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Eating in Costa Rica

Costa Rican currency: colón

FORUMS

AVAILABLE


COSTA RICA PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Power outlets and source:  ​Voltage: 120 V,  Frequency: 60 Hz,  Power sockets: type A / B

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COSTA RICA TRAVEL TIPS, QUICK GUIDE FOR PLACES TO VISIT, BEST BLOGS &  HOT PODCASTS, GREAT FOR BACKPACKERS TO FIND HOSTELS


SIM CARD:  

Airport is generally the best place to either pick up a prepaid sim or phone and sim if your phone is not unlocked.  Cell's cost around $30 and are basic phones with no data.  SIM cards should run you from $5 to $20 and if you plan on only  making local calls for a few weeks $5 will probably be plenty, but I would just spend the $20.  International calls will go very fast, make sure you know the rates of the plan that comes with your SIM card...  Do not assume, ASK!.  If you want a data SIM be sure to say “datos” or “internet” when your making your purchase, again do not assume automatically that you will have data. 


Internet Cafe's are very common in Costa Rica, the same goes for WIFI access, especially in tourist locations. Staying connected will not be an issue and in most internet cafe's the price will range from $1 to $8 an hour.


PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN COSTA RICA:

THIS IS THE BEST LINK I CAN FIND REGARDING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN COSTA RICA


Cross Border Transport:

TransNica: Which covers Costa Rica to Honduras - Costa Rica to Nicaragua. Spanish Website only, click HERE

Tica Bus:  Which Covers San Jose to Nicaragua - San Jose to Panama.  Click HERE​​​​


A FEW PLACES TO VISIT WHILE IN COSTA RICA:

  1. La Paz Waterfall:  126, Alajuela, Costa Rica - Google Maps - Tel: +506 2482 2720

  2. Doka Coffee Estate Tours:   Alajuela, Poas & the Airport Area - Google Maps - Tel: 1 888 9 GO DOKA   (dial direct toll free from US & Canada) Telephone: +011(506) 2449-5152 / 2449-6623
  3. Arenal Volcano National Park:   La Fortuna - El Castillo - Google Maps
  4. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve:  Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Monte Verde - Google Maps - Tel: (506) 2645-5122
  5. Manuel Antonio National Park:  Renowned for its vast diversity of tropical plants and wildlife, from three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys. Google Maps
  6. ​​Tortuguero National Park: Costa Rica's northern Caribbean coast. It's beaches are famous nesting grounds for sea turtles, including green turtles. The park's freshwater creeks and lagoons, which can be navigated by boat or canoe. Google Maps
  7. Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels, Cartago:   Roman Catholic basilica​, dedicated to the Virgen de los Pardos, officially known as Virgen de los Ángeles.  Google Maps


NIGHTLIFE IN COSTA RICA:  

Jaco: ​(Family by day, Party by night, expect to see a heavy presence of prostitution)

  1. Los Amigos Jaco (PUB) - Google Maps

San Jose:  

  1. Club Vertigo (The house, hip-hop, and reggae enthusiasts) - Google Maps
  2. El Steinvorth (Karaoke) - Google Maps
  3. Castros (salsa to reggeaton to electronic trance selections) - Google Maps

Limon:

  1. Salsa Brava Bar, Puerto Viejo (DJ - General Music): Google Maps


CoWorking Space Stations IN COSTA RICA:​

  1. Cospacio: Heredia Costa Rica 40101 +(506) 4001-7829 - Could not locate it on Google maps, website currently unavailable.


International Airports of Costa Rica:


1: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría ( San Jose Airport)

(Within a 20 KM Radius)


HEALTHCARE IN SAN JOSE:

  1. Hospital CIMA San José:  22 Min 19 KM - Google Maps - Spanish Only - Tel: +506 2208 1000

  2. Hospital Hotel La Catolica:  29 Min 22 KM,  San Antonio de Guadalupe, Goicoechea, Costa Rica, in front of the Court of Justice - Medical Tourism - English - Google Maps - Tel:  +506 2246 3000


HOSTELS IN SAN JOSE:  

  1. Hostel Alajuela Costa Rica:  7 Min. 3 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +506 2441 7149

  2. Hostel Casa Colon:  18 Min. 16.8 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +506 2256 0276
  3. Hostel Casa del Parque:  31 Min 19.3KM - Google Maps - Tel: +506 2233 3437




​2: Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (Liberia Airport)

(Within a 20 KM Radius)


HEALTHCARE IN LIBERIA:

  1. CIMA Hospital (Medical Tourism):  24 Min 22 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +506 2208 1000 (Quote)

  2. Hospital Clínico San Rafaél Arcángel:  9 Min 2.5 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +506 2666 1717


HOSTELS IN LIBERIA:  

  1. Hostel Mikasa:  ​15 Min. 12.6 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +506 8891-1857​​

  2. Hostel Hospedaje Dodero:  15 Min, 12 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +506 8729-752​4​
  3. Hotel Liberia:  9 Min 2.5 KM - Google Maps- Tel: +506 2666 0161

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Be sure not to miss out on any of these fantastic podcast episodes where all the focus is on Costa Rica.

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Very popular Youtube channels, which I personally enjoy. 

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