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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
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
Bali Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
age 35
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
Jens Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
age 44
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
Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Joaquín Eufrasio Guzmán Dec. 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
Generif is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Generif
Luis Chaves is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Luis Chaves age 50
Luis Chaves, 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
Miguel Gomez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Miguel Gomez age 36
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)
Alberto Oreamuno Flores was a Costa Rican political figure. He served as the president of Costa Rica between 1952 and 1953.
Alejandro Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Alejandro Jenkins age 40
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
Armando Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Armando Foster age 58
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
Andrea Truque is a film producer.
Gerónima Montealegre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Gerónima Montealegre Dec. 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
Delmar Costello is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Delmar Costello Dec. at 56 (1905-1961)
Delmar Costello was an actor.
Álvaro Saborío is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
age 36
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.
José Adrián Bonilla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José Adrián Bonilla age 40
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
Juan Antonio Marín is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
age 43
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
Maribel Guardia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
age 59
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
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
José Salvatierra is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José Salvatierra age 29
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 Sáenz Jiménez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Hernán Sáenz Jiménez age 75
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
Andy Herron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
age 40
Andy Francisco Herron Aguilar is a Costa Rican footballer.
Guillermo Vargas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Guillermo Vargas age 43
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.
Kurt Morsink is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
Kurt Morsink age 34
Kurt Morsink is a retired American-Costa Rican soccer player.
José León Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Costa Rica
José León Sánchez age 89
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