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Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Did you know about those great apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable yet? We’re all into phones nowadays. If you have a job, you’re retired or you are a Nini, for sure you’re the proud owner of a phone.

We don’t have a phone to talk to each other anymore, we now send text messages or a Whatsapp. Facebook, Twitter (more than ever now!) and Pinterest are widely used. Most of us have a lot of apps on their phone, many we don’t even use.

You might have to make some space on your phone for these apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable and delete some of the apps you don’t use.

Waze – GPS, Maps & Traffic – Free

Never get lost again. You don’t need an address. Just ask the person you’re visiting to send you his/her location and Waze will take you there. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all.

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Uber Costa Rica – Free

Uber is a ride-sharing app (private taxi) for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night.

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Whatsapp – Free

Real-time messaging. Almost everyone in Costa Rica uses Whatsapp to communicate for free by using the internet. You can send photos, recorded messages and text messages.

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Radio Costa Rica – Free

This free Radio Costa Rica app will allow you to listen to the best radio stations in Costa Rica.

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Google Translate

For those who are not fluent in the Spanish language, this Google Translate app can be of incredible assistance, at the most important moments.

• Translate between 103 languages by typing
• Tap to Translate: Copy text in any app and your translation pops up
• Offline: Translate 52 languages when you have no Internet
• Instant camera translation: Use your camera to translate text instantly in 30 languages
• Camera Mode: Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations in 37 languages

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Discover Costa Rica – Free

Discover Costa Rica is a free virtual guide which collects a wealth of information in detail, explains where the business is located, which makes the activity and how to contact the company.

. Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Pura Vida FM – Free

Discover, follow and listen to what matters most to you on your phone or tablet, Pura Vida FM.

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Exchange Rate Costa Rica

Keep up with the exchange rate Colones – US dollar at all times. An easy and flexible exchange rate app of the major financial institutions in Costa Rica. You can search to find quickly your favorite financial institution.

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Costa Rica Map Offline – Free

This Costa Rica map app allows you to view online and offline Costa Rica map in your mobile phone. You can download it in WiFi service area and use without Internet.

Apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable

Travel by Bus info – Free (Spanish)

Find out where the bus stops in Costa Rica are and their time schedule.

Did you like the apps to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable? Come back to our weekly blog, we try to give all kinds of tips to make living in Costa Rica more comfortable for expats. Suggestions are also very welcome.

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Ivo Henfling

Ivo Henfling started the American European Real Estate Network Costa Rica in 1996 and has grown it into the largest Costa Rica MLS with thousands of up to date property listings for sale and for rent. Ivo has written hundreds of articles about real estate and living in Costa Rica for The Tico Times and other online informational sites.

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