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The Help 

You Need


We offer a logistical service for our clients who have not yet visited or lived in Costa Rica. We can help create a smooth transition from the airport to your final destination and help you get situated in your new surroundings. We offer scouting services for individuals or families that aren't sure where they would like to live in Costa Rica. Once you've arrived, we organize daily trips in order for you to see homes, neighborhoods, schools, commercial districts, etc. This is In addition to other services such as business consulting and lifestyle planning. We help optimize your chances of succeeding in Costa Rica beyond what we offer as agents.

Consuting & Additional Services

  • Consulting Services

    $125 for 2 hours. Advice for newcomers & investors.
    Valid for 3 months
    • Market Analysis
    • Investment Options
    • Business Structuring
    • Connections & Referrals
    • Lifestyle Planning
    • * 2-hours, additional hours available upon request
  • Best Value

    Scouting Services

    $350/day. Perfect for exploring new regions & neighborhoods.
    Valid for 3 months
    • Transportation
    • View Listings
    • Explore Neighborhoods
    • Locate Amenities
    • Spanish Translation
    • Visit Schools
  • Landing Service

    Excellent for individuals or families relocating.
    Valid for 3 months
    • Pre-Arrival Planning
    • Airport Pickup
    • Arrange Rides & Transportation
    • Coordinate Accommodations
    • Refer Needed Amenities
    • Spanish Translation
    • * does not include expenses accrued

StartAbroad Relocation Services

Make Costa Rica Home is pleased to be working with StartAbroad, an international relocation specialist. StartAbroad takes the stressful aspects of the move off of your plate so that you can get excited for your next adventure. They offer services that cover any aspect of your move, from discovery and planning to three months after you are happily settled into your new home. Co-founders Anna and Zach have expertise in international HR and program management in developing countries, and have relocated over 100 North Americans and Europeans overseas. 

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StartAbroad Founder

Zach has a background building and scaling programs in developing country contexts. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, he became country director for Courts for Kids in the Dominican Republic. He got his MPA from Columbia University, then served as One Acre Fund's Agroforestry Lead, where he oversaw the scaling of an innovative system of tree production and distribution, culminating in over 100 million trees distributed across eight countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.

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StartAbroad Founder

Anna has a background and expertise in international HR, an MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship, and experience leading a division of 100+ employees. After graduating from the University of Virginia she worked as a teacher in a British boarding school, spent five years in Kenya overseeing HR for a large international NGO, and set up HR for a tech startup working across 20 countries, before getting her MBA from IE University in Madrid. She has overseen the international moves of over one hundred westerners over her professional career.


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