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.
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaHumberto 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 (Patricia) and... more
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaBali 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 Carlos Rodríguez, the... more
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaJens 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 exhibition making. From... more
Joaquín Eufrasio GuzmánAge: 220
Birthplace: Cartago, Costa RicaJoaquín 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 1845 to 1 February... more
Luis ChavesAge: 52
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaLuis Chaves (born in 1969), is a Costa Rican poet, considered one of the leading figures in contemporary Costa Rican poetry.... more
Birthplace: Limón, Costa Rica
Miguel GomezAge: 39
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaMiguel Gomez is a screenwriter, film producer, film director and film editor....
Birthplace: Cartago, Costa RicaAlberto 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 Nicolás... more
Alejandro JenkinsAge: 42
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaAlejandro 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 Rica's... more
Armando FosterAge: 60
Birthplace: Costa RicaArmando Foster is a Costa Rican cricket player....
Andrea TruqueAge: 38
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaAndrea Truque is a film producer....
Gerónima MontealegreDec. at 68 (1823-1892)
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaGerónima 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. She was born in San José on... more
Delmar CostelloDec. at 55 (1905-1961)
Birthplace: Costa RicaDelmar Costello was an actor....
Birthplace: Quesada, Costa Rica, Costa RicaÁlvaro 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 División de Costa Rica. Saborío... more
José Adrián BonillaAge: 43
Birthplace: Paraíso, Costa Rica, Costa RicaJosé 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 team Comunidad... more
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaJuan 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 was 14, but... more
Maribel GuardiaAge: 62
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaMaribel 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 Mexican actress, model, singer and... more
Giancarlo GuerreroGiancarlo 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 SalvatierraAge: 31
Birthplace: Costa RicaJosé 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 football team. He plays as a... more
Hernán Sáenz JiménezAge: 77
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaHernán 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 Carazo Odio in Costa Rica... more
Birthplace: Limón, Costa RicaAndy F. Herron (born February 2, 1978 in Limón, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican footballer.... more
Guillermo VargasAge: 46
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaGuillermo 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 emaciated dog in a gallery... more
Kurt MorsinkAge: 37
Birthplace: San José, Costa RicaKurt Morsink Ramos (born June 27, 1984 in Orlando, Florida) is a retired American-Costa Rican soccer player.... more
José León SánchezAge: 91
Birthplace: Costa RicaJosé 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 was born in Cucaracho del Río... more