Relocating to Costa Rica from the U.S.
If you are preparing to move from the United States to Costa Rica, the team at Allied International can assist. We can help make your relocation smooth and somewhat stress free. Depend on our team of qualified and experienced movers for your overseas move.
We offer over 130 years of experience in relocating people and their belongings all over the world. When planning a relocation overseas, the last thing you want to worry about is the logistics of an international move. At Allied International we can help you proper documentation, Customs regulations and offer a variety of moving services. Depending on the timeframe of relocation you can choose from either ocean or air moving options.
Outlining Your Move to Costa Rica
To help understand your moving options and requirements, an Allied International specialist will go through a few items with you. These may include:
- When do you have to be in Costa Rica?
- Do you have a preference of air or by sea to ship your belongings? (may depend on when shipment is needed)
- Will you require packing or custom crating services?
- What is the timeframe you plan on remaining in Costa Rica?
- Are you moving alone or with family?
- Estimate of the size of your shipment?
There is always some cost when it comes to moving. When moving overseas, it is a major factor to consider and be prepared for. Your initial step will be to contact Allied International to schedule a home survey to receive an estimate to relocate your belongings to Costa Rica. Depending on your timeframe, you will want to be sure to set this up as early as possible so there is no delay in your shipment.
During a home survey, one of our trained and experienced moving specialists will review all your belongings and determine your shipment’s estimated cubic footage. They will also discuss other services you may need such as packing or crating. Once this is complete you will receive a free quote to relocate your belongings to your new destination.
To receive an accurate quote, contact Allied International to setup an appointment for a home survey. In the end, the cubic footage of your shipment, your chosen method of moving, the services you require, and other factors will determine the cost of your relocation overseas. Having this quote will only help you prepare for the cost of moving overseas.
We offer competitive international moving rates, as well as special discounts for smaller international shipments.
History of Costa Rica
Coast Rica, officially known as the Republic of Coast Rica, is in Central America. It borders Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, the Pacific Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea. Costa Rica has an estimated population of around 4.5 million people. A quarter of the population live in the capital and the largest city, San Jose.
The landscape of Costa Rica includes beaches, volcanoes, and jungles. Costa Rica is located just north of the equator which means it has a tropical climate all year-round. To the locals there are two seasons, summer which is the dry season and winter which is the rainy season.
Home to a variety of plants and animals, around 25% of the land is in protected national parks and protected areas. One park, the Corcovado, is home to all four Costa Rican monkey species. Here you will find the Geoffroy’s spider monkey, the Central American squirrel monkey, the mantled howler, and the white-headed capuchin. These national parks and protected areas are what draws many tourists to Costa Rica.
Costa Rica’s economy is based on pharmaceuticals, financial outsourcing, software development, and ecotourism. The three main cash crops include bananas, pineapples and coffee. Trade partners of Costa Rica include the US, Netherlands, china, Mexico, Venezuela and Japan.
Many countries have items that are prohibited or restricted from being imported and exported. These items may include food, pets and medications and customs regulations are subject to change at any time. When traveling to Costa Rica you want to be sure to research all customs regulations. This can be done with your local embassy or the country’s consulate prior to relocating. You can also visit VisaHQ.com, they offer customs regulations for numerous countries.
Plan Your Move Today
We are an international moving company who has been in the moving business for over a century. At Allied International we have the means and experience to successfully accomplish your international relocation. Request an online free personalized quote or in-home estimate to begin your journey across the globe.
Are you ready to start budgeting for your international move? Call Allied International for more information.