Costa Rica


DACR is the official country committee for US Democrats living in Costa Rica.  We're an active group who get together to talk politics, learn about issues, register absentee voters and work to ensure more Democrats in state and Federal offices.  DACR usually holds a monthly meeting the last Saturday of the month plus other scheduled special events such as potluck parties, picnics, film showings and fundraisers.  Meetings include invited speakers on U.S. or Costa Rican topical issues.

Our mission is to help Americans living abroad to register to vote and to request their absentee ballots with, to elect Democrats, and to educate Americans living, working, serving, and/or studying abroad about issues and legislation that affects them.

 Democrats Abroad is the official arm of the Democratic Party for US citizens living outside the United States and its territories. The Democratic Party is the only major American political party that affords its members this opportunity. Democrats Abroad holds seats on the Democratic National Committee and sends a voting delegation to its national convention to nominate our candidate for President. Democrats Abroad Costa Rica (DACR) is one of more than 100 country committees of Democrats Abroad, the official affiliate of the Democratic Party for millions living outside of the U.S. 

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Costa Rica please contact us.

Kathy Rothschild Chair 
Democrats Abroad – Costa Rica

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DA Costa Rica Leadership:

| DACR Chair
| DACR Vice-Chair | DACR Environmental Policy Coordinator
| DACR Treasurer
| DACR Secretary
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    January 25 – 28, 2018

    Costa Rica

    Great Learning and Sharing Opportunity

    Workshops and Training

    Get Out the Vote

    Voter Registration Training

    Country Committee Reports

    Country Committee Leadership

    Nation Builder Database Management

    Nation Builder Email, News, and Events

    Using Social Media Effectively

    Regional Issues

    CC Relationship to DPCA and DNC


    Fundraising Ideas

    The Fun and Special Events

    Make New and Catch-up with Old Friends

    Evening Reception with Live Music – Blues, Rock and Country

    Pizza and Movie night with members of the Cast of “A Bold Peace”

    Final Dinner and Party with Live Music – Former Broadway and Jazz Star

    Welcome Greeting from Casa Presidencial

    Keynote from Former Ambassador Fitz Haney

    Surprise Appearances

    Walk in Beautiful Tropical Gardens

    Early Morning Birding

    Great Pre-and-Post Tour Opportunities

    The Venue

    Hotel Bougainvillea

    Set within lush tropical gardens just a 20-minute drive from San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea offers a large outdoor pool, tennis courts and a gym. Rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or city.

    The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.

    Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan and a coffee maker. Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.


    Very Reasonable for High Season

    $360 per person based on double occupancy for:

    Three nights hotel with breakfast included

    Conference meals and coffee breaks

    Conference donation

    Costa Rica transportation

    All activities including 2 dinners

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

    Inquire and Sign-up now

    November 30 Deadline

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    "Immigrants for Sale" Don't miss this film! Oct 28th

    October 28th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Little Theatre Group in San Rafael de Escazú

    The plight of Immigrants in the US

    Documentary film - Immigrants for Sale
    The detention of migrants has become a multi-billion-dollar industry in which immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like mere products. Private corporations run over 200 facilities that offer over 150,000-bed spaces and rake in a total profit of close to five billion dollars per year. These detention centers get paid for the number of people that are in the center per night. There is no incentive to speed up the legal processes and let the detainees leave the facility

    Q&A with Immigration Lawyer – Amy Novick – via Skype from Washington D.C.

    Amy has been involved with immigration and nationality law and policy for more than 25 years. She served as Deputy Director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where she directed the Association’s extensive immigration education program. Start thinking about questions you can ask.

    Costa Rican Dreamer to share his experiences.

    R.S.V.P. to attend:

    : ₡ 3,000
    (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign)
    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it.
    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each
    (money raised goes towards our Get Out The Vote efforts)


    Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm. RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or Email Maxine - you NEED to make a reservation for a ride.


    If you are unable to use the link, then reply directly to this email.

    You MUST reserve a seat for admission. This will be another sellout for sure.
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email


    Our former Ambassador Fitz Haney, an Obama appointee, is a contestant on Dancing with Stars Costa Rica. Winners are chosen by votes from the public. Please help him win. If he wins he has committed his prize money to cancer research in Costa Rica.

    HOW TO VOTE: 1st you must register -

    Once you've registered, just go to that link, sign in & VOTE!! You may vote 7 times every day.
    (If you don't speak much Spanish - open it in Chrome & it should convert into English)

    Vote for "FITZ & LUCIA" #FitzYLuci

    Sundays at 7-9pm on Canal 7

    He has a real shot with all our support. Let’s make it happen. Vote!

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, July 01, 2018 at 01:00 PM

    Vote with Pride

    It is crucial to protect LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica as well as in the United States, which are currently under attack. If you wish to send your vote back home, the parade is the perfect place to do so. Come, have fun, and register to vote. #LoveWins

    Wednesday, July 04, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica

    Register to Vote on the Fourth of July!!!

    The Kin Rivera Band featuring David Tucker!

    The Coffee Pickin' Square Dancers!

    Hot dogs, Chili, & Apple Pie! 

    Photos with Uncle Sam!

    Boat rides & Cornhole!

    Face Painting & Kids' Games!

    And a massive Fireworks show