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moving to south america, possibly costa rica or panama

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean moving to south america, possibly costa rica or panama

1. Posted by dave1978 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 20 Nov '11 09:13

dave1978 has indicated that this thread is about Panama

May 2011 I want to move to costa rica or possibly panama. I want out of the united states for good. I am looking for somewhere with enough tourism that I can find a job and not have to move back to America. Any suggestions

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1581 posts) 20 Nov '11 09:49

Costa Rica and Panama are located in Central America, not South America.

I suggest that you start Googling ex-pat forums. The ex-pat forums will have the info you require regarding long-term residency, work visas, job possibilities, etc. - a travel forum like this one is (mostly) useless for those discussions.

Two questions: 1.) What skills do you have? Unless you can bring something to the table then it's always easier/cheaper for an employer to hire a local. 2.) How is your Spanish? Unless it's fairly good you can forget about a decent, high-paying "real" job and you'll have to accept grunt work at best - and that's NOT a good way to live long-term in a foreign country.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry