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15 Things You Didn't Know About Costa Rica


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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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!

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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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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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Living in Costa Rica : Top 10 Things You May HATE - Must SEE

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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10 interesting facts about Costa Rica

In this video, we are going to show you 10 interesting facts about Costa Rica and perhaps convince you it’s worth paying a visit there!

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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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Costa Rica 5 TIPS for an Even Better Vacation

A Costa Rica vacation should be on everyones Bucket List. Almost everyone that travels and vacations in Costa Rica has a great time. What's not to like- ziplining through beautiful jungle, rappeling waterfalls, rafting some of the best river in the world and the Biodivirsity is off the chain in Costa Rica. It is very hard not to have a great vacation in Costa Rica. But what if you could even have a BETTER experience in Costa Rica. Here's some tips that will turn a great vacation in Costa Rica into a complete experience in Costa Rica and an experience you will remember for lifetime. If you're planning on a trip to Costa Rica you don't want to miss this video. Take a few minutes to stop and smell the jungle.

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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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Don't Be a Stupid Gringo Tourist in Costa Rica MUST SEE

Traveling to Costa Rica? You should know a little of the Costa Rica culture before traveling. In Costa Rica, they call themselves, Tico's. Costa Rica is a proud country. Costa Ricans are a proud people. When you are in Costa Rica you should be respectful of their ways of doing things. In this video you will get some tips on how to conduct yourself while visiting Costa Rica. You don't want to skip this video. Even if you think you may know, it might do good to be reminded.
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Costa Rica Facts and Information That You Should Not Miss

Costa Rica, or the Republic of Costa Rica, as it is officially named, is a country in Central America. Are you planning to travel to Costa Rica for a vacation? Then you'll definitely need some information about the same. You would want to know about the culture, the people and also about Costa Rica's economy, and all this information can be found in this video. For more, please visit

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!

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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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Things NOT To Do in Costa Rica - Part 4

Here are 20 Things NOT To Do in Costa Rica - Part 4!

16. Don't Forget Departure Tax
Unlike many countries, you will need to get a special exit visa upon leaving the country! $29 USD. American, US Airways and Copa have recently added this to the ticket price, but most others will have to join the lengthy line at the airport to take care of this pesky fee.

17. Don't Neglect Beach Safety
Costa Rica is famous for its wonderful sandy beaches, but many of them have high surfs or riptides, causing locals and tourists alike to drown every year, and there are rarely any warning signs.

18. Don't Buy Souvenirs at the Airport
Shops in the San Jose and Liberia airports are extremely overpriced, and the souvenirs are clichéd and unexciting anyway. To get more authentic items, consider bartering at local markets when doing your souvenir shopping.

19. Don't Forget to Learn Some Basic Spanish
English is not widely spoken in Costa Rica, particularly if you're going off the beaten path away from touristy zones. The local ticos are generally friendly and won't mind helping you practice your Spanish attempts.

20. Don't Rely on Travelers Checks
Travelers checks are becoming increasingly difficult to use around the world, and Costa Rica is no exception. They are not widely accepted, even in touristy areas, so you'll need to withdraw or change your money while you're there.

Now you know what NOT to do you can enjoy this bountiful paradise. ¡Pura Vida!

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How to Pack for Everywhere in Costa Rica | Video #2 - MORE Tips!

More packing tips from the mountains to the jungles of Costa Rica, and everything in between! I've extended the how to packing tips from my first video - the tips get more diverse as the video progresses - to help prepare you for most Central American travel - questions encouraged!

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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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Life in San José, Costa Rica with Anastsia McCulloch

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The REAL COST of traveling COSTA RICA (Arenal to Tamarindo)

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