I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
I’m NOT an expert (an "expert" 2 ME knows 101%-NOT me). I believe in sharin info•helping where I can! And with over 2,200 entries, so some things might be out of date, so if you find old info PLEASE help each other by getting the updated info & sharing it with me to revise. At least you have some basic info to get you started.
Better yet - do you have extra time on your hands & looking for a volunteer project? Since this blog is a labor of love & RARELY does anyone share a donation (even though MANY have said how much it's helped them), I could REALLY use help updating info. Spanish speakers ESPECIALLY welcome since my VicLish can be somewhat limited at times!!

Has my blog helped in any way? Helped find something•brought more EASE? More exposure or business?
I welcome you to show YOUR appreciation for my efforts!
(see below other ways to show your appreciation)
The easiest way is with PAYPAL - Attn: LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com
(you do NOT need to have a PayPal account to do this - just a credit or debit card)
Do YOU have/know of a Business•Event•News•Place•Things 4 Sale•Rent to add? Email:


• APPLE LAPTOP - Do you have a Laptop you're not using? Mine recently broke so I'm using a lender. Must be new enough to run current Skypes & have an SDCard slot.
• Amazon.com or GoDaddy.com Credit•Gift Certificate (attn: SarongGoddess@gmail.com)
• Something else to share?? A gift certificate or invite for your business? I'm open!! (at times I'll add other things here that I'm seeking)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Where do the Different TYPES of Expats Live?

When considering moving to Costa Rica, I think one thing I have not seen a lot of people considering - that CAN effect their pleasure in living in an area - is asking about/looking for Like-Minded people!

When posting on many of the message boards -
I RARELY see people sharing who THEY are - what their interests area, what they're seeking in an area, their age range (IF that's important to them).  It's often more of a broad general statement asking where to live.

I KNOW I wouldn't blend in as much - or be able to give back - in an area where the expat community seems to be more conservative (like Cariari).

So what area do YOU Expats feel tends to have more Liberal Thinking expats?

More Democrat Expats?

More Conservative • Republicans Expats?

Expats that are Younger Families?

Temporary Corporate Families (so not really "Expats" as they're often in Costa Rica just 2-4 years or so)?

Expats into Sustainable Living? 

Expats/services geared towards the Organic community?

How about Expats that are more "WooWoo" - into Self Empowerment • New Age-y things • Spiritual • Spirituality - where there are more classes, groups, etc. (MY kinda people!!  I personally find LOTS more of these things in the Escazu area)?

Expats into Healthier Living (vegetarians, raw foodies, holistic healing, etc.)?

Younger people/singles Expats?

How about more traditional christian religion Expats?

How about Expat families into Home or Non-Schooling?

40-60 year old Expats?

More Physically Active Expats?

How about more Doomsday believing Expats?

More Anti-/down with America Expats?

I even want to know what areas you find Expats that tend to "keep to themselves" more? (less social)

Please share YOUR observations•experiences so I can share with others (names do NOT have to be included - or just your first name - whatever YOU want)!

E- me at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com

PLEASE "SHARE" this with EVERYONE you know that lives/has lived in Costa Rica in hopes they'll share THEIR experiences/observations!!  It can be REALLY HELPFUL!!

No comments: