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moving to south america, possibly costa rica or panama

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1. Posted by dave1978 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

This thread is marked as being 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 2488 posts) 5y

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.