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MarshaWaddelow posted NEWCOMER'S OF COSTA RICA General Meeting on the Costa Rica forum on September 01, 2014:
The NEWCOMER'S CLUB of COSTA RICA will have its 2014/2015 Kick Off Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, September 2nd 9:30 am - 11:30 am Community Room of VERDEZA Senior Living in Escazu. Dues are $20 or 10,000 colones a year. The Newcomer's Club is an organization of over 100 women of all ages from all over the world who now live in Costa Rica. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each month September through May at various venues throughout the San Jose / Central Valley area. Our programs are fun and informative and entertaining. It is a wonderful way to meet women with like interests or explore new interests through one of our many Special Interest Interest Groups. Strictly a strictly a social organization our members can join groups such as Bridge, Mah Jong, Book Club, Educated Wine Group, Photography, Conversational Spanish, Art, Travel, and several Cooking Groups. Upcoming programs include visits to and presentations from The US Embassy, Korean Embassy and Botanical Garden Tour. Our new Monthly Conversation and Cocktails Happy Hour held each month at participating Clubs and Restaurants has become very popular and is open to spouses and guests. Dates, times and locations can be found on the visitors section of our FACEBOOK Page. Newcomer's of Costa Rica. Or you can email DIRECTIONS: Verdeza in Trejos Montealegre, Escazú. 1km West from Wal-Mart From San José Take highway 27 towards Escazú Take the Escazú exit, staying to the right At the stop light, turn right (Walmart on the right), going West Follow the street to Verdeza, almost at the end of the street. From the West: Take Route 27 (highway from the Pacific) towards Escazú Pass PriceSmart & CIMA Go through the Escazú toll booth, staying to the right Take the Escazú exit, staying right. Follow # 3 & 4 above.
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rhalversonevs posted Sean, Rental on the Costa Rica forum on September 01, 2014:
Hey Sean, Yes, definitely interested. I've had dogs all my life and don't smoke so it sounds like a good fit. Stairs - not a problem. I do landscaping work during the warm months here in Wisconsin, and have approx 3 months off during the winter so my schedule is pretty flexible. I have some sales work and equipment maintenance to do in winter but I pretty much get to decide exactly when to do those things. I'd be very interested to know what the best time might be to visit for a week or two. My biggest concern is getting around. I'd like to rent a car or motorcycle, but they seem outrageously expensive. Any advice on this? Reach me at I'd love to see photos of your place and location on a map. Thanks very much, Rick Halverson
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scalnew replied to the thread Short term rental costa rica on the Costa Rica forum on August 31, 2014:
rhalversonevs initially posted:
I'm a Vietnam combat vet seriously considering relocating to CR. I have been there once before for a week and loved it. I'd like to stay for a couple weeks this winter, maybe in a couple different regions to get to know different areas. Any week-long rooms or similar accomodations available? I can pay my way, whatever is reasonable. Rick Miwaukee WI
scalnew replied on August 31, 2014 with:
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property in Costa-RicaWonderful views and temperature. Lovely gardens. Plenty of parking. Half mile to town. Rent each home out and make good income or live there and rent the other 4! Some are rented already (around $750 per month!) and on one-yearly leases.
property in Costa-RicaHigh Standing Villa, Golf Course View, Luxury Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms.
property in Costa-Ricalongterm house rental in the Caribbean side of Costa Rica
property in Costa-RicaVery large 939 acre land for sale in Quepos, Costa Rica not far from the beautiful Manuel Antonio beach complete with spring waters, panoramas and a waterfall.
Very comfortable 3 br 2 bath with river breezes, 3000 ft elevation, convenient to town, high speed Internet, cooks kitchen, skylights, AND YOUR OWN SPRING FOR WATER, even the pool is spring fed. Fruit trees, green house, gardens, orchids. Nice neighbors.
WiseOne replied to the thread mugging in playa del coco on the Costa Rica forum:
sdb initially posted:
I was followed out of the bar called LIZARDS in playa del coco by the man who was their security. Our apartment was on the road that ran beside LIZARDS. After leaving Lizards walking home the security card exited out of a private rear door of Lizards. When about 100 yards from the bar he attacked me from behind with his security wand, beating me on the back of my head then my face with wand and fists. He continued to serverly beat me while i lay on the ground, then removing my wallet from my back pocket with my IDs and $600. i went to the police in coco identifying him. He was back at the bar but the police only took a report from me and doing nothing more. 2 days later received a phone call to resale me my wallet and IDs. STAY AWAY FROM BAR NAMED LIZARDS.
WiseOne replied on August 31, 2014 with:
OMG, I feel so sorry for you to live your life with that attitude. May Peace become your friend somehow. I refuse to live in fear, and will enjoy all I can while I'm here. I also do not take unnecessary risks with my life. But neither will I isolate myself from experiences and people. There are evil persons everywhere. I do not let them take away my Peace or my love of new experiences. And I am extracting myself from this thread because it is a negative and I don't dwell in negative. May God bless you with the knowledge that only HE is in charge.
ILuvCR replied on August 31, 2014 with:
amigo, why dredge this up after two weeks? you have an opinion that Costa Rica is unsafe, and I think that is crap. For me Costa Rica is a paradise. and oh, by the way I'm not trying to sell CR. It is however rated as the "happiest country" on earth and was just rated as the 4th best place in the world to make real estate investment. Pura Vida!
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newton1122 replied to the thread Start-up Company on the Costa Rica forum on August 30, 2014:
seyalater initially posted:
We have launched a new company here in Costa Rica and are looking for an Investor/Partner. We have just launched our website and are working with 4 local Ticos to demonstrate and interpret for us. If anyone is interested please send us you email address and we will forward some info.
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