San Jose, Costa Rica (Escalante)

(Early-2018, 2 WEEKS)

 

  • Cheaper than expected. I was staying in the Escalante neighborhood, but before I got there I was prepared for a very expensive 2-weeks, but you can find a meal for $8, haircut for $15, 10-minute Uber ride for $2–$3, gym membership for $35, and a shot of alcohol for $4.
  • The Spanish is really easy to understand
  • No military (though there is a small unofficial force that deals with border disputes, hostages, etc.)
  • Volcanic ash in the air is a year-round issue
  • The main park (La Sabana) is not well maintained. The man-made pond has really dirty water and all the grass is dead.

 

Known For: no military, tourism, "pura vida"
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  • 1-Hour Massage
  • 1-Month Gym
  • Beard Trim
  • 16.9oz Water
  • 2KG Wash+Fold
  • Americano (small)
  • Expresso
  • Salmon
  • Tenderloin
  • Chicken Breast
  • Almonds
  • Asparagus
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  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
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  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
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  • Red Wine
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