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Question by barracuda: I want to install a wind generator to my home in Costa Rica, anyone know the legalities involved for CR?
I want to build and install a wind generator to my home in Costa Rica but I do not know what is involved. Does anyone know what process I will have to follow?

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Answer by smokey
i will suggest that you contact your building code office.

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Question by Eli: I want to go to Costa Rica this summer to study Spanish and do service. How safe is the country?
I really want to go with this group to Costa Rica, but my parents don’t know if it’s safe.

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Answer by ms bell
It’s a safe place to travel. Just be careful of pickpockets and don’t wear expensive jewelry. Here’s a link for more safety information:

http://www.infocostarica.com/travel/safety.html

Happy Travels!

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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 Air Tom: How can I volunteer in Costa Rica starting whenever I want and for a good price?
I want to volunteer in Costa Rica but I don’t want to pay $ 1000 for that. Honestly, someone else will make money for me going to volunteer. Also, I would want to start whenever I chose. I really can’t find these two things, Please help???

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Answer by Jenn K
Tom,
What type of a volunteer situation would you like? I know of various national parks here and reserves that allow for volunteers and would be happy to put you in touch with the coordinators.

Yes, it puzzles me as well some of the programs charging thousands for your free time under the guise of supporting the volunteers room and board… I personally have someone aiding in marketing in my small hotel in exchange for room, board and spanish lessons. What kind of an experience do you want? In the outdoors? In a school? Living in a spanish-speaking environment with A TICO family? Please advise so we can best guide you.

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Question by Wgooch: Is Paradisus Playa Conchal in Costa Rica to far away from the places that we will want to see?
We are staying in an All Inclusive Resort for convience but want to be able to see Costa Rica while we are there. (Rainforest, Arenal, etc) Please advise if we should look for a different place to stay.

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Answer by Orange
Playa Conchal a manageable distance from Arenal. It’s about a 4.5 hour bus ride. You can take Interbus from Conchal to Fortuna (which is where Arenal is). There are 2 shuttles daily, 7am and 2pm. If you take the 2pm, you get there just before 7 and you can see the volcano erupt at night (if it’s clear). The cost is $ 29/person one-way. They use mini-buses that seat up to about 8 people but are usually pretty light, so plenty of room. http://www.interbusonline.com Whenever we don’t fly within CR (my favorite method of getting around the country), we use Interbus. If you have a rental, you can get there faster, if you don’t get lost. Get the GPS, the road signs in CR suck.

And you are never too far from a rain forest and nature in CR.

The best thing about that area (Guanacaste) is that the beaches are probably the nicest in CR. And while it’s hot, it’s not very humid. Be forewarned, the sun is stronger that you are probably used to. Use a strong sunblock (more than SPF50) and don’t stay in direct sun for too long or you will burn. I burned the top of my head badly once playing in the pool all afternoon.

Close to your resort is my favorite restaurant in Costa Rica. It’s caled Happy Snapper. They have everything, but their specilaty is seafood. The fish is so fresh you can smell the salt water. LOL Try their ceviche. It’s a seafood cocktail/appetizer (uncooked small squares of fish with diced tomato and cilantro, marinated in lime juice which sort of “cooks” it) served in a small bowl. I usually eat 2-3 before the main course.

Enjoy your trip!!!

Btw-You don’t mind paying US prices ($ 500-600/day) at a resort in a 3rd world country? There are much cheaper options, equal in quality. Go to Flamingo, south of Conchal. It’s $ 200/day, all-in. Or better yet, pay for the room and go out and eat at local restaurants and drink at the hotel bar/pool. Get a feel for the country, the culture, the food, the people. Why be stuck eating mostly food catered towards Americans.

Btw2- Don’t exchange money at the airport, they will rip you off on the rate. The official rate is ¢543 per $ 1 today, they pay about 475 which is over a 10% loss. Go to a bank, or even your hotel should do better. Hotels usually pay about 3-5% less than the bank rate.

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Question by Robert R: I want to start a full service tour company in Costa Rica for young adults, how would I do that?
My family is from Costa Rica and I have been several times, I want to start a tour company that takes care of everything. I want a tour bus that takes tourist to their hotels and takes them to all the activities there are there.
How could I make money from this? How would you suggest I go about starting this company?

Thanks for all the help!

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Answer by carolina3mom
I envy you!!! Would LOVE to do this! It’s pretty simple to start a business there. I did a powerpoint project from school on this last semester. If you would like, I can email it to you. It has some pretty good information. Contact me through Yahoo if you would like it.

Here’s info from the first slide:
Retain a commercial attorney familiar with foreign business affairs.
Incorporate your company in the Mercantile Registry.
Register with the Dirección General de Tributación Directa (General Tax Office) as a tax paying entity doing business in Costa Rica.
Register as an employer with the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (Social Security) and the Instituto Nacional de Seguros (National Insurance Institute).
Request a permit to operate from the Ministry of Health.
Request a Municipal License.
Must have Resident Agent, normally Costa Rican attorney.
Must undergo environmental impact evaluation.

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Question by Air Tom: How can I volunteer in Costa Rica starting whenever I want and for a good price?
I want to volunteer in Costa Rica but I don’t want to pay $ 1000 for that. Honestly, someone else will make money for me going to volunteer. Also, I would want to start whenever I chose. I really can’t find these two things, Please help???

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Answer by justagorilla
try the peace corp

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