information, Products and Services for Expats in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Expat Information Guide provides useful information for expats in Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica and many other locations.

Published
the title goes here
Half of WHO-recommended policies to reduce chronic diseases are not put into practice
Sex in all its permutations dominate Latin American films in Oscar race
Tripping over health: The Blue Zones Project’s plan to re-engineer communities, one city at a time
Teenager is caught by the Nicaraguan army trying to sneak in $42,000 strapped to her body 
China Fuels October Pork Exports; Beef Exports Down from Last Year
37th annual California International Marathon to take place Sunday
‘Karnawal,’ ‘Restless,’ ‘Summer White,’...
The Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO) CEO Al White on Q4 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Antidiarrheal Drug Market Major Competitor Analysis - GlaxoSmithKline, Actelion, Perrigo, Lupin and Glenmark
World: CCRIF Delivers Disaster Risk Financing Training to Central American Governments
'The best job': CBC North producer Marilyn Robak retires after 35-year career
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Neymar inspires PSG to comeback win at Montpellier
Strictly's unsung heroes who give the TV smash hit its glamorous look
Bridgestone Partners with Inspiring Athletes in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Argentina on the Road to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
‘A rapist in your path’: The feminist anthem spreading round the world
Alvarado consultant in Costa Rica was invited for the second time to Washington to talk about politics and social network
Direct Selling Market in Costa Rica : Growth Analysis By Size, Share, Status, News, Demand and Forecast
Costa Rica: Costa Rica Factsheet November 2019
AMCD Commends UN Secretary General for Stance on Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon
Ligue 1 2019-20: Neymar stars in PSG's 3-1 comeback win over 10-man Montpellier
Tembalami shifts to East Africa
US holds historic cyber capacity-building workshop for the Caribbean
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Craigy T heads to Costa Rica
Pittsburgh company chosen to help Costa Rica transition to renewable energy
U.S. mother, son killed in car crash on way to Liberia airport in northern Costa Rica - The Tico Times
Colombia's Former Prison Island Gorgona Is Open For Tourists — And Snakes
MakeWar announce Mexico and Costa Rica tour
Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection in Costa Rica Sold
LSI awarded SAP contract at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
A Pick Of Luis Suarez’s Top Goals Following Stunning Mallorca Back Heel
Where Should You Travel Based Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?
The realm of the other in Costa Rica
Costa Rica cracks down on 'cruel' animal selfies with viral social media campaign
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
A global coffee deficit could be in our near future, report says
Costa Rica: Versión resumida de las Normas para la Inclusión, Protección y Atención de las Personas con Discapacidad en las Emergencias y Desastres
A ‘blue zones’ diet could increase life expectancy
David Attenborough will unearth the hidden world of PLANTS in his next documentary series
Sir David Attenborough's new Green Planet series will use robots to tell 'emotional stories' about plants
Travel Bags Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast 2019 – 2025
Nada Farhoud: It's time for the international climate conference to deliver
Have electoral bonds made a bad system worse?
About 100 countries at UN climate talks challenge Australia's use of carryover credits
ADVISORY: Going Net Zero: Long-term Strategies—and the Ambitious NDCs and Robust Governance to Get Us There
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
CROCS AND CANYONING: Exploring Costa Rica's highlands and Pacific coast
Digital (Online) Supermarkets Are Here
Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market
Panama Targets Costa Rica Shopping Tourism
Credit Does Not Rebound, Even With Lower Rates
Consumer uncertainty remains, but there is a little less pessimism
Tropical Wave and Cold Front Cause of Thursday’s Rains
Central Bank Debunks Fake $1,000 Bills
Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash
President Alvarado announces 3 trips abroad in less than a month
Lose A 20MIL? The San Jose Police Have It And Want To Return It To You!
Monday
Partly Cloudy
High:85°F (30°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 8 MPH (13 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Today
Partly Cloudy
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:ENE 6 MPH (10 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Tomorrow
Partly Cloudy
High:86°F (30°C)
Low:72°F (22°C)
Winds:NE 7 MPH (11 KPH)
Precipitation:0.0
Thursday
Patchy Rain
High:85°F (29°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:NE 8 MPH (13 KPH)
Precipitation:0.3
Friday
Patchy Rain
High:85°F (30°C)
Low:70°F (21°C)
Winds:ENE 4 MPH (6 KPH)
Precipitation:0.2
Jaco Beach day time Jaco Beach Costa Rica
Costa Rica: The Streets of Jaco - International Living
Tour en San José, Costa Rica
San Jose Downtown Costa Rica
Jaco Beach Costa Rica
Alajuela Streets - Costa Rica Adventures
Provincia de Heredia [Costa Rica]
Ciudad de Heredia [Costa Rica]
COSTA RICA
Canopy Safari Zip Line Tour, Quepos, Costa Rica
Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) - 2013 Promo
COSTA RICA official video ICT
Costa Rica
Discover Costa Rica
citizen
Europe Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.

Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016.

U.S. citizens should exercise vigilance when in public places or using mass transportation. Be aware of immediate surroundings and avoid crowded places. Exercise particular caution during religious holidays and at large festivals or events.

U.S. citizens should also: 

  • Follow the instructions of local authorities, especially in an emergency.
  • Monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities.
  • Be prepared for additional security screening and unexpected disruptions.
  • Stay in touch with your family members and ensure they know how to reach you in the event of an emergency.
  • Register in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).

European governments continue to guard against terrorist attacks and conduct raids to disrupt plots. We work closely with our allies and will continue to share information with our European partners that will help identify and counter terrorist threats.

For further information:

more information
Republic of Congo Travel Alert
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20.

U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and following the election period.  This Travel Alert expires on April 15, 2016.

 

Political protests and demonstrations may occur in this timeframe. Although there is no indication that U.S. citizens may be targets of violence, U.S. citizens should avoid political rallies, polling centers, demonstrations, and crowds of any kind as gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn violent.  Review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates, including any changes in the election schedule.  Presidential election results are expected to be announced within a week of the election.

For more information:

  • See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Congo.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. 
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Brazzaville, located at 70-83 Boulevard Denis Sassou Nguesso, Brazzaville, Congo, at +242-06-612-2000, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from Monday - Thursday; 8.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. on Friday. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is (+242) 06-612-2010.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
more information
South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.

While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on November 1, 2015, and ends April 30, 2016.  U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the region should monitor local weather reports and take other appropriate action as needed.  This Travel Alert expires on April 30, 2016.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recommends that people living or traveling in regions prone to tropical storms and tropical cyclones be prepared.  For further information about tropical cyclone preparedness, please visit NOAA's Tropical Cyclones Preparedness Guide.

Tropical cyclones can create dangerous and uncomfortable conditions that can prevent travel for days.  Tropical cyclones are often accompanied by damaging winds, high tides and flooding.  If you are living near or staying close to the ocean or other bodies of water, you may be at higher risk.  Landslides and mudslides are also a serious concern.  Roads can be washed out or obstructed by debris, adversely affecting access to airports and land routes out of affected areas.  In the past, many U.S. citizens were forced to delay travel (including return travel to the United States) due to infrastructure damage to airports and limited flight availability.  You should be aware that you may not be able to depart the area for 24-48 hours or longer, particularly if you are residing in or visiting a South Pacific island country where air travel service is limited. 

Be sure to check with local authorities for safety and security updates.  Reports of looting and sporadic violence in the aftermath of natural disasters have occurred.  Security personnel and medical services may not always be readily available, as weather conditions or damage to infrastructure may delay or prevent emergency assistance.

If you live in or travel to these areas during the tropical cyclone season, we recommend you obtain travel insurance to cover unexpected expenses during an emergency.  If a situation requires an evacuation from an overseas location, the U.S. Department of State may work with commercial airlines to ensure that U.S. citizens can depart as safely and efficiently as possible.  Commercial airlines are the Department's primary source of transportation in an evacuation; other means of transport are utilized only as a last resort, are often more expensive, and will provide you with fewer destination options.  U.S. law requires that any evacuation costs are your responsibility.  For those in financial need, the U.S. Department of State has the authority to provide crisis evacuation and repatriation loans on a reimbursable basis.  For more information, please visit the Emergencies Abroad page on our website.   

If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone regions, prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes a supply of bottled water, non-perishable food items, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio, any medications taken regularly, and vital documents (especially your passport and other identification).  Emergency shelters often provide only very basic resources and may have limited medical and food supplies.  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have additional tips on their websites.

Monitor local radio, local media, and the National Weather Service to be aware of weather developments.  Minor tropical cyclones can develop into typhoons very quickly, limiting the time available for a safe evacuation.  Inform family and friends of your whereabouts and remain in close contact with your tour operator, hotel staff, transportation providers (airlines, cruise lines, etc.), and local officials for evacuation instructions during a weather emergency.

For further information on tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, please consult the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Honolulu the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, Fiji's regional meteorological center responsible for tropical cyclone warnings in the South Pacific region, or the Government of Australia's Bureau of Meteorology.

For further information:

more information
Origination:
Destination:
reserved
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Current News in Costa Rica
  • Half of WHO-recommended policies to reduce chronic diseases are not put into practice
  • Sex in all its permutations dominate Latin American films in Oscar race
  • Tripping over health: The Blue Zones Project’s plan to re-engineer communities, one city at a time
  • Teenager is caught by the Nicaraguan army trying to sneak in $42,000 strapped to her body 
  • China Fuels October Pork Exports; Beef Exports Down from Last Year
  • 37th annual California International Marathon to take place Sunday
  • ‘Karnawal,’ ‘Restless,’ ‘Summer White,’...
  • The Cooper Companies, Inc. (COO) CEO Al White on Q4 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
  • Antidiarrheal Drug Market Major Competitor Analysis - GlaxoSmithKline, Actelion, Perrigo, Lupin and Glenmark
  • World: CCRIF Delivers Disaster Risk Financing Training to Central American Governments
  • 'The best job': CBC North producer Marilyn Robak retires after 35-year career
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Neymar inspires PSG to comeback win at Montpellier
  • Strictly's unsung heroes who give the TV smash hit its glamorous look
  • Bridgestone Partners with Inspiring Athletes in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, and Argentina on the Road to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • ‘A rapist in your path’: The feminist anthem spreading round the world
  • Alvarado consultant in Costa Rica was invited for the second time to Washington to talk about politics and social network
  • Direct Selling Market in Costa Rica : Growth Analysis By Size, Share, Status, News, Demand and Forecast
  • Costa Rica: Costa Rica Factsheet November 2019
  • AMCD Commends UN Secretary General for Stance on Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon
  • Ligue 1 2019-20: Neymar stars in PSG's 3-1 comeback win over 10-man Montpellier
  • Tembalami shifts to East Africa
  • US holds historic cyber capacity-building workshop for the Caribbean
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Craigy T heads to Costa Rica
  • Pittsburgh company chosen to help Costa Rica transition to renewable energy
  • U.S. mother, son killed in car crash on way to Liberia airport in northern Costa Rica - The Tico Times
  • Colombia's Former Prison Island Gorgona Is Open For Tourists — And Snakes
  • MakeWar announce Mexico and Costa Rica tour
  • Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection in Costa Rica Sold
  • LSI awarded SAP contract at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
  • A Pick Of Luis Suarez’s Top Goals Following Stunning Mallorca Back Heel
  • Where Should You Travel Based Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?
  • The realm of the other in Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica cracks down on 'cruel' animal selfies with viral social media campaign
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • A global coffee deficit could be in our near future, report says
  • Costa Rica: Versión resumida de las Normas para la Inclusión, Protección y Atención de las Personas con Discapacidad en las Emergencias y Desastres
  • A ‘blue zones’ diet could increase life expectancy
  • David Attenborough will unearth the hidden world of PLANTS in his next documentary series
  • Sir David Attenborough's new Green Planet series will use robots to tell 'emotional stories' about plants
  • Travel Bags Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast 2019 – 2025
  • Nada Farhoud: It's time for the international climate conference to deliver
  • Have electoral bonds made a bad system worse?
  • About 100 countries at UN climate talks challenge Australia's use of carryover credits
  • ADVISORY: Going Net Zero: Long-term Strategies—and the Ambitious NDCs and Robust Governance to Get Us There
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • CROCS AND CANYONING: Exploring Costa Rica's highlands and Pacific coast
  • Digital (Online) Supermarkets Are Here
  • Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market
  • Panama Targets Costa Rica Shopping Tourism
  • Credit Does Not Rebound, Even With Lower Rates
  • Consumer uncertainty remains, but there is a little less pessimism
  • Tropical Wave and Cold Front Cause of Thursday’s Rains
  • Central Bank Debunks Fake $1,000 Bills
  • Two Americans Nabbed At San Jose Airport With US$644,000 In Cash
  • President Alvarado announces 3 trips abroad in less than a month
  • Lose A 20MIL? The San Jose Police Have It And Want To Return It To You!
Costa Rica Flag
Current Weather & Forecast
77°F
25°C
83%
Videos
  • Jaco Beach day time Jaco Beach Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica: The Streets of Jaco - International Living
  • Tour en San José, Costa Rica
  • San Jose Downtown Costa Rica
  • Jaco Beach Costa Rica
  • Alajuela Streets - Costa Rica Adventures
  • Provincia de Heredia [Costa Rica]
  • Ciudad de Heredia [Costa Rica]
  • COSTA RICA
  • Canopy Safari Zip Line Tour, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) - 2013 Promo
  • COSTA RICA official video ICT
  • Costa Rica
  • Discover Costa Rica
Currency Exchange Rate
568.964
Costa Rica Colones
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
Calculate Airport-to-Airport and Driving Distances