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List of famous people from Costa Rica, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Costa Rica, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Costa Rica you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Costa Rica, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Alfio Piva and David Diach.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Costa Rica?" or "Which celebrities were born in Costa Rica?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Humberto Brenes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Humberto Brenes age 65 - Humberto Brenes is a Costa Rican professional poker player. Brenes currently resides in Miami Lakes, Florida with his wife and three children. Brenes began his gambling career playing baccarat, ...more

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Bali Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Bali Rodríguez age 33 - Bali Rodríguez was born on August 8, 1985 in San Jose Costa Rica. She is the daughter of ex-Miss Costa Rica Barbara Bonilla and Carlos Rodríguez, the owner of La Guacima racetrack. ...more

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Jens Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Jens Hoffmann age 41 - Jens Hoffmann Mesèn is a writer and exhibition maker. He currently is Deputy Director of The Jewish Museum in New York, where he oversees exhibitions, collections, and public programs. He ...more

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Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán Died at 74 (1801-1875) - Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán was President of El Salvador 15 February 1845 - 1 February 1846. This Central American statesman was born in Cartago, Costa Rica, in 1801 and died in San ...more

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Generif is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica

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Luis Chaves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Luis Chaves age 46 - Luis Chaves, is a Costa Rican poet, considered one of the leading figures in contemporary Costa Rican poetry.

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Walter Rojas Perez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica

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Miguel Gomez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Miguel Gomez age 33 - Miguel Gomez is a screenwriter, film producer, film director and film editor.

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Alberto Oreamuno Flores is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alberto Oreamuno Flores Died at 75 (1905-1980) - Alberto Oreamuno Flores was a Costa Rican political figure. He served as the president of Costa Rica between 1952 and 1953.

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Alejandro Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alejandro Jenkins age 38 - Alejandro Jenkins is a post-doctorate researcher of high energy physics at Florida State University. Dr. Jenkins is a native of Costa Rica. He received degrees from Harvard University and the ...more

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Armando Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Armando Foster age 56 - Armando Foster is a Costa Rican cricket player.

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Andrea Truque is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Andrea Truque age 32 - Andrea Truque is a film producer.

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Gerónima Montealegre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Gerónima Montealegre Died at 69 (1823-1892) - Gerónima Montealegre Fernández de Carranza Ramírez was First Lady of Costa Rica and wife of Temporary Head of State Bruno Carranza. She was born in San José on ...more

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Delmar Costello is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Delmar Costello Died at 56 (1905-1961) - Delmar Costello was an actor.

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Álvaro Saborío is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Álvaro Saborío age 35 - Álvaro Alberto Saborío Chacón is a Costa Rican footballer, who currently plays for Real Salt Lake in Major League Soccer and the Costa Rica national football team.

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José Adrián Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José Adrián Bonilla age 37 - José Adrián Bonilla Bonilla is a Costa Rican professional road bicycle racer born on April 28, 1978 in Paraíso, Costa Rica. He debuted professionally in 2004 with the team ...more

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Juan Antonio Marín is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Juan Antonio Marín age 42 - Juan Antonio Marín is a former professional male tennis player from Costa Rica. He originally played on tour under the Spanish flag, as he had lived in Spain since he was 14, but in March ...more

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Maribel Guardia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Maribel Guardia age 57 - Maribel Guardia is a Costa Rican actress, model, singer and TV hostess, who works in Mexico, and currently lives and resides in Mexico. Winner Miss Costa Rica 1978 and Miss Universe-Miss ...more

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Giancarlo Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Giancarlo Guerrero Giancarlo Guerrero, a native of Costa Rica, became the seventh music director of the Nashville Symphony at the beginning of its 2009-2010 season. Since 2011, he also has been principal guest ...more

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José Salvatierra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José Salvatierra age 26 - José Andres Salvatierra López is a Costa Rican football player, currently playing for Alajuelense in the Costa Rican Primera División, and for the Costa Rica national ...more

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Hernán Sáenz Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Hernán Sáenz Jiménez age 71 - Hernán Sáenz Jiménez is a Costa Rican economist and lawyer, who was the Minister of Finance for the administration of President Rodrigo Carazo Odio in Costa Rica from 1979 ...more

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Andy Herron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Andy Herron age 37 - Andy Francisco Herron Aguilar is a Costa Rican footballer.

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Guillermo Vargas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Guillermo Vargas age 40 - Guillermo Vargas Jiménez, also known as Habacuc, is an artist best known for the controversy caused when he exhibited an emaciated dog in a gallery in Nicaragua in 2007.

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Kurt Morsink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Kurt Morsink age 31 - Kurt Morsink is a retired American-Costa Rican soccer player.

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José León Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José León Sánchez age 85 - José León Sánchez Alvarado is a Costa Rican novelist born in 1929, best known for his works Isla de los hombres solos and Tenochtitlan. He was born in Cucaracho del ...more

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Paolo Cesar Montoya Cantillo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Paolo Cesar Montoya Cantillo age 31 - Paolo Cesar Montoya Cantillo is an athlete. He represented Costa Rica in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Gonzalo Morales Sáurez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Gonzalo Morales Sáurez age 70 - Gonzalo Morales Sáurez is a Costa Rican painter. He studied in The San Fernando Academy in Madrid, Spain from 1970 to 1974. He is best known for his hyper-realistic works, and has ...more

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Joel Campbell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Joel Campbell age 24 - Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels is a Costa Rican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF, on loan from English club Arsenal, and the Costa Rica national team. Campbell ...more

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Alfonso Santigosa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alfonso Santigosa Alfonso Santigosa is a voice actor.

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Steven Bryce is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Steven Bryce age 38 - Steven Bryce Valerio is a former Costa Rican footballer. Bryce was well known along his career for his polyfunctuonality and his ability to play different roles at the field, such as: attacking ...more

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Alberto Cañas Escalante is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alberto Cañas Escalante Died at 94 (1920-2014) - Alberto Cañas Escalante was a politician, writer, intellectual, public servant, and journalist from San José, Costa Rica. He is known as one of the most important figures in the ...more

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Osvaldo Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Osvaldo Rodríguez age 25 - Osvaldo Rodríguez is a football player.

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Jay Weisleder is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Jay Weisleder age 40 - Jay Weisleder is a film producer.

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Victoria Guardia Alvarado is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Victoria Guardia Alvarado age 76 - Victoria Guardia Alvarado is a Costa Rican politician and diplomat. She is the present Ambassador of Costa Rica in the FAO in Malta. She was born in San José, Costa Rica, in 1939. She ...more

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Carlos Gagini is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Carlos Gagini Died at 60 (1865-1925) - Carlos Gagini was a Costa Rican intellectual, philologist writer, esperantist and linguist. He was born in Costa Rica, in a family of Swiss descent. He was a significant figure in linguistics ...more

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Jhonny Cubero is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Jhonny Cubero age 39 - Jhonny Cubero Quesada is a Costa Rican professional footballer who currently plays for Coatepeque in Guatemala.

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Luis María de Larrea y Legarre... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Luis María de Larrea y Legarreta Died at 91 (1918-2009) - Luis María de Larrea y Legarreta was a Spanish Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. At the age of 91, he was one of the oldest bishops in the Church and one of oldest bishops of Spain. ...more

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Leonel Moreira is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Leonel Moreira age 25 - Leonel Gerardo Moreira Ledezma is a Costa Rican football player, currently playing for Herediano in Primera División de Costa Rica, and for the Costa Rica national football team. He plays ...more

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Alvaro Rodriguez Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alvaro Rodriguez Sanchez age 33 - Alvaro Rodriguez Sanchez is a cinematographer.

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Jordan Smith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Jordan Smith age 24 - Jordan Smith is a soccer player.

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Alexander Madrigal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alexander Madrigal age 43 - Alexander Mauricio Madrigal Ureña is a former Costa Rican-Mexican footballer.

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Leonidas Flores is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Leonidas Flores age 50 - Leonidas Flores Reyes is a retired Costa Rican professional footballer. He played for Puntarenas, Saprissa, Guanacasteca and San Carlos.

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Roy Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Roy Smith age 25 - Roy Alexander Smith Lewis is a Costa Rican professional defender currently playing for Santos de Guápiles.

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Cesar Lizano is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Cesar Lizano age 33 - Cesar Lizano is an athlete.

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Sharolyn Scott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Sharolyn Scott age 33 - Sharolyn Scott is an athlete.

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Francisco Amighetti is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Francisco Amighetti Died at 91 (1907-1998) - Francisco Amighetti was a Costa Rican painter. In addition to his paintings, Amighetti also produced wood engravings, poetry and works of art criticism. He based his artwork on basic lifestyle ...more

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Francisco Dall'Anese is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Francisco Dall'Anese Francisco Dall'Anese Ruiz is the Attorney-General of Costa Rica.

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Daniel Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Daniel Jiménez age 32 - Daniel Jiménez Briones is a Costa Rican professional midfielder currently playing for Uruguay de Coronado.

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Bernard Mullins Campbell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Bernard Mullins Campbell age 42 - Bernard Mullins Campbell, also known as Bérnal Mullins, is a retired Costa Rican football striker.

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Carlos Silva Loaiza is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Carlos Silva Loaiza age 96 - Carlos Alberto Silva Loaiza commonly known as Chale Silva was a professional footballer who played in the Colombian Professional Football League and Mexican Primera División.