Thursday, November 27, 2014

MY FAVORITE Radio Station in Costa Rica - RADIO DOS•Radio 2!!!!



SOOOO COOL!!   A "Suggestion" popped up for me on Facebook for
RADIO DOS - Radio 2 - 99.5 fm
& though I normally do not listen to much music (I LOVE Silence ) - I LOVE this Costa Rican•Americana radio station!!

I clicked onto the link remembering they have it LIVE:
& there was my THEME SONG from my youth -

"Born to be Wild!!!!" - Youtu.be/1ivRRrUhz4Q
(though for me "wild" had NOTHING to do with drugs, alcohol or smoking [sex - YES!!!]  What's funny is most of my songs growing up were about being "Wild" or Single!!!  Even my Barbie had her own business, numerous boyfriends, traveled a LOT & lived in the jungle [ahhh my moms atrium!!]!! I was such an "Aware" "child"!!).

This station also takes me back to my past - especially my "youth", as songs have always played a BIG PART in my memories - & it's reminding me what an INCREDIBLY AWESOME LIFE I've had growing up in Southern California - & how BLESSED I feel to have had a GREAT youth/school years/upbringing on SOOO MANY levels!!

What a MOOD SHIFTER Radio Dos is to/for me!!!

It's a GREAT station to sing-along too!!
(I LOVE to sing - even at the top of my lungs - even though I don't have a great voice!! I figure - if you don't like my voice - close YOUR EARS!!! I FEEL music & I EXPRESS what I FEEL!!!!).

Funny how when I listen to many of these songs - I realize either even back then - I didn't know what the words are!!!   Thank Goddess for Lyrics on YouTube.com!!!

Anyone else LOVE Radio Dos????

I welcome you to share you Comments - or FAV song below!!!!



CHRISTMAS•NAVIDAD - Where to celebrate CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DINNER • find the fixin's to make Christmas Dinner in Costa Rica - 2014


This page is about where to go for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinner in Costa Rica - though note that LOTS of restaurants•businesses in/around Costa Rica pretty much close DOWN BY around noon on December 24 as a large percent of Tico's celebrate MORE on Christmas Eve - December 24.  That seems to be their big time to gather the family, eat (TAMALES are THE THING to eat on Christmas Eve!!!) and just P-A-R-T-Y!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Top 10 reasons to THINK & BUY LOCAL first!!!!!

GAY • SAME SEX COUPLES can now be INSURED TOGETHER in Costa Rica's Socialized Medicine system - CAJA


I'm not sure why this is news now as I THOUGHT it was voted on back in May 2014 and I also see some articles from October 17, 2014 but I'm seeing it come up again NOW - so, here ya go . . .

YEAHHH!!!!  Gay • Same Sex Couples living in Costa Rica that have been together for 3+ years, can now* register with the CAJA and be covered for Medical Insurance!!!!

AND they will also have hospital visitation rights AND the ability to make medical decisions for surgery and/or in emergencies (THIS is CRUCIAL as I can't tell you how many times I've KNOWN people who's family has disowned their gay son or daughter but when they were in the hospital or worse, on their death bed, they swooped in to make medical decisions AND STEAL EVERYTHING away from their partner - sometimes their partner of 30+ years!! [the karma THEY WILL have to deal with . . . ]).

They also will be able to insure their non-working partner as their family member.


WHY MUST SAME-SEX COUPLES BE TOGETHER 3+ YEARS?
3 years is what is considered "Common-Law Marriage in Costa Rica.


WHAT IS CAJA?
CAJA (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social)
CCSS.sa.cr  •  facebook.com/CCSSDeCostaRica
is Costa Rica's MANDATORY Socialized Medicine system that you MUST register with and pay into if you have Residency.


*WHEN DOES THIS TAKE EFFECT:
All I've seen so far is sometime in February 2015.
(this is interesting as most things that seem to be voted on sure seem to go into effect practically immediately.  Interesting this would take 1-1/2 - 2 months)


WHAT IS THE PROCESS • HOW DOES ONE REGISTER:
I saw this mention in the Tico Times in October 2014
TicoTimes.net/2014/10/17/costa-rica-to-extend-same-sex-couples-equal-rights-in-public-health-care-insurance-access:
"In order to register a partner as a health insurance beneficiary, a person must be affiliated and current with Caja obligations.
The couple then will be interviewed by Caja officials and will be asked to provide a written statement and a witness’ declaration confirming a stable relationship for no less than three years, as well as proof that both are legally single."
The WHERE is still unclear but I'll keep you posted.


I'm SOOOO HAPPY Costa Rica has taken a step in the right direction towards treating ALL God's Children with EQUAL RESPECT!!!

FOR MORE DETAILS CHECK OUT:
GoDutchRealty.com/Costa-Rica-Real-Estate-Blog/Same-sex-couples-Costa-Rica-can-now-insure-each-other-through-CAJA
(check out their other WONDERFUL articles also!!!)



Monday, November 24, 2014

INK CARTRIDGES - Where to find Ink Cartridges in Costa Rica



First off, Printer Cartridges are THE BIGGEST SCAM out there as you can usually buy a new printer for dirt cheap - but then the Printer Cartridges cost a small fortune - ESPECIALLY in Costa Rica!!

Sure the standards - Office Depot • WalMart • Jimenez and Tanzi - have them - but I think they have some of the MOST EXPENSIVE prices on Ink Cartridges (ESPECIALLY Office Depot) and they tend to mainly have the Printer Cartridges for printers they sell in Costa Rica.
(on that note, I have found MANY electronic things or appliances purchased in Costa Rica - that model numbers don’t seem to correspond with anything you can find on the web.  Hmmmm - I wonder why that could be???).

Either way - Printer Cartridges are LOTS MORE EXPENSIVE in Costa Rica!!!!  I’ve PAID $18-$38 (YEARS AGO) and that adds up since I've found I usually had to buy a FEW if you have a Color Printer (sometimes 3-8 different color cartridges) - AND - THE BIGGEST BIGGEST scam I’ve experienced is even when I did NOT print hardly ANYTHING in color - I seemed to HAVE to buy new ones all at the same time as - they DRY UP!!!!

So if you've brought your printer from the U.S./Canada - IF it were ME, I'd somehow get LOTS of EXTRA cartridges down here as you can usually find them online for WAYYYY CHEAPER.


WARNING ABOUT SHIPPING INK CARTRIDGES TO COSTA RICA:
Shipping ANYTHING to Costa Rica these days OFTEN seems to get caught up in the Aduana - Costa Rica's version of the Tax Man!!  This can be VERY COSTLY but worse - a pain in the tush if you are doing it yourself vs having shipped it through a private mail company (usually based in Miami.  See my article on those:



OFTEN you can get Printers on sale REALLY CHEAP - so sometimes it’s cheaper just to buy a new Printer (THOUGH - NOTE that MANY of those do NOT come with FULL regular size Printer Ink Cartridges - but at least you’ll have a Printer that MAY be easier to find new Ink Cartridges for!!
BUT - if you think you can get your cheaper Ink Cartridges in the States and have someone bring them for you - guess what - you can NOT find those model numbers in the States - hence can NOT find that Ink Cartridges for them or the CHIP that's in it is not programmed for it (I've heard that those Chips CAN be removed if someone knows what they're doing)!!!

So what’s a girl to do to get her Printer working when the Ink Cartridges run out . . .


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RECYCLING • REFILLING
WalMart's do Refilling in their Electronics Departments (they used to when they were HyperMas AGES ago) but NOT ALL printers can accept Refills as they have a Chip in them (I've heard that a more technically minded person can figure that out). 
Some you will screw them up BIG TIME - hence potentially screw up your Printer (been there - done that [trying to do it myself even though I was warned!!])


Ink.UnlimitedComSA.com
Has a section where you can give the province in Costa Rica and it will give you a list of people that can do refills.


JACO
The Jaco Library and Monster Ink have partnered with a cartridge refilling station


I had a guy up in Tamarindo that had a business doing refills and he was looking to expand that business.  I'm checking to see if he's still doing them and will comment back here.


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You can check with the Printer Manufacturer to see who some of their "officially authorized dealers" are - but chances are REALLY GOOD that that will equal LOTS more $$$.



The BEST place I’ve found in my 9 years of living in Costa Rica for Printer Ink Cartridges and at WAYYYYYY CHEAPER PRICES than ALL of the big boy stores is:

MANIA DIGITAL
ManiaDigital.com  •  facebook.com/ManiaDigital
2-290-7322 / info@ManiaDigital.com

IN THEIR STORE they carry the standard popular brands of Ink Cartridges - Epson, HP, Canon, Lexmark.

BUT - they can SPECIAL ORDER other printer cartridges - it just takes 1-2 business days.  Ana (who speaks GOOD English) said to do that, just CALL, they’ll tell you if they can get it and the price and to guarantee you're going to honor your order, you would TRANSFER 50% of the total to their BCR, BNCR, BAC account. 

They also carry Printer Paper  •  Photo Paper  •  Scanners (Canon, Epson, HP)  •  Printers including all-in-1’s (Canon, Epson, HP)  •  WiFi Routers  •  Wireless things from Printers, Keyboards and Mouses  •  Computers (Dell, Lenovo, HP, generic)  •  Computer Equipment and Parts (NO Apple)  •  Computer Repair (diagnosis is just - 10,000-c)  •  Computer Cables  •  Tablets (Samsung, Toshiba, Dell, HP, Lenovo, iPad, and some generic brands)  •  Laptops (Dell, HP, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo)  •  SmartPhones (iPhones, Samsung, Sony, Huawei)  •  USB Memory Sticks (they have some incredible sales on these every so often on their Facebook page!!)  •  Headsets (I’m checking to see if they have any Apple compatible ones)  •  Webcams (I’m checking to see if they have any Apple compatible ones)  •  Digital Cameras  •  External Hard Drives  •  Speakers  •  Audio things  •  Software  •  Projectors (Epson, Sony)  •  Computer Desks  •  Ergonomic things (mouse and keyboards, gel strips)  •  Chairs++.  

If they don’t have it - ask - they might be able to order it.

SPECIALS: 
Make sure to sign up and regular check their FACEBOOK page as they have LOTS of specials on that!!  (MY FAV is their USB Flash Drive - 16GB for JUST 6,780 IVI!!!!)

ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSON:
Ana (she speaks good English & gives GOOD Customer Service).  Owner Rodrigo also speaks English.
(make sure to tell them Vicki with the blog Connected you!!)

HOURS:
Mon.-Fri. 8am-5:30pm.  Closed on Saturday and Sunday
LOCATION:
San Jose-Sabana Sur - NEW LOCATION!!
FROM ESCAZU:  Take the Old Road•Calle Vieja - that runs along side the pista going into San Jose - Turn RIGHT at AM/PM.  Go 1 block and at the light (and church) turn RIGHT.  Go 1 block and turn RIGHT & they’re on the RIGHT side of the street about 25 meters inside the Centro Comercial Sabana Sur - on the right side (ahhh - all the one-way streets).

I gave directions from Escazu as I'm not sure you can always enter from the East side of the Old Road (by McDonald's in Sabana - all depending on traffic hours) as I've seen it blocked off at times so perhaps you could figure out how to get there till I can find this out.

(Glad I called as I noticed they had moved but I kind of assumed they closed - but they’re not!!!  They used to be Oeste/West of de La Contraloria - across from Sabana Park (their site says de la Iglesia Perpetuo Socorro - 100 Oeste•West, 25 Norte•North)


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Damoa Electronics
facebook.com/pages/Damoa-Electronics/331113976985493  •  2-256-5419  •  g_bilopez@hotmail.com
I noticed on their facebook page they had a Grand Liquidation Sale and it’s after hours so I’ll check tomorrow to see if they’re still around.
LOCATIONS:
Tenemos sucursales en Diferentes Zonas del area central del pais.
Acerquese a nosotros sera un gusto atenderle
Moravia - detras de la Iglesia catolica - 2-240-4451
San Jose - Detras de Diario Extra - 2-222-7809
San Jose por el Hotel Balmoral - 2-221-4305
Heredia - Del Bar Doble Cero 25 al norte - 2-261-8718.
San Ramon de Alajuela - a un costado de Alis - 2-447-0031.
HOURS:  Monday-Saturday - 8am-5:30pm


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AMERICAN INK
AmericanInkCR.com  •  2-552-1526  •  info@AmericanInkCR.com


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LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/11/InkCartridgesInCR.html
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

SPANISH to ENGLISH VERBAL TRANSLATOR NEEDED in Costa Rica

SPANISH to ENGLISH VERBAL TRANSLATOR NEEDED

THIS position HAS been filled - BUT - they have other needs in the future so still send me your info.


EXAMPLE of a job I shared (FILLED):

OLD POSITION:
Seeking a VERY responsible, nice, easy-going, REALLY GOOD in both English & Spanish (without a strong accent), professional person to help translate verbally for an English-speaking lady visiting from Belize for a convention.


DATES:   
Monday November 24 till Thursday November 27 - 8 hours each day
AND - Friday - November 28 - 4 hours total

PAY:  
$500

LOCATION:  
Marriott Hotel
(I’m waiting to get confirmation on which exact Marriott it is but it's in the San Jose, Costa Rica - Central Valley area)


CONTACT:  
Email me your resume/details/experience & I’ll pass it on to Karolina - LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com


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LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/11/EnglishSpanishTranslatorNeededCR.html
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LAW OF ATTRACTION Workshop in Costa Rica's Southern Zone with Jannette MacKinnon


Take a Chance • Make a Choice
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE!!
LAW OF ATTRACTION Workshop
StepUp2Change.com


And be sure to bring a notebook -
there will be lots of valuable information, tools, and techniques to take home with you.

WHEN:
Monday  -  December 1, 2014  -  1-4pm
OJOCHAL - Bellena Bistro
facebook.com/events/874335225940031

Wednesday  -  December 3, 2014  -  1-4pm
SAN ISIDRO DE GENERAL•PEREZ ZELEDON - Mangostan Restaurant


INVESTMENT IN YOUR PERSONAL GROWTH:
FREE



CONTACT:
Jannette MacKinnon
Coach@StepUp2Change.com

(make sure to tell her Vicki Connected you!)


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LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/11/LawOfAttractionWorkshopCRSouthernZone.html
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

ASIAN MARKETS in Costa Rica - Where to find Asian (Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese, Filipino+), Indian & Middle Eastern Ingredients & Food Products • Productos Oriental in Costa Rica


Asian Markets in Costa Rica have been in HUGE scrutiny over the past few years from the government - mainly because most things don't have proper labeling in Spanish and/or dates have expired.  So at one time or the other, most have been closed down or items removed. 

Sadly, my FAVORITE Asian Market - Super Sony - sold and moved and the new owners are only going to be selling wholesale to restaurants.

Many of these markets below


Ancyfer
Ancyfer.com  •  facebook.com/pages/Ancyfer/254639467897677  •  2-256-8106
great option for Asian products.  Note their website looks like you might be able to order online and have it delivered to you with a $100 minimum
LOCATION:  San Jose - on Paseo de los Estudiantes - 100 meters East•Este y 50 meters South•Sur of Acueductos y Alcantarillados (I saw that it's 1 block South of Tin Jo)
(they have their own parking lot)


There's a SUPER SECRET Asian foods store (with no sign!) in Rohrmoser • Pavas.  First email me at LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com - and I will email you back telling you to call me before I share that information.

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Kawo Mercado Oriental - aka SuperMercado Asia • Supera Asia
crjin.com/esp/t/t008.htmlkawocr.com • 2-236-3103 2-236-0308 servicio@kawocr.com  •  kawo@sol.racsa.cr)
Hours of operation:  Monday thru Sunday, 9am - 6:30pm

Dim Sum, Green Teas, all sorts of

SAUCES and OILS
Gallon bottles of Soy Sauce, Sesame Sauce, Fish Sauce, Kung Pao Sauce, Plum Sauce, Duck Sauce++
 my FAV Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce

Many flavors and sizes of Rice including Jasmin Rice and Basmati Rice, Ramen Noodles (not just the standard one you find in general markets) and Udon Noodles, Miso, Shiitake Mushrooms, fresh Oriental Vegetables, a BUNCH of Frozen things, Oriental Liquors and LOTS MORE (check out their website for great pictures showing what all they have!!).
 

I heard that just 2 doors down from SuperMercado Asia is SuperMercado Oriental - more of a department store owned by the same owners of SuperMercado Asia.  

Feng Shui tools

HOURS: 
Monday-Saturday 8:30am-8:30pm. Sunday - 8:30am-8pm
DIRECTIONS:
 Tibas - 500 meters Sur•South of the church
(map - crjin.com/esp/espmapa001.html)
Dolores did great bus directions at on SuperMercado Asia on her blog:
Other directions
Tibas exit from 32, follow road North , down in front of Mc Donalds to the dead end at the plaza, and take a left. and its 400 meters (1/2 mile) on the right side. and the gift shop is two more shops down on the right.


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Distribuidora Hong Kong
Super Han
Súper El Puerto
SuperMercado Da Xing
SuperMercado Los Angeles - San Jose Centro
SuperMercado 88 - Barrio México


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BEAUTY SUPPLY STORES in Costa Rica - SALON TOOLS • TIENDAS DE BELLEZA en Costa Rica - HERRAMIENTAS PARA EL SALÓN


Beauty Supplies in Costa Rica WILL cost you a small fortune - especially anything imported (most) and choices are VERY limited.  If you're attached to a specific brand - find a "Mule"•friend to bring them to you as choices are limited and prices can be double - or MORE!!!


WHERE TO FIND BEAUTY SUPPLIES IN COSTA RICA:
Larger grocery stores have some options.
The largest selection I've found so far was at WalMart.
AutoMercado has MANY things also.

But THE MAIN•LARGEST chain of BEAUTY SUPPLY STORES in Costa Rica is:


facebook.com/pages/Super-Salon/182496421797480  •  SuperSalonCR.com
2-210-0405  •  2-210-0464

Super Salon carries everything from:
Cosmetics • all things HAIR related including higher end•professional Hair Color (Super Salon is where I get my Schwarzkopf hair color from and I do it myself for LOTS less than a salon would charge!!) • Nails (Manicures and Pedicure supplies) • Massage • Waxing • Facials • Grooming Products for Men and MORE!!!
Their products tends to be more higher end products.
They sell RETAIL•to the Public - BUT - offer BIG discounted wholesale prices to people with a license.

Super Salon lleva todo, desde:
Cosméticos todas las cosas relacionadas PELO (Super Salon es donde me sale el color de mi cabello Schwarzkopf desde y hacerlo yo mismo los lotes inferiores a un salón lo haría por !!) Uñas Masajes Depilación Faciales Productos de Aseo para los hombres y más !!!
Venden MENOR al Público - PERO - ofrecen precios al por mayor a las personas con una licencia.


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WARNING:
Most stores I've been in, no one speaks English so
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO the translation of what you want!!

BUT - I go to the Escazu Centro store and ANNA DOES speak English (though she says she does not but she DOES - better than she lets on.  She also has an INCREDIBLE MEMORY and is VERY CUSTOMER SERVICE ORIENTED!!!! 
Make sure to tell her that Vicki - the BIG gal with either red, orange or purple hair [depending on my mood at the moment] - Molly's friend says "HOLA!!")
2-228-5050
HOURS:
Monday-Friday  -  9am-6pm.  Saturday  -  9am-5pm
LOCATION:
The Escazu Centro store is about 25 meters up the hill from my FAV "soda's"!
SarongGoddess.com/Food/RestaurantEsquinaArgentina
If you're up that way you MUST check it out!!!


Need a store open on Sunday?  Their San Rafael de Escazu store is open:
Monday-Friday  -  9am-6pm.  Saturday-Sunday - 9am-5pm
Calle Vieja - Centro Comercial Plaza San Rafael


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SPECIALS!!!
"LIKE" their Facebook page
facebook.com/pages/Super-Salon/182496421797480
because they have some extra SPECIALS there as well as some stores sometimes have visiting technicians demonstrating some of the products.

I've seen at times BAC - Banco San Jose had promotions for a
10% discount at Super Salon
when you charge your items to your BAC credit card (not sure about the Debit Card).

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Super Salon has•tiene
70 stores•tiendas en todo•around Costa Rica

Monday, November 17, 2014

EGGNOG - Where to find Eggnog in Costa Rica & what it's called here - ROMPOPE



I remember my first couple years living in Costa Rica missing EGGNOG SOOO MUCH (ESPECIALLY around the holidays) - because I couldn't convey "EGGNOG" with my VicLish (my funnier version of Spanglish!).  Then one day I learned about

ROMPOPE

“EGGNOG” as we in North America know it as is something that hits the milk case at your grocery store basically for Christmas & often around Thanksgiving.

But NOT in Costa Rica though!!!

Rompope - is QUITE similar to store bought Eggnog - BUT -
•  you can find it YEAR-ROUND in one of those Tetra boxes (so they last for MONTHS!  The box I’m drinking from now I bought November 15, 2014 and it’s good till March 27, 2015) on the SHELVES in the milk section (plus they usually have some refrigerated ones).   Being available year around to me makes it on the list of PLUSES on living in Costa Rica!!
AND
•  the larger 1 liter boxes have 4% ALCOHOL - RUM•”ROM” (the "Rom" part is the Spanish word for Rum) in them!!
(as I’m writing this I’m drinking some and getting a buzz on [what can I say, I’m a MEGA lightweight!!].  The little kids juice box sizes are “Sin Alcoholico” - NO alcohol.  Hmmmm - are kids under 18 years old [the legal drinking age in Costa Rica] able to buy it.  Anyone else find it strange that it's NOT sold in the alcohol section!! Go figure!!)!!!

PRICE:
The cheapest I've seen it was 1,900-c at Pali


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The Tico Times did a good article on Rompope many years ago:

Rompope Gives Eggnog a Ron for Its Money
Posted: Friday, November 20, 2009 - By Chrissie Long

The volume of names and adaptations for the sweet, milky drink that appears on dinner tables around Christmastime could fill an encyclopedia.

There are ponche crema in Venezuela, cola de mono in Chile, eggnog in North America and England, kogel mogel in Poland, advocaat in Holland, coquito in Puerto Rico and eierlikör in Germany. In Central America and Mexico, it’s called rompope.

Even within the tiny country of Costa Rica, regions have developed their own variations on rompope, sometimes adding coconut or cinnamon, sometimes adding a heaping cup of sugar and sometimes leaving the sweets out altogether.

How did rompope come to Costa Rica? Legend has it the beverage has its origins in the Santa Clara convent in Puebla, Mexico, where nuns played host to traveling dignitaries.

Adapted from Spain’s ponche de huevo, the egg- and milk-based drink made its way down the Central American isthmus, with families adding their own accents.

Today, rompope is manufactured by local dairy giant Dos Pinos, with some companies producing do-it-yourself kits, a takeoff on packaged brownie mixes.

In an effort to provide readers with the best-tasting rompope this holiday season, The Tico Times conducted a thorough taste test involving Ticos, North Americans and one Nicaraguan.

We scoured our archives for recipes, quizzed our friends and did a little Web searching to put three recipes on the table for our enthusiastic samplers.

After an evening of sipping the thick, creamy drink out of miniature medicine cups, our taste-testers chose a recipe taken off the Web site of Costa Rica’s National Museum. We’ve provided that recipe and the runner-up here.


Tico Times Taste Test Winner
INGREDIENTS:
3 boxes milk
1 small can condensed milk
1 box Romporika (mixture available at most supermarkets)
6 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
Rum to taste
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS:
Boil milk with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Blend in egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Romporika. When mixture is fully blended, let cool and add vanilla and rum. Cover and let cool in the refrigerator overnight.



TICO TIMES Taste Test Runner-up
INGREDIENTS:
7 eggs
3 cans evaporated milk
3 cans condensed milk
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 cups rum or guaro (Costa Rican sugarcane liquor)
5 cans water

DIRECTIONS:
Beat the evaporated milk, condensed milk, water and eggs for 5 minutes. Heat on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring constantly without letting the mixture boil. Add nutmeg and remove from heat. Cool and then add rum or guaro. Refrigerate until served.


Finding the right rum to complement your rompope doesn’t require travel beyond Central America.

Here, you’ll discover some of the top-ranking rums in the world, a product of ancient sugarcane plantations and a longstanding distilling tradition. Costa Rica has its Centenario, Guatemala has its Ron Botrán and higher-end Zacapa, and Nicaragua has its treasured Flor de Caña, which can be found in 40 countries. Flor de Caña has been making rum since 1890 from its distillery in Chichigalpa, just northwest of Managua.

Prices vary depending on the age of the rum – the older, the higher. A 750-millileter bottle of Centenario runs about ¢8,700 ($15), the same size of Flor de Caña ranges from approximately ¢7,700 ($13) for a four-year rum to ¢46,500 ($80) for a 21-year spirit, and a bottle of 15-year Zacapa goes for about ¢19,200 ($33)


Saturday, November 15, 2014

HOLIDAY DINING in Costa Rica - RESTAURANT OWNERS - Where to List your HOLIDAY Celebration in Costa Rica (U.S. or Canadian Thanksgiving • Christmas • New Years)

I have lists I create each year for different holidays that I post on my blog which seems to have developed into one of the top English Information pages for the English-speaking • gringo community
(type in  -  appliances buy costa rica  -   or  -  massage therapist costa rica  -  and see what I mean.  
It gets OVER 28,000 Page Views a month!!



My 2013 Thanksgiving post
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2013/10/Thanksgiving2013CR.html
 generated over 700 Page Views JUST ON Thanksgiving DAY alone (over 2,300 in total) and that doesn't include the other info pages like Where to Find Turkey or the previous ones that were coming up higher on google searches! 
That's just people searching for THANKSGIVING and my page seems to be coming up towards the TOP page or two when you Google search - thanksgiving dinner costa rica.


In the past I've shared the full details with the public for free and though I've invited people to show their appreciation for the WEEKS of work that goes into creating THE MOST DETAILED list out there - by donating to this blog (since it's my ONLY form of income currently) - so far no one done that - so this year I'm going to do it a bit differently.



As of now I'm going to have 2 layers of the post - one will be the FREE PAGE that everyone can see that will ONLY have the business name and city (NO other details or contact information) and I'll let people spend their own time tracking down the information and directions+.  


That is FREE for you to list that information there.  


The other layer will be the detailed list that the public can make a donation to receive PLUS YOU make a donation (of ANY size [more details on that bellow) that will have all your details on it (all of the answers to the questions below).
(I'll show them an example of former restaurants that have had Thanksgiving that have since closed down as last year we had 7 BIG places for Thanksgiving close and MANY places were no longer doing Thanksgiving [better for you!!]!!!).


For you to list ALL your details, I'm asking restaurants for a DONATION - however much YOU think it's worth to you!!!  (paid to my Paypal account - LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com
[you do not need a Paypal account to do that - only have a card that has a zip code attached to it and I can email you an invoice and you just pay it through your debit or credit card] - or if those don't work we can work something else out.  Depending on where you are located and the likelihood of me going there, I MAY be open to doing a trade for a Gift Certificate for the future if WE agree on it in writing/email).  



The order on who is listed first will go in order of the size of their biggest donation.



Trust me - NO ONE gives as MANY details as we do and this list is ranked at the top of google pages!!!
I'd love to add you so please email me DETAILS
I'm a details kinda gal - the more details, the happier I am! 
Email it in TEXT/WORD/EMAIL format. 
Do NOT send pdf's in place of text as I will NOT retype anyone's information. 
Do it in English since this IS an event for the American/English-speaking community
Send Pictures (in jpg or jpeg format) from previous Thanksgiving Celebrations
(pdf of a flier is ok where I can use it as a picture but NOT instead of text!!!)

DAY OF THE WEEK and DATE:

HOURS:
What time does it Start?

What time is the LAST Seating/Serving??

Are you having separate seatings?

Or do you end "Till we run out of food"?

WHAT IS INCLUDED:
If you want more exposure, please list ALL the items you are including - ALL the different types of food, condiments, drinks, etc.  
If you're doing something a bit more unique - like cranberries and homemade, that might be to your advantage to say that!!  Are you making traditional stuffing?  If NOT and you're doing a special type of stuff - PLEASE say what it is as that could be the deciding factor for someone choosing you over the MANY others!!!  DETAILS please!!

STYLE:
Is it a BUFFET - meaning everyone gets just one plate and you dish up what they want?  
Is it a standard served plate - one helping of each thing you offer?  
Or is it an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet?  
Or . . . .???

PRICE:
(are kids and seniors at a cheaper price?  If so, what are the ages for them and what is their price?  Please indicate if the price includes the tax and/or tips?)

TAXES:
Does the price you give INCLUDE BOTH Taxes and charges (the 23%) or does it NO?
PLEASE be HONEST with the FULL price as 23% added to something that's 14,000-colones is a LOT higher price and trust me - people talk and spread unhappiness!!!

RSVP:
Is it "Reservations MANDATORY" - people MUST make reservations in advance?  If yes what is the deadline?  If so, How can they reserve - email or must they do it by phone or respond to your Facebook Event Invitation?
Is it Reservations Suggested (or Reservations Highly Suggested)?
Or "Reservations NOT Needed" (hence the end time - "Till we run out of food")
  
Is there an English-speaking person they can talk to since this site/holiday IS geared towards gringos!)

DIRECTIONS:
PLEASE be detailed here.  With directions I like to assume the people have no clue you are/where you are or your city.  Please include city and barrio/neighborhood along with what is before/after you, etc.  
Are there any buses that go near you (I like to encourage people to "Show their Love for Mother Earth")?  Where is parking?  How much is it?

CONTACT:
Ideally give me an English-speaking contact persons' name, phone number (land and cell), email address, Facebook page, website and if you've created it - a Facebook Event Invitation address.

TRUST ME - PLENTY of people have NOT made their plans on where to celebrate U.S. Thanksgiving in Costa Rica (hey - they're Americans) and MANY places are already booked so it's not too late!!


BIG HINT!!
SERIOUSLY consider making a 
Facebook EVENT INVITATION 
Because it stays on the people's "EVENT" page AND it makes it easier for people to find you!!!!


As well as posting it here, I'll also be posting my link on at least 10 message boards•forums and a BUNCH of facebook pages, groups I belong to (heavy with newcomers and women's groups) and on my Facebook page which has over 1,500 people IN Costa Rica on it (so even if they don't go this year - they WILL know of you for the future!!!.
Even if you just have part of this information now, please send what you have as it's SOMETHING to get started with and help people know about you to start to make their plans!!!


I will also be doing this for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day (starting EARLY) so PLEASE add me to your people to contact when you have those details down.

Also, since holiday hours are VERY Limited, do you know yet what your hours will be and/or if you will be closed? I'd love it if you could let me know that now also as well as if you are planning on doing something special centered around that day:

HOURS OPEN-CLOSE for:
Dec. 24  -  Christmas Eve  -
Dec. 25  -  Christmas Day  -
Dec. 31  -  New Years Eve  -
Jan. 1  -    New Years Day  -  


Any other NEWS•EVENTS•ACTIVITIES centered around the holidays?


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Do you have OTHER things that support the HOLIDAYS?

Please send DETAILS and pictures on all those also!!!


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Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions (English ONLY) -  8-378-6679 
and email me your answers to:  

LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com


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If you'd like to show your appreciation for us listing you, please consider making a
DONATION
to keep this detailed blog going!

The easiest/best way is PayPal.

Go to the top LEFT corner of the blog for details.

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PLEASE SHARE this site/form with EVERYONE you know doing a U.S. THANKSGIVING DINNER in Costa Rica and tell them that Vicki (aka the Sarong Goddess) shared this with them!

Here's to a VERY SUCCESSFUL Holiday and YEAR!!!


Vicki Skinner (aka the Sarong Goddess)
8-378-6679


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Friday, November 14, 2014

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRS • ARTISAN • FESTIVALS • BAZAARS • FERIAS • HOLIDAY•CHRISTMAS FAIRS around Costa Rica • ARTES Y ARTESANÍA FERIAS ARTESANALES • FESTIVALES BAZARES • FERIAS • Vacaciones • FERIAS Navidad en todo Costa Rica - 2014


This list is VERY MUCH in process to get it up to the level of the resource it was last year but I'm working on getting this valuable list of 


ARTS & CRAFTS FAIRS • ARTISAN • FESTIVALS • BAZAARS • FERIA • HOLIDAY•CHRISTMAS FAIRS
around Costa Rica for 2014

CRANBERRIES - Where can you find Cranberries or Cranberry Juice in Costa Rica


Finding Fresh or Frozen Cranberries in Costa Rica is pretty hard - EXCEPT for SOMETIMES you might get lucky around Christmas time so MY suggestion is if you REALLY LIKE Cranberries (like I do - well, mainly Cranberry Concentrate), when you see them, grab EVERY basket/bag you can get your hands on & FREEZE or Dehydrate them, or make whatever it is you're going to make with them!!

So where to find CRANBERRIES in Costa Rica?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

TAMARINDO Costa Rica - Misc. Information on the Tamarindo - Guanacaste area


I don't have time to work on this so I'm just going to start dumping information•details I have•find on
TAMARINDO
(in the Providence•State of Guanacaste - on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica)
(aka to some as TamaGringo because you have LOTS of gringos visiting and living there)
that I like and or that you might find helpful.

Festival•Fair HINTS•TIPS for VENDORS

Are you having a table or booth at an ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR • BAZAAR • FESTIVAL?

Want to have more SUCCESS and make more $$$$??  Have more EASE??!!!

There are MANY things YOU can do to make it go better•smoother.  I share them now with you!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

TOURISTS - Coming for a Visit to Costa Rica? What will YOU do to GIVE BACK•DONATE to the People/Land of Costa Rica???


Are you coming for a Visit to Costa Rica? 

You'll be enjoying the sites and scenery of this beautiful country.  MAYBE interacting a tiny bit with the maid at your hotel that's lucky to make $350/month to support her WHOLE family - who won't have extra money for Christmas gifts - heck - who may not even have $$ to make a special Christmas dinner.
Added to right around the corner is the start of their school year - How's she going to come up with a couple hundred $$s for a uniform, backpack, shoes and school supplies - money they do not have

You have "stuff" sitting around not being used - right? 

Why not help gather things to bring with you & SHARE!!!

THAI FOOD - Where to find food from Thailand in Costa Rica


Finding ethnic food at all in Costa Rica is NOT easy to do - unless you're living in places heavily populated with tourists/gringos - like Escazu.  Finding GOOD ethnic food is even MORE challenging - but FINALLY we have a few good options for THAI FOOD in Costa Rica!!

THANKSGIVING - Where to Celebrate U.S. Thanksgiving AROUND Costa Rica & Where to Find all the Fixin's needed • Substitutes (Tico-izing things) - 2014


I wasn't going to put much energy into this list this year as it's VERY HARD to get DETAILS from restaurants - ESPECIALLY in advance
(I like finding out for you things like what ALL they are serving, if the 23% in taxs/tips IS or is not included [that makes a BIG difference in the price], if it's just 1 plate or a buffet and if it IS a buffet - is it All-You-Can-Eat like most American's are use to "Buffet" meaning - or is it what WE call "Cafeteria-Style" where it's all out and you walk through a line and someone dishes up for you a controlled portion of what you tell them you'd like which is USUALLY what "Buffet" means in Costa Rica).
And I didn't leave you high and dry as I had a link to my 2013 list if anyone wanted to do their own research.

But the day before I got 22 requests from people asking for the list and last year my blog list on Thanksgiving got 600 Page Views THANKSGIVING MORNING so it's not too late for some!

So here's what I have so far (meaning I'm STILL going to work on adding more so keep checking back).



Note that most places offer their Thanksgiving Dinners•Meals
TILL THEY RUN OUT
(to me that's a no brainer but some people actually went for DINNER to a place that started at 2pm & they had run out and the people actually wigged out and made a scene - oh, and they had NO advanced reservations!! 


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CHRISTMAS and NEW YEARS IN COSTA RICA
I'll soon start working on my Christmas list which will be at:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/11/ChristmasInCR2014.html


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RESTAURANTS TO ADD?
 
Know any places doing Thanksgiving Dinner or carrying any of the Trimming's??
EVEN if it's ON Thanksgiving Day - Please have them fill out their information at:

and email it back to me. 
Do NOT leave the message on a facebook page or message board if you want me to see it.

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SOMETHING TO BRING A SMILE:



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Has this list helped you (or any of our other information)?  Brought you more EASE?  Helped your business? 
EVERYONE listed here is on it for free so please consider
showing your appreciation to Vicki by
MAKING A DONATION for her time
(details at the bottom)

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ESCAZU

COCINA ECLECTICA
(IF I could get away from my Pet Sitting gig - THIS is where I'd be eating!!)!Joanna will be preparing the MOST UNIQUE Thanksgiving feast!!!  EVERYTHING I've ever had from her was AMAZING!!
So far she's shared she'll be making Beet and Cranberry Relish, Corn Chowder with Wild Rice and Popcorn Croutons, Roasted Turkey with Crispy Prosciutto Skin and Bourbon Gravy, Corn Bread Stuffing with chestnuts, leaks and apples, Crushed Sage Potatoes, Caramelized Butternut Squash
Falafels for vegetarians
AND MORE SURPRISES

and Bourbon Spiced Ice Cream

TIME:
1pm till they run out or people are done

PRICE:

10,000-c RSVP:
(space still available)

8-529-2509
(tell Joanna Vicki Connected you!!)


DIRECTIONS:
tinyurl.com/CocinaEclecTicaDirections

HAVE ANY DONATIONS TO SHARE WITH THOSE LESS FORTUNATE?
Feel free to drop them off at Cocina EclecTica's
and at this point they'll be shared with 

Gail Nystrom's CR Humanitarian Foundation 
CRHF.org  •  facebook.com/groups/156808054815
They always need basic Tico food staples (non-perishable)
School Supplies (BIG TIME NEEDED right now!!) • ShoesChristmas Gifts • Medical Supplies • Baby SuppliesClothes & MORE!!!
(Cocina EclecTica is home to the MONTHLY COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Next one - Saturday - December 13 - 9am-3pm
(space still available if you want to join in:
tinyurl.com/CommunityGarageSaleEscazu



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facebook.com/8voRooftop
8ctavo Rooftop Restaurant

Traditional Turkey with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Veges, Pumpkin Pie

HOURS:

2pm till ???

PRICE:
Adults - 12,000
Children 12 and under - 6,000

RSVP:
4-055-0588

LOCATION:
On top of the Sheraton with the casino
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facebook.com/LaTacheRestaurant


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SAN JOSE

facebook.com/CRMarriott
Marriott - Belen

BUFFET - ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT
Traditional Thanksgiving • Dessert Buffet with about 20 different types of goodies including Pumpkin Pie and Tranco (carmel cake) • Crepes Buffet • Sushi Buffet • Bread Buffet • Alfresco Dining • Mimosa de Guanabana • Unlimited Sparkling Wine, Live Music, Free Parking

HOURS:
6-10pm

PRICE:
$57 IVI
Kids - 6-12 - 1/2 price

RSVP MANDATORY:
2-298-0000


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WYNDHAM HERRADURA
facebook.com/events/514132712022891


ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BuffetWine OPEN BAR • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages • and LIVE MUSIC.
TIME:
7-11pm

PRICE:
30,000-c
(WOW - last year it was just 14,000-c)  • 

Adultos Credomatic: 25,000-c
Kids 3-12 y.o. 10,000-c - IVI
RESERVATIONS:
2-209-9860  •  Restaurantes@WyndhamHerradura.com



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facebook.com/events/751077294941887

Hosted by
Cronicas Gastronomicas Foodies Club
facebook.com/groups/Cronicas.Gastronomicas

BUFFET
Appetizer for dinner around 8:00 PM
Tickets
Waldorf salad
Corn salad
mixed Salad
Stuffed Turkey Breast
Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce
Caramelized Ham
Accompaniments
Broccoli Mousse
Sweet Potato Puree
rice Salvage
Variation of Mini Desserts
Bagels and Coffee
1 Glass of Wine or Natural Soda.

PRICE:
$40 includes the tax.



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el Patio del BALMORAL:
facebook.com/pages/El-Patio-Del-Balmoral/138691386226515

PRICE:

12,500 IVI


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Club Aleman•German Club de Costa Rica
facebook.com/ClubAlemanCR

Thursday 27 - 8pm "THANKSGIVING"


-Turkey with Traditional stuffed with bread and meat with herbs, plum and apple sauce, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes,
German style purple cabbage and mixed vegetables
-traditional oven Roast Turkey with sage-bread and meat stuffing, apple-plum & gravy, cranberry-sauce, lemon & coriander sweetpotatoes, mashed potatoes,
Sopa Pumpkin and corn bread, Pumpkin-Soup and Cornbread, cabbage and german style mixed veggies network
-pie pumpkin or apple
-pumpkin foot or german apple cake

Price of the menu:
11,500 i.v.i.

RSVP:
2-225 0366
We recommend booking available no later than Sunday 23 November.


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Magnolia Restaurant at Casino Club Colonial
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-BUFFET
(one of the few all-you-can-eats around)
 CasinoClubColonial.com  •  2-258-2807

WHAT:
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with Turkey - PLUS - Mashed Sweet Potatoes • Pumpkin Pie • Rice with Almonds • American Potato Salad • Mashed Potatoes • Cranberry Sauce

HOURS:
Lunch - noon-6pm 
Dinner - 7-10pm (or runs out)

PRICE:
 $25

 (Impuesto and service fee INCLUDED)

LOCATION:
San Jose-Downtown - Avenida and Calle 9 and 11




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 SPORTSMEN’S LODGE
(SportsmensCR.com  •  2-221-2533)

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT TURKEY
(just request another plate of what you want)
 and
LOTS of TVs for FOOTBALL
(NOTE:  Even though this does have the best prices for kids - it IS more of "ADULT Environment")

The BEST DEAL if you're a Gal, Senior 65 y.o.+ and children under 12 =
1/2 PRICE!!!  $11.75-U.S.!!!
WHAT:
Traditional Turkey Dinner - PLUS - Caesar Salad with Deviled Eggs, One Glass of Wine, REAL Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream

HOURS:
2-8pm

RESERVATIONS:
Reservations Suggested but not mandatory

PRICE:
$23.50
(INCLUDES Impuesto and service fee).

LOCATION:
San Jose (Barrio Otyoa) - Calle 13 between Avenida 9 and Avenida 11


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Del Mar (at the Del Rey)
The Del Mar is in a BEAUTIFULLY restored mansion facing Parque Morazan - though it's a more "Adult Environment" (it's part of the Del Rey - the "working girls hangout").
On top of the standard Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner -
PLUS - Pumpkin Soup OR Caesar Salad and Pumpkin OR Apple Pie

WHEN: 
12pm/noon-till they run out (around 9ish in the past)

PRICE: 
12,000-c IVI

RESERVATIONS
2-257-7800
Reservations suggested (unless you're 5+ people in party)

LOCATION:
San Jose - across from Parque Morazon  Calle 7-9 and Avenida 1 and 3

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DENNY's


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GRECIA:
Iglesia Sol De Justicia's
facebook.com/groups/147473012130010

 Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday - November 27 - 11am

COST:
5,000 colones includes Turkey, and all the yummy trimmings (I'm not 101% positive this is not a Potluck so YOU contact them),
and FELLOWSHIP as Christians!!  

LOCATION:
GRECIA  -  Behind the mall about 50 to 70 meters up the gravel road
700 mts. norte del Gollo de Grecia y 75 mts. oeste (Detrás del Mall Plaza)- Carretera Vieja Barrio Latino 209 Grecia, Costa Rica Neighborhood: Calle Carmona 
Dinner will take place in UPPER building adjacent to the parking lot. 


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PACIFIC - CENTRAL

Jaco

PUNTA LEONA HOTEL - The Grill Restaurant
facebook.com/HotelPuntaLeona

Thanksgiving Dinner includes:
Spiced Roast Turkey • Cranberry Sauce • Gravy • Stuffing • Green Beans • Apple Salad • Wild Mushrooms and Peas • Squash Cream Soup • Pumpkin Pie
(it's TODAY - NOT the November 21 the flier says)

PRICE:
$20 IVI

HOURS:
6-10pm

RSVP:
2-630-1030

LOCATION:
before Jaco



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QUEPOS•MANUEL ANTONIO:
Hotel California.
Thanksgiving Dinner

7pm
RSVP (space still available):
2-777-1234!


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Los Suenos Marina Village
facebook.com/LSRestaurants

The Hook Up

for Lunch and
Thanksgiving Dinner - 12pm/noon-10pm

el Galeon
LSResaurants.com/aboutgaleon.html
Thanksgiving Dinner only - 6-10pm
Traditional Turkey Dinner with Gravy • Mashed Potatoes • Veggies • Stuffing • Cranberry Sauce • Pumpkin Pie.PRICE:
$26.50
(PLUS 23% tax & tip)


RSVP:
(not mandatory)
2-
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FULLY COOKED THANKSGIVING FEASTS
prepared for you and DELIVERED HOT to YOUR Door!!!
Feeds 12-15
$320 + taxes

Order at the Hook Up or:
2-630-4444  •  restaurants@LSRM.com


 
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GUANACASTE

  PLAYA GRANDE (a water taxi from TAMARINDO)




MY FAVORITE PLACE TO CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING
HotelBulaBula.com
GREAT WALTINI's Restaurant and Bar
in Playa Grande
(though you can get a FREE Water Taxi Ride from the Estuary in Tamarindo* if you reserve BY 2pm)
PLUS they have a promotion of 30% OFF their COOL Rooms in November!!!!
I did Thanksgiving here once & it was THE BEST Thanksgiving I'd EVER had!!!
Roasted Tom Turkey with Sausage, sage and CornBread Stuffing or Cajun Bread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Creamed Corn, Cranberry Sauce and Dessert
(or order off their regular FABULOUS menu!!)
PRICE:
$17.95 +  23% tax

HOURS:
4-8:30pm

RESERVATIONS
Highly Suggested

2-653-0975  •  FrontDesk@HotelBulaBula.com

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TAMARINDO:

Pangas
facebook.com/PangasTamarindo


Salad Bar • Squash Soup • Smoked or Roasted Turkey • Maple/cayenne glazed Chilean Smoked Salmon • Cranberry Sauce • Gravy • Scallop Stuffing • GreenB eans • Tiquiske & Mashed Potato•Sweet Potato Puree.  Dessert - Mini Pecan Bourban Chocolate Pie or Pumpkin Roll. LIVE MUSIC
PRICE:
$33 per person
RSVP required
2-653-0024

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Dragonfly
(not finding a facebook page or website on them)

3-course Traditional Thanksgiving meal - Turkey • Stuffing • Gravy • Cranberry • Veggies • Choice of apple or pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice cake with buttermilk glaze

PRICE:
12,000-c

LOCATION:
Behind Banco Nacional, next to Bolas Locas Mini Golf on the same road as La Baula Pizzeria.

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Seasons by Shlomy
all I find on this is it's at the Hotel Arco Iris SeasonsTamarindo.com

3-course Thanksgiving dinner - Gala Apple Salad • Stuffed Turkey Roulade OR Grilled Salmon.  Dessert Options: Autumn Apple Dessert • White Chocolate Mousse OR Cinnamon and Orange Créme Brulée.
PRICE:
$30 (cash only!)

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Cala Luna

Cala Luna
facebook.com/CalaLunaHotelandVillas

Blue cheese and cashew nut Profiterole • Apple Cider/Ginger Granite to cleanse the palate • Proscuitto/Herb-Stuffed Turkey • Classic pumpkin pie with Fire-Roasted Marshmallows and Pistachio Ice Cream.

PRICE:
$40

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facebook.com/events/1503469129929990
facebook.com/DonaLeesCountryKitchen

Turkey • Ham  •  Mashed Potatoes
  •  Stuffing  •  Dinner Rolls  •  Home-made Turkey Gravy  •  Yams / Corn / Green Beans  •  Garden Salad / Cole Slaw  •  Deviled Eggs  •  Cranberries, both Sauce and Whole  •  1 slice of Pumpkin Pie  •  1 glass of Wine or Iced Tea

PRICE:

$25-Adults. Children under 8 - $13
13% sales tax is included
10% service charge or tips are NOT included

HOURS:
4:30-10pm

LOCATION:
O
n the same road as the Tamarindo Gym, past the bank and the Botella de Leche hostel.

RSVP:
(call if last minute to see if there's still space)
2-653-0127

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Tamarindo Church
facebook.com/TamarindoChurchCostaRica

Longboards BBQ
facebook.com/LongboardsBBQ

Smoked Turkey, Mashed Taters, BBQ Sweet Corn, Apple Pie and Banana Pudding and FOOTBALL!

7 HUGE 25-pound turkeys - smoked for 14-16 hours • Homemade Turkey Gravy • Mashed Potatoes • Cranberry Sauce and Banana Pudding

PRICE:
$25
Kids 12 and under - 1/2 Price

HOURS:
1:30pm

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE

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HAVE IT DELIVERED TO YOU•"EXPRESS":


Tico to Go
TicoToGo.com
Have any of the above meals (or many other local restaurants) DELIVERED TO YOU for just $5 within Tamarindo!
CONTACT:
Derek - 8-426-8646 • 800-8426-8646 (NO 1 in front of it!)

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(most of these Tamarindo restaurants are from:
WeLoveCostaRica.com/public/Thanksgiving-in-Costa-Rica-and-Where-to-Celebrate-Turkey-Day-in-Tamarindo.cfm


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BRASALITOBeach Community Church on Thanksgiving
Brasalito

(just above Tamarindo & Playa Grande - but below Playa Flamingo and Playa Coco).


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PLAYA COCO

Hotel Coco Palms

facebook.com/HotelCocoPalmsTraditional Turkey Dinner, Salad, Dessert Buffet

HOURS:
6-7pm



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Zi Lounge
Turkey Dinner  -  8,500-c  IVI

Prime Rib Dinner (8 oz)  -  13,000-c  IVI

Showing Football games in multiple Flat Screens with Theatre Quality Audio
Ladies Night from 9-11pm - FREE OPEN BAR (for ladies only)

HOURS:
12pm/Noon

RSVP:8-337-9505

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PLAYA HERMOSA


Roberto's
facebook.com/pages/Robertos/432844610143216


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SOUTHERN ZONE:


OJOCHAL


CITRUS

facebook.com/ojochal.citrus

PRICE:
$29+ IV (taxes)

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WHERE TO FIND

VARIOUS THANKSGIVING MEATS
TURKEY • HAM • ROAST BEEF
in Costa Rica


Precios de Pavos en Costa Rica 2015 Turkeys Prices in Costa Rica
EscazuNews.blogspot.com/2014/11/precios-de-pavos-en-costa-rica-2015.html


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TURKEY • HAM • ROAST BEEF

DON FERNANDSO
Facebook.com/CarnesDonFernando


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OTHER THANKSGIVING RELATED • FLAVORED TREATS
DESSERTS • SWEETS:


Facebook.com/BeachTreatsCR
Pints - 4,800 colones.  6oz single servings - 1,800 colones
To ensure your Thanksgiving Ice Cream, order by:
- Wed. Nov. 12th for pick up at the Tamarindo Feria Nov 15th
- Wed. Nov. 19th for pick up at the Tamarindo Feria Nov. 22nd
- Pick up at Bolas Locas Mini Golf with 3 days notice
TAMARINDO


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HEALTHY THANKSGIVING:

SUPERMARKET TURKEY - VS - WILD TURKEY
slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/11/21/wild_turkeys_vs_supermarket_turkeys_how_poultry_science_and_factory_farming.html



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YOUR PET and THANKSGIVING



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DONATION

"HOW DO I DONATE TO YOU VICKI??"
You can do it via PAYPAL (you do NOT need to have a PayPal account.  Just give your credit card information and send it to me at
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ANY amount is appreciated since this is my ONLY source of "income" and VERY FEW people give back/donate!!!

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BLACK FRIDAY 
has come to Costa Rica BIG TIME!!
(SOOOO SAD but TRUE!!!)


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