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Old 03-10-2016, 11:19 AM   #26
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Re: Ask a Tico anything about Costa Rica!

Hey just wondering to one of you guys living there what's your average monthly expenses broken down including rent, utilities, internet, food, fun etc?

What's the best and worst parts about living in Costa Rica?
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Old 03-10-2016, 01:26 PM   #27
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hi, I am looking into a one week vacation down south at the end of this month, Costa Rica would be a great choice, but why is the flight so expensive (from Toronto)? $1800 round trip. I can fly to any where in the world for much less than that.
kayak.com gives me a few $450-500 round trip options (mostly with one changeover at an American airport).
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:33 PM   #28
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you must have brutal timing b/c usually something is avail $600 - 800.

Also I have to say Costa Rica is probably the best value for money with Aeroplan points.

You can usually do it for 45,000 points + around $125 fees. Way better value than say using points to go to Europe.
You got me thinking and checked again. Car rental was included as well, Ticket was $900.
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Old 03-14-2016, 06:34 PM   #29
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Re: Ask a Tico anything about Costa Rica!

Thinking about staying in Costa for a little over a week. Would like to grind and site-see. Where are the best games happening? Is there a beach town on the west coast that has an especially good game? Any info is appreciated.
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:16 PM   #30
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Round trip, direct flights from Baltimore to San Jose currently $300
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:22 AM   #31
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Thinking about staying in Costa for a little over a week. Would like to grind and site-see. Where are the best games happening? Is there a beach town on the west coast that has an especially good game? Any info is appreciated.
There is a regular $1-2 in Sheraton's Hotel Casino in Escazś (City) and they run $2-$5 (higher upon request) three times a week. NLH is predominant.

Crocs Hotel has a huge casino in Jacó beach, but not sure what games if any are currently running.

I would say the best option would be to stay in a hotel near the action for a few days (You can take tours in the morning to the volcanoes or waterfalls etc and be back at the hotel before dinner). Then head out to the beach to just chill out...
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:55 AM   #32
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Thinking about a family vacation, relocating, buying property, starting a business?

I'll do my best to help out with any questions.

Pura vida!

I'm looking to move to Costa Rica in a few months. Trying to find other poker players to live with. 2+2 should really have a community housing forum to network people traveling playing poker etc.


I saw the earlier post about the guy looking for a poker house to live at and you didn't have any info. But do you know of a forum or post that has poker players offering housing in Costa Rica?

I know a lot of pros are down there. Assisinato etc. And a lot of poker players travel down there. If you just look at the PokerStars flags you see a lot of Costa Rican flags that were formally American pros. Apestyles is down there.

But ya if you know how to get a hold of someone so I can secure a place to live.

As you know when you play poker it's a different lifestyle. Sometimes you are up for 2 days straight. Would be weird to live with locals who don't understand the lifestyle. Plus the support group of other pros would be good. And swapping action and rooting for/helping each other.

Let me know if you know how I can network to pros down there.

I'm excited to get to Costa. Never been but know it's an amazing place.

Cheers
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:00 AM   #33
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I'm looking to move to Costa Rica in a few months. Trying to find other poker players to live with. 2+2 should really have a community housing forum to network people traveling playing poker etc.


I saw the earlier post about the guy looking for a poker house to live at and you didn't have any info. But do you know of a forum or post that has poker players offering housing in Costa Rica?

I know a lot of pros are down there. Assisinato etc. And a lot of poker players travel down there. If you just look at the PokerStars flags you see a lot of Costa Rican flags that were formally American pros. Apestyles is down there.

But ya if you know how to get a hold of someone so I can secure a place to live.

As you know when you play poker it's a different lifestyle. Sometimes you are up for 2 days straight. Would be weird to live with locals who don't understand the lifestyle. Plus the support group of other pros would be good. And swapping action and rooting for/helping each other.

Let me know if you know how I can network to pros down there.

I'm excited to get to Costa. Never been but know it's an amazing place.

Cheers
Unfortunately I dont have that information, and as a once aspiring poker player myself I completely understand what you are saying and could only hope to get those details. Sorry I cant be of more concrete help. But anything else you might need like double checking information of places you could potentially stay or how to get around etc, Ill gladly do my best.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:42 PM   #34
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Re: Ask a Tico anything about Costa Rica!

Anyone interested in a pokergrindhouse in Samara Beach? How long could you stay here?
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Old 05-03-2016, 05:10 PM   #35
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Re: Ask a Tico anything about Costa Rica!

Where can I live for 4-6 months betting the NFL season from sunny paradise surfing several times a week?

Need:
NFL sports coverage
Best possible internet
Good surf
Daily spanish school
A gym
Other fun stuff going on in the town/city

Is Draftkings legal from Costa Rica?

Thanks for any help

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Old 05-03-2016, 06:12 PM   #36
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Where can I live for 4-6 months betting the NFL season from sunny paradise surfing several times a week?

Need:
NFL sports coverage
Best possible internet
Good surf
Daily spanish school
A gym
Other fun stuff going on in the town/city

Is Draftkings legal from Costa Rica?

Thanks for any help
Quick response: Any beach in Costa Rica basically, no problems with Draft kings or poker.

Most known is Jacó, but personally I prefer the Guanacaste area. You can google any of those two and if you have any questions just let me know.

Pura vida!
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:51 PM   #37
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Re: Ask a Tico anything about Costa Rica!

any recommendations on a particular town?

is getting NFL coverage/sports channels easy?

thanks for your help
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:29 PM   #38
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any recommendations on a particular town?

is getting NFL coverage/sports channels easy?

thanks for your help
I would choose Sįmara or Playa Hermosa. Almost all of the bars have at least ESPN. But of course depending on your idea you can look up for a place which has Sky and purchase NFL package if you dont have a bar that has it. Most rentals include at least basic cable.
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Old 05-04-2016, 01:49 AM   #39
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Crocs Hotel has a huge casino in Jacó beach, but not sure what games if any are currently running.
Crocs doesn't have poker tables, in Jaco you can play at Hotel Cocal. They usually have $1/2 and 2/5 on weekends occasionally, only one table

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Old 05-04-2016, 04:54 AM   #40
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Anyone interested in a pokergrindhouse in Samara Beach? How long could you stay here?

Yes. What are the particulars?

Probably 4-5 months or more
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:55 AM   #41
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Crocs doesn't have poker tables, in Jaco you can play at Hotel Cocal. They usually have $1/2 and 2/5 on weekends occasionally, only one table
I Don't get this quote : do games run everyday and 2-5 occasionally on WE or do games only run on WEs? What is the rake?

Thx 😎
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:36 AM   #42
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Yes. What are the particulars?

Probably 4-5 months or more
I think the hard part would be getting the people to commit as the shortest rental for a nice place would probably 6 months. Maybe getting 4-5 people would be the best.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:28 AM   #43
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Hey just wondering to one of you guys living there what's your average monthly expenses broken down including rent, utilities, internet, food, fun etc?
I would also be interested to know about some of these average costs of living (drinks, transportation, rent, food, etc.)
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:43 PM   #44
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I Don't get this quote : do games run everyday and 2-5 occasionally on WE or do games only run on WEs? What is the rake?

Thx 😎
The games run every evening except for one of the weekdays, forgot which one, I think Monday. Games are played in usd so no conversion problems. 2-5 runs on WEs depending on the players. Again, its just one table upstairs. Rake is standard. Better than nothing, but playing live is not what i'd go to jaco for
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:34 AM   #45
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I would also be interested to know about some of these average costs of living (drinks, transportation, rent, food, etc.)
It has many variables...

You can get a very nice place for $1k+ month if you are thinking of entertaining guests or have visits, otherwise a small apartment goes for much less, if you even consider just a bedroom, waaaay less. ($200/300month).
Transportation wise, you can go out and party and move around with Uber so you know you wont get scammed, public transportation is kinda mmeeh in some places, no metro or subway. Train has only like 4 major stops.

You can go places where beer goes for less than a dollar and others where it will be $5, same goes for food. It also applies for beaches.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:10 AM   #46
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Hey, I Pm'd you. I'm looking for information about CR, thanks!
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Old 11-06-2016, 06:41 AM   #47
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Do they have regular pot limit omaha games in Costa Rica? Someone on YouTube were talking about good plo games down there..
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Old 11-06-2016, 11:56 AM   #48
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I recently heard on these forums that Costa Rica is the future, is this true?
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Old 11-06-2016, 03:56 PM   #49
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Do they have regular pot limit omaha games in Costa Rica? Someone on YouTube were talking about good plo games down there..
Is it recent? Send me the link, I know there is a 500 buy in one that runs, not sure if any bigger.

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I recently heard on these forums that Costa Rica is the future, is this true?
Well, I guess as any other country it has its up and downs. Ive lived abroad and wouldnt ever consider making it permanent if that helps any,...
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:03 PM   #50
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Is it recent? Send me the link, I know there is a 500 buy in one that runs, not sure if any bigger.



Well, I guess as any other country it has its up and downs. Ive lived abroad and wouldnt ever consider making it permanent if that helps any,...
Probably an old video, but it was just released on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITq5_1NSWfQ

$500 buy in, is that a $5-10 plo game?
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