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Yes, I usually call from a any local payphone.
Sorry , I didnt realize you guys were talking strictly cellphones.
One thing I love……there is no shortage of payphones in CR.
I do alot of backroad travel in CR .
I use the National Geographic adventure map and the insight costa rica waterproof fleximap.
Does it show more roads than those 2 maps?
Thanks, kenny S>
Edited on Apr 30, 2007 19:16
Am I missing something here?
Can’t you just buy a phone card at the Airport for and hours worth of talk time for about 10 bucks?
Thanks, kenny S>
Well……. I’m sure it’s tolerable otherwise how would the place exist or get great reviews.
One thing that does bother me is that you cannot park a vehicle at the resort.
you park in town at a restaurant?
Anyone done this and how is it?
Sounds interesting. Kenny S>
The beach at Ylang ylang looks very inviting along with being able to visit Tortuga island.
That and ………I’ve never been down that far on the Nicoya peninsula.
I’d almost like to take the whole drive around to the resort instead of the ferry.
Any problems not having a/c in the bungalows?
Hmmmmmm……….they are right on the beach which is excellent!
Thanks………now I have to choose between villa caletas and ylang ylang. Darn! Kenny S
o.k. maybe a better explanation is in order.
Imagine meeting your better half….. a person who has dreamt of visiting exotic locales, hiking great spots and enjoying that blue green cancun type water we all see in photo’s.
But……they have never had someone to facilitate those dreams…….until now.
So…….you mention Costa Rica because you’ve been there a bunch and know your way around………..and understand that Costa Rica is more about a total experience than any one beach.
But…….now you need to convey that message to your new love …….a travel rookie. Get it?
So…….with romance and adventure in mind……I’m looking for the best options for great beaches, water and adventure in Costa Rica.
I KNOW adventure in Costa Rica……….trust me….BUT it’s not a couples adventure so I’m learning a bit myself.
So I’m looking for those exceptional spots to stay in Costa Rica to avoid “oh! You should have went here!” when I get back.
Thanks KennyNovember 9, 2006 at 6:16 pm in reply to: Need a romantic beachfront resort in the Jaco area #179747
Is there good snorkling at the Villa caletas beach.
I know it’s rocky so my girl thinks it might be good for that.
Thanks , kenny S>
I was watching a documentary called The Corporation on IFC and they are claiming that big US businesses are aquiring patents and rights on everything in the world including the DNA of plant and animal species and even water in other countries.
INCLUDING RAIN WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
US companies are working with foreign governments to buy huge stretches of land, therefore claiming rights to any water on the land or water that falls on the land. Of course the locals who depend on this water are just shut out. Sad……….even if only half the story is true. Kenny S>November 7, 2006 at 12:31 pm in reply to: Need a romantic beachfront resort in the Jaco area #179735
one more thing………..does anyone have the website addy of Hotel Mango across the street from the Airport?
For some reason it does not come up on Google.
Thanks again. Kenny S>November 7, 2006 at 12:10 pm in reply to: Need a romantic beachfront resort in the Jaco area #179734
Thanks for the info but the Jaco area is for me because of Carrara park,
the resort grounds of Villa lapas and the mountain it’s on.
I also have a freind with land in Matapalo so the Jaco – Tarcoles area is a central locale for me. Kenny S
Most of those observations are well known but the governments use, allocation and dispersal of money seems to be in question as well.
The money is there………..then it’s gone!
Nothing gets done with any speed in Costa Rica and the filling of the potholes on Highway 1 west of San jose almost floored me!
Paving that road would be great but take a look at the bridges before and after it???? Good god…………one is completely gone and the other is a ramsshackled mix of metal plates ,wood and concrete blocks!
2010 sounds about right but eveeryone down there is not so optomistic.
Edited on Aug 20, 2006 21:35
I echo the previous statements:
The real estate market in much of The u.s. is questionable and Arizona is on a downslide after an abnormally high 2005 .
Sellers are selling at high prices and buyers are waiting for everyone to blink so they can buy low.
See the problem? Houses sitting forever unsold! Builders here have been building at a furious pace and now there is no demand for housing and even the builders stock is dropping.
Your news is just what I would expect to hear at this time.
That is good news. At least some true news. As far as it being better..and graded……I was just there last week and it was as miserable as ever.
Surveying is one thing but the actual construction is another.
We will see. Kenny S>
Tile floors here in Phoenix as well and the EX always used too much soap which leaves a sticky residue WHICH attracts even more dirt!
If regular cleaning is done then I use almost nothing on the floor in the way of soap.
I use a telescopic handle with a Swiffer type swivel brush head and throw down an old towel wet(not dripping) with hot water.
the brush bristles stick to the towel and your on your way.
It’s great for picking up all the dust, hairballs and tumbleweeds that grow on the floor.
Soap on floors is a magnet for more dirt and footprints from your shoes. Hope this helps…….Kenny S>
Alamo rent a car has offices in the airport and in Quepos. They are extremely helpful and go out of their way to service you.
Visa may pick up most of your insurance costs.
The drive is nice as long as there’s no trafic snafu’s.
Driving in CR is a great joy and I would recommend it. Kenny S>
A tourist bus will also take you there for alot cheaper.