Choose one of the best international moving companies for your upcoming move to Costa Rica from the US or Canada

Latin American Cargo (LAC) is a full-service international shipping company, with years of experience and extensive knowledge in long distance moving. We offer taylored shipping solutions, to help you ease the stress and costs associated with your international moving to Costa Rica.

What you need to know about relocating to Costa Rica

With modern cities like San Jose, lush rainforests, and miles of pristine beaches, moving to Costa Rica from Canada and the USA is a great opportunity for raising a family or spending your retirement years in paradise.

The country has a long history of political stability and a democracy that makes it a safe destination for both expats and tourists. With no army to pay for, the government of Costa Rica is able to offer universal medical care with a healthcare system that keeps residents healthy. Costa Ricans have one of the highest average life expectancy rates in the world.

Relocating to Costa Rica also means enjoying a relaxed approach to life, not to mention the spectacular natural beauty that the country offers, from jungle to mountains and a beautiful coast with miles of pristine beaches.

What items can LAC transport for your relocation to Costa Rica

moving to Costa Rica from the USA or Canada, you will want to transport as many of your personal belongings as possible, to make your new home feel comfortable and welcoming.
That is why LAC offers a wide range of long distance moving services to transport all your personal effects in the safest, most secure, and cost-efficient way possible:

● Shipping household goods to Costa Rica, such as furniture, electronics, home appliances or clothes
● Transporting personal effects, valuable artwork, and family heirlooms
● Cars and other vehicle shipping

What mode of transportation is best for shipping household goods to Costa Rica?

To perform long distance moving at affordable rates to Costa Rica, FCL ocean shipping is the best option.

Full Container Load, or FCL
, is a method of intermodal or oceanic transportation that gives you exclusive access and control over your own shipping container.
Because you are not sharing the space, you are fully in charge when it comes to the safety and the security of your personal belongings.
Also, shipping your household goods and furniture to Costa Rica by ocean container will allow you to save a considerable amount of money, compared to other shipping methods such as air freight.

What shipping documents will you need to move to Costa Rica from the US or Canada?

When shipping your household goods and furniture to Costa Rica, you will need to be ready to supply documents with a list of all items being shipped. To avoid any delay or issues, make sure all the information that will be declared on your Bill of Lading is correct. This includes:

● Your full name and other personal information
● Every detail regarding the personal belongings you are shipping with us
● The origin and destination ports
● Your complete and accurate address at origin and destination.

Do you have a vehicle to ship to Costa Rica?

We offer the best solutions to help you move your car when relocating to Costa Rica.

Are you looking to ship just your personal vehicle? Then you may consider our roll on/roll off service, depending on how close you are to a RORO shipping port.
RORO is the fastest and most cost efficient way to internationally ship all kinds of wheeled vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans or buses, as well as construction and agricultural equipment.

Do you plan on shipping both your vehicle and household goods to Costa Rica (such as furniture, electronics, home appliances or clothes)? In that case, you should consider moving your car with the rest of your belongings in a 40 ft ocean container. This will be the most affordable and convenient shipping option that will keep all your personal effects, vehicles included, in the same transportation cluster.


Customs Regulations when Relocating to Costa Rica

At LAC, we simplify the transport of all of your belongings. But when shipping items like food, fruits, silver, gold and artwork, you need to consider that there might be restrictions and regulations.

If you have any questions regarding the required documentation needed when shipping personal belongings, household goods and furniture to Costa Rica, then you should contact the Costa Rican Consulate and Government travel offices in charge.


To help you out, our experts have answered some commonly asked questions about shipping personal effects and relocating to Costa Rica. Your question is not listed below?
Take a look at our Complete Guide on How to Move internationally, that will lead you through the process of relocating to Costa Rica, step by step.

Choose LAC When Moving to Costa Rica from the US & Canada

Looking to hire the best international moving company to relocate to Costa Rica?
Our international relocation professionals at LAC will help you find the best solutions to ship your household goods to Costa Rica.
We will guide you at every step of your move to Costa Rica and answer all your questions.
Please visit our blog to learn more about how to pack personal effects, how to choose a container, how to move household goods, and how to move a car.