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๐Ÿ›ฌ xaikpym just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
๐Ÿ›ฌ qmmwaqmunv just arrived in Manuel Antonio, #costa-rica
We just had a 24h+ internet outage in Puerto Viejo. I def cannot recommend that city ๐Ÿ˜…
Where are you? Iโ€™ve been here 2 weeks and our power and wifi are sweet
There is a national problem with WiFi, mine was on and off all day and my host said is all over the country
Not too far from Super Cocles/Super Negro
you're in downtown?
Nope halfway between centro and cocles
Same as me then, I'm close to Azania Oasis. I wonder why you weren't affected. The property manager told me the whole neighborhood was ๐Ÿค”
yes, you can take|, it's like 10-11 hours from san jose to managua
Hi all, I am in Santa Teresa this week, was thinking to be in Costa Rica for 2 weeks and debating with myself if I should explore another spot next week. Was thinking about Puerto Viejo but the travel time is long and I donโ€™t feel like commute for long as I traveled a lot lately. Any other ideas?
Donโ€™t know, but Iโ€™m thankful because without fast wifi I wonโ€™t have any work ๐Ÿ˜‚
Just arrived in San Jose.
Hi! I'm thinking of spending 1-2 months in CR this fall. What are your favorite destinations and how long would you recommend staying in each? I'd love to get a mix of places - beach and mountains - and need good wifi for work. I peeked at some Selinas - thoughts? ๐Ÿ™‚
Go for Selina. They have the Colive membership, which is a good deal if you stay in Costa Rica.

I recommend Manuel Antonio, Nosara, Puerto Viejo for beaches. Monteverde and la Fortuna for mountains and volcanoes
Thanks, that's really helpful! Is a week in each place enough or I should I pick ~2?
Can anyone tell me how how the internet speeds are in san jose? Or at the minimum your experience with them.
I think it depends a lot on where you are / what the hookup is. For emails, video meetings, streaming, regular stuff I have had no problem (only stayed at the holiday inn tho)
Depends on the place, but for residential plans up to 500mbps is available from kolbi and 300mbps is available from cabletica
๐Ÿ›ฌ byyfxmqkhy just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Viejo, #costa-rica
In San Jose, it depends where you are, but there are coworking spaces, coffee shops and Starbucks around the city where you can work from
Hola Puerto Viejo people :star-struck:
Do you know any cafe in the center with strong enough wifi to take a video call?
There is one yes. If you google CoWork Puerto Viejo it should come up
Thank you, yes Iโ€™ve been to this coworking yesterday. I was wondering if there was any small cafe as well?
I just use Puerto & Co. I see a few people working at Soda Riquismo and Bread & Chocolate too
Awesome Iโ€™ll try these ones too sparklespray
๐Ÿ›ฌ mlgfaxdxv just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Santa Teresa, #costa-rica
if you like rain I recommend it
Arriving to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, #costa-rica ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท
Iโ€™m looking for a rental place for three people in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Any recommendations or referrals? prayskin-tone-2
Iโ€™ve been there for three weeks, the weather has definitely changed! Itโ€™s different, more rainy for sure but still very agreeable. I like it tbh. I just donโ€™t spend my may in a swimsuit, but I also donโ€™t fear sunburn all day long anymore :)
Anyone in jaco this month?
You donโ€™t need any tests or vax to enter CR now
following :point_up:

Iโ€™m also looking at surf spots with good internet connection to spend a few months surfing+working during the fall
Hi everyone! Do you know places other than Airbnb & Booking to find a cheap apartment in Santa Teresa? ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท
I like instagram and goggle earth . Search by locationโ€ฆ
Any been to pavones recently?
Looking for work and surf tips. Pavones is pretty remote from what I read and hear. Looking at casa carol now
๐Ÿ›ฌ vwxpjwqpy just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
Thanks! I'll give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚
A friend of mine went there for a surf trip last year. Was basically unreachable. Unsure if intentional disconnect or that's how bad connectivity is, but I'd be wary about working from there if you rely on internet.
Avoid tamarindo and jaco.
Unless you enjoy being in america!
bad internet?
oh i see haha
Hi, Its my first time traveling and working.. I am going to Puerto Viejo.... is it good to work from Selina, is the internet strong? thank uuu!!!! :)
orjlfgxrpsyf I havent been to the Selina here but usually theyre pretty reliable for wifi! The coworking space in town has solid high speed wifi if you need it
I've stayed at selina for two weeks, wifi was good. A lot of people having calls during the day. Just one of mine was not too good, but overall it worked well. And the cowork is great, with amazing views.
๐Ÿ›ฌ eqmoeedvem just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Santa Teresa, #costa-rica
thank u so much!!!! <3
someone wants to meet in san jose?
Hey Catalin - I can meet after Wednesday
๐Ÿ›ฌ zqrfdhxend just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Tamarindo, #costa-rica
Anyone know if a COVID test is needed in order to enter the country (flying in from El Salvador)? Or is proof of vaccination good enough?
hey uizxnchvy I'm down - coming on Sunday
you donโ€™t need anything
for Costa Rica, a ticket showing youโ€™re leaving the country, thatโ€™s it
acrfxuejyr amazing, thank you so much! ๐Ÿ™
Has anyone done the land border jump from CR to Panama and back lately? How was it?
๐Ÿ›ฌ oqgwgaslkmt just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
I did in Sixaola form Puerto Viejo to Bocas del Toro about a month ago. They wouldn't let me enter Panama because I only had a bus ticket from Costa Rica to Nicaragua and they wanted to see a flight ticket back to my country or out of central america. So I bought one from fakeflighttickets and then it was fine. BUT there is no connection at the immigration so make sure you download everything on your phone before you get there. The way back into Costa Rica was super easy and they they just asked for my passport, nothing more.
๐Ÿ›ฌ aeuysevyams just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
Thanks this is super helpful, Iโ€™m in PV too - and great tips on the flight/screencaps - I was just going to get a bus ticket too so that will save me a ton of hassle!
Santa Teresa Do you know if and where there are beach volley nets here? ๐Ÿ
There's nothing public that I know about. But this place has scheduled games every week. I'm sure you can contact them for details on when.

+506 8621 7047
Definitely flight was important and noticed they asked most people that. Bus was not accepted. Vaccines were also asked.

If you need emergency wifi the locals hanging around immigration can help you out with a tip.
Hello All!
Ill be landing in San Jose on June 4th and leaving June 19th. Going to stay in San Jose for two days so I can see a few surrounding areas.

My plan is to vacation week 1 and work/vaction week 2.

I am going to rent a car and go see:
โ€ข Fortuna
โ€ข Monteverde
โ€ข San Mateo (La Ecovilla)
โ€ข Tamarindo
Might be out of the way
โ€ข Manuel Antonio
โ€ข Tenorio
โ€ข Puerto Viejo
Do you think this is doable?
stay longer man, enjoy where you are. be less fast paced
ive done all those places in 3 trips in 6 weeks
hey! just saw the messages, how about next week guys?
I would definitely stay longer but this is just a teaser trip. I had to fit it in to my schedule and havea dog back home. If the trip goes well Im going to come back for 6 months to 1 year minimum
given I have 2 weeks, what places should I focus on seeing.

The must see is La Ecovilla near San Mateo, otherwise either Tamarindo/Santa Teresa and then some scenery trips mentioned above
Fortuna for sure
My advice is to start with the must-see, how much time you want to spend on them. Then see how many days left you have and try the rest. Take into consideration you will spend around 4 hours driving between each point on average
I have narrowed it down to landing in San Jose, then seeing Fortuna, Tamarindo or Santa Teresa or both, La Ecovilla (San Mateo)
๐Ÿ›ฌ zpoxthvgnfi just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Santa Teresa, #costa-rica
Awesome thank you!
๐Ÿ›ฌ ruuvqysxzwpvpvj just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
Ill be arriving in San Jose on June 4th. Going to La Ecovilla for a few days, then on to Fortuna, Tamarindo and back
Hi guys ! Will be on Costa Rica on July. Which places do you guys recommend to visit ?
It's a long bus ride up into the mountains but try to visit Monteverde
What's the best cafe to work from in Tamarindo?
I was at Pico Bistro today and it was really nice but I'm looking for something a bit cheaper
Tamarindo Selina is 10 usd a day or 50 a week
๐Ÿ›ฌ rpcxdogh just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
great, thanks !
Hi all, I need a coworking for 1 week on San Jose. What you guys would recommend?| in La Sabana or Selina
๐Ÿ›ฌ oagxdpaynxwsxf just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Santa Teresa, #costa-rica
Is anyone in tamarindo this weekend? Also, I'll be driving from SJO to Tamarindo on Friday if anyone needs a ride
I'm here til Saturday
๐Ÿ›ฌ cjusekubsw just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Tamarindo, #costa-rica
```Hola. I have to be in Costa Rica for a few days in October. I managed to talk some friends into coming with me. Then we realized it's the rainiest month. Everything I'm reading says to go to the Caribbean side, but my friends think it might not be as enjoyable as, say, Jaco, since there's a bunch of restaurants and things to do in Jaco. Does anyone know how much it actually rains per day in Jaco in October? Like, could we just avoid the rain for a couple hours a day, or is it gonna be all rain all day? Thanks for the help!```
it might rain all day some days, but most days you'll get some sun hours during the morning
now, if you're only staying a few days Puerto Viejo is not a bad idea
๐Ÿ›ฌ csglxfcoyj just arrived in Nosara, #costa-rica
FYI tap water in Costa Rica is entirely safe (and tastes good). I mention it because I have met many tourists afraid of drinking tap water and purchasing bottles
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