On my website, I try to hit the topic of Costa Rica from various points of interest. I usually fail and just end up providing observations based on our daily lives here or topics I am especially interested in, in my special way. But still, some types of questions come up frequently enough that I feel I need to, at the very least, provide a resource for.

One such question group is about family travel in Costa Rica: traveling with kids, schooling, finding social activities, integrating kids into a foreign country, etc.

Unfortunately (for you, not me), I don’t have a clue about traveling the globe with kids, much less Costa Rica.

Fortunately, I know people.

One of our friends here in the Central Valley has traveled extensively with her family in tow; husband and two toddlers. The last two years they have spent in Costa Rica. Emily Shea, aka – The Travel Mother – writes a blog about living in and traveling around foreign countries with a family.

She has recently written a quick book with the 15 most asked questions she gets asked about being an expat with a family in Costa Rica.

  • What’s it like giving birth in Costa Rica?
  • How is the healthcare in Costa Rica?
  • What about schooling?
  • How can I find affordable housing?
  • How has living in Costa Rica altered your family?

… and 10 more.

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Top 15 FAQs on Living in Costa Rica with Kids

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After reading her FAQ’s head over to TravelMother.com to read about their adventures throughout the world and the tips she has learned through traveling with kids.

Until next time,



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