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mtcmlhqnrs3mo
It's actually super cheap and easy to take a bus to center from the SJO airport. Especially if you don't have bazzlion bags.
qzbxhfnofo3mo
You can even combine. Take a bus until whatever makes sense for your location and then take Uber for the rest. Communicating with Uber drivers in the airport, especially if your spanish is bad, can be annoying. Taxis are a scam.
crbodgb3mo
Top things to do in La Fortuna?
fxjmbcn3mo
Obviously the waterfall and hot springs but curious about your guys experience here
oatppmvjz3mo
If you have transport, the Rio Celeste/Volcรกn Tenorio national park is a couple of hours drive away and well worth a visit.
ksqlpkmge3mo
Last time I was in La Fortuna I did a canoe trip down the Peรฑas Blancas and San Carlos rivers, which was a fun way to see a ton of wildlife (crocodiles, sloths, bats etc).
akxmtxv3mo
Sweet thanks for that, Iโ€™m gonna look into it!
fnpcj3mo
dggoyd just arrived in San Josรฉ, #costa-rica
hplxo3mo
is Uber available only in San Josรฉ?
shvuk3mo
going to la fortuna tomorrow and wondering what my transportation options are
ycczv3mo
once I get there
eymownn3mo
La Fortuna Uber works great
bmljgrz3mo
Quepos not so much
rolob3mo
yeah itโ€™s actually suprising how well it works, thanks UK2RFTHHV!
millyin3mo
No problem!
msxpjfq3mo
I'm thinking of headed to Costa Rica as a place to settle down
aeujusc3mo
Can you run a speed test in Bahia Drake for me. I'd really love to live there
wcreggj3mo
Any major quarantine restrictions happening?
sqnmadb3mo
Hey Iโ€™m not actually there anymore I left this morning. Gorgeous there really enjoyed my time. I ran a speed test at my AirBnB and it was only 2MB up 1 down or something like that
peyluehew3mo
ostdyibc There are no entry restrictions yet, but the official advice is to avoid all unnecessary travel. You do have to declare if you've been in China in the last 14 days, but that's all.
ccnenvqnh3mo
Bars and nightclubs are supposed to be closed completely. Cinemas and restaurants are operating at 50% capacity to minimise contact.
xpbubbcpf3mo
So far there are 35 confirmed cases, including three in intensive care, but no deaths.
dqdysmyug3mo
It would be responsible to self-quarantine for a week or two on arrival if you do decide to come
cyqqggvzmnf3mo
I'm also interested, but not sure where in Costa Rica to go with only a few hours of planning. Are there any reccomended low-population areas that still have the ability to easily buy groceries, not need a car, etc? And good internet, of course.
tqcncmc3mo
thanks U27FKS89J. I have some family friends there and it's much closer to the USA.

2 weeks is no issue for me
orzwher3mo
Yeah that's what I thought. I went there once before and its very rural
cnmxyjppn3mo
I'm in Santa Teresa right now - my girlfriend and I are torn on if we should pay up to get out of here ASAP before Canada/US locks us out, extend until everything cools off, or hop back on our normal flights a week from today.
ftpeowdzv3mo
Everything here is very chill. No shortage of food / supplies, plenty of ATVs available to rent, a lot of desperate hotels / airbnbs
ybanbywff3mo
We're a little concerned that it may be too cut off though. If shit hits the fan, not sure it's ideal to be here.
nailv3mo
polftmykmw Iโ€™m in the exact same position as you are. In my case, going back home (Spain) would mean getting into a state of lockdown but I feel like the entire world is going into that state anyway
rpkybuztws3mo
CR might have better people to hospitals ratio, but I could be wrong.
umvqewcjt3mo
Heads ๐Ÿ†™ Panama's border lockdown goes into effect at midnight tonight, banning all entry of non-residents.
ooagisfhr3mo
I think there'll be a lot of pressure for CR to follow suit.
idqwexbmpz3mo
damn :point_up:. i just recently took a break from nomading this year and iโ€™m kind of glad i did right now.. the US has its fair share of problems but idk what i would do if i didnโ€™t have a home right now. probably hole up on a beach somewhere!
tjzugfgrk3mo
man oh man, good luck everyone.
qulfephng3mo
We decided to wait for a little bit of news before trying to desperately move our flights up.
rvblrmgap3mo
But it could be a mistake - only time will tell.
axvewngymk3mo
I feel travel is more risky than staying at home where ever that home is now.
foprtnbexr3mo
I'm EU citizen and Panama resident, but i'm staying put in MX.
kprhnwdzcn3mo
stay safe! i have spent many months living in Santa Teresa, so i know what you may be going through. itโ€™s a good thing that itโ€™s remote (it may be safe from corona for a while), but that is also a con, in case you need emergency medical help. STA has a clinic by Playa Carmen, but the one with the most supplies is in Cรณbano. if Cรณbano canโ€™t help you, theyโ€™ll send you to San Jose. i hope everything works out for you. STA is not a bad place to be at the end of the world ๐Ÿ™ƒ
eqdlwqodv3mo
We just booked. We're leaving.
cqppwxdlc3mo
More of a personal choice for my girlfriend and I to be with family now. If I was single, I'd probably have stayed and taken my chances in paradise.
lhlrhxzyt3mo
State of emergency officially declared.

rwwxjpcur3mo
Land, air and sea borders will close completely to non-residents at midnight on Wednesday, lasting until at least April 12th. Only citizens and legal residents will be allowed to enter during this time, subject to a 14 day quarantine on arrival.
jalkj3mo
if you dont mind me asking, when are you leaving and are you connecting via US?
gcynw3mo
kcxsfm just arrived in Tamarindo, #costa-rica
difrasgcl3mo
I'm leaving today at 1pm out of Liberia and connecting in Atlanta.
pwkkjrzsx3mo
In case anyone is worried about their 90 days running out in the midst of all this
raqqybuxr3mo
Migraciรณn announced that anyone in the country on a tourist entry stamp that's valid today is entitled to continue to stay until May 17th.
qlgef3mo
okay weโ€™ve also booked a ticket back to Spain
zybzu3mo
earliest direct flight possible, on monday
cqyev3mo
safe travels!
rykixy3mo
gbmywt we made something similar here in peru but they closed the airport few days before the flight. i donโ€™t think is a good moment to go back home, at least until in spain that curve is going down againโ€ฆ
adybo2mo
well, we made it out. those were some very stressful 48h but we managed to get home. now weโ€™re in self quarantine for 14 days. spain might not be the best place to be right now but at least im home and not trapped in a foreign country
ieorfx2mo
ukkzfu cool thanks for the update pls stay safe cuidate
lokoe2mo
gracias! yeah i thought iโ€™d share
arkawnlwvaj16d
Anyone do the _Inversionista_ residency option? The 200k you need to invest in a house, does it need to be all at once or just the total value of the property (for example if you had a loan or mortgage)?
rlltektpn16d
hfrcieixtmyv No, but I researched this before I applied for rentista status last year.
qvhlegsho16d
It's based on the amount of money actually paid for the property, rather than assessed value.
gwidhakde16d
Afaik it doesn't matter where the capital comes from for residency purposes as long as you have a purchase deed with at least $200,000 clearly attributable to you.
xwaxsbeot16d
But I imagine it's near impossible to find a good mortgage here as a non-resident in any case.
hpwijnhfmte16d
qswpzdbtsl I have contacts there that are willing to do a financed option so thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m trying to clarify thanks!
dvpiopdfv16d
Probably depends on the terms of the financing deal then, and whether the owner retains the title.
rgzcuxfgb16d
Worth checking with a good lawyer
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