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who lives in costa rica?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theviralguy, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. theviralguy

    theviralguy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    if someone has some free time id love to talk to you about costa rica. post here and ill pm you my questions :D
     
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    bump :)
     
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    i dont live there, but i visited the country for about and month and stay in the capital, and both coasts... so i know a bit about it.
     
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    I've lived there for about 2 years on and off, but it's been a few years since that time whatcha want to know?
     
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    I have been dreaming of living in Costa Rica, Belize, etc for over 10 years.

    If you look on CL you can find apartments(2 BR, 1 Bath, all utilities including cable and WiFi), within a 5 minute walk of amazing beaches for less than $1000 per month - here is one for $550.00!

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    http://costarica.en.craigslist.org/apa/2030600333.html
    How cool would it be to make your living on the internet and live cheaply ($1000 per month is good!) in paradise?!

    It is a dream, a beautiful, believable, attainable dream!
     
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    i found most of what i need thanks :)
     
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    What does this mean?

    EDIT: your OP said you were wanting a discussion and you end it because you " found most of what i need"?

    Seriously man - the discussion has just started - if you are contributing then you should share what you were looking for that you have found.
     
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    well, he might have what he needs, but i have a few questions. first, is there any areas in costa rica (preferably close to the beach) that have mostly english speaking people, because my spanish is a bit rusty (i could learn, but thats beside the point). second would be, whats the average price for a place like that one in that cl ad you posted (im talking about buying not renting). third which is very important because i work on the internet would be, how good is the internet around there (speeds and average price). thats all i can think of from the top of my head right now.
     
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    All great questions - more input already than the OP.
     
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    @NotTheDude

    Sorry lol I'm planning a trip there with a buddy, not to move there but for a few months at least. I like the idea of making this thread a discussion about costa rica :) Hopefully some people living there will join this thread and answer any questions.

    I found you can stay in Costa for 3 months, you get a stamp on your passport that gives you 90 days (if your from canada/usa anyways) and after 90 days you can leave the country for 3 days and come back, get another stamp for another 90 days. obviously you don't want to keep doing this but if your only wanting to stay for say 4-6 months then this is the way to go.

    @evilman11

    Don't know about english speaking places, but there are a ton of shared room houses on CL where the people there speak english, I will probably be staying in hostels and maybe rent a room in a house for a month, so I'm sure I can get by with little to no spanish.

    About buying a place just search costa rica real estate there are a ton of sites, but I want to go travel around the country and visit different places, not planning on a permanent place atm.

    About internet speeds just googled it look at this:

    http://www.costarica.com/retirement/cost-of-living/internet-service/

    But if you need to do some upload heavy work, uploading videos etc. then you could just buy a solid VPS and do the intense work from there.

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    Anyways I don't really have any specific questions right now(will probably soon) but I would still like to just talk to someone living there. Seems like a fairly cheap place to live compared to where i am and a much better quality of life.

    Maybe there is a bher in costa rica that can rent out a room for a couple weeks :p
     
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    Also for anyone who has visited or lived in CR could you write up a bit about the cities, beaches, places you stayed at or seen and your experience?
     
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    Thanks for not giving up (for selfish reasons) a potentially useful post to many BHW'ers.

    Thanks for the update on what you have learned.

    I also would want to travel and stay 1-2 weeks in various places and from there, spend 3+ months in a place before I would settle on it for a longer stretch.

    Also, based on my knowledge, MOST central/south american countries are similar with the "3 month rule".

    Some countries have programs that, as long as you can prove financial sustenance, that in most cases equals around $1000 for each month you plan on staying, they will grant you up to that amount of time - up to a year, to stay without having to leave the country for 3 days.

    This is one thing I respect about Belize(besides English is the MAIN language - former British Colony) If you cannot support yourself without getting a job in that country, they do not want the burden(potential burden) of letting you loiter there.