Gary LaPointe

Gary LaPointe

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    I am in San Jose, and oher later in tCosta Rica through May and would like to find part time work. What is the best wciay to find temp jobs

    I've looked a bit and had no luck. And if you don't have a work permit, you could get kicked out. If you don't have a permit, I think it's one of those things to just ask around a bit when you get down there. If you find anything good let me know, I'm moving down there (I can take over your job when you leave in May!). Gary over 7 years ago

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    Is there any natural park in Costa Rica that is wheel chair accessible?

    I'd say no. Most of the sidewalks aren't even wheelchair accessible. Did you ever find anywhere? over 7 years ago

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    Looking 4 a trip to plan as #3 on bucket list. 2 wks. Some of my ideas: Costa Rica, Belize, Rio & surrounding areas, Tuscany & Florence.

    (Ran out of typing space above) I've spent weeks in the Montezuma, Costa Rica area and not been bored. But I like the waterfalls in the hills and the one the pours into the ocean. So check out the links and videos above. WiFi is very common but you'll want to double-check on that too for your hotel. Roads are bad in that area, IF you rent you'll want a 4x4. The rental place will probably make you get one. I rarely rent a car these days, I take shuttle busses that pick me up near the San Jose airport and drop me off at my hotel in Montezuma (and vice versa). I usually use "Montezuma Expeditions" and they have good hotel packages if you're arriving later in the day and need to stay the night (they only do the hotel at the SJO airport end) and they aren't fancy, although I really like Casa Tago in Alajuela sometimes the offer that hotel, if they don't sometimes it's $5-$10 to upgrade. Once I'm in Montezuma, usually the only thing I want a car for is to go over to watch the sunset on the other side (the easiest way is via Cobano, but I've read there is a shortcut through Delicias that I haven't done yet, so ask if adventurous). Otherwise, I don't really need it. So if you do get an ATV rental for a day, be sure to catch sunset in St. Teresa. I've driven all around the south end of the peninsula in the ATV (Montezuma to Cabo Blanco to Santa Teresa to Manzinillo to Paquera and to Cobano for gas and back to Montezuma). Gary over 6 years ago

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    What are the must see places and things to do in costa rica? Will be there in about two to three weeks for about 10 days

    Montezuma is a requirement, IMHO. It's a great little town, a 130 foot waterfall within walking distance (walking upstream and on paths). And a few more waterfalls if you want to hike 2 hours on the beach or climbing about the 130 foot one (path up the back side). Everyone is nice, they've got nice people and a great atmosphere. I've been there 10(?) times and three of those in the last nine months... I've done a variety of blog posts on it and Costa Rica http://GarySaid.com/tags/Montezuma about 8 years ago

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    What are the must see places and things to do in costa rica? Will be there in about two to three weeks for about 10 days

    Duh, I like it enough that I've set up a photo site of Montezuma and the nearby area. Should have listed that too! Here you go http://MontezumaPacific.com/ These are all photos I've taken at various times on multiple trips to Montezuma. about 8 years ago

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    Is it safe to travel to costa rica

    I lock all my stuff up in my room and when possible in my car. I use this security backpack http://TechTourist.com/category/security/ and I have a small bag (probably the largest you could carry on?) that has the same security mesh in it (and a really small one). I use the small one when hiking to lock up my pocket camera + cash when swimming. The big one for long hikes with multiple cameras (sometimes I travel alone and I want to swim/etc.). I've never been mugged or (been aware of theft) anything while in Costa Rica (12+ trips) and I wander in places where I probably shouldn't. I usually hang out on the west coast (northwest-ish) and while I've heard stories from people, most stories I hear are from people when they were on the east side (I think they get more cruise tourists there). FYI: the west coast robbery stories are generally from unattended at the beach or from the car and more of the east coast stories are at gun/knifepoint. These are first hand stories from other tourists. I hate to generalize east vs. west, but that's what I've heard. I stay at the Montezuma Pacific hotel (in Montezuma), they have big safes in the room and I've gotten laundry back with $20 with it that I must have left in a pocket, that made feel more safe about stuff in my rooms and like that hotel even more... And EVERYONE says don't leave stuff in your vehicle when possible. And don't drive at night. I've done this multiple times, but the roads are SO bad and areas so deserted I don't like to. I do it when I drive to see a sunset but otherwise, the car stays parked at night. Normally, I don't even take a car I take shuttles to get around. Just like at home, use common sense. about 8 years ago

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    Planning on going to Costa Rica next year, when is a good time and where should i go?

    November to April (May?) is best in my opinion. The week before Easter all the locals travel and make everything busy, the week after is very quiet (three Easter trips experience). It's also busy at the Chistmas holidays with locals but not as bad. April is probably my favorite, but it's HOT. about 8 years ago

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    My wife and I are thinking of booking a trip to Costa Rica through a travel agency named Gate 1. Is this a reputable agency?

    I had a friend use it for Greece (and I think she used it for Costa Rica too) and she liked it. about 8 years ago