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Question by csss s: Where in Costa Rica should I rent a place for 4 months, and how much?
I want to rent fairly comfortable place in Costa Rica for 4 months. Want to be able to use internet regularly, hang out with people, and of course meet lovely Tica ladies.
Will 4k in cash last me 4 months there?

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Answer by zeuz
Travel visas are 90 days, not 4 months, but can be extended for a nominal fee.

The Immigration Officer will not allow you to stay for 4 months if all you bring with you is $ 4,000. Minimum of $ 2,500 / month is required of “Rentistas”. Pensionados require $ 1,500 / month. (The weblink below is out of date, but even under the previous rules, you’d still need $ 2,000 / month.)

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November 1, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Greg

what spf sunscreen should i use for costa rica?

Question by samhandwich22: what spf sunscreen should i use for costa rica?
I am traveling to costa rica for 3 weeks in july and am wondering what type of spf sunscreen I should use? On one hand, I want to get tan…but i definitely dont want to get burned. I will pressumably be outdoors alot.

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Answer by KC
30 SPF should cover it, but take 50 just in case ^_^ Have fun!

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Question by Happymom13: Should I book a tour in Costa Rica or just make the plans myself?
My family (2 adults, 2 young kids) is considering a vacation in Costa Rica. The rainforest is calling out to us — and maybe the Pacific coast too. We’d like to hike in the forest, try a zip line, a canopy tour, see some waterfalls, monkeys, butterflies, and maybe even a volcano. Is it better to plan things myself (and rent a car) or just go with a tour?

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Answer by J W
I did a study abroad program in Costa Rica this summer. Throughout the summer I did a lot of tours and traveling. I would recommend going on a tour. It is a easier, safer way to go. Traveling without a company to go through is difficult once you get out of San Jose. Also, if you go with a company they will give you more discounts.

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Question by Growth vs. Oil: Should we move the 48 US war ships in Costa Rica water to the gulf of Mexico to protect oil rigs?
Headline three weeks ago: 48 US warships allowed into Costa Rica waters for war on drugs. And in unrelated news Venezuela threatens to cut off oil to the US.

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Answer by ali
When they say cutting oil they don’t mean to attack oil rigs. Venezuela is a large oil producer.

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Question by John: What Prepaid Cell Phone should i buy to use in Costa Rica?
im looking to move to Costa Rica, and i heard that the Phone Company ICE down there is able to activate prepaid phones that i can buy here in the U.S.

what Prepaid phones are recommended?

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Answer by tico times directory
The below link should answer a lot of questions about the cell phone service in CR, including ICE links to what phones to buy so you can buy a pre-paid SIM card in CR.

http://ticotimes.com/costa-rica/cell-phone-service-sim

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Question by AskerMan: What should i get for a hospitality gift for remote village peoples in Costa Rica?
Im going to Costa Rica in may, Im also staying with the Bri-Bri tribe and need to bring a hospitality gift… I live in washington and need a gift idea specific to reflecting my at home lifestyle… any ideas?

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Answer by nido3
I would highly recommend something that is nice, but practical, such as towel or linen sets, a decorative blanket or quilt, a decorative basket, etc. These people are very poor, so the gift should be functional as well as sentimental.

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Question by Ramona: How much Spanish should I be able to speak when I go to Costa Rica?
I’m going there soon. I know basic Spanish and I can carry on a simple conversation in all three tenses. Is that enough to get around in Costa Rica?

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Answer by peternal
You can never know too much…

However, I think you’ll be fine!

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July 27, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Greg

What should I buy my host family in Costa Rica?

Question by Serene: What should I buy my host family in Costa Rica?
I am going to Costa Rica next week and will be living with a host family. I have heard that it is very important to bring a gift and something from where you are from is appropriate. I grew up and live in Los Angeles but I have no idea what to bring. Any ideas?

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Answer by Ahn
Some foreigners really like American sport team shirts.

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Question by Broken Hand: What should I expect to spend on a daily basis while traveling through Costa Rica?
I just graduated from college and am thinking about flying into San Jose, Costa Rica and then making my way to one of the coasts for a few weeks. Do you have any idea what I should expect to spend on hostels, food, transportation and going out? I can live pretty modestly, but still want to enjoy myself while I’m there.

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Answer by dougger
Using hostels, cheap meals, and generally being thrifty about 40 bucks a day. And figure on 60 bucks every throed day so you can splurge and have fun, get your clothes washed, take a hot shower. Most of the entertainments, such as access to national parks, are very expensive. A single beer in a cheap place is close to 2 dollars, you might not enjoy a beer in a place that is cheaper. Same with hostels- you can find them cheap but they can be disgusting. ANd risky if you carry anything anybody might want to keep. Do not assume only the Costa Ricans are petty thieves, a lot of the petty theft in the hostels and other places is done by shabby tourists too.

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Question by El Luigy: Im going to Costa Rica for 7 days, is it a good idea to rent a car or should I just by daily tours?
How far is the drive to Panama City? Is it safe to drive? Are there any buses or ways to get to Panama City from Costa Rica?

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Answer by william a
you can arrange shuttle service anywhere in costa rica with

http://www.lafortunainfo.com/shuttle.html

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Question by REEMPIRE888: Which part of Costa Rica should I go if I want to see the best rainforest and a fishing trip?
Okay, I’ve posted a few questions here today and so far I’ve made up my mind as to what I want to do in Costa Rica. Since my travel time is rather limited – 5 days. I would like to see the best rainforest if possible, and to join a fishing trip. Can anyone tell me where I can get the best deal on both and where to stay. My main concern is my budget. I’ve looked into a few CR fishing trips and they cost a ton, somewhere in the $ 700 USD range? This is outragously high! Is this possible? I’m not looking into something fancy at all just a ordinary fishing trip. So to sum it all up, where I should stay to cut down my travel time and at the same time be able to do both and still have time to see more? How far is San jose to Quepos? I’ve found tons of great hotel deal in San Jose but don’t know how difficult to go from SJ to Quepos. Some day Quepos is the best and SJ for more for business travelers? I have 5 days 4 night. Please help!

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Answer by mike t
Try to find a job to do on your trip. Something legal that will pay for a hotel room.

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Question by Samyo: What should a teenager pack for a trip to Costa Rica?
My family is planning on going to Ojochal, Costa Rica for about 1 month during Christmas break (December 2011/January 2012). What should I bring to wear? What should I bring for entertainment? (I don’t have an Ipod.) Could someone write me a list?
Thank you for your help!!!!

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Answer by Nathaniel Keyek
too far in the future to be able to know

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Question by Sam: How much should I expect to spend on a vacation to Costa Rica?
I am traveling to Costa Rica for about five days and i am curious as to how much I should expect to spend. I plan on buying drinks at the bar and partying in addition to things like ATVs or Jet Skis. How much should I expect to spend. I already covered air fare and hotel so I am referring to spending change.

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Answer by Mike
It depends GREATLY on where you are going.

For example, I am going to Pavones next week. I will spend about $ 30 per day there… that includes drinking at night, food, and maybe a fishing trip too. I go to surf.

In Jaco, I could spend at least twice that.

Throw in a Jet Ski or ATV rental, and add around $ 50-$ 150 for that adventure. I zip lined south of Jaco last year, and the cost was about $ 30.

Costa Rica can be a very cheap vacation in the more rural areas, but in the tourist areas, it is quite expensive.

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February 24, 2011 @ 5:00 am
Greg

What kind of clothes should I bring to Costa Rica?

Question by Chris: What kind of clothes should I bring to Costa Rica?
I am a guy and I am going to Costa Rica for 8 days this July. And I wanna know what kinds of clothes I should pack that will keep me cool. Specifically what type of underwear: suck as briefs, boxers,or boxer briefs. I have heard it is very humid there and since I live in NY, I won’t be used to it. Please help. Thanks!

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Answer by mora
Hello! :)
I’m not sure where in Costa Rica you will be staying, but I’m guessing you will probably be visiting various places. So you probably want to have a few different clothing options. July is the beginning of the rainy season here, it’s also a humid time of the year. So if i where you I would pack a pair of good shoes, you need to feel comfortable walking with them and they need to be preferable closed to prevent water from getting in. A pair of jeans, a pair of long pants, some shorts, lots of socks, t-shirts, one jacket just in case you happen to go to a cold place, a hat to protect yourself from the sun, a pair of sunglasses. Since you ask specifically about underwear i will give you my personal opinion, I’m from Costa Rica and i wear boxer briefs, i just find them much more comfortable, if you happen for some reason to get caught under the rain they will dry out faster, they are also better for walking, i’m fairly sure you will feel comfortable wearing them… But really i would just wear whatever you are used to wearing. Don’t forget to bring the beach clothing and your sunscreen! :)

Hope this helps, Enjoy the Trip!

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January 10, 2011 @ 1:50 pm
Greg

How much money should i take with me to Costa Rica?

Question by Kate M: How much money should i take with me to Costa Rica?
I’m considering going to Costa Rica next summer for about a month for a work program. I would have a place to stay and most of my meals would be provided. I would be working in the mornings, but would have evenings and weekends off to explore. Around how much should I expect to spend while I’m there? I’m planning to spend money on zip lining trips but that’s probably it, unless I find something else exciting. =D
Thanks!

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Answer by Orange
I would say that you’ll need $ 1500-2000 for a month. But I wouldn’t bring that much cash. Will you have a safe in your room? If not, I would not bring more than a couple of hundred and use ATM’s when needed. Check with your bank what fees they charge and let them know your travel dates, so they don’t freeze your card if you try to use it overseas.

That may seem like a lot, but it’s not. You will want to go out after work, so you will need to pay for taxis (never walk around after dark), drinks, and good restaurants. You willnot stay locked up in your room while in CR. You will go out more than you know. And CR is not cheap either. It may be a poor country, but the prices for everything are relatively high.

FYI-Zip lines (canopy tour) costs $ 75-100, depending on location and length.

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Question by RideColorado: i have book flight to san jose costa rica, where should I go?
I would like to see volcanoes, beautiful beaches, and rain forests. going on may 31st.
would also like to plan a stop in nosara

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Answer by Sobrado
Generally in Costa Rica you would need about 2 or 3 weeks to realy see what the country has to offer… here is some things to consider.
- If you are only interested in tourist locations you should try to fly into Libera Airport in Guanacaste, there you would be 1 or 2 hrs away from most of the beaches and about 2 and a half hours away from the Arenal Volcano (MUST SEE).
nosara is a 30 minute flight away from either liberia or Tamarindo.
If you decide to fly into San Jose, fine but you should consider flying to the beach and to the volcano (aprox$ 100 each flight) (go to www.natureair.com or www.flysansa.com.
As for the rain forest, it is like an hour away from san jose and you can take a Day trip for about $ 100…

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