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Any recommendations on places to stay?
Oh right, brilliant ๐Ÿ’› love this. Thank you guys
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Hey wuhjuky ! Iโ€™ve only been in San Jose and Tamarindo so far. It depends what youโ€™re looking for, for me there isnโ€™t enough going on here to make it worth staying. Iโ€™m working remotely and would like to socialize on my off time, which is very hard to do here.

If you want just a relaxing place to work and enjoy nature then itโ€™s perfect!
Ah
Maybe I should reconsider my trip. Was hoping to socialize with other nomads
Covid's still plaguing all the places I'd normally want to travel to
camc2mo
Hey ynqqlqi I met a local in the tamarindo area a few days ago who said the restrictions may be lifted or at least relaxed soon
camc2mo
I figure Iโ€™d let you know
cool, thanks for letting me know U0292CPDC8H!
Hey!

My girlfriend and I are both devs working remotely.
Is it possible to get covid vaccinations as a foreigner in costa rica?
I've had my first shot but want to pack my bags head out to Costa Rica before getting my second shot here in Canada.
Ideally I'd like to get a second shot in Costa Rica.

Would this be possible to your knowledge?
no, vaccines are only available to residents and costa rican nationals at the moment, and they're also still prioritising higher risk groups
I'd book a layover in New York, Houston, Atlanta, or another major airline hub in the US and get the second shot there. Things are getting a little busier because of Delta, but you should still have little problem booking an appointment online with CVS or Walgreens. 15 minutes in and out.
Also relevant, I've had friends who brought their Canada info with them and the person who administered the shot just transferred it over to the CDC card so you had a fully vaccinated certificate.
indeed, theyโ€™re only vaccinating legal residents (non-legal immigrants are affected by this) by county. While theyโ€™re vaccinating some non-qualifying people at the end of each day in some centers, I wouldnโ€™t count on it as thereโ€™s 4 hour queues in some places because everyone wants it.
So your best bet is what hunterpine said in the thread, get it while transiting in the US
Hey all, Iโ€™ll be in Jaco end of the month. Are things fairly open over there? Also whatโ€™s the deal with the rainy season, is it bearable or should I expect to do more indoor activities?
Iโ€™m heading back to CR this week and as far as I know everything is open every day. Thereโ€™s a 9pm vehicular restriction so businesses are expected to be closing not so late either.
Next week they - supposedly- remove the 9 pm rule
Are Uber and Lyft commonly used in Costa Rica or is it mainly taxis and public transit?
Uber was sometimes available in certain cities, but I found even then they gave you their cell phone number and you could call them and bypass the app. Taxis more common in my experience.
Uber "works" all over the country, if you open the app anywhere it won't block you and say it's unavailable, but drivers don't exist in many areas and you need to use taxis. Uber is great in San Jose though!
Uber is the rule, #2 is Didi (never used it).

As mentioned, thereโ€™s remote towns without drivers so you have to rely on taxi drivers. The best way to get a driver is asking the Airbnb host or a local friend to get you a number of a taxi company or driver that works in the area and is trustable.

(I wouldnโ€™t recommend having the phone of a random Uber driverย โ€“ย not the safest thing)
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honestly why did I pay for this
anyways CR is doing big things!!
Good to know...thanks for sharing (a pic of) the link
๐Ÿ›ฌ dgyiaxq just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
Rad thanks for sharing
Whatโ€™s the situation like in costa rica ATM? Any meaningful covid restrictions?
Followingโ€ฆIโ€™d like to know too!
Places must close at 10pm every day
mask required inside, I think biz at 75%
I'm hoping to be there at the end of the year...situation could change by then of course, but good to know what's going on there now
Thanks. That sounds reasonable
What about visa runs? Are they going smoothly?
Can anyone recommend a covid insurance policy for visiting costa rica?
You have to buy one of the ones they provide, there's no way around that. But the way to get it cheap is to say the cost of your trip is $0.
Thanks for the tip. The โ€œones they provideโ€ refers to one of the recommended costa rican insurers, right?
Yea I canโ€™t remember the names but if you said then I can confirm. I remember one was a Costa Rican gov one and the other was private I think?
No, don't buy the Costa Rica one. Use insubuy or another broker and change the trip value to zero. Should be under $80 for 3 months depending on age.
Getting the ones they offer makes things easier, but you can go with any that covers what they want. Afaik if you have proof of vaccination, insurance is not needed anymore.
Visa runs? I think it is required only for a few citizenships.
if you have a USA visa you can entry as well
As far as I know, a tourist visa lasts for 90 days. One needs to do a visa run to gain another tourist visa
you can cross to panama or nicaragua and came back the same day
Alright cool. Good that covid checks, etc. donโ€™t throw a wrench into this
Is bringing cash useful in costa rica? Do places generally accept CC?
most accept CC, but still recommend to carry cash, with 20k colones you should be good
You can get USD at most ATMs. It's useful to have if you're going to areas more traveled by tourists, but not necessary at all.
ATM machines have worked well in Costa Rica for decades. If you've got something like the Schwab debit card (or similar), it should be very easy.
Anyone in Jaco? Just landed last night, looking for buddies to explore with!
Guys, what cities do you recommend in Costa rica that has a lot of nature (both beach + jungle), affordable, good internet and doesn't have too many problems like in the big tourist cities (like sewers dumped in the ocean in front of Tamarindo/Jaco).
I was looking at Samara and Tortuguero but there isn't a lot of choice when it comes to accomodations.
I liked Nosara but it definitely isn't affordable. Perhaps consider going further south, like Dominical.
thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
I enjoyed Puerto Viejo area, and matches what you are looking for
Sewage dumped in Jacoeyes whatttt? i was gonna say itโ€™s lovely here. Great internet connection and has a great mix of jungle and beach
eiexvbxfs yeah I know it was a big problem a few years ago, no idea if the situation has improved since then
yes, just stay away from the _river_ that goes to the ocean in Jaco. you can also go to hermosa or esterillos, both like 20min away from jaco
I arrive on Thursday. where you staying in jaco?
Anyoneโ€™s got tips for getting from San Jose to Jaco?
I took the shuttle from the airport to my hostel but Iโ€™ve met a few people who said uber was also a good way to go. $60-$80 one way
Is Uber working in the whole country? San Jose to Jaco looks pretty far ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Yup from what Iโ€™ve been told thatโ€™s how most are getting around
awesome ๐Ÿ™‚
stay away from red taxis, they will charge 100USD or more. Take Uber or Bus
Cool. Sounds like uber is the best option then. Thanks!
I used Trawick Safe Travels Voyager with a trip cost of $0 when I went down there
Anyone going to be in Manuel Antonio this weekend or the next? Looking for buddies to link up with!
hello there ? I am planning to head to CR soon what is the best place you can recommend me that is close to the beach to go on weekends but in a city with good internet and good places to eat during the week ๐Ÿ™‚ I'm planning to stay for a month ~ thanks ๐Ÿ™‚
You can do all of that in Samara, there's a coworking space there too. Internet outside the coworking space was iffy
Anyone in Costa Rica at the moment? Thinking of going for a few weeks, wondering how the covid situation is these days?
Yeah Iโ€™m in Jaco now. Most nightlife closes early, masks are still mandated but decently relaxed. If youโ€™re not fully vaccinated yet youโ€™ll need to get travelers insurance but itโ€™s pretty accessible also itโ€™s fairly easy to get access to covid tests if needed
Ahh, so are most restaurants and touristy stuff still open, just that you need to wear masks?
Yeah for the most part! There is a 10pm curfew but during the day everything is open
Good to know, thanks for the info! I'm thinking of visiting for a few weeks but I was worried about the rising covid cases
How long are you in Costa Rica for?
Yeah not too sure about the numbers but it seems like they are following protocols. Iโ€™m here until end of month!
Gotcha! ๐Ÿ™‚
I'm heading there in November! I'll be coming to you for tips ๐Ÿ™
anyone in Puerto Viejo? how's the weather? want to head for the week
No more visa runs to Panama unfortunately.
Thanks for all the tips. I should have mentioned that iโ€™m Canadian so some of these insurers arenโ€™t available here
akutgzqdnowj how does one find out if a policy on insubuy has the $2,000 USD per person in accommodation coverage
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eocgmbapcoa why so?
Thereโ€™s now a quarantine requirement for people entering from Costa Rica. I suppose itโ€™s still possible, but highly inconvenient
I am there ๐Ÿ™‚
Weather is a bit mixed, sometimes a bit cloudy but not raining a lot.
awesome. thank you U02D81W604W!!!
Feel free to ping me once you are here in case you want to meet ๐Ÿ™‚
sounds good :100:. I will probably stay in Selina, ping you once I get there
Forgot this is a 3-day weekend. most places are fully booked
Ouch, yeah, itโ€™s Independence Day.
I hope you find a nice stay anyway!
you still can do Nicaragua, but you'll need the test. (easy to create one with photoshop)
Monteverde or La Fortuna? Iโ€™ll only have time for one, which is better?
Whatโ€™s the local site to find good rentals?
Oh. Tough call. Do you want to really feel rainforest vibes or volcano vibes?
Honestly not sure! I was looking forward to the cloud forest and the zip line. But Iโ€™m also intrigued but volcanoes and hot springs. Iโ€™ll only really have a day and half to explore to put it in perspective
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