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(no subject) [Feb. 9th, 2013|08:03 pm]
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подскажите пожалуйста хороший all inclusive в коста рике на конец февраля с детьми и бабушкой, чтобы при желании можно было и на океане поплавать и недалеко были бы интересные места посмотреть.
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(no subject) [Feb. 18th, 2009|01:10 am]
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The community the_recession is looking for Live Journal members around the world to participate in a very brief poll checking off the economic conditions in your area. By the end of the poll (open to members and non-members, alike) we hope to have a better idea of what the global economic situation looks like right now. If you would be so kind as to help, please go here to find your country, territory, colony, or state.

Thank you! :)
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weather in May [Feb. 3rd, 2009|09:48 pm]
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Hola a todos!

My boyfriend and I were hoping to visit Costa Rica this year, but the only time we would both be able to go is early May. I just thought to research the weather during that time of year, and of course, the rainy season is starting right about then. Would it be foolish to plan a trip during this time of year? We are interested in hiking, snorkeling, enjoying the beach, but also checking out local attractions and all that. If you have any advice, please feel free to share :)

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A sad and terrible thing. [Oct. 9th, 2007|02:54 pm]
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The future is bleak for the country of my birth.

Costa Rica has ratified the free trade agreement.

More on the Impact of CAFTA on Costa Rica, especially on its poor: http://americas.irc-online.org/am/4575

The rich will be spared as usual.

Reports from tourists may be of a beautiful friendly paradise but to me Costa Rica is in danger of becoming a theme park. Parts of it already have. Read a bit more about this here: http://www.guardianabroad.co.uk/ngos/article/214 Its a tiny country, people. There isn't much unexplored/unexploited space.

80% of the country’s coastal property is foreign-owned. There is something terribly wrong about that. Just google property in Costa Rica and you'll see hundreds of listings. I laugh when people tell me about how they went to a part of Costa Rica "where no other American went".

This is a great article about land ownership by foreigners (sometimes well meaning yuppy hippie yoga types who think they are saving the environment): http://www.conservecostarica.org/about/biggerpicture.html

I'm sure this will be controversial, but I'm upset about this.
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Online shopping in Costa Rica? [May. 28th, 2007|06:18 pm]
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My housemate and I are in the process of what we expect to be a long-term relocation to Costa Rica. She and one of our dogs are already in a townhouse in San José. I will follow, with another dog and a cat, in late June. Neither of us has been there before; her employer required the move, and her job was too rewarding to abandon. We will remain American citizens and keep an address here.

A rapidly-mounting frustration for her is that she is having trouble shopping for things for our new home. Here in the States, her property is in rural Arizona, about thirty miles from Phoenix; hence we have become quite accustomed to purchasing most durable goods on the Internet. We don’t expect to have a car there, at least not for some time, so looking for things in person is difficult.

Can anyone point us to some Internet retailers that either are in Costa Rica or ship products to Costa Rica?

I know Amazon will ship books and entertainment CDs and DVDs (not those containing software or games, for some reason) to Costa Rica, but nothing else; and I found that deviantART will also ship there; and, of course, some, though far from most, eBay sellers will ship.

I know I can have things shipped to a forwarding service here in the US and have the packages sent on to our home in Costa Rica, but it appears that will be maddeningly expensive. What’s the efficient way to order things for the house, electronics, computer equipment, art work and so forth in San José? My attempts to use my web searching skills to zero in on merchants who ship to Costa Rica have failed, miserably.

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Costa Rica in August [Apr. 12th, 2007|05:28 pm]
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What would you say are the must sees/dos in Costa Rica? I'm planning on going for a week in August with a friend...both of us are females and my friend speaks a bit of Spanish. I understand it is a fairly small country, so is it fair to say one can see a lot in a week? I'm interested in adventure travel such as white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, surfing, scuba-diving, seeing the rainforest/volcanoes/lots of interesting animals. Is this too much for one week? If I had to leave one thing out, I would say the beaches (I live on a beach). What is the best mode of transport: bus, rental car, tour company? Suggestions on places to visit, sleep, things to eat? Any info would be helpful. Thanks!
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Costa Rica in July? [Mar. 18th, 2007|09:52 pm]
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My fiancee and I are looking at places to go on our honeymoon, and we're very interested in Costa Rica. The only problem in going to Costa Rica at that time is the weather! Well, actually... that's what I'm trying to figure out. Is the weather bad in July in Costa Rica? I know that it's the green season. I also heard that the Pacific Coast isn't as rainy as the Caribbean coast.

So, do you live in Costa Rica? Is it honeymoon weather in July? Have you been to Costa Rica at that time? Where would you want to stay if you traveled then?

I appreciate any advice!!

Thanks :)
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Buying Costa Rica Plants [Mar. 16th, 2007|09:55 pm]
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Is there any way to bring home a sample of a costa rican plant? Maybe its seeds? Is there a store in San Jose? Can you bring it through customs?

Thanks a bunch!
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Hammocks [Feb. 25th, 2007|02:25 pm]
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Hello, I just joined, I don't know how active this community still is, but I'll give it a shot. I am going to Costa Rica with my Girl Scout troop in June for two weeks. We've already set our itinerary (we're going with Rustic Pathways) but do you guys suggest buying the Costa Rican hammocks, I'd love to bring a small to medium sized one home for my room. What other things do you recommend us buying besides coffee?

Also are there places on line to look at hammocks?

Thanks in advance
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Sueños y promociones en Español (click) [Nov. 10th, 2006|04:12 pm]
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