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The REAL Costa Rica - What They Don't Want You to Know About (But What You Should Know Before Traveling) [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Hall
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Book Description

Has Costa Rica always been one of your ultimate vacation spots? Planning a trip there soon, but worried about what exactly to expect? Everyone always dreams of the perfect vacation, but we all know how difficult that can be to achieve. That’s why it’s important to be both aware and prepared! Costa Rica is absolutely beautiful. Knowing all the little facts that your travel agent may leave out is essential in order to be prepared, relax, and fully enjoy your vacation time without worry!

Location, Location, Location



Whether you’re planning to retire to Costa Rica, going there for business, or just planning a fun vacation, it’s good to know about the variety of different places you can live or stay. You’ll learn about which hotels are both luxurious and safe, as well as local, nearby hotspots where you can find all kinds of fun activities, shops, and restaurants! For those on business, you’ll find a great guide to hotels ideal for business negotiations, in order to efficiently maximize your time on your trip! Been dreaming of the perfect vacation house? Look up a list of ideal locations and neighborhoods!

Embracing the Culture



Latin America and Central America are our neighbors, yet so many of us know so little about what the culture is like! What are the people like? What kinds of animals can you approach and which ones should you avoid? How is the food, and which places are great to seek out and which to avoid? The more you know about the culture, the more you can fully relax and enjoy yourself! Knowing these kinds of little traveling tips will not only make your vacation hassle-free, but it will give you real insight into what life is like for the average Costa Rican!

Become An Expert on Costa Rica



Costa Rica is a tiny country next to neighbors like Nicaragua, Managua, or Mexico but it has a lot to explore and to offer! Having this book at your side will expand the variety of opportunities and activities available to you. You’ll have a guide on everything from where to go, what to wear and even how to speak while traveling abroad in Costa Rica! Those on business will also learn tricks to accomplish their work there as smooth as possible, without any unnecessary confusion. You’ll be able to successfully navigate the usual mistakes tourists make, to the point where you’ll hardly feel like a tourist at all!

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*Perfect for people who want to plan a great vacation, people want to visit Costa Rica, people are interested in tourism, parents who are planning a family vacation, and for businessmen who want to succeed in international travel and business.*


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 168 KB
  • Print Length: 23 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Melissa Hall (23 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009FVO808
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,064,477 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Is this a joke book?????? 8 Nov. 2012
By PMinty
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I am not sure when I last read a more bigoted book. Maybe I got it total wrong and this is a joke book. I was in Costa Rica this summer and apart from the weather and San Jose being a bit of a dump it is a fantastic country that is just as developed as America. I think the author needs to realise that being different does not equate to less developed or poor!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Book has nothing to do with description 10 Nov. 2012
By Scott Bergman - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is exactly what the title says it's about, Costa Rica. The book description is a long article about blogging, and that was the reason I bought it. But again, it has nothing at all to do with blogging.
1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously? 2 Mar. 2013
By Jaz - Published on Amazon.com
What is this book about? Unbearable heat? Unbearable cold?, Rain throughout Jan to March? Seriously, has the writer visited Costa Rica? It doesn't seem like it... The weather is awesome and yes from time to time there's rain October-November or so but from Jan to March never, its summer! If you want to learn about the "ugly" side of Costa Rica, read something else or ask around, but don't trust this "book"!
1.0 out of 5 stars Racist 3 Feb. 2013
By E. Creagh - Published on Amazon.com
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Poorly researched collection of racist, myopic opinions about life in Costa Rica. Look for fascinating facts like "10% of the population manage to speak English." This author obviously has no respect for the culture and history of this country and has no business writing a book! One can only hope, if she's living outside the US, that she's since developed some compassion for people who don't live like her.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Misinformation 13 Nov. 2012
By Rainy - Published on Amazon.com
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Pretty hard to believe anything in this book when the author can not get the name of the country correct! It's COSTA RICA not COSTA RICO and is NOT an island. Glad I got my copy free or it would have been returned.
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