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Question by jacob miller: Any suggestions for a spacious yet mobile sized bag for traveling to hostiles in Costa Rica and Belize?
I’m going to be traveling in Belize and Costa Rica and have never really done any hostile hopping of any sort before. I’m looking for a bag that I would keep everything in while I move from city to city, preferably a back pack style. Any suggestions?

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Answer by S
It’s hostel not hostile. Completely different meanings.

That said http://www.amazon.com/Teton-Sports-Scout-Internal-Backpack/dp/B000F34ZKS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1292011397&sr=8-3 is amazing. I traveled around for six months with just that and it held everything.

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Question by Alphabetty: is it worth traveling to Costa Rica in august, or will the weather be aweful?
I want to go to Costa Rica but my Friends and i can only coordinate in August. will the rain be so bad as to ruin our trip? also would the heat and humidity be unbearable?

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Answer by Orange
Yes, it’s worth traveling in August. It’s not that bad, even in the middle of the rainy season. It’s not like it rains 24 hours a day. Heat and humidity don’t change much month to month. It’s only really humid in the Jaco area and the Caribbean coast. The northern Pacific coast and the central valley are not humid at all. The climate is very mild there.

Read this recent thread about August weather: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ArL3ArOmVX4DMNxd6F72MNojzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20100309121514AAEgGEG

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Question by BEB: What food am I allowed to bring from the US to Costa Rica when traveling by AIR?
I am vegan and allergic to many things so I must bring my own food when traveling. I know that I cannot bring fruits or vegetables… but does anyone know of a website that tells what can or cannot be brought into the country of Costa Rica from the US? Thank you for you help!!

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Answer by kofi d
Anything that is not concidered poisonous or contains dirt.

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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 pinkbu11erfly: What documents do I need if I am traveling alone to costa rica?
I will be traveling to costa rica alone without my parents.
I am 17.
Do my parents still need to sign a notarized form giving me permission to travel?

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Answer by xbabieexx897
probly ur birth certificatee and an i.d. of some sort

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Question by ?&?: What all do you know about traveling to Costa Rica?
I’m in high school and my mom will pay for 1 big trip. There is a group going to Costa Rica next year and me and my friend are interested. My family doesn’t understand, they think I would enjoy Europe more. Anyways, the group would go river rafting, zip lining, hiking to the lava flows and snorkling. 10 days-$ 2200.

Anything you know about Costa Rica is greatly appriciated!

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Answer by Robert H
Seems like a lot of cash but I would definately say choose Costa rica over any place in Europe. That is if you like beautiful weather, beaches and fun activities and really no rules whatsoever.

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Question by Morgan: My wife and I traveling to Costa Rica next week for 18 days, suggestions?
We’re leaving for almost 3 weeks to Costa Rica for a vacation getaway and we’ve just got a car rented for the entire time, but no hotels booked. We’re looking to travel around and stop wherever suits us. We’re looking to hear your suggestions/opinions/experiences/warnings as to where we should or shouldn’t go and what we should try. Thank you so much for your advice!

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Answer by CultuMountain
Places worth seeing:

-Corcovado National Park
-Palo Verde National Park
-Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
-Monteverde

There are way more attractions as well.

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Question by sunnshine1315: What is the best english to spanish dictionary for traveling to Costa Rica?
I am traveling to Costa Rica soon and I thought it might be a good idea to learn a few common phrases in spanish. It would be nice if it were pocket size so it was easier to carry with me. Any suggestions?

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Answer by rararoo2
i got myself one of the pocket translaters from Amazon..cost me arond $ 30 and worked really well

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January 16, 2011 @ 10:08 pm
Greg

How much did you spend traveling in costa rica?

Question by Matthew: How much did you spend traveling in costa rica?
My Friend and i are heading to Costa Rica then travel around Central America For about 4 to 5 weeks. We are curious to how much other people have spent in similar situations. We have one friend there and plan on camping and pretty much where ever we end up. Thoughts?

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Answer by Selina
Well I haven’t personally gone to costa rica but I googled costa rica and this looks like a good site to try and figure the costs.

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/default.aspx

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January 10, 2011 @ 6:00 am
Greg

Things to know when traveling to Costa Rica

Before traveling outside your native country to another country you should prepare yourself.  Learning about the country before you go can prevent common problems or confusion.  Cultures vary throughout the world and sometimes a simple misunderstanding can become a big deal.  Learning about the basic life, culture and laws of a country you are traveling to can help you to be prepared and have an enjoyable vacation.

The basic things you need to know include how to get around, business hours and various other points.  Once you get to Costa Rica you need to know how to get around from place to place, especially if you are not within walking distance of your destination.  Buses are the main form of transportation.  It is the most cost efficient and easiest way to get around.  Do be aware that the buses in Costa Rica are small and sometimes cramped.  You will not be able to take along luggage and if you need a lot of legroom you will be in trouble.  Another form of transportation is a rental car.  They are quite more expensive and you need to have insurance that will cover the rental car in case of an accident.  Also know that most rental cars are standards, so if you do not know how to drive one you may be out of luck.  Business hours in Costa Rica are much like that in the United States.  Typically they run from 8 or 9 AM to 3 or 5 PM.  Everyday a lunch break takes place between noon and 2PM.  Also on Sundays most places will be closed.  Costa Rica runs on Central Standard time, which means some of those traveling from the US may get to avoid jet lag all together.  The healthcare system in Costa Rica is very advanced.  They have an excellent system that offers up-to-date medical care in modern hospitals.  You can most often find doctors that speak English as well.  These basic facts will help you to get used to life in Costa Rica, but there are some more things you should get to know.

In Costa Rica there are some legal things you need to know.  If you are renting a car be aware that Costa Rica is a good place to have an accident.  Drivers here rank low for auto accident rates. The speed limits are posted either on signs or painted on the pavement and you should always be aware of them. The speed limits range from 45 to 55 MPH in general.   Costa Rica laws require that all luggage is screened through customs and declarations must be filled out for certain items like food and anything valuable.  Alcohol is legal for those over the age of eighteen.  Also be aware that prostitution is legal in Costa Rica for those over eighteen. When you are ready to leave Costa Rica you should know you will be required to pay an exit fee approx. 27.00.  These helpful hints about legal do’s and don’ts will help you avoid problems while in Costa Rica.

It is always nice to know about little things that are often overlooked on travel websites or in brochures.  The water heaters in hotels in Costa Rica are not like those in the United States.  You will find they are mostly plastic tubes with an electrical gadget in the nozzle.  This means hot water may not always be hot.  The busiest time in Costa Rica is during what is called the high season.  The high season is between December and May.  You may find that getting reservations can be difficult during this time.  You usually do not have to tip while out in Costa Rica.  A 10% tip is added to your bill. Another good thing to know is that the sewer systems can handle toilet paper unlike those in other countries. The water system in Costa Rica is treated and safe to drink. The electricity in Costa Rica is the same as in the United States.  They do not use the grounding prong in some locations, so be aware of the need for adapters for this reason.  Dancing is big in Costa Rica and you can find dance clubs all over.  Laundry mats are not common in Costa Rica.  Most people send their laundry out to be washed. Some vacation rentals offer a washer/dryer as an amenity.  These helpful little hints can help you get through your vacation without a mishap.

Costa Rica is a lovely, peaceful country.  There is a lot to see and do.  Once you have decided on Costa Rica get to know a little more about the country so you can enjoy everything it has to offer.

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