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We bet you a $3 pack of cigarettes you will start smoking again in Costa Rica

Yes, you heard us right. $3 packs of cigarettes in Costa Rica. The land of “Pura Vida” is also the land of some of the cheapest cigarettes. If you’re coming from New York where a pack of cigarettes can set you back $13, or Texas where they’ll run you $7, Costa Rica is a dangerous country for those on the road to recovery. Here are the prices at a local supermarket: You’ve been warned!

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Justin Bieber banned from popular tour in Costa Rica

Justin Bieber has a concert slated for April 24 in San Jose, Costa Rica and will be spending time in the popular tourist area of Guanacaste, the gold coast of Costa Rica. But one tour in the area is banning Justin Bieber from joining the popular bar crawl based out of Tamarindo. The Beach & Pool Crawl released the following statement: “The Beach & Pool Crawl is about having fun, meeting new people, and seeing the beautiful beaches and resorts of…

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Justin Bieber coming to Guanacaste

Justin Bieber is coming to Costa Rica and headed to Guanacaste before his big concert in San Jose. And, he’s staying at the same house on the Papagayo Peninsula that the Kardashians stayed at just a month ago. You can check out the vacation home he’ll be staying at on Facebook here: Villa Manzu Hopefully Justin doesn’t run into trouble with customs when he lands in Costa Rica like this incident:

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Traveling though Central America permanently is cheaper than the 9-5 life

You’ve probably heard the excuses a million times from your friends, “I’d love to travel more, but I just don’t have the money.” Well, when it comes to traveling around Central America, you don’t need much money, and it can be cheaper than living the 9-5 life in most major cities in the U.S. Housing One of the great things about Central America are the number of hostels willing to give you a free place to stay in exchange for…

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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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