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!
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Friday, March 14, 2008

EASE TIP - TV GUIDE - Finding Out What TV SHOWS are on, When & What Channel they're on - a Local TV GUIDE for those of you Living In Costa Rica)

Don't have cable tv showing U.S. channels?  The BEST place I've found so far is:

Want to find out what shows are on your tv, when it is on and what channel for those of you living in Costa RIca?

First go to

Then click on to whatever area/provider you have.

When you click there, you can create Favorite Channels by going to the red button marked Set Custom View (I found it best to make a list of the channels and call letters I liked before doing this).

This will show you the Costa Rica channels.

Since the major network channels (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News) come from a DIFFERENT U.S. city, Go to Edit Location, then to the city your network feed comes from (Tigo is Miami, Florida) and then they asked for a zip code in that city (if you don't know any zip codes in Miami - just google - zip code miami and it will give you some options).

I was able to create a Favorite Channels in that area also. Keep in mind when there is no Daylight Savings TIme in the States, all shows are ONE/1 hour BEHIND Eastern Time, so when the U.S. is IN Daylight Savings Time - we are 2 hours BEHIND Miami. 


Do not have internet access easily? La Nacion newspaper's Sunday issue has a television guide in it.




Crystal House said...

Many thanks for the information. It was good for a student like me also doing a part time job , to have such a guide. I can now keep track of my favourite programmes and not only this the site has daily soaps updates for all those who miss some of their favourites by any chance.

Also for those who are intersted in movies , you can directly have your listings for the day at http://www.tvguide.com/movies-tv

I think all those who live in costa rica must have a look at this.

Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Even though I want to make a getaway to Costa Rica to escape distractions like TV, I must confess that every now and then it's nice to see what's on :)

We have some friends who stayed at this place called Maquenqe . They might have satellite, but I don't know.

We're thinking of heading down there soon too, with our dogs.

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Thank you for the great info, I will bookmark this site for future reference.

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