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Costa Rica is a perfect destination for expats wishing to make a new start abroad while enjoying to be surrendered by amazing natural landscapes. As a pioneer in ecotourism, Costa Rica is a destination offering numerous professional opportunities in the environment protection sector.

The General Directorate of Migration provides many types of visas which afford expats to settle in the country.

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As the country's capital, San José is home to almost half of Costa Rica's population. Read this article to find out more about working in this metropolitan city that is a fantastic melting pot of cultures. 

Heredia is reputed to be the safest city in Costa Rica, and the region is often referred to as the Silicone Valley of Central America. Read this article to find out more about working in the City of Flowers.  

A low unemployment rate and a strong economy set Costa Rica apart from its neighbours. If you have fallen in love with the jungles and mountains of this biodiverse country, then read this article to find out more about how you can live and work there.

When it comes to staying in Costa Rica, there are many options, from transit and tourist visas to temporary residence permits and residency programmes. Read this article to find out more.

Located between Nicaragua and Panama, millions of foreigners travel to the 'Switzerland of Central America' every year for its picture-postcard beaches, tropical jungles and adventure activities. Read this article to find out more.

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