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DESTINATION RATING SYSTEM

(from Solo Travel)


Safety – 2 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)


Language – 2 (1 English is first language,

2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)


Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)


Culture – 2 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)


Average Rating – 2 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult)

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PERU   l   ECUADOR   l   PANAMA   l   COSTA RICA   l   COLOMBIA   l   CHILE   l   ARGENTINA   l   URUGUAY   l   BOLIVIA   l   BRAZIL

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See & Do


Costa Rica

AIRPORT


At San José Airport, don’t get into just any taxi. Before exiting the terminal, hire one from the Taxis Unidos Company. These are the orange taxis; unlike the unlicensed cabs, they’re safe, reliable, and will charge you the right price.



Departure or Exit Tax


TIPPING


By law, a 10 percent tip is added to all restaurant bills. It used to be very rare for Costa Ricans to tip; now an additional 5 to 10 percent is more common. For other service providers:

$5–$15 per person per day for guides, $3–$5 per person per day for drivers, and $1–$2 per night for housekeepers.

THE NITTY GRITTY


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SOLO TRAVEL GUIDE TO  COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA TRAVEL BUDGET

WIKITRAVEL: COSTA RICA

COSTA RICA TRAVEL GUIDE

GOING WITH THE FLOW IN COSTA RICA

Curiosity got the better of me so I decided to start my 2 month sojourn in Central America by getting a one way ticket to Costa Rica, with the intention of staying a month. I wanted to know why it is one of the more popular expat destination, not to mention that a lot of travelers seem to sing its praises.

I arrived in San Jose on a holiday weekend (New Year’s) and it was quiet. Most people were out of town and with the exception of some fast food chains like Subway and McDonalds most of the places were closed although a few stores opened up for business on Saturday and Sunday.  When I came out Monday morning, there were a lot of cars parked outside the hostel - everyone is back - and just as I was leaving for Monteverde.