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“El Aztecazo” The goal heard ’round Costa Rica

Costa Rica takes on Mexico tonight in a World Cup qualifier taking place in Mexico. Costa Rica has only won once in Mexico, and the win became so famous it’s known as the “El Aztecazo” You can see the famous goal here, perhaps one of the most important moments in Costa Rica sporting history: For a full list of where to watch tonight’s game click here: http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2017/3/24/15050126/costa-rica-mexico-2017-watch-live-online-world-cup-qualifiers

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The reason why you can’t get good avocados in Costa Rica

Not only is Costa Rica home to some of the most expensive groceries in the world, but since 2015 Costa Rica has made it extremely hard to get good avocados. Turns out Costa Rica built a giant avocado border wall on Mexico’s southern border, preventing the popular HAAS avocados from entering Costa Rica. Mexico filed a complaint against Costa Rica on its ban of importing Haas avocados. Mexico is basically complaining to the World Trade Organization that the ban has…

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Top 5 things to do in Tamarindo on your Spring Break

Spring Break is finally here, and there’s no better place to celebrate it then in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. This little surf town on the edge of the Pacific Coast has a little bit of everything for everybody. Here are the top 5 things to do in Tamarindo on Spring Break. 1. Take a surf lesson with Salty Sols You really didn’t come to Costa Rica if you don’t take a surf lesson. Eric will get you up quickly and safely.…

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The struggles of living in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is an amazing place. The land of Pura Vida, a sunny place for shady people, and paradise on earth. But it’s not all coconuts and rum punch down here. The struggle is real. Here are just a few. Feel free to add yours in the comments. Nobody ever has enough change or the right change. Gasoline costs an arm and a leg. Can’t get a decent cup of coffee. Imperial and Pilsen are probably the most boring beers in…

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New bus service announced serving routes between Tamarindo and San Jose daily

Looks like Alfaro Bus Company is getting some competition with the recent introduction of daily service from Tamarindo to San Jose with Tralapa Bus Company. They will offer daily departures leaving Tamarindo at 7:30am and arriving in San Jose at 2:00pm, and leaving San Jose at 7:00am and arriving in Tamarindo at 4:00pm. Here’s the official printout from Tralapa: For a complete schedule of bus service to/from Tamarind check out our Ultimate Tamarindo Bus Schedule.

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Can you use a credit card in Costa Rica?

The short answer is yes, you can use a credit card in Costa Rica. They are accepted almost anywhere in the country. Now, for the longer answer. There are a number of times when you either DON’T want to pay with a credit card or you CAN’T pay with a credit card in Costa Rica. First, the CAN’T pay times: If a purchase is less than $5 at a store, supermarket, etc… Some smaller stores and restaurants accept cash only…

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