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Famous People From Costa Rica

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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.
Humberto Brenes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Age: 67

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Humberto Brenes (Spanish pronunciation: [umˈbeɾto ˈβɾenes]; born May 8, 1951) is a Costa Rican professional poker player. Brenes currently resides in Miami Lakes, Florida with his wife ...more
Bali Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Age: 35

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Bali Rodríguez (full name, Bárbara Laura Rodríguez Bonilla) was born on August 8, 1985 in San Jose Costa Rica. She is the daughter of ex-Miss Costa Rica Barbara Bonilla and ...more
Jens Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Age: 44

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Jens Hoffmann Mesén (born 1974 in San José, Costa Rica) is a writer, editor, educator, and exhibition maker. His work has attempted to expand the definition and context of ...more
Joaquín Eufrasio ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán Dec. at 74 (1801-1875)

Birthplace: Cartago, Costa Rica

Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán (1801 – c. 1875) was a politician and briefly acting President of El Salvador on three occasions: from 25 October 1844 to 16 February 1845, from 25 April ...more
Generif is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Generif

Birthplace: Costa Rica

Luis Chaves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Luis Chaves Age: 50

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Luis Chaves (born in 1969), is a Costa Rican poet, considered one of the leading figures in contemporary Costa Rican poetry.
Walter Rojas Perez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Age: 56

Birthplace: Limón, Costa Rica

Miguel Gomez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Miguel Gomez Age: 36

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Miguel Gomez is a screenwriter, film producer, film director and film editor.
Alberto Oreamuno Flores ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Dec. at 75 (1905-1980)

Birthplace: Cartago, Costa Rica

Alberto Oreamuno Flores (1905–1980) was a Costa Rican physician and politician, first Vice President of Costa Rica of the Second Republic.He was born in the province of Cartago, son of ...more
Alejandro Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alejandro Jenkins Age: 40

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Alejandro Jenkins (born 17 October 1979, San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican theoretical physicist. He is currently a professor at the University of Costa Rica and a member of Costa ...more
Armando Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Armando Foster Age: 58

Birthplace: Costa Rica

Armando Foster is a Costa Rican cricket player.
Andrea Truque is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Andrea Truque Age: 36

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Andrea Truque is a film producer.
Gerónima Monteale... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Gerónima Montealegre Dec. at 69 (1823-1892)

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Gerónima Montealegre Fernández de Carranza Ramírez (October 30, 1823 - September 16, 1892) was First Lady of Costa Rica and wife of Temporary Head of State Bruno Carranza. ...more
Delmar Costello is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Delmar Costello Dec. at 56 (1905-1961)

Birthplace: Costa Rica

Delmar Costello was an actor.
Álvaro Sabor&iacu... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Age: 36

Birthplace: Quesada, Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Álvaro Alberto Saborío Chacón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈalβaɾo saβoˈɾi.o]; born 25 March 1982) is a Costa Rican footballer, who plays for San Carlos in the Primera ...more
José Adriá... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José Adrián Bonilla Age: 40

Birthplace: Paraíso, Costa Rica, Costa Rica

José Adrián Bonilla Bonilla (born April 28, 1978 in Paraíso, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican former professional road bicycle racer. He debuted professionally in 2004 with the ...more
Juan Antonio Marí... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Age: 43

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Juan Antonio Marín (born 2 March 1975) 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 ...more
Maribel Guardia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Maribel Guardia Age: 59

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Maribel Guardia (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾiˈβel ˈɣwaɾðja]; born Maribel Del Rocío Fernández García on May 29, 1959 in San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican and ...more
Giancarlo Guerrero is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Giancarlo Guerrero

Birthplace: Costa Rica

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
José Salvatierra ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José Salvatierra Age: 29

Birthplace: Costa Rica

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
Hernán Sáe... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Hernán Sáenz Jiménez Age: 75

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Hernán Sáenz Jiménez (born 1944 in San Jose, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican economist and lawyer, who was the Minister of Finance for the administration of President Rodrigo ...more
Andy Herron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Age: 40

Birthplace: Limón, Costa Rica

Andy F. Herron (born February 2, 1978 in Limón, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican footballer.
Guillermo Vargas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Guillermo Vargas Age: 43

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Guillermo Vargas Jiménez, also known as Habacuc, (born September 18, 1975, in San José, Costa Rica) is an artist best known for the controversy caused when he exhibited an ...more
Kurt Morsink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Kurt Morsink Age: 34

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

Kurt Morsink Ramos (born June 27, 1984 in Orlando, Florida) is a retired American-Costa Rican soccer player.
José León ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José León Sánchez Age: 89

Birthplace: Costa Rica

José León Sánchez Alvarado is a Costa Rican novelist born in 1929, best known for his works Isla de los hombres solos ("Island of Lonely Men") and Tenochtitlan. He ...more