I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
I’m NOT an expert (an "expert" 2 ME knows 101%-NOT me). I believe in sharin info•helping where I can! And with over 2,200 entries, so some things might be out of date, so if you find old info PLEASE help each other by getting the updated info & sharing it with me to revise. At least you have some basic info to get you started.
Better yet - do you have extra time on your hands & looking for a volunteer project? Since this blog is a labor of love & RARELY does anyone share a donation (even though MANY have said how much it's helped them), I could REALLY use help updating info. Spanish speakers ESPECIALLY welcome since my VicLish can be somewhat limited at times!!

Has my blog helped in any way? Helped find something•brought more EASE? More exposure or business?
I welcome you to show YOUR appreciation for my efforts!
(see below other ways to show your appreciation)
The easiest way is with PAYPAL - Attn: LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com
(you do NOT need to have a PayPal account to do this - just a credit or debit card)
Do YOU have/know of a Business•Event•News•Place•Things 4 Sale•Rent to add? Email:


• APPLE LAPTOP - Do you have a Laptop you're not using? Mine recently broke so I'm using a lender. Must be new enough to run current Skypes & have an SDCard slot.
• Amazon.com or GoDaddy.com Credit•Gift Certificate (attn: SarongGoddess@gmail.com)
• Something else to share?? A gift certificate or invite for your business? I'm open!! (at times I'll add other things here that I'm seeking)

Friday, November 2, 2007

LIST - Websites for Info on Costa Rica

This site is in the midst of being overhauled so sorry if some links are out of date but at least this will get you started.

http://LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com  - That’s US!!  I can’t believe how this site has grown!  In October we had nearly 7,000 Views!!  Whenever I go to a gathering I get “YOU’RE Vicki/the Sarong Goddess??!!!  I’ve been following your site for ___ years & it’s the first thing I go to when searching for something or that comes up the most when I do a search often”!!!  WOW!!  & I haven’t even tried!!  This has given me the incentive to give this site the time/energy it deserves as it’s THE MOST DETAILED site I’ve EVER seen!!  (to me, just giving me the name and phone number of a business doesn’t help much – especially if one doesn’t speak a lot of Spanish and finding information in Costa Rica can be QUITE challenging as we know!!).  Do YOU have something to add to it?  Submit it to me at info@CostaRicaResourceGuide.com

http://CentralAmerica.com/cr/index.htm  -  AWESOME DETAILED information site.

http://TheRealCostaRica.com  -  A VERY GOOD DETAILED site about living in Costa Rica

http://DirectoryCostaRica.com - Sort of a Yellow Pages with links to sites!

http://Gaisma.com/en/dir/cr-country.html  - GREAT site of times for sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk

http://CostaRica.com  -  Some good details.

http://TicoLinks.net (now seems to be directed to https://sites.google.com/site/costaricalinks ) -  A site linking to lots of other sites.

Sadly 1CostaRicaLink seems to have turned into an advertising site but if you spend enough time digging deep into it you can find the helpful information site - http://1CostaRicaLink.com/eng/shopping/shopp-eng.htm.

http://AmCham.co.cr  - Costa Rican - American Chamber of Commerce (note that “chamber of commerces” are NOT anything “official” – like government endorsed that may people think.

http://AvenidaCentral.com  -  Random links

www.CasaPres.go.cr  -  Official Site for the President of CR (you MUST have the www.)

http://cocori.com/general-information/faq1.htm  - Cocori has  articles, photos, maps and general information about visiting, doing business, investing and living in Costa Rica

http://CostaRicaStyle.com  -  Has some links to other videos, pictures, etc.

http://FluffyTails.ca/crlinks.asp  -  Has LOTS of Costa Rica Links

http://hotels.co.cr - DIRECT links to hotels websites/phone #s

http://PaulGlassman.com/CostaRicaGuide.htm - Paul Glassman's Passport Press guides to CR - travel, adventure, unforgettable times and inside info

http://procomer.com - Costa Rica Center for the Promotion of Exterior Commerce - Where to begin if you're looking to conduct import/export business with Costa Rica

http://punkhart.net/CostaRica - Dedicated to those who love CR & those who would like to know more about visiting, living, and business in CR




http://forum.virtualtourist.com/forum-7-1-Travel-Caribbean_and_Central_America-1-forum.html http://12.virtualtourist.com/vt/1928f2

http://VisitCostaRica.com/ict/paginas/home.asp?ididioma=2 - The "Official Site for Costa Rica" - ICT's site (Costa Rica Tourism Board)

http://visitcostaricahotels.com - Part of VisitCostaRica.com but for hotel reservations

http://VoiceExpatCR.org - The voiceexpatcr.org Forum accepts individual (sender identified) and anonymous posts from all ex-patriots living in Costa Rica. Subjects include Immigration, Real Estate, Health care, Investments, Taxation, Politics, Business, Law and Lawyers and others.

http://WeLoveCostaRica.com/phpBB - Part of http://WeLoveCostaRica.com




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