Living 6 Months in Costa Rica
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Sep 3, 2012 11:20 AM Last Post By: edaviscr
May 7, 2012 1:31 PM
Living 6 Months in Costa RicaHi All,
So I plan to live in Costa Rica for about 6 months starting in Sept-Oct. This isn't a hard window but would works well with leaving my current job. I've been to CR before for a few weeks and stayed in Guanacaste, however this time I'm considering Jaco as well. My situation is the following: I'm looking to rent a place for about $500 a month and after rent will have a budget of about $9,000 US. I've looked through the forums and wasn't able to glean if that would be a sufficient amount of money to live on or not. I won't be working and will be spending my days on the beach and surfing, wouldn't say that I need too much to live. Thanks in advance for the advice.
May 7, 2012 2:57 PM
May 7, 2012 3:22 PM
May 8, 2012 3:21 AM
3I agree with Solo that if you are going to roll up in CR from September then you need to head to the east coast. The Pacific coast experiences its full blast of tropical rain between September until the beginning of December. The good thing about that time of year is that you'll be able to do a great deal on accommodation. You'll have plenty of funds for bumming around...
May 8, 2012 11:18 AM
Sep 1, 2012 12:21 PM
5Hello Jakob23 & others
I am in a similar position to you, I will be leaving mid-september this year to Costa Rica with the intention to stay and surf, my budget is less its $5000 dollars, and am wandering if my best option is to stay renting a place put on a coast to save or to try shifting aroundas posted?
Has anyone been accommodated in houses with free rooms that faciliate kitchens?
Also would be better to come with own surf boards, or what is the avaliability to get one in CR?
Reading other blogs the impression was given that living of $40 was bareable, would others agree taht have been before?
and am grateful for the tips given previous posts.
Sep 3, 2012 11:20 AM
6If you want discounts on apartments in CR, pick one spot and make a commitment to stay until mid December. Nobody will cut you a deal on a super short term rental and risk not getting a longer term tenant.
Otherwise, the best way to budget hop the country is staying in hostels and most do have public kitchens so further savings there.
It is possible to get apartments for $500 a month even in coastal hot spots like Tamarindo , but you will not be able to stay over New Years, when everything gets booked at a high weekly rate. Maybe head away from the beach for the holidays and check out La Fortuna area.
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