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

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

Published
the title goes here
FIFA U-20 WWC: Falconets Coach targets trophy in Costa Rica
SHRB Online Gets Underway; Daniel Dvoress Scoops $600k Six-Max Score
Abedi Pele wins UEFA Champions League with Olympique Marseille
Football matches resume in Costa Rica as virus curbs ease
A Very Special Town in Costa Rica Awards Citizenship to All Its Bees, Bats, Birds and Butterflies
Maverick Citizen: OP-ED: Calls for a unique global collaboration in the fight against Covid-19
Nicaragua-Costa Rica coronavirus dispute stalls hundreds of trucks at border
Hinge couple stuck in Costa Rica after going for third date
Training and Interoperability to be discussed at Helicopter Technology CEE 2020
FEATURE-Colombian factory adds bedrooms for workers as economy slowly reopens
Allot BusinessSecure Helps Telcos Keep Businesses Cyber Secure
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
American Timothy Chandler scores late equalizer for Bundesliga’s Eintracht Frankfurt
Why young football star chose Germany over NZ
What ransomware attacks on vendors mean for banks
NCDs at the 73rd World Health Assembly: Learning lessons from COVID-19
Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay
Buddy's Best: Where Are They Now? Nate Michael went from scoring touchdowns at Apponequet to sailing the world as a field service engineer
Emergency Tracking: COVID19 Pandemic Migrant Receiving Stations (MRS) Situation Report #7, 08-14 May 2020, Panama
Xtravirt and Runecast announce EMEA partnership that will deliver increased customer value
Uruguay and Costa Rica: beacons of Latin American virus success
5 reasons Costa Rica is winning plaudits for fighting COVID-19: a Resident Coordinator’s blog
Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Costa Rica legalises same-sex marriage in first for Central America
Costa Rica’s importance to tech innovation is on the rise
Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage in first for Central America
Costa Rica legalises same-sex marriage
GIEWS Country Brief: Costa Rica 26-May-2020
Costa Rica allows same-sex marriage in first for Central America
Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to legalise same-sex marriage
Newsdeck: Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in a first for Central America
Costa Rica becomes first country in Central America to allow same-sex marriages
Costa Rica becomes first Central America country with marriage equality
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings
Costa Rica is the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriages
Costa-Rica-Legalizes-Same-Sex-Marriage
First same-sex couple weds in Costa Rica after ban dropped
Livestreamed Wedding Ushers in Gay Marriage Era in Costa Rica
FieldVibe Launches 1.5 Version of Their Scheduling App for Field Services
Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, Ending Years-Long Dispute Over Marriage Law
Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages
Defying pandemic, gay couples hold first marriages in Costa Rica
Costa Rica First in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
Costa Rica celebrates marriage equality
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!
Today
Patchy Rain
High:89°F (31°C)
Low:78°F (26°C)
Winds:SSE 2 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:26.9
Tomorrow
Patchy Rain
High:89°F (32°C)
Low:76°F (25°C)
Winds:S 2 MPH (3 KPH)
Precipitation:19.8
Thursday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:82°F (28°C)
Low:76°F (24°C)
Winds:ESE 3 MPH (5 KPH)
Precipitation:28.7
Friday
Heavy Rain at Times
High:78°F (25°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:SE 3 MPH (4 KPH)
Precipitation:33.7
Saturday
Moderate or Heavy Rain Shower
High:80°F (27°C)
Low:73°F (23°C)
Winds:SE 4 MPH (7 KPH)
Precipitation:46.0
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
Nicoya, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Current News in Costa Rica
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: Falconets Coach targets trophy in Costa Rica
  • SHRB Online Gets Underway; Daniel Dvoress Scoops $600k Six-Max Score
  • Abedi Pele wins UEFA Champions League with Olympique Marseille
  • Football matches resume in Costa Rica as virus curbs ease
  • A Very Special Town in Costa Rica Awards Citizenship to All Its Bees, Bats, Birds and Butterflies
  • Maverick Citizen: OP-ED: Calls for a unique global collaboration in the fight against Covid-19
  • Nicaragua-Costa Rica coronavirus dispute stalls hundreds of trucks at border
  • Hinge couple stuck in Costa Rica after going for third date
  • Training and Interoperability to be discussed at Helicopter Technology CEE 2020
  • FEATURE-Colombian factory adds bedrooms for workers as economy slowly reopens
  • Allot BusinessSecure Helps Telcos Keep Businesses Cyber Secure
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • American Timothy Chandler scores late equalizer for Bundesliga’s Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Why young football star chose Germany over NZ
  • What ransomware attacks on vendors mean for banks
  • NCDs at the 73rd World Health Assembly: Learning lessons from COVID-19
  • Britain, Host of U.N. Climate Talks, Proposes Full-Year Pandemic Delay
  • Buddy's Best: Where Are They Now? Nate Michael went from scoring touchdowns at Apponequet to sailing the world as a field service engineer
  • Emergency Tracking: COVID19 Pandemic Migrant Receiving Stations (MRS) Situation Report #7, 08-14 May 2020, Panama
  • Xtravirt and Runecast announce EMEA partnership that will deliver increased customer value
  • Uruguay and Costa Rica: beacons of Latin American virus success
  • 5 reasons Costa Rica is winning plaudits for fighting COVID-19: a Resident Coordinator’s blog
  • Costa Rica latest country to legalize same-sex marriage
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Costa Rica legalises same-sex marriage in first for Central America
  • Costa Rica’s importance to tech innovation is on the rise
  • Costa Rica legalizes same-sex marriage in first for Central America
  • Costa Rica legalises same-sex marriage
  • GIEWS Country Brief: Costa Rica 26-May-2020
  • Costa Rica allows same-sex marriage in first for Central America
  • Vaxine Pty Ltd Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Collaboration with Leading South Korean BioPharma Company, Medytox Inc
  • Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to legalise same-sex marriage
  • Newsdeck: Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in a first for Central America
  • Costa Rica becomes first country in Central America to allow same-sex marriages
  • Costa Rica becomes first Central America country with marriage equality
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings
  • Costa Rica is the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriages
  • Costa-Rica-Legalizes-Same-Sex-Marriage
  • First same-sex couple weds in Costa Rica after ban dropped
  • Livestreamed Wedding Ushers in Gay Marriage Era in Costa Rica
  • FieldVibe Launches 1.5 Version of Their Scheduling App for Field Services
  • Costa Rica Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, Ending Years-Long Dispute Over Marriage Law
  • Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages
  • Defying pandemic, gay couples hold first marriages in Costa Rica
  • Costa Rica First in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
  • Do You Have News to Share? Get It Published.
  • Costa Rica celebrates marriage equality
  • 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
82°F
28°C
79%
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
569.653
Costa Rica Colones
per US Dollar
U.S. State Department Travel Alerts & Warnings
Calculate Airport-to-Airport and Driving Distances