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Lots of Gringos in San Jose?

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HectorLavoe
7/14/2019 18:06 EST

Is San Jose overrun with Gringos as either residents or tourists from North America, Europe, etc.?

I know San Jose is not the showcase for tourism like other parts of the country. So I am hoping it will less Gringo heavy than other parts of CR?

I have traveled to numerous other Latin American countries. Conversational in Spanish, etc.

I am considering a trip to San Jose. I have always avoided Costa Rica thinking it won't have that same vibe of being one of the only North Americans around.

I am looking to enjoy the city for culture, nightlife, etc. I am NOT a sex tourist at all. But I also hope to meet some nice Ticas while I am there.

Thanks for any input.

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Mentor
7/14/2019 19:08 EST

well you will have no problem meeting ticas in San Jose. If you are speaking Spanish you are in luck. Just go to a social dating site like Badoo and you will find many women who want to date a GRINGO or visiting professional.

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Blueridgeboy1
7/14/2019 20:36 EST

Not many gringos in San Jose proper. Some of the more affluent outlying barrios have several. But central San Jose is very dangerous and ridden with crime. Be very careful.

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Drneuro100
7/14/2019 22:26 EST

The Central Valley and especially Escazu/san Raphael area west of downtown San Jose are a common choice for "gringos" as the most North Amercanized. The weather is like SanDiego, cool and not as humid as the very hot and humid beach areas on either coast.

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HectorLavoe
7/15/2019 00:29 EST

Thank you for all the replies.

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princzz
7/15/2019 09:45 EST

That's correct....go to escazu and visit "Zonna Gastro Bar." Mature crowd 35+ and super elegant place with beautiful women. Closes at 12 a.m.

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HectorLavoe
7/15/2019 20:43 EST

^Again, really appreciate all the replies.

With regards to Escazu, I am trying to decide where to stay. I'd like to find Ticas in the age range of 27 years to 35 years or so.

I've heard the following three areas are good to consider:
-Downtown (El Centro)
-San Pedro
-Escazu

I've traveled solo to Rio de Janeiro, numerous cities in Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Mexico City, etc.

So I am accustomed to being in big Latin American cities with an element of danger. Of course, I prefer to stay in a nice/safe area that is walkable (or a short taxi/uber drive) to nightlife, amenities, restaurants, etc.

Any suggestions or thoughts are appreciated?

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princzz
7/17/2019 08:04 EST

Then stay in Trejos Montealegre, many young super fit and beautiful women working, attending schools and the numerous health clubs.

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Drneuro100
7/17/2019 10:04 EST

Princzz is dead on. We live next to the Costa Rica Country Club (very close to Trejos Montealegre). From this area over to San Rafael over to District 4 (the bar/restaurant at the Hotel InterContinental is amazing) is the best urbanized area for the Central Valley. And Zonna Gastro Bar is actually a great restaurant as well.

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HectorLavoe
7/18/2019 08:13 EST

Once again, thanks again for the great suggestions. Appreciate it.

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