Facebook has made transitioning to living in a new country much easier. You can use it to connect with other expats and get tips and advice. There are several Facebook groups every expat must join to get their questions answered. Since many of the expats have lived in Costa Rica for years its a great resource to connect and get advise.
Make sure to check out Playas del Coco, Expatriates in Costa Rica, Expats in Guanacaste, Gringo Expats in North America and North Americans living in Costa Rica. These groups are also useful if you need to sell/buy something, want to know where you can buy a certain item or if you just want to meet new people.
You’ll be surprised at how seemingly simple tasks aren’t so simple in a small beach town. Now you know who to turn to if you have any questions!