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Visit Costa Rica - The DON'Ts of Costa Rica

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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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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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9 Must Do's Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano Part 1
Arenal Volcano Part 2
Monte Verde Cloud Forest
Tamarindo Beautiful Beaches
Liberia Safari
Costa Rica A Love Story

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

Read The Blog: Things That Shock Tourists When They Visit Costa Rica:
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.
Filmed in Jaco & Arenal, Costa Rica
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Top 5 Costa Rica Mistakes - Know Before You Go!

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Let’s Stop and THINK for a moment! What are the 5 Top Mistakes to AVOID when booking your vacation to Costa Rica!
In at Number 1 – Biggest Mistake Not booking with a Local in-country Travel Agent!
Be very wary of large travel sites as they team up with the big all-inclusive resorts to get as many sales as they can for income. The problem with this - is that they promote deals for sales over client experience. We highly recommend moving away from the all-inclusive options and experience the boutique hotels that offer far better service and value for money.
When using online sites you can expect inaccurate information, doctored pictures, inaccurate reviews and poor descriptions. But the biggest thing is the lack of customer service! With online travel sites and local US agents they cannot help you if things go awry when on vacation. You can try and solve an issue but you may well be on hold for hours, eating away at your valuable vacation time.

We have none of these problems. When booking your trip we encourage you to ask us as many questions as you can – so your trip really is perfect for you. Take advantage of the human factor. And if you have an issue in country our 24/7 travel experience team are always there.

In at Number 2 - Staying at only 1 destination or staying at too many! You only have a week so don’t waste it by staying at one hotel! Costa Rica has so much to offer. However on the flip side - do not try and fit too much in to see it all! Costa Rica will be here again for a repeat visit.
Our general rule is 2 destinations for 7 days, 3 destinations, for 9 to 11 days and 4 to 5 destinations for up to 2 weeks.

For Number 3 - Avoid Traveling during the ‘High Season’.
You’ll find traveling here during the high season is extremely hot and dry and very busy! It even rains more on the Caribbean side and around the Arenal Volcano- the adventure capitol. So if you can try to travel during the transition months – April to June and October to December. Plus the prices are lower as well!

In at Number 4 - Comparing it to Mexico or Hawaii!
Don’t expect the same kind of experience. Get out of your comfort zone. There are so many things to do away from the hotels and resorts. Costa Rica is a country to be seen and explored. With a great number of tours and destinations. And remember you cannot stay at the beach and visit the volcano in a day. Costa Rica is not an island like Hawaii so it’s worth splitting your trip up. Tourism plays a big role in Costa Rica, so the service is excellent and the people friendly and welcoming.

Finally for Number 5 – Avoid Waiting till the last minute to book your trip! BIG, big error. Every year Costa Rica is becoming more and more popular. The hotels book up fast especially the better ones. So if you want your first pick aim to book around 6-8 months in advance. This way you may well find better deals on airfare as well as hotels. And if you can try to avoid Christmas it’s the busiest 2 weeks of the year and the costs sky rocket!

So there we go – our Top 5 Mistakes to avoid when booking your vacation to Costa Rica. Of course it goes without saying that the 6th mistake would be not booking with us! So click here to start your dream journey with Costa Rican Vacations! If you’re not convinced just yet check out our testimonials page as we’re very proud of the memories we’ve created.
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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 - Driving Advice for Costa Rica

Heading to Costa Rica & Renting a Car to Explore This Beautiful Country? Here are a few helpful tips and tricks to help you have a better time driving around Costa Rica. From driving with the Ticos, to lack of signage, to safe driving advice, here are some ways to help you enjoy the Pura Vida of Costa Rica a bit more.
Filmed in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
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9 MUST DO'S! in Costa Rica

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!

For more Info and adventures on Costa Rica check out these videos:
9 Don'ts of Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano Part 1
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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.

Those are some of the things to know before visiting Costa Rica. Check out the video if you want to know more!



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Live Travel in Costa Rica but Don't Call the Police

Like any country, Costa Rica has its advantages and Costa Rica has its disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is the police here aren't going to do a whole hell of lot to help you out. Whether you live in Costa Rica or just visiting, if your things get stolen, 9 times out of 10 you will never see them again. The trick here is to not be a victim. You got to be proactive here as opposed to reactive.

Top 9 Costa Rica Travel Tips - Know Before You Go!

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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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Costa Rica Tip- Don't Leave Home Without These

TONS of Costa Rica Travel INFO & VIDeOS at Hey GUYS! This tip can save you BIG money, trust us. Check out the video and see what you shouldn't leave at home when visiting 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!


As always, I'm Dan from The New Travel. Thanks for watching!

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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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Manuel Antonio National Park Travel Guide (+ tips for visiting Costa Rica!)

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica, and with good reason. Where else can you see monkeys hoping from tree to tree, sloths hanging around, and beautiful pristine beaches just a stone's throw away? This Parque Nacional is a must visit for anyone in Manuel Antonio.

With this video I take you on our journey to the park, and give as many tips as I can while we are there.

Manuel Antonio National Park Travel Guide:

1. 0.01 Intro
2. 0:42 How to Get to Manuel Antonio National Park
3. 2:05 Should I book a tour guide?
4. 2:31 How to Buy Tickets
5. 3:26 Sloths
6. 4:28 Monkeys
7. 5:48 The Beach (inside Manuel Antonio National Park)
8. 8:22 The Secret Beach
9. 9:44 (BONUS!) The Secret of Life

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Living Cheap in COSTA RICA — $10 Farmers Market Challenge


COSTA RICAN SUPERMARKET - Cost of Living in Costa Rica


Trying Costa Rican Food | $5 Breakfast in Costa Rica


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Visit Costa Rica and See REAL Costa Rica NOT Florida

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Finding a long-term rental home in Costa Rica can be a daunting task, especially if you really don't know the culture or the country. I have a few tips on how to find a long-term rental in Costa Rica that may save you a few bucks and a lot of time, so if you're doing your homework, then this video is for you. I have made videos before on how to find long-term rentals but along with a few other tips, WHEN to look for a long-term rental is included in this video.
We are a full service travel agency with Costa Rica travel packages and info

If you have any questions please feel free to write me at info@travelcostaricanow.com and I will try to help you out or at least point you in the right direction.

My 'Tico House' is located about a 5-minute walk from La Fortuna center. This long-term rental when it's not on AirBnB, has 2 bedrooms, full kitchen, cable TV/internet, A/C in both bedrooms, a washer. It is pretty Tico and is fairly small. Better suited for 2-3 pp but sleeps 4. Personally, I think the BEST thing about it, within walking distance from the center of town and it is in a tico neighborhood, so you get the cultural aspect as well. If you're interested, let me know. pura vida

Don't TRUST the Gringo in Costa Rica

We are a full service travel agency with tons of info: Need information about Costa Rica? Researching in order to make the move? What if you have no contacts i Costa Rica? Who to trust? the Gringo who lives here? The real estate agent? If you are doing your homework on moving to Costa Rica, you need to watch this video.

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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Things NOT To Do in Costa Rica - Part 3

Here are 20 Things NOT To Do in Costa Rica - Part 3!

Number 11. Don't Forget the Insect Repellent
Costa Rica has its fair share of mosquitoes which can spread diseases like dengue or chikungunya. Beyond the health risks, they're just plain annoying and persistent, and insect repellent tends to be expensive and difficult to find once you're there.

12. Don't Expect to See Big Cats in The Jungle
Most travelers would love to see a jaguar, ocelot or puma in the wild on their trip to Costa Rica. These endangered cats are only found on reserves these days, (Tortuguero National Park, Corcovado National Park, La Selva or the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.) and even in these sanctuaries, it's a rare sighting.

13. Don't Forget to Bring Sunscreen
Costa Rica's many pristine sandy beaches are paradisaical. However, being only 10 degrees north of the equator, the sun is often very strong. Make sure you buy the sunscreen before you go, as it'll be cheaper.

14. Don't Tip in Restaurants
Tipping in restaurants in Costa Rica is not expected, and there is usually a 10% service charge included anyway. Unless you receive exceptionally good service, don't bother tipping in catering establishments.

15. Don't Disrespect Nature
Picking wild plants, pocketing seashells or damaging trees is a big no-no, and may get you in trouble. Most of the wildlife, particularly in the rainforests, is strictly protected by the government.

Find out more things NOT to do in Costa Rica, in part 4!

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