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

What you need to know about moving 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.

Moving in 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

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

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

What modes of transportation can LAC offer for your moving to Costa Rica from Canada and USA?

Costa Rica’s proximity to the US and Canada allows us to offer options for Ocean Shipping to perform long distance moving at affordable rates.

● FULL CONTAINER LOAD (FCL)
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.

● LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD (LCL)
With our Less than Container service, you can share a container with other customers that are also shipping cargo to Costa Rica. This will save you money, but you will need to make sure all your personal effects are safely and securely packaged to prevent any damage inside the container during the shipping journey.

What general requirements and shipping documents will you need?

When shipping your belongings 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 we will be declaring on your Bill of Lading is correct, including:

● Your full name
● 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?

If you want to ship your vehicle, LAC has the best international shipping options.

● RORO SHIPPING
If you are looking to ship just a car or other vehicle, you may consider our cost-efficient roll on/roll off service, depending on how close you are to a RORO shipping port.
RORO shipping to Costa Rica works with ocean carriers designed to internationally ship all kinds of wheeled vehicles including: cars, trucks, vans, buses, as well as construction and agricultural equipment.

● CONTAINER SHIPPING
If you need to ship both your vehicle and your household goods (such as furniture, electronics, home appliances or clothes) then 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.

Custom Regulations for moving to Costa Rica

At LAC, we simplify the transport of all of your belongings, but when shipping items like explosives, 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 moving to Costa Rica, contact the Costa Rican Consulate and Government travel offices in charge:

Choose LAC When Moving to Costa Rica

Our international relocation professionals at LAC will help you find the best solutions to move your most precious and expensive belongings to your new home.
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 the following topics: how to pack personal effects, how to choose a container, how to move household goods, and how to move a car.

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