Living and Teaching English in Costa Rica - Habits, Customs & Curiosities

Costa Rica is one of the most exciting destinations in the world with millions of tourists coming to the country each year.

Many of them love it so much that they decide to stay and work as English language teachers.

The demand for qualified teachers is high and jobs can be found all over the country.

This page offers an insight in Costa Rica’s best travel destinations, most exciting cities, what weather to expect on arrival, as well as information on the cost of living and what to pack for your adventure in Costa Rica.


The Weather of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has one of the most diverse climates in the world making it the perfect destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers.
However, September and October is the best time to visit the Caribbean region of Costa Rica.
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The best time to visit is between December and April when the climate is at its driest. The country's many great beaches are best enjoyed at this time of the year.
It’s Green Season from May to November which is the best time to explore the lush forests and also for surfing.

SOURCE: www . govisitcostarica . com/travelInfo/climate . asp

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Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a popular destination for those looking to live a relaxed lifestyle and enjoy great weather year-round, but how much does it cost to live there?
Transportation such as bus, taxi and occasional shuttles or rental cars will amount to around $150 a month.
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Housing in Costa Rica will cost around $500 - $1000 without utilities. You can also expect to spend about $400 a month on groceries and eating out, as well as about $75 for internet and cellphone.

SOURCE: mytanfeet . com/expat-life/digital-nomad-in-costa-rica/

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Best Places to See in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations in Latin America and it’s not hard to see why.
Monteverde is a 26,000 acre cloud forest reserve providing a home to thousands of species of plants, animals and insects. Canopy tours are a great way to explore the rainforest.
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The northern plains feature the amazing Arenal Volcano National Park with a lake that’s great for fishing and windsurfing.
Ziplining high above the ground in the jungle canopy is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip to Costa Rica.

SOURCE: www . homeaway . com/d/39170/costa-rica

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Top 10 Cities in Costa Rica

San José is the capital city of Costa Rica and usually the first place tourists visit when coming to the country.
The city of La Fortuna is another popular destination as it is the base camp for volcano trips to Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica’s most famous and active volcano.
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The city offers a wide range of exciting cultural hot spots, such as the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum or the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.
Many people visit Monteverde because of its many forests and the opportunity to go on canopy and jungle tours in the rainforest surrounding the city.

SOURCE: www . business2community . com/infographics/costa-rica-haven-touristsinfographic-0708026

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What to Bring to Costa Rica

When traveling to Costa Rica, you need to be prepared for a wide range of temperatures ranging anywhere from 10 to 35 degrees Celsius depending on where you travel.
Also be sure to bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, good walking shoes and water sandals. A money belt is also recommended to avoid being pickpocketed while on the go.
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Rapid changes in temperature and the possibility of rain mean you need to be prepared. Therefore, it is recommended to bring light-weight and fast-drying clothing.

SOURCE: crsurf . com/trips . html

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