Wednesday, January 1, 2014

RIDESHARES • RIDE SHARE • CARPOOLING • CARPOOL • SEEKING A RIDE • HITCH HIKING - around Costa Rica

 
(photo from an interesting article on this topic at:  
 InTelematicsToday.com/2010/03/02/social-networking-and-phone-apps-enable-smarter-carpooling)


With gasoline in Costa Rica at nearly $6 a gallon - many people might be seeking a cheaper way to get around. 
RIDE SHARE - aka RIDESHARE • CARPOOLING
can be a cool option and LOTS cheaper
(PLEASE people - don't be a cheapo - CONTRIBUTE towards gas, parking and wear and tear!!!  Do YOU remember how expensive owning a car was???)

I've started to created a list of resources for various RIDE SHARE (aka RIDESHARE • CARPOOLING) around Costa Rica!

If you have anything to add, PLEASE add it to "Comments" below or send me an email to:


FACEBOOK and OTHER RIDESHARE SPECIFIC SITES:

COSTA RICA Ride Share
 facebook.com/groups/377123419045664

COSTA RICA Carpooling
 facebook.com/groups/CostaRicaCarpooling

"Help I Need A Ride" -Costa Rica Ride Share 
facebook.com/groups/1541786209366526


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ARENAL:
DuraLaVida.grou.ps/talks/c107043

(you need to register with them first)

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CARIBBEAN AREA:

PUERTO VIEJO Ride Share
 facebook.com/groups/Puerto.Viejo.Ride.Share
(NOTE:  They have a special promotion going on for new members -
"For every new member that joins the group between now and March 31st will receive an electronic coupon for complimentary drink for 2 at Hotel Banana Azul, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Beach Club)



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PACIFIC CENTRAL COAST AREA:

Share a Ride - JACO / San Jose
facebook.com/groups/180438085445063



MAL PAIS • SANTA TERESA Rideshare
 facebook.com/groups/167770023260426


SAMARA-Carrillo Rideshare
 facebook.com/Samara.Rideshare


CARPOOL / RIDE SHARE  SANTA TERESA-MAL PAIS-HERMOSA-MONTEZUMA
facebook.com/groups/280870565288530


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PACIFIC - NORTH
TAMARINDO Carpool / Rideshare (Liberia, San Jose, Border, Coco)
 facebook.com/groups/454518807910774


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SOUTHERN ZONE
Dominical & Uvita: Ride Share/Carpool-Trades/Services/Items 4 Sale/Rentals facebook.com/groups/135412939960832


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Costa Rica BORDER Run RIDESHARES and Buddys
 facebook.com/CostaRicaBorderRunsRidesharesAndBuddys
This is MY BABY I'm getting ready to birth!!!!
I haven't announced this yet so bookmark it as once I get some content on it (like info on various destinations to visit on border runs, or how to get there, etc.) I'll let the world know!! 
The intention of this page is to help people have MORE FUN and an EASIER Visa Run going from Costa Rica to Nicaragua or Panama!!!!!!!!!!!


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Craig’s List has a Ride Share section!  It's under "Community" "RideShare"
costarica.en.craigslist.org/search/rid?query=+



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OUTSIDE OF COSTA RICA BUT YOU MIGHT NEED ONCE YOU GET THERE:

NICARAGUA:

NICA RIDES
Share ride needs/offers around Nicaragua!!  Could be helpful on your Visa Runs!!
facebook.com/groups/426902924064788




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OTHER PLACES I'D LOOK OR POST MY REQUESTS FOR
RIDESHARE OR CARPOOLING
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Various Facebook groups•pages, Destination pages, ExPat groups


MESSAGE BOARDS • FORUMS
groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/CostaRicaLiving - is the largest

NEWSLETTERS
Some destinations around Costa Rica have Newsletters



BULLETIN BOARDS AT:

HOSTELS
See if Hostels have a Bulletin Board and post what you're offering - and/or on their Facebook Pages!!!  They may only allow those seeking rides to post if they're their clients.

COLLEGES
Students are OFTEN seeking rides - especially in Costa Rica since MANY younger people don't have cars.



 TAXI's and Tourism Van Drivers
MANY taxi's and Tourism Van Drivers have to "Dead Head" one way (go one direction with NO clients).  I think someone would be WISE to start a page•group where they could post GREATLY Discounted rides for those trips - cheaper than the shuttles.
If you know a driver - you might suggest that idea to him and if I find such a page I'll share it here!  It's MUCH NEEDED!!



HOPE this helps some of you!! 
Vicki Skinner 
(aka THE Sarong Goddess)


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