14 years that I have been living in Costa Rica these are the best travel tips I can give you.
Buy your bug spray and suntan lotion back home it’s expensive here it’s like $20
If you travel by bus do not put your bags in the cubbies on top of your head someone will take it. Put it in front of you and hug it when you’re on the bus. Your bags are totally safe under the bus.
If you’re in San Jose use common sense to not walk out of your hotel at night and walk around if you’re in San Jose use common sense do not walk out of your hotel at night and walk around dark streets use Uber it works in San Jose and it’s much safer.
Uber works all In san Jose 24/7 You even have the option to pay cash if you don’t want to put your credit card information.
If you catch someone trying to rob you beat the shit out of them trust me the cops will just let them go.
Take pictures of your passport and entry stamp you don’t have to carry the original with you.
All the towns that you are going to visit have a travel agency office in town
Shop around talk to all the little offices to them don’t be shy you’ll save lots of money on your tours and activities. If you buy them directly to your hotel they’ll be more expensive.
Even better if you have a flyer in your hand get a hold of me and I’ll beat their price 100% guaranteed
Try to keep small bills $100 change them for small bills at your bank
Do not exchange dollars at the airport for local currency you’ll get more from a regular bank outside the airport.
Do not get a Hotel or Airbnb locations for more than a week and one certain area you’ll end up driving all over the country just to see something and do some type of activity or tour Unless you want no want to bother you and you’re not going to do anything at all then go for it.
Green season is the best time to come to Costa Rica everything is cheaper September October November Any other time besides that it is high season try to make your reservations at least one year ahead of time.
The videos that you see on YouTube about not renting a car because of the roads are usually just a bunch a idiots that don’t know what they’re doing get a car if you want to go for it I highly recommend if you’re doing more than two weeks gives you the freedom to explore more.
Places you must visit La fortuna and Montverde And puerto viejo the caribbean Once you’re done with these locations any beach that you decide to go visit is practically almost the same as any other beach in C,R
if you have any questions please feel free to email me. I’m here to help I’m not out just for your money. So please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
this one is probably the most important one ever everyone thinks going through a travel agency it’s more expensive and NO NOT true obviously we have to make our money somehow. but you have to compare prices with other Travel Agencies I highly recommend you do it and when you do before you book that package let me know which package it is and I guarantee you that I’ll save you more money
Download the app WAZE on your phone for GPS it works without data
if you are driving at night on a highway and someone throws a rock on your car or window DO NOT STOP KEEP GOING
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