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 And with over 2,200 entries, so some things might be out of date, so if you find old info PLEASE help each other by getting the updated info & sharing it with me to revise.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)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WiFi - Where to Find FREE WiFi in Costa Rica

Ahhhh - life in Costa Rica - or of the traveler - we don't always have access to internet/WiFi

but one place I've found I can USUALLY count on to get
FREE internet/WiFiis
Whether you like/eat their food or not, they DO know Customer Service and part of that is appealing to those that need to stay connected via the internet - be it for work or pleasure - as well as for families with little kids as most I've seen have
you can drop your kids off at and get some semi peace and quiet/a break from the "MOMMY!!!" (I cheat - I bring my ear plugs and put a headband over my ears for extra quiet)
And now that they're all fixed up (and some still have the McCafe's which I hear have quite good coffee!! [I'm NOT a coffee drinkers so can't tell ya but some of my international traveler friends and some that can afford to drink coffee wherever they desire $$ wise have raved about it]) - it's nice to sit back in a nice padded chair for a few hours and work away!!!

For a list of where to find McDonald's in Costa Rica go to "Restaurants" at:

NOTE:  Last year when I was in San Isidro de General, the McDonald's there did NOT have WiFi which shocked me as I thought it was a standard perk/service they offered.   The manager at the Escazu location said they do so hopefully they've fixed it in SIDG/Perez Zeledon. 

SIDE NOTE:  I would like to hear from anyone that feels they might have experienced the internet going up/down at a McDonald's and feels that it MIGHT have been intentional.  I've heard that from a few people lately.  I hope that isn't the case as that would be QUITE short sited as most people on this planet - at some time in their life have given McDonald's a LOT of $$$.

I REALLY APPRECIATE KNOWING I can count on McDonald's when I'm traveling or the electricity goes down where I'm at!

Do you have a picture of yourself working at McDonald's or your kids playing in the play area?  I'd love to add it here so send me a jpg or png to LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com

Do you know of some other chains, restaurants, places people can get FREE WiFi (of course by buying SOMETHING!!)?   Please share that with me also!!

No comments: