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10 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Costa Rica

You might think you know Costa Rica, but do you really? Here's my list of 10 things you need to know before traveling to Costa Rica!

10 Things You Should Know Before Visiting Costa Rica:

1. 0:34 Pura Vida
2. 1:34 Currencies
3. 2:28 Wake Up Early
4. 3:13 Tipping (??)
5. 4:11 Sunscreen
6. 4:41 Tap Water
7. 5:23 Visa Requirements
8. 7:07 Cost of Living
9. 7:59 Internet Speed
10. 8:44 Healthcare

Along the way I also share other useful tips such as explaining what Tico means, and what's the real deal with the ongoing flight requirement for travellers to Costa Rica? If you've ever wondered about any of this, you won't want to miss this one!

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Visit Costa Rica - 10 Things That Will SHOCK You About Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a natural choice for an amazing beach or nature vacation, with stunning beaches, surfing, national parks, nature reserves it really is an eco travelers dream. But there are things that might shock a normal traveler if they are heading to Costa Rica. So we have ten things that shock tourists, travelers and vacation hunters about visiting Costa Rica.
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Things to know before visiting Costa Rica

Things to know before visiting Costa Rica

Costa Rica has been a popular destination for quite some time especially considering that it is so close to the United States. The initial boom occurred in the 90's when expats decided to start relocating to the Central American country in order to move away from the high priced USA.

This has caused one of the things to know before visiting Costa Rica and that its not that cheap to visit anymore. The country is overrun with American food chains in the big cities and most of the times in San Jose and other large cities you are going find yourself eating at one of the many restaurants you eat at in the USA.

Another one of the important things to know before visiting Costa Rica is that you will most likely rent a car in order to see all of the popular tourist destinations. The beaches on the Pacific Side are most of the nice ones in the Northern part of the country and the Volcano, Arenal, which most people visit is in the interior.

The infrastructure is decent in the country although it can't compare to that of the United States or even Europe as most of the roads in the mountains to get to the places you need to are still only two lane roads. One thing that falls under what to know before visiting Costa Rica is there will be an authorization on your card worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.

It is important to note that when you do rent a car the insurance against others is required where in most other countries it is optional. You will want to purchase this coverage for others via your online booking engine or even a third party since most of the coverage that you get with your credit card or even the car company doesn't cover third parties.

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Top 9 DON'TS YOU NEED TO KNOW In Costa Rica

During our adventure in Costa Rica we learned a few things that you will need to know before you travel there. Make sure you watch this video so you can enjoy your trip and see some amazing beaches, forests, and wildlife!

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Things NOT To Do in Costa Rica - Part 1

Exotic Costa Rica is known for its lush jungles, cool creatures and some of the finest beaches in the world. However beware of these 20 things NOT to do in Costa Rica.

1. Don't Feed the Monkeys
The adorable monkeys are a big hit with tourists, but feeding them diminishes their self-reliant survival instincts. They get lazy and don't get the exercise they need can become rather aggressive... Oh yeh and it's also against the law!

2. Don't Let Your Snake Guard Down
There are 22 venomous species of snake slithering around the country! In fact, it is estimated that there are two deadly snakes per hectare there!

3. Don't Forget to Shake Out Your Shoes
We're really not trying to scare you away, just be aware that the world's most toxic spider makes its home here and might be lurking, say... in your shoe! The Brazilian wandering spider is particularly prevalent in Corcovado National Park, and is a nightmare for arachnophobics.

4. Don't Stay at an International Chain Resort
Costa Rica is full of family-run B&Bs, sustainable eco-lodges and intimate guesthouses that often have more character and charm than the familiar chains do, and will give you a more authentic experience on your vacation.

5. Don't Expect Great Coffee!
Yes, Costa Rica grows some of the richest, boldest, most coveted coffee beans in the world. (reverb) However, most of the crop is for export, so the local cups of joe aren't necessarily homegrown!

Find out more things NOT to do in Costa Rica, in part 2!

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Visit Costa Rica - The DON'Ts of Costa Rica

Pura Vida! Nothing symbolizes Costa Rica more than the catch all phrase Pura Vida. It symbolizes the free loving spirit and wonderful laid back attitude of the Ticos, the Costa Rican people. Costa Rica is a fabulous place to visit with many national parks, great beaches, tasty fruits and foods and so much more. This video covers what tourists and travelers should NOT do when they go to Costa Rica. The Don'ts of visiting Costa Rica.
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We often discuss Tico ways, Tico culture, and always from a gringo perspective, especially in our expat interviews. Well, we've decided to turn the tables and let folks know what the Tico's think of us gringo's. We accumulated this info through observation, experience and interviews so if you're thinking about traveling or perhaps living in #Costa #Rica, this is a great source of information. ENjoY!




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10 Tips for San José Costa Rica

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During our time in Costa Rica we did some amazing things. These are 9 sites and activities to help plan your trip to Costa Rica. Although we did not stay there long we hope that our adventures will help you determine what you will do on your adventure to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

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Top Costa Rica Travel Tips - Essential for your Costa Rica Vacation


The Top 7 Costa Rica Travel Tips is the focus of this Frog TV video. These are the top questions we get asked all the time by our clients before booking a vacation to Costa Rica. So Adam Baker answers them for you right here! Check it out & if you have some MORE questions you would like answering please post them int he comments box below!

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Ten Reasons you may hate living in Costa Rica. Ten reasons not to live in Costa Rica. Consider these top 10 reasons not to move to Costa Rica. Costa Rica may not be for you.

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BEST Costa Rica Travel Tips MUST SEE

Top 10 travel tips when visiting Costa Rica. Ensure a great time in Costa Rica following these top ten travel tips. Here are the top ten travel tips when visiting Costa Rica, all in one video.

We are a full service travel agency with info and travel packages These are the TOP travel tips, the ones you need to know in order to have the BEST time ever in Costa Rica. If you follow these tips, you will have a great time in Costa Rica, we promise. Pura Vida.

The beauty of Costa Rica is unparalleled. The beautiful beaches, the lush rainforest, the flora and fauna and the overall Pura Vida of the Costa Rica people. Costa Rica should be on everyone's 'Bucket List' to visit. La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio, Tamarindo, Coco, Mal Pais, Montezuma, Puerto Viejo, Tortuguero, Tortuga, Samara, Monteverde just to name a few hotspots. There's like 12 volcanos in Costa Rica, monkey's, sloths, toucans, hummingbirds, interesting insects and enough National Parks to see it all. Don't forget the hotsprings, the waterfalls, the morpho butterflies, the list just keeps going. If you follow the BEST Costa Rica Travel Tips, you will have a GREAT time in Costa Rica.

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Friendly Costa Ricans Give Advice for Travelling to Costa Rica | Day 6

In Quepos, Costa Rica, there is a gas station on the edge of town where I met these two Costa Rican fruit sellers. Mallid and his father Cirilo had lots of knowledge to share, and some very delicious lychee / rambutan as well.

I asked them about their lives, and about their advice for travellers to Costa Rica or those who have never been to their country.

The answer given by these two Ticos warmed by heart... you don't want to miss this one! PURA VIDA!

PS - If you are around Quepos / Manuel Antonio and you want to buy freshly picked fruit for a fair price, you can find Mallid and Cirilo by the Total gas station near the airport. Mallid told me they are there every day!


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FIRST time visiting COSTA RICA | First IMPRESSIONS | Backpacking Costa Rica Travel Series

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Travel vlog 179 | San Jose Costa Rica | Country #12/195

It's our first time visiting Costa Rica and Central America and in this episode we share with you our first impressions of this country. After backpacking in Costa Rica, we try to answer the questions of

Is Costa Rica as dangerous as people say and is it the most expensive country in Central America? We answer these and many other questions about backpacking and visiting Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica Tamarindo & Liberia "WE WENT ON A SAFARI?"

Our adventure takes us Tamarindo Costa Rica where we experience a culture so different from ours. We see some amazing beach and then we drive to Liberia to go on a safari. What a great adventure!
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA | SOLO TRAVEL (TRAVEL VLOG #30)

Here's all the tips and advice I have for solo and group travelers visiting San Jose, Costa Rica.

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Costa Rica is pretty expensive. All the prices I paid shopping/eating/etc was basically equal to the cost of living in Chicago. For example, my average meal was $15-20.

The sun rises and sets very early here. It's sunny at 6:30 am and dark by 7. The streets were practically empty by then, and nightlife really doesn't get started until after 9.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica | MojoTravels

Looking for a tropical paradise to visit for your next vacation? We’ve got just the place! Welcome to MojoTravels and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the top 10 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica.

For this list, we’ll be looking at some of the amazing things this Central American country has to offer.

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