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Old 05-20-2011, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Vancouver,BC
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Not for work, but just because you can? Opinions?
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I'd go in a minute, if I could. But Costa Rica would not be my first choice in Central America. Too many Americans already there, and the Costa Ricans are getting a little bit surly toward them. Also, San Jose is one of the more dicey CA capitals in terms of personal security. However, the countryside is probably safer than any of the countries to the north, with less narcogang influence.

If you just want to hang out on the beach, it's as good as anywhere. If you're a naturalist, it's the CA couintry that is the most diligent about protecting its environment.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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boring

much better countries to live in

much cheaper countries as well
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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If I wanted to learn Spanish, Costa Rica would be a good choice for a year.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not for work, but just because you can? Opinions?
I did just that and stayed for three years. Lots of fun, great people the Ticos.


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If I wanted to learn Spanish, Costa Rica would be a good choice for a year.
not exactly true. The Costa Rican spanish will not pass in most other spanish speaking countries. Many different idioms, more lazy and you will have a hard time speaking and being understood, what you learn there won't work if you visit other hispanic countries. I speak from experience.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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My travel guides have been a great help to me in Central America.

If I come across a city, and the guidebook says: Tourists tend to bypass this city, or avoid it completely, or I see the city on the map and there's no mention of it in the book, there's where I go!

Selfish snob that I am, I want to arrive there, look about, and say: Aha! I'm the only tourist in this town today!

Never been to Costa Rica, but if I should go, the skipped-over cities, or small towns, is where I'll head to!

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