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About This Condo

Common Questions, Condo, Costa Rica, Jaco 4 March 2010 | 0 Comments

Luxury Large Ocean View Condo Near Beach.  Your Home Away from Home.  3 Bedroom/2 Bath with Family Room, Dining Room, and Full Kitchen…

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Why Costa Rica?

Common Questions, Costa Rica, Travel 27 December 2009 | 0 Comments

Warm, clean beaches, beautiful scenery, friendly people, and many outdoor activities, and a slow relaxing pace of life. Costa Rica is a great place to visit. Eco Tourism : Tourists do things outdoors and enjoy the ecology. Costa Rica has no army to support so it spends its money on education and the environment. It is like visiting Hawaii, but it is less developed, less expensive, and more wildlife.

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Jaco, Costa Rica

Beaches, Common Questions, Jaco, Travel 21 December 2009 | 0 Comments

Your condo is located in Jaco, a small beach town which is the closest beach town to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. It is about a 75 min drive SW from San Jose via bus, van, taxi, or car. The main part of town is about 3 miles long. It has local restaurants, shops, grocery stores, spa, salons, banks, bars, casino, night clubs, gyms, and even American restaurants. It has stores to book tours for anything or to anywhere in Costa Rica. It has cars, bikes, surfboards, ATVs, and quads for rent. It is also easy to walk. The people are friendly, helpful, and many Speak English.

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Before You Travel to Costa Rica

Common Questions, Costa Rica, Travel 4 December 2009 | 0 Comments

Link to US State Dept for Passport

Click HERE for information on baggage and prohibited items.

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Costa Rican Weather

Common Questions, Costa Rica 4 December 2009 | 0 Comments

It varies with where you are and what time of the year. So, it is best to bring a variety of clothes from shorts to something for the mountains at night.

Click Here to See the Current 10 Day Forcast

Click Here for a Celsius to Fahrenheit Converter

 

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Money in Costa Rica

Common Questions, Costa Rica, Travel 4 December 2009 | 0 Comments

Christopher Columbus landed in Costa Rica (Rich Coast). The money is therefore the colones (Spanish for Columbus.) 1 colones is not worth much vs. the dollar.

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Safety & Crime

Common Questions, Costa Rica, Safety 4 December 2009 | 0 Comments

Is it safe? Sure, but of course use the same precautions you would visiting any tourist spot just like any part of the USA. Like parts of the USA and other countries in the world, there are parts where you have to be more careful of walking, at night, and of your possessions.

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Driving & Getting Around

Common Questions, Costa Rica, Drivng in Costa Rica 4 December 2009 | 0 Comments

Driving : Probably should not drive yourself your first time here. The Obeyance of traffic laws and signals and changing lanes are not what you are used to. Some joke (or is it true?) that red lights and stop signs are advisory.
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What will you find in Costa Rica?

Common Questions, Costa Rica 4 December 2009 | 0 Comments

• 1,000 species of butterflies
• 1,200 varieties of orchids and See this!
• 850 species of birds
• 130 species of freshwater fish
• 4,000 species of insects
• 160 species of amphibians
• 220 species of reptiles
• 1,600 species of fresh and salt water fish
• 208 species of mammals
• 9,000 species of plants
• Cloud forests
• Rain Forests
• Volcanoes (2 active!)
• Mangrove wetlands and swamps

Water & Electrical

Common Questions, Condo 4 November 2009 | 0 Comments

The word for HOT, in Spanish, is caliente.  Caliente begins with a “C”.  Water faucets imported from the USA almost all have a “C” on them. 

If you are from the USA, you do not need a converter for your appliances as the condo has regular 110/220 outlets. Your laptop should also work in the condo which has free wi-fi.

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Common Questions, Uncategorized 1 September 2009 | 0 Comments

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