Costa Rica

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  • In Costa Rica you should not throw trash on the street, we try very hard to take care of our country. --Melissa R
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  • You should not walk in San Jose late at night alone, as there is a lot of crime and many robbers can even kill just for a phone. (Actually this can apply for anyplace in Costa Rica very late at night) --Melissa R
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  • In Costa Rica you are not obliged to leave a tip, so you are not expected to leave a tip as in other countries, however, if you feel that you have been treated well, you may be rewarded for it, if you want to. --Melissa R
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  • In Costa Rica you should not be absent-minded or leave your belongings unattended, you should be very cautious, as delinquency is very common. --Melissa R
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  • When you arrive at the airport in Costa Rica, I do not recommend you to take a taxi from the ones at the airport because they are the most expensive, you can go out and walk a little and stop at one that is already on the street to get a more comfortable price. Taxi's in Costa Rica are color red. --Melissa R
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  • You should not say that Costa Rica is an island, because that is far from being true. Costa Rica is a country that is part of Central America. In Costa Rica there are not only beaches, but there are also cities without sea. --Melissa R
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  • Do not confuse Costa Rica with Puerto Rico, they are not the same country. --Melissa R
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  • A very important point is that tap water in Costa Rica is completely drinkable so you can fill your bottle using tap water or also drink a glass of tap water. --Melissa R
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  • You should say hello when you arrive somewhere and say goodbye when you leave, in Costa Rica people are very friendly and are used to receive this kind of treatment. --Melissa R
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  • Many Costa Ricans speak English, but this is not the reality for everyone, since in Costa Rica Spanish is the only official language. --Melissa R
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  • In Costa Rica you must see the monkeys and sloths of Manuel Antonio National Park. --Melissa R
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  • If you want to visit Costa Rica and you only have a few days, it is best to rent a car or hire shared or private shuttles to go faster, since traveling by bus can be quite complicated and you lose a lot of time to go from one place to another. --Melissa R
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  • You must visit the "Cocos Island" (Isla del Coco), it has a very famous tropical rainforest. --Melissa R
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  • You must visit the Sanatorio Duran, in the past it was a hospital to treat tuberculosis patients, but it is well known by many as a scary place. It is now a recreational park. --Melissa R
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  • If you like alcoholic beverages you must try Cacique, Chiliguaro and Imperial beer. --Melissa R
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  • You must try our typical foods such as : The ceviche, The chifrijo, "La Olla de carne" rice with chicken, tamales, etc. --Melissa R
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  • In Costa Rica you must eat "Gallo Pinto dish for breakfast. You must try Costa Rican coffee and if you like it, buy it, Costa Rica is a coffee producing country, so the coffee is very good and it is one of our specialties. --Melissa R
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