Hey guys, I have a business in Costa Rica that specializes in tourism and does about $20-$30K of business per month. Does anyone out there know of the best possible option for accepting credit card payments in Costa Rica? Right now we are working through paypal but its certainly not ideal (and neither is requesting cash from our clients). I have already seen and heard of some of these third party entities withholding funds and even denying funds in Costa Rica (and elsewhere). Also, some of the rates on these things look ridiculous. Any help is obviously greatly appreciated!
From the soundtrack to a short video about a pre-Colombian Music exhibit at the Museum of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. [more inside]
Building on my previous question, I now want to get specific. We will be in La Fortuna (2/23-2/25), Monteverde (2/25-2/27) and Quepos (2/27-3/2). [more inside]
We are staying in Quepos, Costa Rica in late Feb/Early March. About 1/2 the time will be spent around Quepos, the other half a road trip to Arenal/Monteverde. [more inside]
Going to Costa Rica in 7hrs for 10 days. Ive been told I need to get out of San Jose ASAP, so where should my journey begin? [more inside]
1. My partner and I are planning an 8-day/7-night trip to Costa Rica to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Our plan is volcano + rain forest + beach. Any suggestions on specific places and must sees or must dos? 2. Any recommendations on the best travel agencies to work with to arrange the Costa Rica portions of our trip? 3. I've already heard from 4 companies and they've responded with essentially the same package - 3 nights at Arenal, 3 nights at Manuel Antonio, 1 extra night in either of those places or in San Jose. The prices are in the $3800-$4000 range except for one company which comes in way below the others at $2715 - am I potentially getting scammed if I go with this company?
Feedback on itinerary for short stay in San Jose, Costa Rica? I'm very unfamiliar with the area... [more inside]
Please help me find an inspiring read. Melting snowflake details inside. [more inside]
There's a deal that looks inexpensive for a trip to Costa Rica in May, to Arenal and Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste. Usually the deals have some kind of catch to them, such as off-season rainy weather, or hotels undergoing construction, or something. I can't find anything bad about this one. Is there a reason not to go in May? Or should I start getting excited about going to Costa Rica?! [more inside]
Cell phones in countries (Americas-Latin, South, Central etc.) [more inside]
Is it safe for my wife who will be 12 weeks pregnant, to travel in Costa Rica to San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio? Any other advice or recommendations on traveling while expecting are welcome, too! [more inside]
Life/work-break destinations and activities for a person with a severe case of career burnout? Looking to take 6 weeks off. [more inside]
Costa Rica Blogs? [more inside]
Costa Rica in September? I was planning to go to the Arenal Volcano and do jungle adventures on my honeymoon in September, but saw it was the rainy season. Anyone know how rainy it gets during that time? Any other areas to recommend that are less rainy but worth checking out for a romantic honeymoon? Thanks so much!
planning costa rica trip with 7 year old in cordillera de la talamaca and just north of there. any ideas? [more inside]
What do we do in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, and then on the way to Tamarindo? [more inside]
Whats the vibe like in Manzanillo, Costa Rica (Nicoya)? [more inside]
We arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica, around 3 in the afternoon and fly out early the following morning. What are the best sights, sounds, and tastes that can be packed into this short time? [more inside]
I'd like to register a .cr domain but I'm not sure which company I should use. [more inside]
Darling Fiancée and I are planning our honeymoon, it's down to Costa Rica and Brazil at this point. I'd love to hear the Hive's experiences with both destinations. More after the fold. [more inside]
Copper Canyon, Mexico or Costa Rica? I know that I'm asking about apples and oranges.
Backpacking from Mexico to Colombia! More inside [more inside]
Where can I work in Costa Rica this summer? [more inside]
Unique sights in urban San Jose, Costa Rica [more inside]
My wife and I are looking to go someplace warm this winter for 7-10 days and would like to see a lot of cool stuff and relax without breaking the bank. We were thinking Costa Rica, and have been looking at Caravan for tour packages ($1k, all inclusive). We would be flying out of Chicago. Does anyone have other recommendations for us to look into?
Costa Rica holiday for extended family with 6 kids under 10 and 6 adults of varying ages needing a break. [more inside]
Looking for a condo/villa/hotel room rental in Costa Rica... [more inside]
I am taking a surf trip to costa rica. Because of the nature of the trip, I will not be able to keep important documents on my person for large chunks of time. Where can I put them so that they are secure? [more inside]
Pacific Northwesterners headed to Costa Rica on a Honeymoon, any suggestions? [more inside]
we're headed to costa rica at the end of the week for a honeymoon/ backpacking trip and we're wondering if anyone has any insight into getting around: public transport, shuttles, or driving? [more inside]
Where can I find California court records by case number or name search? I'm especially interested in Orange County and Contra Costa counties. I've searched online but can't seem to find a state based online site to look all this up.
I'm honeymooning in Costa Rica in the middle of September, primarily in Quepos/Manuel Antonio and the Waterfall Gardens in Varablanca. Some friends have told us we'll absolutely hate it because all it will do is rain rain rain during the time. Is this the case? Also: tell me stuff to do! Even if it is raining. A billion thanks.
Soon to be travelling in Costa Rica during rainy June, I've got my quick-drying clothing, but are hiking boots practical/needed for light hiking and a lot of walking? [more inside]
we are thinking about finally getting away for a belated winter/spring vacation ... to southern costa rica or perhaps to bali - i still think sri lanka sounds wonderful - can anyone speak to the conditions in either locations in early mid/apri? more inside [more inside]
vacation filter: recommendations for vacation spots in the next couple weeks? - off the beaten path, sun, surf, adventure, tranquility. [more inside]