Below is what I'm (Vicki Skinner - aka
"THE Sarong Goddess") up to with ALL my Gathering/Sharing Info and helping
to Connect people!!!
Here are links to my/this Costa Rica Information Blog
LOTS of other Costa Rica
related Info and Photo Sites
my PET and HOUSE SITTING Services
TOURISM and FACEBOOK MARKETING
PLUS some EXCITING NEW THINGS HAPPENING!!
(specifically around Visa Run Assistance and Information on
SAN JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA
and LOTS more!!!
RUN ASSISTANCE, Information+ to
JUAN DEL SUR, NICARAGUA!!!
I’ve been doing Visa Runs to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (the first seaside village just over the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border - and Isla Ometepe) for
over 4 years now -
and I JUST returned from spending 6 weeks checking out the potential of living in San Juan del Sur part-time (spending part time in Costa Rica and part time in Nicaragua!! - hey - por que no - I CAN!! I went just on a 1-2 day Visa Run and figured I had a break in between House/Pet
Sitting gigs and I REALLY NEEDED a water fix [as of now I have NO plans to move from
Costa Rica full time before the gossip wires start buzzing!!])
and I’m gathering LOTS of information to update
my San Juan del Sur Information/Photo Sites
plus to check it out as a potential
place for OTHERS to move to since I’m hearing MANY people leaving Costa Rica and
seeking new places and some have asked me to learn more for them since
Nicaragua is SOOOOO MUCH CHEAPER than Costa Rica
(#1 reason I’m hearing for people leaving Costa Rica [as well as literally 98% of why
MOST travelers I’m meeting on this trip are NOT choosing to come to Costa Rica or
reporting on their pass through Costa Rica - BY FAR is how EXPENSIVE Costa Rica has gotten in
the past couple years - and #2 Safety [safety is an issue everywhere – the
difference with Costa Rica is most are reporting that RARELY are the people being
caught] and some have asked me to check out what the Nicaragua scene is about]).
I’ve developed some contacts for people that
will start leading
Visa Run Tours to San Juan del Sur – Isla Ometepe and Granada,
plus someone considering starting
Exploratory Tours for Moving to Nicaragua
Transportation and Assistance at the Border
and others that are offering other
gets OVER 30,000+ Page Views a Month and is OFTEN at the top
of MANY Google Searches! MANY posts I put up even come up on the first 1-2 pages within immediately or up to 15 minutes after posting!!!!
(DETAILED descriptions [up to 250 words + 1 picture or logo])
for JUST a
+ 10% on any business it generates!!
Some of my more popular specialized blurbs:
OFERTAS, DESCUENTO – including an AMAZING TOURIST DISCOUNT CARD you can purchase that gives you
20% off Car Rentals and 15% off some of Costa Rica's MOST Popular Tours!!
- MEAL SPECIALS - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
SPECIALS (separate posts)
- MATTRESSES and BEDDING in Costa Rica – 100%
Cotton Mattresses and other Natural Bedding Supplies, Memory Foam Mattresses,
High Quality Linens++
Eyeliner MicroPigmentation•“tattoos” for JUST $100!! Eyelash Extensions, Semi-Permanent “Makeup” –
Eyebrows and Lips!
in Costa Rica (ESPECIALLY for Dental Implants, Crowns and Root Canals and HOLISTIC
dentistry), MEDICAL and HOLISTIC PRACTITIONERS.
I’ve researched Medical Tourism for OVER 5 years
- EVENT Announcements (heavy on ExPat
groups and Self Empowerment, Holistic, Spiritual, Woo-Woo Communities and in
English and some in Espanol)
English-speaking HAIR STYLIST
- Things and FOR SALE and Rent
- A WONDERFUL
Service-oriented Bed and Breakfast in Escazu (that even speaks French)
CHEAP AIRLINE TICKETS
ME WHY?? What keeps you in Costa Rica? Why’d you leave/are you thinking of
leaving? Why you want to move here? What you/don’t you like about life in Costa Rica? Why WERE you thinking of moving to Costa Rica and changed your mind?
MASSAGE THERAPISTS in Costa Rica
- AA and
Recovery Options in Costa Rica
Costa Rica MESSAGE BOARDS
EARTHQUAKE Site for Costa Rica, Hints, Tips on how to Be Prepared+
Airport Parking, Getting to the Airport, Airline Phone #s++ (including how to get a 4 FREE rides
to the airport!)
Owning/Driving a CAR vs taking TAXIS•BUSES
Bio-Identicals and Hormone Replacement Therapy
to Watch U.S. TV Stations in Costa Rica and Costa Rica Radio Stations
Workers like for Appliance Repair, Electrical Repair++
- Why I
LOVE Living in Escazu, LOTS of pictures and other resources on Escazu++
VIP and iMax Movie Theatre
to get a TOTALLY FREE/NO credit cards CREDIT REPORT
and LOTS MORE!!
One thing I'm GREAT at is Marketing•Promotions•Getting the word out having been doing it for OVER 20 years (I have even won awards for it!!)!!!
And now I'm also doing my FAV - Facebook Marketing!!
I create a VERY UNIQUE and MUCH more DETAILED approach to it than I've EVER seen!!
I'm also available to assist you in starting or updating your Vacation Rental Property or Hotel
(I did that with a Puerto Vallarta related business for over 12 years! Helped over 100 properties get up and running and with promotions!!)
What's going to make YOU stand out amongst the THOUSANDS of Costa Rica Hotels, Villa and Condo choices people have? Especially since tourism is slowing down!!!
(note, I do NOT help people with rentals/finding clients specifically! I get you set up with MANY different options to promote your property and it's up to you to work it!!)
LOVING YOUR PET and HOUSE SITTING SERVICES
For those that feel their pet is part of their
family and want them to receive LOTS of love and attention, 2-10 massages
daily, even let them sleep in her bed and have them all bathed and pretty the
day of your return! Have someone stay in your home that you can
TRUST!! If you want someone’s who’s
almost always there, won’t destroy your place or steal things or snoop, is not
a druggie/smoker or drinker and who will watch your home that’s not just
looking for a landing/base place for their travels around Costa Rica – and ESPECIALLY –
take LOVING CARE of your pets - you’ll call me!
YOUR COSTA RICA CONNECTOR
I can Connect you with ALL SORTS of people to
assist you – ESPECIALLY in Escazu, people considering moving to Costa Rica, Newbies,
Custom Travel Planning, Shopping+++
LOTS of links to pictures and other info on
For people in Costa Rica into more Self
Empowerment/Sustainable Living, Spiritual (NON-religious) - Consciousness
Post your POSITIVE stories, experiences, finds
about life in Costa Rica!
Hints on how to do the Costa Rica – Nicaragua
(where I'm currently spending 5 weeks gathering and updating my information)
NOT COSTA RICA RELATED
Ready to leave Costa Rica but not sure where to
next?? Consider THIS SPECIAL area!
Had someone pass away? Songs, quotes, poems that might help.
(aka “THE Sarong Goddess”)
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