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Psychman
02-20-06, 02:12
RBC knows his stuff, trust me. The area around Oasis is a great place. You can find great quality around the $12,000 range on a consistant basis. BTW, nice seeing you here RBC :).

Psychman

Roberto Burns
02-21-06, 01:12
Hello all,

I haven't been on these forums in awhile but have a few questions.

Coming this May I am about to finish up a degree and have decided to treat myself to a long overdue vacation. Now I am not deadset on Costa Rica but it is my top choice so far from what I have read.

Here is the situation. I would like to leave early summer and good chance I will be departing from texas although I am currently near philly.

Let's assume I have roughly 2-3k as a budget (not including flight). I was thinking of staying for a month or two. Now I would rather not stay in San Jose but rather near or at the beach. I have read about Jaco and that doesn't sound too great as far as a beach goes. I am not going down to do the monger thing necessarily but wouldn't mind having that option as well.

Now are there any nice beach towns to stay at that have any night life besides Jaco or at least some local ticas? Any advice and ideas would be much appreciated. Again, Cr is my 1st option but if anyone knows other countries which may be better for my budget or plans I am all ears. Thanks in advance.

Robert

R Brandon
02-24-06, 02:04
Hey Roberto, To try to answer some of your questions Jaco is not one of the better beaches as you have found.Quepos/Manuel Antonio is nice but touristy so hard to sty on budget but worth a Visit.Puerto Viejo and points South on the Caribean offer some of the nicest beaches by far but no action to speak of.If you speak Spainish you cances improve a lot everywhere.You might consider staying a few days in a budget place in San Jose on either end and touring the country.The public express bus system is very cheap and efficicient and will meet you needs of a budget trip quite well.You can go about anywhere.Moon travel Guide has very good bus info as far as travel guides and you can get a brochure called Hop a bus at the national travel office my the gold museum that gives all the info from San Jose.You might do some research on ************** website for beach hobying info but it is limited and often more expensive than the local scene in San Jose.
Psychman ,Good to see you here I may just cross paths in May.I leave the 31 and you get in maybe the 30th.Hope to see you again.rbc100

Psychman
02-25-06, 05:20
RBC,

Lets make it a point to hit a clut on the night of the 30th. Arcadas and Molino perhaps?

Psychman

R Brandon
02-26-06, 04:27
I need to take you to Las Margaritas as well.That is my favorite as I know special chicas there and Molino Rojo late night.rbc100

Ralph Kramden
03-14-06, 15:02
Here is a link to an article in the 3/14 New York Times online edition. You may have to sign up for free to view the article. It tells a most unfortunate story about the thriving sex-with-children trade in Costa Rica, which was before unkown to me.

http://www.nytimes.com/financialtimes/business/FT20060313_21733_84080.html

The ISG certainly does not condone sex with children and neither should any of us. I urge each and everyone of you to expose and report kiddy fuckers to the authorities so they can receive their just reward, like Garry Glitter just did in Vietnam.

Piper1
03-14-06, 15:12
Costa Rica was on my possible travel agenda later this year, but now I'm leaning to Moscow and BKK instead - much less travel time and the gals seem better. A few minutes research about CR made it clear that there is a big problem with child prostitution (but now they are supposedly clamping down on it).

Kev 533
03-14-06, 21:02
I will be traveling to San Jose this thursday. I'm probably going to spend a week maybe more depending how much fun i have. Anyone else going by them selves that need company. I plan on having some fun at the del rey then off to jaco and then some cool volcano hiking and hot springs soaking.

Virg
03-16-06, 08:16
Gang,

I will be traveling to SJ for a week of mongering and traveling solo. Anyone else going by them selves that need company let me know and we can hook up.

I am also still looking for a place to stay but am not sure about availability, perhaps the Del Ray is open for reseverations.

Thanks Virg

PM me if you have the time.

Prolijo
03-17-06, 04:50
costa rica was on my possible travel agenda later this year, but now i'm leaning to moscow and bkk instead - much less travel time and the gals seem better. a few minutes research about cr made it clear that there is a big problem with child prostitution (but now they are supposedly clamping down on it).that post really confuses me coming from a seasoned monger such as yourself. the gals may be better in those other locations. they will certainly be different which for many guys is better. but your other rationales escape me.

where are you based that moscow and bkk represent less travel time? for us us mongers at least, those places are much more trravel time not less. for example, if you were to use jfk as a base, bkk is a 20 hour flight time and a full 12 hour time difference. moscow is 10-11 hours (plus connection time) and an 8 hour time difference (though i was surprised how low the fares are right now). sjo, otoh, is a 7 hour flight and only a 1 hour time difference and if you live in fl (as i do) it is only a 3 hour flight, making it practical to even consider the trip for a long weekend.

okay, maybe you live in dubai or some other unusual location, but your other reason is just as puzzling to me. you do a whole few minutes research about cr and concluded that there is a big problem with child prostitution. what makes you think there isn't as big or perhaps even bigger problem with child prostitution and hst in places like bkk and moscow. i hate to burst anyone's bubble around here but these problems are not new and they're a big problem anywhere there is economic hardship and poverty. take a few minutes more and do even just a little more research and you will see that russia and eastern europe are major sources of child porn. criminal elements in those areas are also renowned for luring young women with false promises of gainful employment as au pairs, waitresses, maids, etc. only to find themselves in some foreign country locked away in some brothel with their passports held until they can work off their "debt".

as for costa rica, its getting some bad press in regards to child sexploitation due to pressure from us religious groups and because cr is currently so popular with 1st world tourists in general. but the sad fact, that even that article that ralph posted noted, is that the vast majority of the customers are the locals themselves. sure there are also some sick gringos that partake too, but they're a tiny minority. this is not to belittle the problem. those guys should be strung up by their testicles for what they do to those children. on a more selfish note, they're also responsible for bringing heat down on the rest of us more responsible mongers just by association. beyond that though, they're not a concern that should keep anyone from visting these countries. what should be a concern is not partaking in this trade yourself and reporting anyone you see or here about that does. in cr avoiding **** girls is very easy to do. you really have to seek out the **** providers to get involved in that. most of them either a) work in unmarked tico brothels that are well off the usual gringo travel circuit, b) work for pimps that "escort them out" and unless you're already a **** plugged into that market you'd have no way of finding out how to contact them or c) quite commonly work the streets. the solution is quite simple, a) don't call dubious escort services, b) don't listen to guys that might try to offer **** girls (its never happened to me but if it did i'd listen long enough to get the info to report his ass to the cops) and c) avoid the street market at all costs. these measures are highly recommended for other reasons anyway. escort services tend to be much more expensive than just dealing with the independent women you can easily find on your own. and streetwalkers generally won't save you much money over the women that you'll find in the various bars, mp's and strip clubs and are probably out there because they are a) drug addicted b) diseased c) rip-off artists d) men in drag or e) ****.

in summary, go ahead and write off cr because the local costs are cheaper elsewhere or the women are more to your liking in this other places or because you like other aspects of those countries, but don't write cr because of a few minutes research that led you to believe that cr is somehow special when it comes to child prostitution.

Piper1
03-17-06, 12:44
Wow Chase. I didn't mean to offend. My comment about child prostitution was simply repeating a fact - I wasn't comparing it to other countries where it also occurs. My comment about the quality of girls was based on checking out the piccies and posts here and other places, and only my opinion. I'm sure there are many stars in CR.

Yes I live in Dubai, roughly 6-7 hours flight to Moscow or Bkk. I hate long flights, switching planes and waiting at airports. If it makes you feel better, my travel choice came down to Moscow or CR, and CR was my first choice, but ended up clashing with work responsibilities.

cheers

Piper

Prolijo
03-17-06, 14:10
piper1,
don't get me wrong, i wasn't offended at all and everyone is entitled to their view. i was just trying to understand your reasoning, believe me, i can easily understand why someone would opt for a different destination because of pricing and quality of the girls. some guys really like the latinas in cr or prefer the personality of ticas over colombianas, or like the variety of providers they can find in sj, while others prefer the garotas of brazil or the slim and demure asians of bkk or the more cosmopolitan and refined women of moscow. everyone's different on that score. and there are certainly cheaper places to go then cr.

now that i know you live in dubai your other reason makes a lot more sense too. for me, and i'm guessing most members of this forum, one of the biggest advantages of cr is that it is so close compared to most other international monger destinations (save for tj, which imho leaves much to be desired, unless you live in s. cal.). if i lived in dubai and had to spend the time it probably took to get to cr from there, i would probably choose somewhere else as well.

i guess if anything irked me it was really the child prostitution thing. ralph's article was nothing new to me (and i'm kinda surprised it was news to him). these articles have a way of popping up periodically in the media (there was recently one about abduction of children as sex-slaves by border-hopping us ****s in tj). this is a problem, but in reality it has absolutely nothing to do with most of us and because, as you yourself have agreed, it is something that is going to exist in any country where sex is cheap and we are going to want to go, it really should not be a factor on our deciding where to go. it should be a factor for any monger that is thinking of making that jump and dabbling in **** sex themselves. we should all "just say no".

Member #2666
04-15-06, 22:41
crusing around on line and ran into this group

http://www.magicalmiketours.com

hard to tell whats going on here, football or dating or what.

anybody have experience with mike and his crew?

Prolijo
04-16-06, 06:08
2666,
Your post really surprises me coming from an experienced guy like you. I'd expect a question like that to come from some newbie that just fell off the turnip truck. The answer is much the same as it is to nearly all such packaged sex tour operators offering their services in countries all over the globe. Invariably once you start to read the fine print you realize if you've travelled to those countries yourself or done even a cursory amount of study on boards such as this one, that they are grossly overpriced vehicles for some, usually unscrupulous, monger to finance his own travels. Every one I have ever seen (except one) has cost at least twice as much as an equivalent trip would cost an independent monger to put together on his own.

There are several warning signs to look for and all of them relate to this site.

First, is the way they get people to come to their site. You didn't mention how you came across that website. I can tell you how I first heard about it. They placed ads on craigslist with a pic of a beautiful chica claiming to be an independent tourguide. You would think you are getting some freelancer like GFE Shirley. Unh-unh. Reply to that ad and you get an e-mail directing you to that overpriced tour organizer site. I don't know about you but I'm always more wary of any business that has to resort to such trickery. If they're dishonest in how they get you to walk in the door, you have to wonder what they'll be dishonest about next.

Secondly, they are often (though not always) somewhat vague as to exactly what you get, but they are always at least very suggestive. This is certainly the case with mike. You yourself weren't sure whether it was a sex tour company or a fantasy football camp. It seems pretty clear to me when they talk about specializing in bachelor parties and include numerous pictures of lucky mike surrounded by scores of sexy chicas who they are trying to target. The only thing from what I have read that you seem sure of receiving is 4 nights stay at a B&B(~$300 if you booked it yourself), airport pick-up and drop off (~$25) and a couple of local tours (~$100).

Which brings me to point 3, which is closely related, pictures can be deceiving. There is no assurance that any of the ladies pictured are ones you'd actually meet. I know another company that is infamous for that practice. It goes by different names such as GlobalFantasies.com or HotToGoTravel.com (another warning sign - reputable companies don't have to change names every few months). I don't know if this is the case with magicalmikes, but that provides little comfort. Besides not knowing whether any of those ladies are actually ones you would meet, even if you were introduced to them there is no mention whether the cost of any of them is included in your package or you have to pay extra. Also if some sort of "guide service" is included is it just that - guide service. My guess is if it isnt exactly specified then it probably isn't actually included and if the chicas pictured aren't specifically promised then they're probably just on the website as window dressing.

To the extent that detailed descriptions of what is or isn't included is specified that is only half of what you need to really evaluate whether it is a good value. The other half is the cost, which brings me to the 4th warning sign. Many of these sites do not post any costs. The reason is quite simple. They know it would result in such sticker shock they would lose the mark before they even really had a chance to close the deal. Often you have to either pay for a website membership charge ("which can be applied against the eventual cost of your tour if you decide to go on it" -big deal) or at least you have to send them an e-mail or fill out some form (as you do at magicalmikes). At that point they have "harvested" your e-mail address and you will receive marketing e-mails for the rest of your life or in the case of website membership gotten you to at least partially commit financially (in for a penny in for a pound). Some members of CRT filled out the free form at magical mike's just to check it out. They got an e-mail back (and are probably still getting some). Guess what the cost of that 5 day "paradise tour" ended up being. $1800! Imagine what you could do in CR in 5 days for that amount. And even the e-mail wasn't any clearer on exactly what was included for that $1800. But remember my estimates for all that was really promised only added up to ~$425. But even IF some full-service personal chica companion were also included (which I'm still not convinced it is) that would still only add at MOST $200/day. 5 days and 4 nights is really more like 3 full days and 2 half days (for the days you fly in and out) so the total package at most isn't worth much more than $1200 which still leaves a nice little $600 markup for mike. Promise a chica 4 straight nights of steady and fairly easy work and I bet you'd do much better than $200/day.

And finally just for good measure, try clicking on the "costa rica opportunities" link at that website. To give you an idea of what type of profit margin is built into those tours, magical mike is offering multi-level marketing opportunities for his little business. I guess he can't find too many suckers on his own, though just finding one would easily pay for all his marketing costs for the year. What he wants you to do is sucker a bunch of your friends into shelling out $1800 for one of mike's trips and you'll get a free ride. Personally, I'd never take advantage of a friend in that way.

Kid Cisco
04-16-06, 16:35
I think everyone know very well how I feel about these guides/pimps I think these are nothing but low life snakes.

Kid Cisco

Zepplin
04-17-06, 00:31
If you really feel Glenn 61 is posting inappropriate material, post your gripe in the complaints about other members forum. I donít think he forcedly held the girls and squirted on them. Iím supposing they just got up and washed off. Tell me for a fact something differnent and I might cry foul.

If the gripes really were valid, then is CIM also degrading?? Anal?? Whoís qualifed to judge what is and what isn't? Remember itís p4p.

Glenn 61;great photos.

I agree with the rational concerning the Presidente dress policy. I watched the guests come in and go out from the news cafť and there are a variety of tourist types.The alternative is if clientele don't want to comply, the hotel can drop their guest friendly policy. Not a what you call a win-win situation.

Bottom line: pic thread is for pics.

Z

Prolijo
04-17-06, 01:41
If you really feel Glenn 61 is posting inappropriate material, post your gripe in the complaints about other members forum. I donít think he forcedly held the girls and squirted on them. Iím supposing they just got up and washed off. Tell me for a fact something differnent and I might cry foul. ...

Bottom line: pic thread is for pics.Actually, Z those "rants", as you called them, were mainly a reaction to a non-picture posting post in the photo gallery section that Glenn himself made rather than to the photos themselves. Glenn must have posted at least 4 or 5 dozen photos prior to that with nary a complaint from me or anyone else, so don't mischaracterize this as just a problem some members have with some photos or suggest that those that you say "rant" are the only ones that make text only posts in that forum.

You say you don't think Glenn is forcing any girls to do this and maybe you're right or maybe you should read the post that started all this more carefully. In that NON-PICTURE post, Glenn described something he jokingly referred to as the G61 maneuver wherein he purportedly actually did "forcedly held the girls and squirted on them". Maybe he was just kidding around or maybe the girls just got up and washed it off. I'd wash it off too if it happened to me but that doesn't mean I'd be happy about it. I don't know if that was all just said in jest or he really does such things, but that is really beside the point. I don't think its the type of thing we should even joke about around here. For one thing it might encourage some guys around who do take it seriously to try it themselves or to assume if they did try something like that it would all be just a big joke to the girl it happened to. By making light of it in that way it belittles the significance of doing such things.

For another thing with all the bad PR mongers already unfairly get, we don't need to be doing anything ourselves to add to it. When I go with a gal who insists I pay in advance because the guy before me ripped her off at the end or another who does not want to allow me to take pictures because another guy said he wouldn't post the pictures then did, I realize how we all can wind up paying the price for other people's sins. And thats something I take VERY seriously.

Those were the main complaints that I had and it was primarily just with Glenn's post of 2/7. I held back comment for 4 days, made my last comment in that debate only 2 days after that and everyone else also seemed to have moved on from this over 2 months ago. I don't understand why you're suddenly stirring it up again at this late date. Where have you been?

I also wasn't particularly crazy about the pictures themselves and I make no secret about that but it is for entirely different reasons. I simply didn't want to look at them, just as I don't enjoy looking at some fat guy's hairy belly and stubby prick even if there is a pretty pussy behind it. I understand some guys like that (can you say gay?), however I don't understand how Glenn can seriously consider it to be art (yeah art like my dog walking through a puddle of paint is art). But if that is what guys around here like, go ahead and post it. That is their right. All I request is that they put warning labels on it so I don't accidentally open it and if they fail to extend that simple courtesy I will exercise my right which is to place those members who post such photos on my ignore list so I don't have to be bothered with them.

Oh yeah, one more comment answering your question:
If the gripes really were valid, then is CIM also degrading?? Anal?? Whoís qualifed to judge what is and what isn't? Remember itís p4p...You're unfairly confusing issues, because what one person considers degrading or not is really just a small side issue in this case. Of course what is considered objectionable, sick, twisted or degrading is subject to individual standards. We all do things here that others in our society consider sick so who are any of us to judge any of that? But, like I said, none of that is really the question here. The real issue is as you alluded to the issue of consent. You are absolutely right, whether it is degrading or not is basically irrelevant if the chica agrees to go along with it for pay or otherwise. Others may think it sick or twisted, but if the parties directly involved have no problem with it than what difference should it really make what others think. And that is why, while some may not have been into the photos Glenn was posting no one had any complaints until Glenn himself with his "joke" raised the possibility the acts may not have been completely consentual.

For similar reasons, the problem I have with the photos being posted is an issue of consent. Did the girls really consent to having those photos taken and posted on the internet and do I consent to having to view them. If the photos were only shared between those who were into such photos, you could say don't look at them if you don't like them. Also, if all we were talking about were photos of chica's naked breasts, pussies and asses, you could say what do you expect to see on a site like this. But given that these photos go beyond the usual type seen here and that we can't always tell beforehand what type will appear when we click on it you can't really say any of that. Its been made clear that a not inconsequential block of forum members who visit this section aren't into these types of photos. It is not unreasonable to request that those posting such photos, whether bukkake shots or stubby dick shots, at least include a brief description of what viewers are in for. That simple courtesy in no way infringes on any one else's right to click that link but allows others to decide not to.

KYJ
04-17-06, 21:01
Chase Star, You really nailed magicalmikestours on the nose.

Wow, $1800 and ashamed to post it. You can do it yourself for a fraction. Especially if you find a buddy at the Del Rey or Sportsman's Lodge with some tips.

Victor Lazlo
06-12-06, 09:12
Gentlemen, a little illumination, please. Unlike some of the globetrotting mongers here, Iím a middle-aged guy whose career in this sport only started just over a year ago. So far, Iíve tried Canada (Toronto and Montreal) and the Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo, Boca Chica and Sosua). I kind of figured Costa Rica would be next on my list. (Iím inching out gradually, as you can see. I hope to get to Thailand by my 97th birthday).

Hereís the problem. My next vacation is the first two weeks of September and Iím torn between going to Costa Rica and heading back to the Dominican Republic.

From what Iíve read, CR seems to mostly mean San Jose, at least for a newbie without fluent Spanish. San Jose is a fairly sizeable city. In the DR, I spent some time in Santo Domingo, but mostly found that I enjoy Boca Chica and Sosua. In those small towns I can combine a beach vacation with the availability of some sweet, young, not too expensive female companionship.

From what Iíve read here and other places, the only place that sounds comparable in CR is Jaco, and most of what Iíve read about that place is negative (dirty beaches, so-so availability of girls, etc.). I have also seen the advice about finding a girl in SJ and taking her to some nicer beach area, but with my limited experience and Spanish, I donít know if I could pull that off.

Another thing, the scene in SJ just seems a bit more formal, if you know what I mean. Most of the posts seem to center around the Blue Marlin or the various massage parlors. In Sosua, say, I can leave my hotel in the evening and walk down a half-mile or so long street with several open air chica bars and a couple of discos. I can take a seat in one of those bars and order a beer and in something less than a minute there will be a girl next to me asking if Iíd like some company. There follows some talk, then some negotiation, and then itís back to the hotel. Iíve also met girls at the beach with similar results.

From the posts Iíve read, I donít sense this sort of loose atmosphere in SJO. Iíve done the massage parlor thing in the States and the escort deal in Canada. Both got the job done, but were more ďprofessionalĒ than the informal sort of hookup I find in the DR.

So, I guess my questions are directed to those who have experience with both Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. What are the pros and cons of each? Which do you prefer and why? Is there any compelling reason for me to try CR, other than variety? I know that itís a beautiful country with lots of interesting things to see (so is the DR, by the way). What Iím looking for here is some feedback on the mongering aspects.

NastyBoy
06-13-06, 05:34
Victor...what are you paying and for what services in the DR? I can only offer this comparative service. I have never been to DR myself and even though the flight deals to there are similar to the fares I paid to San Jose a year ago, I'll still pay the higher prices to go to SJO.

At my favorite MP, Oasis, I can get BBBJ, FS, Anal, and 60 minutes for the session for less than $60, with absolutely beautiful, young, 19 year old Ticas, and no additional tip.

Hope that helps.

NB

Stevewxly
06-14-06, 18:52
Hola,

I just returned from a two week trip to Panama and Costa Rica. Please read below my observations about the Costa Rica part of my trip:

http://www.internationalsexguide.in...&postcount=1142 ...... here is the link to the Panama part of my trip report-which I previously posted.

Costa Rica Report:

This was my firt time to Panama, and there were things that I liked better about Panama over Costa Rica. Please see my report above # 1142 ----for a comparison.

I spent one week in Panama City then went to Costa Rica.

I crossed the border of Panama into Costa Rica at Paso Canoas. It was an easy crossing. I had taken a bus from David, Panama to Paso Canoas, then got off that bus, walked over to the Costa Rica side with a guide. A fellow approached me and said, "I will be your guide to cross the border. I work here". He spoke good English, and 'guided' me across to the imigration office where I had my passport stamped (if memory serves I think I had to pay about $ 1. 00 for this). Then my guide told me when and where to catch the bus to go onto into Costa Rica. I paid him a tip - propenia of $3. 00 for his help, and shortly my bus arrived and I boarded to go onto Golfito, and San Isidro CR.

I especially wanted to go up the Pacific coast of Costa Rica to look it over. I went first to Golfito to check out the "Free Trade Zone" there. I did not find what I was looking for. Which was small motorcycles. (I had seen these in the "Free Zone" in Colon, Panama for only $ 500. 00. Same bike in San Jose was $ 1100. 00 and about $ 1200. 00 in Jaco Beach. I found out later).

Bus ride to San Isidro de General was OK. I stayed one night in San Is. and went to the Mexicana Night Club. There was perhaps 5-6 chicas working there. I was approached my an older half Chinese- half Costa Rican lady (she said she was 40....but she still looked OK), who told me the 'drill'. 30 minutes in her room (on primises) for 8,000 colones.

So I did that. She did all the good stuff.....BBBJ, a phuck, etc. and then I left after our session. Not a bad deal for only $ 16.00. I found that in the interior of both Panama and Costa Rica......the towns of David, San Isidro, and others I am sure.......you could get the 'whole nine yards' of mongering pleasures for much cheaper than in the major cities like San Jose, or Panama City. Perhaps the girls were not the calibre as in the Del Rey or the casinos of Panama City....but they weren't far off....and the going prices were way cheaper.

(((On a previous trip to Gaupilles (sp) I ran into a night spot with lots of chicas for only 7,000 in the back rooms))).

Then I continued via Tico bus from San Isidro over the mountains to Dominical.....there is where the trip got 'dicey'.
There is nothing much going on in Dominical....it's a very small little town with mostly everything on one street.....about 1/4 mile in length. Great place to go surfing, or to "get lost" if that is your desire.

The road from Dominical to Queopos is unpaved.....a dirt road with many, many bad places in the road. The Tico bus was loaded with people, stopping every couple of miles to load and unload locals.....it was literally about 5 miles per hour....and really the "bus ride from hell".....I will never do that stretch again in a bus.

Going out of Quepos to Jaco Beach was OK. Normal paved road.

Quepos is a good place to take a side trip...fishing is good there, and there are plenty of hotels and restaurants.

My newly found friends......Curt and Jim spent a day or so in Quepos on this trip (and I fished and hung out with them for 2 days in Jaco Beach).

Curt's handle on this forum and also on CRT is "Blue Devil". He made all the arrangements for the charter fishing.
Three of us had a 26 ' Panga style boat with 115 hp 4 stroke engine for an all day fishing trip from Herreidura (sp) - right next to and within sight of the marina at Los Suenos. Price for our trip was $ 350.00.

We boated 8 Dorado ( aka Maui-Maui.) in the 8 to 10 lb. range, and 1 Yellow Fin Tuna....about 20 lbs. that day. Had a good day fishing, and then the Capt cleaned all the fish....we took them all....and we had enough fish filets for about 5-6 meals. We took the fish to Jaco, and had a couple of meals prepared...the last one being lunch at the Beatle Bar, cooked up by Paul, the restaurant manager there. If you want contact information about our fish charter then please PM "Blue Devil" - aka Curt for that information. The price of $ 350.00 is pretty cheap compared to some of the other charters operating out of the Jaco Beach area.

Stayed at the Los 4 Grandes hotel in Jaco for 4 days. Got the low season rate of $ 30.00 per night for a nice, big room. It is right next to the Beatle Bar...only about 25 yards away....and very convienient for mongering.

Went by bus to San Jose....stayed a couple of nights at the Nuevo Johnson Hotel......2nd Ave. & Calle 8.....$ 10.00 per night.
There is a little bar just around the corner on 2nd Ave....it is right beside the Gran Hotel.....there are most always independent chicas working out of here....they come and go.....and this trip I chatted up one....bought her a beer, and negeoiated the price for a massage and BJ, and sexo for 6,000 colones at my hotel...the Johnson...just around the corner.
Took her up to the room for about a 1 1/2 hour session for only $ 12.00.

This little bar stays open until around 2 AM.....and there always seems to be a few girls working out of it.

Tried to get out of San Jose the next day for a flight back to Atlanta....then on to Tulsa....then drive back to Missouri...where I live......but Monday morning Delta flight (and I had a standby pass) was oversold with about 300 people trying to leave San Jose to go to Germany for the soccer matches.....so I went back to town on the bus, and came out again the next day....Tues. and got onto my plane.....no problem.

I will start getting Social Security (age 62) in about 6 months. At that time I plan on moving to either Panama or Costa Rica ( I had previously decided upon Jaco Beach)......but from what I experienced on this trip....I am thinking that Panama just might be better for me than Costa Rica.....for many varied reasons. Most of the prices in Panama are cheaper than Costa Rica, there seem to be fewer tourists in Panama than CR, and I think the overall attitude from most Panamanians towards Gringo's is perhaps more cordial than from the Ticos in Costa Rica

The women are pretty much the same in Panama as Costa Rica. There are lots of Columbiaianas in Costa Rica and Panama. But seemingly most of the Panamanian girls do not leave Panama to go to other countries to work.

Perhaps this is tied into the social/economic thing .......that the girls from Columbia, Dominican, & Nigaragua need to leave their home countries to do "sex work" because - # 1 - they do not want their families to know what kind of work they are doing...... and # 2 - perhaps they can simply make more money in say Costa Rica, than they can make doing the same work in their home countries.......This is a very curious thing....and perhaps one day I will more fully understand it the reasons for it.

But it seems like the girls from Panama doing 'sex type' work stay in Panama to work........I guess the money for them is OK in Panama, and they don't feel the need to leave Panama for this type of work.

Pura Vida ........... Steve

HappyDaze
07-01-06, 05:04
Does anyone have knowledge of or experience with the Inter-Continental Hotel?

"The Real InterContinental Costa Rica Hotel is ideally located in San Jose, Costa Rica, within the exclusive area of Escazu, across from the Multi Plaza Shopping and Entertainment Center."

InterContinental

REAL COSTA RICA
PROSPERO FERNANDEZ HWY.
SAN JOSE, 1000
COSTA RICA

Is it female friendly? Is it too far from downtown?

Thank you for the help.

Happydaze.

Hooked in STL
07-03-06, 03:10
Google Earth is great mapping software -- why not use it for mongering? I took the time to add many local San Jose attractions to Google Earth and saved a file for everyone to utilize. Go ahead and try it yourself per the instructions below. You guys may want to add more information / placemarks and repost for everyone to share. Come to think of it, this could work great for other cities as well!

Instructions
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1. Download and install the software here: http://earth.google.com/earth4.html
2. Download the attached file SanJose-CR.txt and then rename it SanJose-CR.kmz
3. In Google Earth, click "File" -> "Open" and open SanJose-CR.kmz
4. You should then be able to fly to San Jose, Costa Rica and see the placemarkers

Hooked

NastyBoy
07-03-06, 22:30
Very cool Hooked, far and away the best map I've seen so far. Now if I can only get the directions feature to work.

Hooked in STL
07-03-06, 23:54
Thanks, I can only imagine how useful this would be with a UMPC w/ GPS capability <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/umpc/seeit.mspx> that lasts an 8 hour charge. You'd know exactly where you were at every instant and be able to easily find any location. Taxis couldn't f with you by taking you on circuitous routes!

Chase Star has a really nice map with a lot of info on it. I see where's he's wanted to take photos of all the places and then create a webpage to overlay them on the map... Well, why not just build on this map? It's already graphical with pictures (albeit it only shows the view from overhead.) and you can add info via descriptions.

Chase's map is obviously more useful when out and about. But in a few years when the price has gone down and the equipment is more capable, you'll want to be carrying around a UMPC w/ GPS & some sort of wifi/data feed.


Very cool Hooked, far and away the best map I've seen so far. Now if I can only get the directions feature to work.

NastyBoy
07-04-06, 04:40
Thanks, I can only imagine how useful this would be with a UMPC w/ GPS capability <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/umpc/seeit.mspx> that lasts an 8 hour charge. You'd know exactly where you were at every instant and be able to easily find any location. Taxis couldn't f with you by taking you on circuitous routes!

Chase Star has a really nice map with a lot of info on it. I see where's he's wanted to take photos of all the places and then create a webpage to overlay them on the map... Well, why not just build on this map? It's already graphical with pictures (albeit it only shows the view from overhead.) and you can add info via descriptions.

Chase's map is obviously more useful when out and about. But in a few years when the price has gone down and the equipment is more capable, you'll want to be carrying around a UMPC w/ GPS & some sort of wifi/data feed.
Agreed with the taxistas. On my last trip and on two consecutive days with two different drivers they couldn't find the damn place. Big problem is they don't have numbers to addresses. It's always three meters after the KFC kinda shit. I'm glad they have internet down there, but I don't foresee GPS anytime in their near future. I had a rental in Germany GPS equipped and even in German it got me to where I wanted to go without incident never having been there before.

The other map you mentioned is just a glorified bitmap with mouse rollover tips and been in the works for over a year. Probably never see that finished. It sucks. This Google map is much better since you can see the actual buildings. The best tool I have found to getting around is RBC's list.

Love Seeker
07-04-06, 14:26
I see that most of the time on the board that prices paid for girls is quoted in US dollars. Do the girls prefer dollars or Costa Rican Colon? What about hotels, restaurants and bars, are prices in Colon or Dollars? I know you can use your credit card and currency is converted on your statement. Should you change your money? If so where do you get the best rate, currency exchange booths, banks, or casinos?

NastyBoy
07-04-06, 18:12
I see that most of the time on the board that prices paid for girls is quoted in US dollars. Do the girls prefer dollars or Costa Rican Colon? What about hotels, restaurants and bars, are prices in Colon or Dollars? I know you can use your credit card and currency is converted on your statement. Should you change your money? If so where do you get the best rate, currency exchange booths, banks, or casinos?
All excellent questions, Love Seeker. Although I am not the utmost authority on these things let me tell you what I do and why. To answer your first question, not only the girls but everyone you do business with will prefer to be paid in the great yankee gringo currency. Por que? Because the value of theirs goes down daily and the value of ours goes up (interpretation mine). You can use your credit card but I have read on travel web sites that it's not a good idea. Think about it. Identity theft and all and a third world country. I do pay my hotel bill with my CC since I don't want to bring that amount of additional cash for that, but I stay at a brand name, U.S. franchise hotel chain that has an image and reputation to maintain. So far so good. Everything else I pay in colones whenever possible. Depending upon where you go, if it's a local scene type situation then prices are quoted in colones. If it's a tourist thing then prices are quoted in both.

Having said all that I convert most of my dollars at the bank. In thousands some times because I don't want to make too many trips. My room has a safe. My hotel, Best Western Downtown, converts dollars to colones but if they want to get anal about it they will only convert $100 per day. Which does not go very far. Charming persuasive fellow that I am I can usually convert $100 per shift which equals to $300 per day. Still, I hate waiting at the desk and then getting all those 1000 and 2000 colones bills. Better to go to the bank and get 5000 colones bills. I go to the main building of Bank of Costa Rica downtown San Jose. I go inside, as they have currency exchange outside the bank with the higher rates for lazy people. I go inside, wait in line and convert there. If you have to convert more than say $200, there is another exchange area upstairs which is a little quicker. But honestly, the diffierences in the rates ain't all that great. It depends on how tight you are. I can squeeze a buffalo nickel till his balls turn blue.

I think that covers everything you asked. So here's what I do on my trips to SJO. I park at the airport and will pay for that with my debit card when I get back so there is no money issue there. According to the excellent advice given on this board, I take exactly $26 US for the exit visa tax (notice the currency the govt wants to be paid in), and I take exactly $12 for the orange taxi for the fare from the airport to the hotel and exactly $5 for the tip to the driver. Tip not necessary and even though I squeeze that nickel, there are times I recognize that people work for a living and I bring some of my state side habits with me. No big deal. I have given $20 tip but that was for exceptional service. In that case the traffic was all fucked up and the driver could have waited in line like all the rest of the traffic, but through a lot of manuevering and side roads and bizarre places I have never seen before, he got me out of that mess and to my hotel which is all I was interested in. He earned it.

I check in, convert $100 at the hotel, throw my bags in the room, pop a vitamin v, take a leak then head for Oasis to party party party party.

Next day I go to the bank and convert all the cash and then go party party party some more.

I try to spend all my colones before I leave and whatever is left over I convert back to dollars at the airport.

And that is all there is to that. Quite simple actually and it has been a succesful model for me. However, as I said at the beginning, I do not claim to be the authority, this is just how I do it.

Hope it helps and have a great time.

NB

Rebel Monger
07-04-06, 19:16
...You can use your credit card but I have read on travel web sites that it's not a good idea. Think about it. Identity theft and all and a third world countryDoesn't most of the identity theft happen in a first world country (USA)?

Prolijo
07-04-06, 20:03
The other map you mentioned is just a glorified bitmap with mouse rollover tips and been in the works for over a year. Probably never see that finished. This Google map is much better since you can see the actual buildings. The best tool I have found to getting around is RBC's list.For those of you that don't know, this is just some current sourness on the part of Nastyboy that has carried over from the PhotoGallery section. NB, you really need to get over it. You're just making yourself look foolish. Since this is a subject that I think I do know something about let me lay out the facts.

First of all, there have been various versions of SJ monger maps over the years. Often each map draws inspiration from its predecesors and hopefully builds on them. The grand-daddy of all SJ monger maps, or at least the the most well-known early map, was the famous "Lump's Map". So let's give proper homage to that. It has been resurrected or kept alive by Don Gordo and can still be found on his site www.dongordo.com. It is much simpler than my map (fewer businesses marked, less coverage area and no bells and whistles) but is still highly effective AND is freely available for anyone.

Seeking to improve on that base, I experimented with a number of different versions. My earliest effort included a map navigation system similar to the one used at www.maptak.com, a CR map site I highly recommend for CR travelers. I also worked with GetRhythm who had developed a really good Visio-based map independently of my efforts. There was a lot of friendly give and take between us on our 2 versions. Ultimately, I went forward briefly with my own Visio-based map that incorporated a lot of the embellishments that GR had come up with. The on-line version of that map uses JPG's not bitmaps. The distinction may not seem important but it means the file loads much faster. Also, the Visio version enabled me to add some on-line navigational features that are very similar to what you'll see in Hook's Google version but which do not require any special installed software for the end-user.

I think that early version was, IMHO, a fairly impressive piece of work but I never personally "glorified" it. That is NB's snide way of trying to disparage it. Its a map with a lot of improvements over the older versions but as a mapmaker I still recognize a LOT of shortcomings (see below). For now, I'm more than content to leave it to each individual to make their own judgements and "glorify it" if they see fit. Although that original Visio map is still on my site, I personally thought it wasn't worth the effort to maintain (especially since I only had a trial version of Visio that has since run out) Instead, I returned my focus to building and maintaining a simpler JPG map with html mapping, which is now really the main map on my site.

I'm not sure which version of my map NB thinks has been "glorified", but I've always presented this JPG version as one that, while it had considerable improvements over past maps, was still something which could be built upon as such by DEFINITION would "probably never see that finished". It was also always presented as a GROUP collaborative effort that would always need user input to continue to evolve and grow. Even if it wasn't improved upon, it was always realized that it would need to be updated anyway as businesses change. For example, the Morazon Cafe, which is on both my map and Hook's new one, has reportedly gone way down hill from when it first opened and I've had it slated to be removed for quite some time. So from all THOSE perspectives my map HAS "been in the works for over a year", but any new map will ultimately face the same challenges.

NB makes my map sound like it is mostly incomplete, which it is not. The map itself has been essentially complete and ready to use from the moment it was rolled out. Streets don't change and most businesses don't either so there as been little reason to change it. Some icon placements have been corrected, defunct businesses removed, etc. but the map itself is largely unchanged. It hasn't been completely static during that time, for example I posted some corrections and additions to it even just this past month, but obviously the largest work was in setting it up.

The on-line pop-ups are a slightly different story. I'm sure NB, will tell you these are just meaningless fluff, and its true they're largely meaningless once you print out a hard copy of the map to take with you (just as the the zoom and pan features on Hook's Google version would be). But they are a unique feature to my map and many guys browsing the map at home on their PC appreciate being able to recognize what places they plan to visit till look like from the ground once they get to SJ. There are nearly 130 pop-ups on everything from Arcada's NightClub to Zona Blue and more monger businesses than any other monger map I've seen as well as hotels, restaurants, parks and sights that may be of interest to mongers. Most pop-ups (about 80%) include actual street level (as opposed to satelite view) pictures of the establishments so you can recognize it when you walk by. The remaining 20% are mostly restaurants and non-monger specific sites and businesses. BTW, many of those photos were contributed by fellow mongers in keeping with the collaborative emphasis of the project. NB should appreciate the photos since he's posted 20 pics (of rooftops) from one location alone. The popups also include basic address, phone numbers, hours of operation, prices, and user comments. This is the only part of the project that could really be called incomplete. Similarly, Hook's project is just getting started in this regard since Muses is the only place that has anything more than GPS coordinates on it at this stage. On my map project, many of the popups still have just basic location info and await more complete reviews by contributors. This aspect takes a lot of work. Perhap's NB would like to volunteer to help Hook complete his map.

I think Hook has done a tremendous job and as one who has worked on maps oneself and knows what goes into it I'll be the last person to criticise or belittle his work. However, as one who has played around in this area quite a bit myself, I understand that his is just a different approach to the same goal. Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages.

GPS is cool but it will be a long while before map coordinates are going to be as helpful in SJ as knowing which street you're on and which direction you need to go from a particular landmark. Satelite views ARE really amazing but not as helpful as knowing what someplace looks like from the ground.

It was suggested to me a while back to use the google satelite pictures as my base and I examined that possibility. I didn't keep the software on my PC because I wanted to try and stay with a map where the user didn't need special software to view it but I did play around with the satelite photos. I decided against using it for my own map because, while I found the satelite view interesting, once you start to add more and more icons it becomes too much visual clutter when you print it out.

Hook's map is starting to get that way and it only has 43 landmarks so far. Imagine if it tried to do as many as are on my map. OTOH, with the Google system (or Visio), you can zoom in on-line to the block-level where it is easier to differentiate between the local icons and so could theoretically eventually have MANY times more icons than are presently on either Hook's map or mine. You probably wouldn't want to print out at map zoomed in to that level but it certainly would be very nice for on-line.

One way around the icon clutter problem, aside from zooming in, that I'm sure Hook has thought of, would be to create different folders or layers for different categories of businesses (e.g hotels, bars, mps, etc.) That way the user can more selectively and more easily turn on or off what types of businesses show up on the map. That along with the zoom and pan aspects is really the biggest advantage of Hook's map rather than the satelite view itself. Another approach might be to use the satelite photos in conjunction with the Visio software, something I didn't try, as that would also allow block level zoom in and layering without requiring the enduser to install any special software. If Hook is interested, I'd be happy to talk with him to exchange ideas. I understand what he has done so far is just his first step and he probably envisions doing a lot more with it.

If Hooked wants to get in touch with me, I'd be happy to offer some suggestions based on what I've learned to better incorporate those features.aids such as a zoom feature that could let you zero in to the point an individual city block filled your whole screen. Obviously, on a system like that there would be room to add a helluva lot of new business markers.

Rabo Verde
07-04-06, 20:24
I have been to both DR and CR 20+ times. If you want to sit on a beautiful beach, find girls easily, and relax, and you prefer darker girls, DEFINITELY D.R.
DR is much more user-friendly and the beaches are beautiful.

Jaco beach and other CR beaches are good for surfing, but are not beautiful tropical beaches with warm water and soft sand like in the DR, and the girls in the DR are much are friendly, especially if you don't speak Spanish. Bear in mind that DR is MUCH poorer than CR, and therefore, as a "rich" gringo, you have access in DR to a much higher class of girls than in CR. A sophisticated TICA, say a middle-class student or professional, wouldn't be caught dead talking to a middle-age gringo tourist who doesn't speak Spanish, whereas many many middle class Dominicans would LOVE to go out with a nice American.

San Jose is not very interesting, unless you want to sit in your hotel and drink, puke, smoke phony cuban cigars and fuck hardened ugly *****s with the fat loser slobs at the Blue Marlin/Del Rey Hotel who don't know any better. (Flame away, fat loser slobs!!! I know some of those girls you think "love" you, and I speak to them in Spanish, and their evaluation of YOU is "that guy last night musta been 8 months pregnant, his belly was so big he couldn't see his dick, and he smelled like shit and was so drunk and gross he passed out in 15 minutes, but I told him I love him so maybe he will send me some money")

You CAN do better in San Jose, if you speak Spanish or do a lot of homework, e.g., Oasis and some local spots in Paseo Colon. If you MUST visit San Jose, make a reservation at http://www.sportsmenscr.com/, they speak English, have an 800 number, and will steer you right and keep you out of trouble. Unless you are a drunk fat slob, do NOT stay in the Del Rey or look for girls in the Blue Marlin. But the city itself is ugly and charmless. Anywhere in the DR, except maybe Sto. Domingo centro, is nicer than San Jose. I do go to CR, but I avoid San Jose and Jaco like the plague. The real good stuff in CR is way off the beaten track, up in the rainforests, volcano lodges, etc., and you are probably not going to get there unless you speak Spanish, and you will DEFINITELY not meet a girl there.

Prolijo
07-04-06, 21:12
Love Seeker,
I think NastyBoy gave you some excellent advice. I'm no expert either but I have a slightly different spin in only a few areas.

First re: credit cards. I've had absolutely no problems with identity theft using my card in CR but I know it happens and I use mine only in a few specific areas. Unless you're at some really scummy hotel, you probably don't have to worry at all about using your card. You DON'T have to stay at an american chain. The Prez, SL, Morazon or even the HDR are perfectly safe. The HDR can empty your account with their chica fees and overpriced wetbars and doesn't need to take out unauthorized charges on your card (btw its not a bad idea to hide your wetbar items before you bring a chica back to your room). OTOH, there are some hotels that provide a discount for guests that pay in cash (e.g. the Castillo). Like NB, I always use my card for hotels unless I'm going for the cash discount. However I also use my card for auto-rental (comes with insurance) and sometimes major tours and restaurants (e.g. for the $95 Pacuare raft trip with Rios Tropicales but not for a $25 guide at some Nat'l Park, for an expensive group dinner at Tin Jo or El Monastere but not the $3 chicken at Mariscar). And I try to keep an eye on my card and destroy all the carbons. Like I said I've never had a problem but maybe I've just been lucky. The bigger problem, and its not a huge one, is that you can't be sure of what exchange rate you'll get until you get back home.

Everything else, except perhaps the chicas, is priced in colones and is probably best paid in that currency although, as NB pointed out, anyone would be more than happy to take dollars for the reasons he stated. If a beer is priced at 1200 colones at a bar or a meal at 2800 colones at some soda isn't it easier to have the colones ready than to give them US bills and try to figure if they gave you back the right amount of colones. The notable exceptions are, as NB pointed out, the cab ride into (and out of town) and the exit tax.

I bring more US cash with me to CR than NB does. I set aside the amounts he stated for airport cabs and exit tax but I carry more cash so I don't have to deal as much with ATM's and their uncertain fees and exchange rates or with bank lines. Some people bring travelers checks for added security but you usually don't get as good a rate with those and many places won't take them. Debit cards are a little less secure than travelers checks but a lot easier to get cash with. Whether its cash, check or plastic, most of your non-credit card expenditures will be in the form of colones, so even if you can avoid ATM fees or bank lines, you'll still need to get it converted somehow and its easier and more cost effective to do that in reasonably large blocks than on individual purchases. As NB stated, the easiest place to do this is at your hotel's front desk and you can often get pretty decent rates but there's usually a limit to how much they're willing to exchange per guest per day.

Other guys will debate where the best place to go to get the best rate. I'm not so sure it really makes a difference. It's like shopping around for gas. Sometimes you can save 5 cents/gallon by going across the street but what is that a buck on a tank of gas. Other times you can save a little more but is it quite as convenient. Currency conversion is somewhat similar. A 10 colone/$ difference on a $100 is only $2. If you've got the extra time to wait at a bank or know an ATM a block away gives a better rate then go for it, otherwise I wouldn't sweat it that much. I'd be more careful about fees. Use your credit card to get cash from an ATM or bank and you'll probably be hit with large cash advance fees when you get home regardless of where you made the exchange (another reason I'd bring cash or debit card)

Chicas are a little different than most other day to day expenses. MP's are priced in colones. You could give them just $20 instead of 10K colones. At today's exchange rate its a little more but only a quarter (don't expect change). If the rate goes to over 500c/$ then dollars will always be the better way for us to go. Actually because the rate is so close to 500 (and has been for a while) the 2 currencies really are more easily interchangable than ever before.

When you go someplace like the Blue Marlin, the girl's will nearly always make their offers in dollars (that's "cien dolares por favor" not "cinquente mil colones") although if you paid in colones most will not complain. Especially if you're paying $100, if they complain about "only" getting 50K colones then they must be real *****s - tell them tough shit, kick them out and tell them to pay for their own cab.

ThunderPants
07-04-06, 22:02
I see that most of the time on the board that prices paid for girls is quoted in US dollars. Do the girls prefer dollars or Costa Rican Colon? What about hotels, restaurants and bars, are prices in Colon or Dollars? I know you can use your credit card and currency is converted on your statement. Should you change your money? If so where do you get the best rate, currency exchange booths, banks, or casinos?Girls rates are lower in colones is my observation. Paradise casino in Amon Plaza had the best exchange rate during my stay in late June 511 to the dollar

ThunderPants
07-04-06, 22:06
Girls will take either $ or colones seem to prefer colones and offer better prices in colones in my experience. Casinos offer the best exchange rate no lines and usually 24 hours per day, Paradise casino was offering 511 colones to the dollar last week of June.

Hooked in STL
07-05-06, 02:33
Great background and information on mapping, Chase. I agree that deriding others' contributions may be a bit counterproductive. Also as is suggested, once a useful map is created, it shouldn't stay static. It needs to be updated to stay relevant and caring members of the community should head that up. Constructive criticism, recommendations and working together are the names of the game. Oh boy, isn't this all touchy-feely -- Maybe I should save that for the girls!

Thanks for the feedback on the map I created. I really only created it just to mess around and throw it to the community to see what the feedback would be. I agree that utilizing layers (folders) for each location type could be beneficial. I may change that when I make some time.

Honestly, if I were going out now, I'd take a map like Chase's with me. It's simple, highly portable and contains a good balance of information to be effective. In a few years when UMPC's get it right, I'd do a flip-flop and utilize a GPS-enabled UMPC and Google Earth-like software. It'd be portable enough to take around while be-bopping around and the charge should last at least 8 hours. One could zoom in, zoom out and know exactly where they were and how to get from point A to point B. Too bad the technology really isn't ready yet.

So what good is the Google Earth version for now? Perhaps I'd glance at a satellite-based map like Google Earth just to get a more realistic feel. And yes, it's not perfect because the views are overhead as opposed to street-level, yet I still find it useful. Check this out though. Amazon is rolling out street-level maps in certain urban areas: http://maps.a9.com/-/maps/?ypLoc=Broadway+and+W+46th%2C+New+York%2C+NY . It'll probably be a number of years before San Jose is mapped like that, however. Also, as NastyBoy mentioned, creating directions on the fly from Point A to Point B in Costa Rica don't seem to work. Perhaps this only works in the US right now.

In any case, good discussion. Feel free to edit / repost the map if you wish.

Member #2666
07-05-06, 18:00
The rate of exchange is actually real easy.

I'll exchange cinco mil colones (5,000), diez mil colones (10,000), quince mil colones (15,000) or veinte mil colones (20,000) for a sessinon any time and almost any place.....no problem

BaitAndSwitch
07-17-06, 16:07
I saw this poll on CRT and the STD infection rate seems high.

http://www.**************.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11864

Also:

"Studies indicate that of every 100 female sex workers, 6 have Syphilis and 1 is HIV positive."

http://www.therealcostarica.com/travel_costa_rica/adult_entertainment_costa_rica.html#prostitution

Is CR a risky place for STDs? Or is this just anti-sex people trying to scare us mongers away? Are some venues for Ticas hookers safer than others?

Thanks

Delaware Guy
07-21-06, 23:11
0"Studies indicate that of every 100 female sex workers, 6 have Syphilis and 1 is HIV positive."I had a really good link with some apparently reliable stats. Unfortunately I can't remember the source right now but I figure why let data get in the way of a good debate. The gist of the study was:

Drug use and unprotected homosexual sex continue to be primary contributing factors in spread of AIDS among males. Women are much more likely to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex than men. Unprotected sex is the primary factor in the spread of other STDs such as Syphilis, Ghonorea (which has shown a dramatic decline in the past decade, btw) and other STDs. The 6 out of 100 and 1 out of 100 rates quoted are statistically similar to rates of the general population in CR, lower than general populations throughout the rest of Latin America, and remarkably similar to rates within the general population of the US.

So basically, if you choose to do drugs don't share your needles, wrap that rascal, avoid patronizing "The Gals of Morazon", be smart and you should be safe. You probably have a greater risk of contracting herpes if you choose to play tonsil hockey or dine at the Y with your lover of the moment, but that's probably a topic for another thread.

NastyBoy
08-08-06, 01:19
Aeropuerto Taxi from airport to downtown is now $13.

Also I do believe things are dead slow here for the girls. I was at Oasis for a couple of hours and only heard the announcement bell ring twice while I was there.

Eight chicas working with a lot of new faces. Spent time with Gabriella and a new girl, freshly 18, hell of a bbbj, only been working there 14 days. Her name is Laura and wow was that tasty, (in a manner of speaking...I donīt DATY).

NB

Enigma84
09-19-06, 13:31
I am a bit of a darker skinned guy and I am looking for non-pro action in CR. Is my skin Color going to be a major problem? I hear the chicas are pretty prejudice to darkers skinned guys but I also hear its mostly the locals.

Carrick
09-21-06, 04:05
The United States government will begin issuing passports with RFID (radio-frequency identification). If you don't have a passport and you anticipate traveling internationally in the next 10 years, get one NOW.
If you have a passport and you anticipate traveling internationally in the next 10 years, get yours renewed NOW (whether there is time left on it or not).

The RFID passport stores an electronic copy of the passport holder's information, and it may store fingerprints and digital visas in the future. By itself, this is no problem. However, according to Bruce Schneier security expert) in an article through the Washington Post Service, "the RFID chips don't have to be plugged in to a [reading device] to operate. Like chips used for automatic toll collection on roads, these chips operate via proximity."

"This means that an RFID passport could be read without your knowledge or consent by a government trying to track your movements or, worse, by a criminal trying to steal your identity." Some safety precautions are being adjusted by the U.S. government stemming from complaints by experts. Such adjustments include shielded covers and access-control and encryption mechanisms. (quoted and paraphrased from Schneier's Washington Post article of September 21, 2006)

But experts say these changes don't go far enough to secure a passport holder's privacy. The RFID is in its infancy, and radio frequency technology is sure to out-pace the now feeble chip which will be placed in America passports starting at the end of this year. (ibid)

Security risks have already been demonstrated. One researcher found he "could identify individual chips via unique characteristics of the radio transmissions. Another researcher successfully cloned a chip."
Dismissed by the U.S. government as a "meaningless stunt," pointing out the researchers couldn't read or change the data. These security breaches were demonstrated after only two weeks of trying. (ibid)

The greatest risk to you is this: the RFID chip must last the lifetime of the passport (or 10 years of validity which ever comes first).
"Improvements in antenna technology will certainly increase the distance at which they can be read and might even allow unauthorized readers to penetrate the shielding." (ibid)

If you already have the RFID style passport, you can disable it by "popping [it] into a microwave...." Schneier reported that "the United States has said that a nonworking chip will not invalidate a passport." (ibid)

"The Colorado passport office is already issuing RFID passports, and the State Department expects all U.S. passport offices to be doing so by the end of the year." If you get a new passport now (from another passport office other than the Colorado office), 10 years can lapse and the technology can mature to better understand security risks. "You don't want to be a guinea pig on this one." (ibid)

Please pass this on to others whom you believe can benefit from the information.

Cool
09-22-06, 03:50
Does CR have a street scene with chicas like TJ? How does it compare? More chicas? Also in CR do the girls take their money upfront or is it pay later.

R Brandon
09-22-06, 17:51
the problem with the street scene in san jose is that many are chicos and not chicas,**** or on drugs. with pfp places from $7 and up there are many lower cost options so street scene not really recommened.rbc100

Capt Crunch
09-26-06, 05:02
I am a bit of a darker skinned guy and I am looking for non-pro action in CR. Is my skin Color going to be a major problem? I hear the chicas are pretty prejudice to darkers skinned guys but I also hear its mostly the locals.Enigma,

My buddy and i are dark skin brothas and we have taken several trips to San Jose within the last 2 years.

The Chicas love us! Just go and have fun. The women appreciate guys who will joke around with them and show respect. It helps to have some knowledge of the Spanish language.

Non-Pro action is available, but of course you have to work for it. The more Spanish you speak, the better. I hooked up with women who were obviously working girls, but they never ask for any money. I did give them some cash because i felt it was the right thing to do. Once while sitting at a outdoor restaurant i had a woman rub my arm and say,"Hi Negro!". She was not being disrespect, just flirting. It is common in Costa Rica to call people by their physical appearance. Asians are cosidered "Chinos" and locals are tica or tico.

I tend to stick to the pro action, but that does not mean that non-pros can't be had.

Let me know if you need any info on "hang out" spots.

Have Fun!

Capt Crunch

Cool
09-29-06, 22:12
thanks. any other places to avoid?


the problem with the street scene in san jose is that many are chicos and not chicas,**** or on drugs. with pfp places from $7 and up there are many lower cost options so street scene not really recommened.rbc100

R Brandon
09-30-06, 00:13
Cool , Good basic rule is stick to places that have chicas in house. On paying you pay independents after services are rendered but in MP's and brothels and strip palces you pay up front for in house services.rbc100

MJG Dogs
09-30-06, 09:42
[QUOTE=Capt Crunch]Enigma,

My buddy and i are dark skin brothas and we have taken several trips to San Jose within the last 2 years.

The Chicas love us! Just go and have fun.

The chicas could give a shit about what color you are. They see you as gringo, which equates to the color of " Green".

In colombia, you may not have as good as luck..... But Costa Rica, it is always about the money, Pro or non-pro, Don't be fooled......

George90
09-30-06, 23:49
In colombia, you may not have as good as luck..... But Costa Rica, it is always about the money, Pro or non-pro, Don't be fooled......

Yes, don't be fooled! The chicas in Colombia are just as much into "green" as the chicas in San Jose! Don't be fooled! LOL!!

Cool
10-14-06, 19:59
When is the best time to visit CR? Should Christmas time be avoided?

Tuna Man
10-14-06, 21:48
I always liked going between Labor Day and the week before Christmas.

The weather is not too bad and there are not that many tourists around, making a buyers market.

The only bad times I would say not to go would be between Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Also, Semana Santo or Holy Week before Easter are dead.

That is the time of year the locals go on vacation, so the cities ONLY have tourists in them.

Member #2666
10-16-06, 02:01
When is the best time to visit CR? Should Christmas time be avoided?

as soon as you can get there

ChiliMike
10-16-06, 03:45
we havnt heard from you since august and thats your post !!! the board has been slow to almost nothing .....and i see your name , and my guess was you would have this post that shared with us you lastest trip and all the new places and hotties you found.....and your always good for some photos...but we get zippo...hope you have some time to write a few posts and load some photos, i am less than 7 days away and i hope to be able to share many tales and new ticas i have found...any luck on finding that asian mp....?? i guess i will walk around that subway shop untill i find a asian person and try to get some info...good to see that your key board is still working.....

Dark Star 999
10-18-06, 07:41
Had a good time at Zona Blue and New Fantasy last Dec., going this Dec. What is the name of the massage parlor on Calle 32 across from the Manchu Pichu Peruvian restaurant and is it still open?

I had read police were cracking down on crime downtown by the Del Rey/El Presidente. Any better now?

LurkerNoMore
12-11-06, 07:14
For all of those considering staying at the Hotel Presidente, let me state that, IMHO, they are NOT chica friendly. I was fully aware that they had a dress code when I brought a chica to the hotel. I even paid her friend an extra $20 to let her borrow a jacket. She had a denim skirt on that was about 2-3 inches above her knee. I never thought this would even be close to an issue. When I got to the hotel, the doorman gave me a big hassle. I managed to talk some sense to him. However when I went to check her in at the front desk, they said her skirt was too short. I tried talking sense to them, but all he would repeat was 'we have a dress policy'. I went to Catholic school and they wore skirts much shorter than this. So, in the future, I don't think its worth staying at the Presidente, since 99% of the girls in the Del Rey would not meet their 'dress code'.

Thought you guys may want to know.

LNM

Doc Bill
12-15-06, 21:42
What's the best way to handle money in CR? It seems that most places, if not all, accept US dollars, so is it necessary at all to have colones? Is the ATM the best way to get them if I do need them? Thanks.

Gagoo
12-15-06, 22:03
What's the best way to handle money in CR? It seems that most places, if not all, accept US dollars, so is it necessary at all to have colones? Is the ATM the best way to get them if I do need them? Thanks.


A few of the expert mongerers here told me it's best to use the ATM.
If you use dollars it it will usually be calculated as 1 USD = 500 colones.
But you will get a much better rate using the ATM. However my bank charges me one dollar plus a 1 pecrcent international transaction fee. I still come out ahead as long as I pull out a decent amount of cash.

For currency rates I use www.xe.com or www.oanda.com

Scotty Monger
12-15-06, 22:45
Had a good time at Zona Blue and New Fantasy last Dec., going this Dec. What is the name of the massage parlor on Calle 32 across from the Manchu Pichu Peruvian restaurant and is it still open?

I had read police were cracking down on crime downtown by the Del Rey/El Presidente. Any better now?

Oasis. Haven't heard of it closing.

Cool
12-27-06, 04:51
I looked on the site and couldn't find the info I needed. Could anyone please recommend budget chica friendly hotels in San Jose close to the action? Is the best action downtown? Is the best clubs BM and DR? Are the chicas still asking $100? Does that $100 include the room? Thanks.

Prolijo
12-27-06, 14:11
Budget chica friendly hotels in San Jose close to the action? The Nuevo Johnson just south of the Central Market is decent andonly $10/nt. It is also chica friendly as would be all hotels in that price class. Or did you want something a little nicer?

Is the best action downtown? Yes, but that doesn't just mean the Gulch.

Is the best clubs BM and DR? Thats a subjective opinion. They certainly have the most action but a lot of the more seasoned veterans have come to refer other places (in large part because of the answer to your next question). Despite, most guys including vets still go to the HDR/BM. How can you not at least stop in and check it out when you go to SJ for mongering?

Are the chicas still asking $100? At the HDR/BM thats definitely what all of them start out asking for (doesn't mean thats what you should pay). Chicas at other places tend to be more reasonable from the outset (which explains my answer above). It is important to realize that the $100 is definitely not hard and fast. Some chicas won't budge from it. Some guys will readily pay it (mostly newbies) if the girl is extra special hot. But one should also keep in mind that there is more to a good session than what the chica looks like. If she can get $100 from a newbie that easily, very often she will be in a rush to get back to the HDR/BM so she can do it again. That $100 may be for an hour but it is sad to see how often those chicas are back in the bar much before that. When a vet goes for a chica for that high, he at least carefully negotiates the terms which might include a 2hour or more minimum for that $100 plus clarifies which services must be included (e.g. BBBJ, multiple shots, DFK, possibly pics, spanking or whatever your kink happens to be). More often if a guy has any clue about what he's doing and all he wants is an hour he can negotiate the girl down significantly (not all girls, but many, so why bother with the primadonnas). It is certainly not too hard to find a decent looking chica who will agree to $60/hour fairly readily and possibly much lower than that if your negotiating skills (including spanish) are any good

Does that $100 include the room? No, it certainly doesn't. The HDR/BM is exclusively outcall unless you already have a room at that hotel (which I personally wouldn't recommend) and then you pay the HDR $10 chica fee each time you go upstairs. It also doesn't include any taxi fares which the chica will often ask for at the end of the session. If all you want is an hour session with a room apart from your hotel to go to, maybe you should be visiting MP's those are only about $40 room included (or ~$20 or less for the tico places).

Based on some of your questions, I think you really need to do a lot more research here and not just about hotels.

Johnnydh
01-08-07, 05:49
Guys,

I'm planning a trip next month to Central America and I cant make up my mind where to go.

I'm mostly attracted to lighter skinned girls, so which of the 2 Panama or Costa Rica has more lighter skinned girls?

Or are they about even?

Please help me out,

Cheers!

ThunderPants
01-08-07, 18:11
There are almost no black girls in Cost Rica while Panama has bot light and dark skinned girls.

The monger action is Costa Rica is much more "organized" than in Panama and easier to find.

Member #2041
01-09-07, 06:10
I strongly preferred Costa Rica to Panama for mongering. When in CR, I always knew where there was good action to be found. Panama was much more hit or miss, especially during the daytime.

Doc Bill
02-01-07, 09:26
Is there any atm's I should use at the airport upon arriving. And is there any best way to pick and use a taxi withoug getting scamed? I will be heading to the Gulch in SJ.

Thanks guys!

Member #2666
02-02-07, 01:42
Take the Bus for 170 col .. 32 cents,

it's on the street side of the lower parking lot at the airport and goes the exactly the same route as the taxi and let's you out accross from the Hotel Talamaca on seconda avenida .

You can get a cab there to any location in the city for 600-700 colones.

Total cost...less than$2

Kented
02-03-07, 14:43
There's an ATM machine upstairs at the airport which is convenient and you'll need colones.

There are four buses that all stop at the same stop, to and from San Jose and one of the buses goes by way of Heredia and will take as long as your flight to CR. You want to make sure the buses you catch is going to San Jose (not Alajuela) and it going "por la piste" which means it's taking the highway directly to San Jose.

It costs about $.50 or $.60 which is losts better than the $14 the cab charges. I can get laid for the difference in cab fare and I prefer pussy to a nice ride and saving 30 minutes.

ChiliMike
02-04-07, 00:56
I not cheap. But saving 15. 00 is saving 15. 00 I could maybe see myself taking the bus back to the airport. But a few things happen when I land in San Jose

1. I have a shit load of money in my pocket for the trip.

2. I keep moving from line to line (and getting pissed off that I took wrong one) for my pass port check in. I want to get to the hotel as fast as I can

3. Then did I choose the right line to have my bags scanned. (the surf boards always throws me off) again hurry, hurry, hurry

4. I know once I got on that bus. I would say "why am I on this bus its only 15. 00 " and if it stopped even once before my stop I would blow up

5. I still think the best way to fight the price is. Team up with someone and share the cab. Just look for any guy alone or with a buddy over 40 and you should be headed in the same direction.

Webcams
02-04-07, 11:16
Read the fuckin forum fool Yes I know I'll save you that one, Like any tourist on this board I want to know Where to Eat Sleep and where to get the hottest girls and what it cost's Where Not to go and What NOT to do, simple things on exchange rates best places to change the cash, etc. so if the answers are there.. why do I ask? Simple I am looking for a guide someone has put up a FAQ more or less like they have in the t.j. section. If anyone can point me to it I would appreciate it, If not I will just read and read and read.

Webcams
02-04-07, 11:20
100.00 USD US Dollars = 52,178.00 CRC Costa Rica Colones
1.00 USD US Dollar = 521.780 CRC Costa Rica Colones

Ok, Do we use more US money down there, when you guys quote a rate, which currency are you referring to?

Prolijo
02-04-07, 16:02
Ok, Do we use more US money down there, when you guys quote a rate, which currency are you referring to?
Speaking only for myself, I try to use $ before US Dollar amounts and a c after colone ones, but sometimes I'll slip and leave it out. But it mostly comes down to simple common sense. For example, take Chilimikes last post, you're not going to find a cab from the airport for 15.00 colones. What's that like 3 cents US? And an hour session at a tico MP like Oasis is not going to cost you $10K dollars. Where it might get a little more confusing is when you sometimes see that 10,000 typed with a period instead of a comma such as 10.000 without any other indication of what the writer is talking about. Is that $10 mistypes with an extra zero or is that the funky way some people indicate the small change in CR?

Re Re
02-04-07, 16:57
Anyone know anything about this resort? Looks like it would be a good place to go for a first timer, like me?

Thanks in advance

RE RE

Prolijo
02-05-07, 06:14
Anyone know anything about this resort? Looks like it would be a good place to go for a first timer, like me?

Thanks in advance

RE REIf you, even as a first timer, can't handle CR on your own armed with the simple basic knowledge you can get from this board, then you probably shouldn't leave home at all. I don't know anything about this resort but I do know one of these type places is much the same as any of the others, which is to say they're all basically just rip-off agencies.

This particular place charges $500/day for a "resort accomodation" and 24 hour companion. I'm sure the accomodations are very nice but you can get very nice accomodations for much less than $500/day. Plus you're required to pay a $25 membership charge before you can even see any of the companions available. Again those companions may be perfectly acceptable, but you have no real way of knowing that for certain until you get down there and then if you want to choose another, assuming any of the other choices are acceptable, you have to pay yet another $75. I'm guessing done independently an equally nice hotel and companion could be had for less than half of what they're asking and you wouldn't have to choose that companion virtually sight unseen.

Doc Bill
02-06-07, 08:26
I just want to second that. I've done some research and heard from guys who have been to resorts like these, and they are total rip-offs. It's like going to the beach and paying for a bucket of sand.

Rebel Monger
02-06-07, 10:27
Anyone know anything about this resort? Looks like it would be a good place to go for a first timer, like me?

Thanks in advance

RE RE
Most of the time, the questions about those rip-off websites comes from a first time, and most likely only time, poster. Fishing in the wrong pond!?

Re Re
02-06-07, 21:29
Doc Bill,

Thank you for a concise direct answer, as for 1 and only posting I have been posting on the US boards since May of 04, (SCUM 123, Hamilton & Cincinnati, OH) and this is the 1st time that I have entertained visiting CR., a resort seems like it might be the way to go (not knowing the lay of the land & limited Spanish skills). Since (http://www.escortvacationclub.com/) seems like the most defiantly, NOT way to go, has anyone stayed at Casino Paradiso? $75 to $100 (with $10 per extra person p/n) a night with some good casino promotions appears to be a good deal. Iím assuming that the $10 up charge, is for bring girls back to your room. Thanks in advance.

RE RE

ThunderPants
02-06-07, 23:40
I will arrange for transportation, suite @ Zona Blue with steam and saunaa in the room and unlimited visits by companions at $20 per hour limit of 12 per day
food drinks tours

Total cost $300 plus $100 for me per day and you save 100 per day

Other options would be suite at Hotel M or Penthouse suite at Sportsmens Lodge all 4 star or better accomomidations

Postie2007
02-08-07, 03:27
I take taxis straight from the airport to San Pedro right to my doorstep for 16. 20$ max. Remember these words [phonetically] kinsey mil colones or bente mil colones.

Passport check: deal with it. All the lines suck. You will get to the hotel when you get to the hotel. It's HELL for me. I'm a smoker and I have to fight lines just to go outside for a smoke and get surrounded by drek screaming "TAXI, TAXI AMIGO! " and all I can do is take puffs and retort "fuck off. Fuck off. Oh, taxi? Fuck off"

The scanning lines are common sence. Stay out of lines with surfboards follow the people with small bags, not many bags. It's the other way around for me, I get into lines that are jammed packed cause I bring back alot of electronics. Security gets tired of checking bag after bag, so I go for the long line. Works every time.

Yes, why are you on a death trap bus. Pick a taxi that looks newest and take it for a couple dollars more.

Member #2666
02-08-07, 23:46
I take taxis straight from the airport to San Pedro right to my doorstep for 16. 20$ max. Remember these words [phonetically] kinsey mil colones or bente mil colones.


Yes, why are you on a death trap bus. Pick a taxi that looks newest and take it for a couple dollars more.

This would be about $39.00 or thirty-nine dollars, not $16 or 20$

sounds like your confusing colones and dollars


.

Prolijo
02-09-07, 03:06
I think he's confused on several accounts. I believe that "15$ Bus?" in his message title was referring to Chilimike's post and what Chili was referrring to was the DIFFERENCE between what it costs to take a taxi downtown and what it costs to take the bus. The actual difference is really a little even more than that, but his point is still valid. The difference is not insignificant and certainly more than the "couple of dollars" that postie seems to think it costs. Furthermore, the public buses in to town are no more "deathtraps" than any of the taxis and probably much less so since they're so much bigger than any of the taxis who do you think is going to lose if they were involved in any collision. To suggest otherwise is simply absurd. Now, whether it is worth paying the EXTRA $15, or much more if your latest figures are correct (something else I find hard to believe) vs. the somewhat greater convenience of not having to carry your bags an extra 50 yds to the bus stop, waiting 5 minutes for the next bus and then having to catch another $2 cab when you get into town, well that is another question. But I'm willing to leave that one up to each member to determine on their own. All Chili, Kented, myself and others are doing is providing some facts about some alternatives to expensive taxis and our own personal evaluations based on those facts to other members so they can make their own decisions. No one is saying the rest of you have to agree with our conclusions. But lets not confuse the issue by mixing up the comparative prices.

Fla Fun
02-24-07, 01:19
I saw this report in the news today.

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - An American tourist who watched as a U.S. military veteran in his 70s used his bare hands to kill an armed assailant in Costa Rica said she thought the attempted robbery was a joke ó until the masked attacker held a gun to her head.

He pointed the gun at my head and grabbed me by the throat and I thought I was going to die," Clova Adams, 54, told The Associated Press by telephone Friday.

The assault occurred during a ship stopover Wednesday in Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital.

Adams was with 12 American tourists who hired a driver to explore Costa Rica for a few hours. They were climbing out of the van to visit a Caribbean beach when three masked men ran toward them, she said. One held a gun to her head, while the other two pulled out knives.

Suddenly, one of the tourists, a U.S. military veteran trained in self defense, jumped out of the van and put the gunman in a headlock, according to Limon police chief Luis Hernandez.

Hernandez said the American, whom he refused to identify, struggled with the robber, breaking his collarbone and eventually killing him. Police identified the dead man. The other two assailants fled. A Red Cross auxiliary, examined Segura's body and said he died from asphyxiation.

The U.S. Embassy confirmed the account, but refused to release the name of the American who defended the group, citing his right to privacy.

Costa Rican officials interviewed the Americans, and said they wouldn't charge the U.S. tourist with any crime because he acted in self defense. "They were in their right to defend themselves after being held up,"

Pussy Seeker
03-12-07, 03:33
Hello Brothers. I would appreciate a piece of advice on this subject.

Can Americans travel to Cuba out of Costa Rica without having a custom stamp on their passport from either countries?

I know it is regularly done out of Mexico where the mexican authorities don't give a damn and the Cuban one knows the drill.Thanks to all.Happy hunting.

FastFishRacer
03-14-07, 01:19
Has anyone got an update about Tamarindo?

We're heading there in June.

Thanks

Prolijo
03-15-07, 01:09
Hello Brothers. I would appreciate a piece of advice on this subject.

Can Americans travel to Cuba out of Costa Rica without having a custom stamp on their passport from either countries?

I know it is regularly done out of Mexico where the mexican authorities don't give a damn and the Cuban one knows the drill.Thanks to all.Happy hunting.You don't get a stamp in your passport when you leave CR and the Cuban know the drill about stamping a seperate piece of paper rather than your passport no matter which country a Yankee is coming through. The real question here is whether you have to get a 2nd CR ENTRY stamp when you come BACK into CR or whether your original "90 day tourist visa" entry stamp is still good for a second entry or, at least, if it has to be renewed, they'll also do your entry stamp on a seperate piece of paper. I'm sure its a wise idea to ask them to do any stamping on a second form BEFORE you hand the tico immigration officer your passport for inspection but it would be even better to know this won't be a problem before you leave for Cuba.

The reason all this is so important is because US immigration officials are no dopes. They know the Cubans are more than happy to stamp US citizens' visas on seperate forms to help encourage them to ignore the US government's embargo and come to Cuba to spend US dollars. So the US inspectors also sometimes look for unexplained gaps in your travel stamps. "It appears you entered CR twice on this trip, where did you go in between and why isn't there another stamp for it in your passport?" The chances may be slight that they'd catch it or, if they did, they wouldn't be forced to accept your song and dance excuse explaining it, but do you really want to take that chance given the possible consequences.

If the ticos don't restamp your passport than the issue becomes moot and you just got back from an unusually long trip to CR. Now try explaining why a single middle-aged guy is taking so many trips per year to CR, a country known for sex-tourism. ICE is starting to look suspiciously at that sort of travel pattern too. Its all part of the warped and misguided foreign policy emphasis of the current administration.

Lorenzo
03-15-07, 05:04
Now try explaining why a single middle-aged guy is taking so many trips per year to CR, a country known for sex-tourism. ICE is starting to look suspiciously at that sort of travel pattern too. Its all part of the warped and misguided foreign policy emphasis of the current administration.
Sex tourism is not illegal under US law unless it involves minors. So let them ask all they want. You can either tell them the truth and watch the expression on their face, or if you are easily embarrassed you can tell them you like to snorkel, hike, or whatever. Either way, what can they do? Absolutely nothing. A little over 5 years ago, within a few months of 9/11, I had a Customs officer hassle me when I arrived back from Thailand. He wouldn't accept my explanation that I was sightseeing, and he insisted that I tell him exactly what I was doing in Thailand. Since I was exhausted and exasperated after a marathon flight, I finally said "eating, drinking, sleeping, and fucking, not necessarily in that order." The guy gave me a disgusted look, shoved my passport back at me, and motioned me through with his head.

Regarding Cuba, chances are pretty good that immigration officials won't catch anything. If you are going to travel to Cuba illegally, it's probably best not to do it on a new passort. Wait until you have taken a few trips and your passport has a lot of stamps. That way they're much less likely to catch any irregularities. Very few of them look at the visa pages of a passport anyway, except for a space to stamp your re-entry to the US.

Lorenzo

Prolijo
03-16-07, 01:50
Lorenzo,
How've ya been, buddy? "Sex tourism is not illegal under US law unless it involves minors." Maybe not, but it is seriously frowned upon by the authorities and in particular ICE and their religious-conservative Global Vision allies. And they're tightening the screws more and more all the time. Five years ago, maybe that Customs officer was as exhausted and exasperated as you were and just finally decided he didn't want to be bothered any further. You should ask yourself, why he even bothered to delay you at all back then or not accept your initial explanation (which was plausible enough) and whether today he might be even more difficult. Any way, Its not so much an issue of embarassment or doing anything outright illegal (except the violating the US embargo on Cuba thing, and we should have given that up a long time ago), its an issue of intimidation. "Either way, what can they do?" Maybe not arrest you for admitting to legal adult sex tourism, but they can do a lot of other things if you [CodeWord140] (http://isgprohibitedwords.info?CodeWord=CodeWord140) them off. Like marking you out for a "random" customs search or flagging your passport for extra scrutiny each time you pass through immigration. After a long flight, do you really want to have to waste a lot of extra time answering (and re-answering) a lot of fool questions every time you come back from out of the country? And if you also happen to have made a side trip to Cuba that time around, maybe they'll pick up on it because of that extra scrutiny. Don't tell me such things aren't possible because I know of guys that such things have happened to (not specifically the Cuba thing, but the red-flagging). Remember, we're living in the post-Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzalez, George Bush, anti-civil liberties, big brother is watching era.

Still I'd agree with you that, barring any other red flags, the odds of them bothering to notice your stamps is very remote and your point about reducing those odds further by only trying it when you have a relatively full passport is also a good one (in which case with all my stamped pages I shouldn't have any problem at all)

Lorenzo
03-16-07, 03:27
Prolijo,

I've been well, thank you, as I assume you have. Might even come back to Costa Rica later this year. You make some good points, especially that ICE officials can make your life miserable if they want to. I think next time I'll tell them I was on a religious pilgrimage and see how they react...but not if I'm coming from a Muslim country. :D

Stay well.

Bill Buxton
03-18-07, 17:06
I have stayed in asia many times often more than 6 months at a time and never had a problem on the re entry into the U.S.Yes they ask some questions and thats ok just keep thing simple and no problems.

B.B.

NastyBoy
03-19-07, 22:18
Greetings gents,

It's been awhile since I've been on the board and even longer since I been down to the playground but now that airfares have dropped considerably, I'm heading back down in a month or so. Does anyone know if the rates at Oasis are still 12k colones p/h? How about the quality? Still holding up?

TIA

NB

R Brandon
03-20-07, 03:27
Nastyboy, Oasis is not at the level of a year or two ago but still some decent talent. There are sevreral outher places in the Paseo Colon area to chose from including Kama Sutra, Veronicas, VIP's massage and Saphires around corner form Oasis. Happy hunting. These cheaper airfares are a nice change even form Dallas these days.rbc100

NastyBoy
03-20-07, 21:47
Thanks for the response, RB. I've been reading your posts on that "other board" and Kama Sutra sounds like a good place to try. Sorry to hear about Oasis, but I suppose nothing is forever. I'll give it one shot and if it doesn't measure up, on to new adventures.

($337 round trip. Puta Madre!)

NB

Bx Loco Gringo
03-24-07, 23:56
Long Time Monger from NYC and senior member on the sister board. I am thinking about going to Costa Rica or Cuba and wanted advice from you guys on this. As an american that speaks a little spanish but not alot which is better to go to?

Do I need a Visa for Costa Rica - any pointers would be great!

Or would the thought of going to Cuba from Mexico be better let me know what is better for a Gringo from NYC.

Thanks,

Bx Loco

Allover
03-25-07, 07:41
I have to admit I've never been to Cuba but would like very much to go one day. I would recommend Costa Rica over Cuba simply because it is so easy for a non-Spanish speaker to visit and partake in our kinds of activities. An inexperienced monger would have no problem in Costa Rica. A visa is not required for CR. CR has a lot to do besides mongering.

A visit to Cuba requires going to another country first. Put Cuba on list of places to visit in the future, but Costa Rica should be your first choice for this trip.

Bx Loco Gringo
03-25-07, 12:05
Thanks tell me more about Costa Rica. I will only be down for a weekend as I am doing a food show in Cancun. I saw that there are a couple Marriott there which is great for me. What about Panama? Or would you say that costa rica is the one?

Give some ideas,

Thanks,

Bx Loco

ThunderPants
03-25-07, 19:32
Thanks for the response, RB. I've been reading your posts on that "other board" and Kama Sutra sounds like a good place to try. Sorry to hear about Oasis, but I suppose nothing is forever. I'll give it one shot and if it doesn't measure up, on to new adventures.

($337 round trip,,,Puta Madre!)

NBKama Sutra no longer has extras try Veronicas and Josephines in the same area or Oasis is still a good option.

Bx Loco Gringo
03-25-07, 19:51
I have to admit I've never been to Cuba but would like very much to go one day. I would recommend Costa Rica over Cuba simply because it is so easy for a non-Spanish speaker to visit and partake in our kinds of activities. An inexperienced monger would have no problem in Costa Rica. A visa is not required for CR. CR has a lot to do besides mongering.

A visit to Cuba requires going to another country first. Put Cuba on list of places to visit in the future, but Costa Rica should be your first choice for this trip.Point me in the right direction!

Thanks,

Bx Loco

Mikecnyc
03-25-07, 23:34
Long Time Monger from NYC and senior member on the sister board. I am thinking about going to Costa Rica or Cuba and wanted advice from you guys on this. As an american that speaks a little spanish but not alot which is better to go to?

Do I need a Visa for Costa Rica - any pointers would be great!

Or would the thought of going to Cuba from Mexico be better let me know what is better for a Gringo from NYC.

Thanks,

Bx LocoAs much as I love Cuba and reccomend a trip there at some point, for only a weekend, CR is your best bet.

MC

Bx Loco Gringo
03-26-07, 00:31
As much as I love Cuba and reccomend a trip there at some point, for only a weekend, CR is your best bet.

MCMike,

Thanks. So tell me more as I will be in Cancun for business and looking to get out of there as I feel that Cancun is an extension of Miami so I am looking at CR.

Allover
03-26-07, 05:51
I would definitely choose CR over Panama especially for a weekend trip. Panama is an hour farther on the plane and offers far less choices for mongering than CR.

Hotels: There is a nice Marriott by the airport and a nice Courtyard 20-30 minutes away from ground zero. Ground zero for a first timer is the Blue Marlin Bar at the Del Rey Hotel. Del Rey is another hotel choice but its a little run down. Amon Plaza and Sportmen's Lodge are near Del Rey and are good choices too. I'd pick one of these hotels. For a short weekend Marriott may be a little out of the way.

Night stuff: I would plan to spend some time at Del Rey. It's an amazing place. I would spend both your nights at the Blue Marlin with a visit to a strip club like Kamur, or Kama Sutra (never been there) one of the nights. Have a look at Key Largo across the street from the Marlin.

Days: I would spend one afternoon making massage parlor rounds including Zona Blue and Oasis. I would spend the other day sightseeing. You could easily explore San Jose or a trip to Irazu volcano can be done in 4 hours. You could also visit Poas Volcano and stop by La Paz Waterfalls on the way back to San Jose. That trip would take up nearly all day.

There's much more to do but I can't recommend much more since you only have 2 days in San Jose. Have a great trip and let us know what you think about the scene in Costa Rica when you get back.

ThunderPants
03-26-07, 18:41
I would definitely choose CR over Panama especially for a weekend trip. Panama is an hour farther on the plane and offers far less choices for mongering than CR.

Hotels: There is a nice Marriott by the airport and a nice Courtyard 20-30 minutes away from ground zero. Ground zero for a first timer is the Blue Marlin Bar at the Del Rey Hotel. Del Rey is another hotel choice but its a little run down. Amon Plaza and Sportmen's Lodge are near Del Rey and are good choices too. I'd pick one of these hotels. For a short weekend Marriott may be a little out of the way.

Night stuff: I would plan to spend some time at Del Rey. It's an amazing place. I would spend both your nights at the Blue Marlin with a visit to a strip club like Kamur, or Kama Sutra (never been there) one of the nights. Have a look at Key Largo across the street from the Marlin.

Days: I would spend one afternoon making massage parlor rounds including Zona Blue and Oasis. I would spend the other day sightseeing. You could easily explore San Jose or a trip to Irazu volcano can be done in 4 hours. You could also visit Poas Volcano and stop by La Paz Waterfalls on the way back to San Jose. That trip would take up nearly all day.

There's much more to do but I can't recommend much more since you only have 2 days in San Jose. Have a great trip and let us know what you think about the scene in Costa Rica when you get back.Good info but I would like to make a correction Kama Sutra is a somewhat legit massage parlor other choices in the Paseo Colon area near Oasis are Veronicas and Josephines. In my opinion Pantera Rose is the strip club option. New Fantasy is another good option and every body should see some of the Tico places such as 747, Cha Cha Cha, Jet Set or La Masion.

Other good hotels options are Presidente and Morazon.

R Brandon
03-27-07, 03:07
Thunderpants, If Kama Sutra has turned into a legit massage place without full service it is a recent development as it has been a full service place the last two and a half years.I did see similar report on anouther site so just curious as I have been impressed with the place on recent trips. Can you confirm from a recent visit. Also, Josephines is a nightclub and is no longer open. For tico massage places in my opinion The Dungueon is the best place, priced at 6000 col for half hour. Places I know of in Oasis area would be Veronicas, Saphires and VIP massage besides Kama Sutra.rbc100

Allover
03-27-07, 07:20
Thunderpants, I forgot to mention Presidente--I appreciate the reminder. Presidente would be my first choice in San Jose without question. Its near Del Rey and during the day I like walking the pedestrian street. Best location in town imho.

ThunderPants
03-27-07, 17:00
Thunderpants, If Kama Sutra has turned into a legit massage place without full service it is a recent development as it has been a full service place the last two and a half years.I did see similar report on anouther site so just curious as I have been impressed with the place on recent trips. Can you confirm from a recent visit. Also, Josephines is a nightclub and is no longer open. For tico massage places in my opinion The Dungueon is the best place, priced at 6000 col for half hour. Places I know of in Oasis area would be Veronicas, Saphires and VIP massage besides Kama Sutra.rbc100

My apologies you are right about Josephines my oldtimers causes me to confuse Josephines with Saphires which was good on my November trip although it had a limited selection. My wingman and I got a foursome with two of the girls and got more than our $60 worth. Two of my friends just returned from San Jose and confirmed the demise of Kama Sutra.

Allover is correct about Presidente and location but it is increasingly difficult to get a reservation and dress code is sometimes a problem Morazan is next best alternative if you like the gulch location.

Let me ask is any hotel within walking distance or a $2.00 cab ride and priced less than $69.00 per night unbearable?

NastyBoy
03-30-07, 20:29
Is the exit tax still $26???


TIA

NB

Member #2964
03-30-07, 21:36
Yes. You can pay it before going into the Country or wait in line the day you leave to pay.

Tiger Hat
04-05-07, 08:49
Help! I have one week to spend in July for a Mongering trip. I am debating between Thailand and Costa Rica. I've been to Thailand 4 times and I love it. However, I cam considering Costa Rica becuase of some of the stories.

Which is better: Thailand or Costa Rica?

The main purpose of the trip to to relax and have many girls to choose from.

Piper1
04-05-07, 09:32
Help! I have one week to spend in July for a Mongering trip. I am debating between Thailand and Costa Rica. I've been to Thailand 4 times and I love it. However, I cam considering Costa Rica becuase of some of the stories.

Which is better: Thailand or Costa Rica?

The main purpose of the trip to to relax and have many girls to choose from.I guess it's basically a choice between some fun like this:

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=68303 (photo by Richard Kopf)

... or some fun like this:

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=67077 (photo by member 2964)

For some reason, I chose Costa Rica for next month's trip (OMG! What have I done?! :D).

Both places are obviously fun in their own way, but I've been to Thailand a number of times, and variety is the spice ...

Allover
04-05-07, 15:55
Thailand wins hands down. CR is nice but if you are only going for girls, it is not in the same league as Thailand. For a one week trip, the long flight to Thailand is a problem. Have you considered (or been to) South China or Buenos Aires? Those are two other good choices and they're closer.

Piper1
04-05-07, 18:21
For a one week trip, the long flight to Thailand is a problem. Actually, the direct flight to BKK is only 7 hours, but to SJ it's nearly 30 hours travel time. (Not everyone in the world lives in the US, Mr. Allover). ;)

The Cane
04-05-07, 19:44
Help! I have one week to spend in July for a Mongering trip. I am debating between Thailand and Costa Rica. I've been to Thailand 4 times and I love it. However, I cam considering Costa Rica becuase of some of the stories.

Which is better: Thailand or Costa Rica?

The main purpose of the trip to to relax and have many girls to choose from.Thailand is only better for mongering if you like Asian women more than you do Latinas. There are certainly beautiful Asian women, but generally speaking I'm not attracted to Asians. Therefore, Thailand could never be better than Costa Rica when it comes to my pecking order. Now, if I had no strong preference for Latinas over Asians, I would probably actually pick Thailand because in my view it has a much more interesting culture and cuisine, and superior sightseeing opportunities. It's cheaper too (after the long and expensive flight to get there! ). But when I go on a mongering trip, the food and the culture and the sightseeing isn't my first concern. It's the pussy I'm seeking! And for me, the Latina is Queen! Besides, you've been to Thailand several times already. Give something else a try! There's plenty of intelligence out there to help you make sure you have a good time in Costa Rica. Be a truly international player!

Jeparamour
04-06-07, 00:48
Has anyone been to Tango India? Is it a rip off for gringos? Was thinking of Kamur. Can you offer some advise?

Thanks

ThunderPants
04-06-07, 17:41
Has anyone been to Tango India? Is it a rip off for gringos? Was thinking of Kamur. Can you offer some advise?

Thanks

TANGO INDIA is nice but very expensive, you might as well go to any high end strip club in the US and save the money and time forflights and hotels. Expensive cover and drinks girls drinks even more expensive.

OPTIONS

La Grillion AV 6 & Calle 6 girls with room 30000 dances 5000

Pantera Rose best place for price in my opinion AV 14 & Calle 6 drinks reasonable dances 3 long ones for 5,000 room and girl 15,000 - 20,000
startsa late nothing before 11:00 PM talent is usually very good

Arcadas AV 8 & Calle 2 local spot often crowded prices reasonable

Las Margitas AV 8 & Calle Central very fun place with varing levels of talent but prices are always reasonable

Taberna VIP AV 11 & Calle 14 very inexpensive 12,000 room and girl

Molino Rojo AV 10 & Calle 2 one of the best spots in the city for fun and a bargin if you are up late usually best time is about 2AM - 5 AM girls go here for fun and a last chance after other places close or they have found no business a TLN can often be found for less than a Del Ray quickie

KAMUR is okay for those not comfortable in TICO places nice facility with good talent more expensive than the above but more English spoken and a lot of gringos in crowd all taxi's know the place

I suggest you take the time and explore several places and find the gems for yourself the discovery is at least half the fun.

Bilko
04-06-07, 20:10
TANGO INDIA is nice but very expensive, you might as well go to any high end strip club in the US and save the money and time forflights and hotels. Expensive cover and drinks girls drinks even more expensive.

OPTIONS

La Grillion AV 6 & Calle 6 girls with room 30000 dances 5000

Pantera Rose best place for price in my opinion AV 14 & Calle 6 drinks reasonable dances 3 long ones for 5,000 room and girl 15,000 - 20,000
startsa late nothing before 11:00 PM talent is usually very good

Arcadas AV 8 & Calle 2 local spot often crowded prices reasonable

Las Margitas AV 8 & Calle Central very fun place with varing levels of talent but prices are always reasonable

Taberna VIP AV 11 & Calle 14 very inexpensive 12,000 room and girl

Molino Rojo AV 10 & Calle 2 one of the best spots in the city for fun and a bargin if you are up late usually best time is about 2AM - 5 AM girls go here for fun and a last chance after other places close or they have found no business a TLN can often be found for less than a Del Ray quickie

KAMUR is okay for those not comfortable in TICO places nice facility with good talent more expensive than the above but more English spoken and a lot of gringos in crowd all taxi's know the place

I suggest you take the time and explore several places and find the gems for yourself the discovery is at least half the fun.A few ammendments to this post. Taberna VIP is 7.5k for a half hour. Molino Rojo is usually decent after 11. I also like Club International Monaco, Av 9 Calle 6 I think. Some nice talent and it's 15k a half hour.

Also, a list of rip off joints besides Tango India: Atlantis, Centerfolds, Elite, Hollywood, Puro Platino, Lipstick and probably others that escape me at the moment. RULE OF THE THUMB... if a cab driver wants to take you somewhere, he's getting a commission and you'll probably get ripped off.

Piper1
04-10-07, 14:27
Does anyone have any tales to tell about using Amigos.com for hooking up with girls in CR? The site has thousands of hot girls (many amateurs, and some are obviously pros or semi-pros). Many of the profiles are outdated. Is it a scam site?

FastFishRacer
04-12-07, 20:23
Any decent action.

Thnx

George90
04-13-07, 00:52
Pantera Rose best place for price in my opinion AV 14 & Calle 6 drinks reasonable dances 3 long ones for 5,000 room and girl 15,000 - 20,000 startsa late nothing before 11:00 PM talent is usually very good.

I agree with this assessment. I have been to P.R. several times precisely because they offer the best value for money. Nice decor, good looking women, on premises rooms, reasonable prices for drinks and chicas.

The only drawback is that for a chica to talk to you, you have to buy a drink for her. If she downs her drinks fast, a 10 minute talk can cost a lot of money. Choose one from the show, then bang her in the rooms. Don't buy any drinks for her.

Hammerin Hank
04-14-07, 16:00
Does anyone have any tales to tell about using Amigos.com for hooking up with girls in CR? The site has thousands of hot girls (many amateurs, and some are obviously pros or semi-pros). Many of the profiles are outdated. Is it a scam site?I''ve met several regular girls from the site. Took a few out to dinner. Also mytica.com I've scored with 2 girls from this site after about 2 hours of conversation.

Piper1
04-14-07, 21:23
I''ve met several regular girls from the site. Took a few out to dinner. Also mytica.com I've scored with 2 girls from this site after about 2 hours of conversation.Thanks Hank. Sounds good. I'll pay my $20 bucks membership fee so I can email the girls. I've also been on latinamericancupid.com and had some genuine interest from there. All ages, shapes and sizes, from sweet young things, to you just don't wanna know. (Seems that CR is one of those countries where younger women are usually stunners, but they suddenly age dramatically after 30). Sometimes nature's just not fair.

A John
04-16-07, 12:42
Is very nice place for beaches and surfing. The action was slim, at around 10:00 at night you find them walking the main drag not too many of them I might add. Here is a good lead for the very nice place if you're going with friends. My second trip there I picked my girl in San Jose and then flew into Tamarindo.

http://www.haciendadelpacifico.com/

Happy Hunting

AJ


Any decent action.

Thnx

Johnny Sax
04-16-07, 19:22
A few ammendments to this post. Taberna VIP is 7.5k for a half hour. Molino Rojo is usually decent after 11. I also like Club International Monaco, Av 9 Calle 6 I think. Some nice talent and it's 15k a half hour.

Also, a list of rip off joints besides Tango India: Atlantis, Centerfolds, Elite, Hollywood, Puro Platino, Lipstick and probably others that escape me at the moment. RULE OF THE THUMB... if a cab driver wants to take you somewhere, he's getting a commission and you'll probably get ripped off.

When's the last time you went in to Monaco? I went in there in July and there were only 4 girls, the one who approached me was downright doggish, and the other 3 were no prizes.

I was there about half an hour, no one even danced; the only one I had any interest at all in was busy playing with her phone, and so I left after 2 beers.

I remember before this place was a strip club it was great and you could go upstairs for about 10k colones. I had a super hot Nica there at that time (several years ago).

Does it EVER really have anything to offer, nowadays? Anyone been there in the past 6 months?

It's in the worst of neighborhoods and I would not go there unless it really had some hot talent!

Johnny Sax
04-16-07, 19:27
I guess it's basically a choice between some fun like this:

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=68303 (photo by Richard Kopf)

... or some fun like this:

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=67077 (photo by member 2964)


If that's the choice, the first photo wins, hands down! (no pun intended)

But photo aside, for me, the long and expensive flight to Thailand makes it impractical. If it were as close and had flights almost as cheap, I'd certainly try out Thailand!

R Brandon
04-17-07, 04:34
JohnnySax, I was the same way about Monaco my last two trips but haven't been since last September. However I have heard recently from mulitluple sources that Monaco is place worth a visit. I will definitely check it out alter this week when in San Jose.rbc100

Member #2666
04-19-07, 13:46
When's the last time you went in to Monaco? I went in there in July and there were only 4 girls, the one who approached me was downright doggish, and the other 3 were no prizes.

I was there about half an hour, no one even danced; the only one I had any interest at all in was busy playing with her phone, and so I left after 2 beers.

I remember before this place was a strip club it was great and you could go upstairs for about 10k colones. I had a super hot Nica there at that time (several years ago).

Does it EVER really have anything to offer, nowadays? Anyone been there in the past 6 months?

It's in the worst of neighborhoods and I would not go there unless it really had some hot talent!


I was there last weekend and the place was excellent...good dancers, active chicas (Nicas) mostly and lots of fun

Stevewxly
04-19-07, 21:57
Hola Amigos,

I am thinking of going back to Costa Rica in a month or so, and am wondering if anyone has had any dental work done in San Jose or anywhere in CR????

I have the name of a dentist in San Jose, CR....who comes highly recommended, but thouht I would toss out a "feeler" to anyone here on the forum for a recommendation for dental work from dentists either in San Jose or anywhere in the country for that matter......as I can travel to wherever I need to go to get good quality work at a reasonable price.


I know that dental services in CR are fairly inexpensive in general, compared to the same in the USA....but I am looking for some specifics.....ie:
dentist's name, address, contact information.

If you have any information about dental services in Costa Rica, then please reply here on the forum by private Email to: stevewxly

Thanks, Steve

Ace00
04-20-07, 18:50
Stevewxly,
I have had mixed reports on dental work mostly positive.
Certainly the rates are reasonable.

One friend had a partial plate made and it did not fit well while another used the same dentist with success.

I think Dr. Chen is recommended but I do not have his contact info.

Prolijo
04-21-07, 05:29
Dr. Sergio Chen
Calle 6, Avenida 4 y 6. (next to La Grillion Night Club which is 2blks past Parque Central)
Tel:222-0063/233-2703
schepu@rasca co.cr

I've only seen glowing reports on him. Another one that gets good reviews is Dra Yallie Sanchez Tel:227-1835. Her office is located at the Centro Comerical del Sur.

Piper1
04-23-07, 19:20
Can someone translate the sentence below please? The online translaters mangle it!

"Hola la verdad hablo muy poco ingles pero men lo que te pueda ayudar con mucho gusto!!"

Diver1
04-23-07, 19:37
Can someone translate the sentence below please? The online translaters mangle it!

"Hola la verdad hablo muy poco ingles pero men lo que te pueda ayudar con mucho gusto!!"Hi,

The truth is I speak very little english but I will help you with pleasure in any way I can.

Johnny Sax
04-24-07, 04:13
JohnnySax, I was the same way about Monaco my last two trips but haven't been since last September. However I have heard recently from mulitluple sources that Monaco is place worth a visit. I will definitely check it out alter this week when in San Jose.rbc100

Please report back here on your trip, especially Monaco.

I won't be heading back til October, so who knows how it will be THEN, but I won't go unless I hear some good reports between now and then.

Johnny Sax
04-24-07, 04:15
I was there last weekend and the place was excellent...good dancers, active chicas (Nicas) mostly and lots of fun

What TIME did you go (more or less)?

Fla Fun
04-24-07, 22:22
Can someone translate the sentence below please? The online translaters mangle it!

"Hola la verdad hablo muy poco ingles pero men lo que te pueda ayudar con mucho gusto!!"There is a web site that translates a wide variety of languages for free, you just copy, paste the text and then hit the translate button.

It also has a feature that translates a whole page. You copy and paste the link and it will translate the entire page.

http://babelfish.altavista.com

Peter Solano
07-05-07, 03:39
I would like to buy some land and eventually build a house in CR, don`t know the area yet. Could someone give me a general idea of what the price of the sq. Meter is? I know it would vary form area to area, but I would like to have an idea. Thanks.

Pothead702
07-10-07, 06:26
Looking to get some xxanax or valium while in CR. How difficult is it to get without a prescription?

Dodger Bulldog
07-10-07, 22:36
Looking to get some xxanax or valium while in CR. How difficult is it to get without a prescription?Xanax is called Tafil in CR. It is the same thing (alprazolam) and is manufactured by Pfizer. My friend bought 100 pills yesterday for 22,000 without a prescription.

Some drugs do need a prescription. Many farmacias have a doctor who visits twice a week and provides a free consultation, but charges US$20 to write the prescription. The cost of the meds is in addition to his fee.

I looked into some antibiotics and they were extremely expensive. Ciproflaxin cost ten times more than in Colombia and about the same as in the States. Levaquin was US$55 for five pills (you read that right), but they later admitted that they had a generic for $4 a pill.

The best bargain on antibiotics was amoxicillin, 10 pills for 2300 colones. They told me that zithromax also has a good price, but I am allergic to it so I did not bother to learn what they charge.

Some pharmaceutical bargains are to be had here, but on the whole they were not nearly as competitive as I had expected.

DB

Zepplin
07-13-07, 03:54
Airport / travel info:

1. When you arrive if the duty free store is open, buy your Cuban cigars there BEFORE you pick up your bags etc. On your left side as you walk through the airport. Best price and best way to be sure you got the real thing. I saw a lot of counterfeits even in gift shops and some cigar stores. If you want a bottle for your hotel room nowís the time as well.

2. If you know when you will depart the country, pay the exit fee (departure tax) at the little booth in corner where you turn right just before you get in line to get your passport stamped. Pay $ 26 in USD. Open 8a-8p. It is issued with a date and is only good for that day. Excellent advice I got from this board.

3. After you get your passport stamped you can change money at the airport but unless you really need Colones you can wait and change them for a better rate in town (hotel or bank).

4. Exit the airport terminal and to the left is the window to pay for a cab. Flat rate to any of the major hotels in the center of town, now $18 in USD or Colones equivalent. I have not tried to split a cab with anyone so donít know if that works. Get a business card so you can call them for the return trip.

5. There is a city bus stop next to the road outside the airport. Couple hundred Colones will get you straight to a bus station near the center of town. Youíll still have to get a cab to get to the center but the whole trip is less than the equivalent of two USD. In many cases not worth the hassle but if can I will try it next time since I only have a carry on bag. Round trip savings can get you laid!

more specifically:


Take the Bus for 170 col .. 32 cents,

it's on the street side of the lower parking lot at the airport and goes the exactly the same route as the taxi and let's you out across from the Hotel Talamaca on seconda avenida .

You can get a cab there to any location in the city for 600-700 colones.

Total cost...less than$2

6. I changed money, as I needed to at Hotel Morazan at the official rate. Caja is open inside casino 24/7. No fees, no problems with big bills. Also you can get the official rate at a bank if you want, but be prepared to stand in line. Also you will need your passport if you go to a bank.

7. Cabs are cheap. If using dollars make sure up front. Cabs in front of del ray will charge an extra 500 Colones. Although illegal they will still do it. Go a half block either side and catch a cab passing by to avoid the surcharge. The meter starts at 365 Colones. Donít get caught up talking to all the riff-raff around del ray. Keep moving.

8. Change any left over Colones for dollars at the Hotel. You wonít need them at the airport.

9. For your departure you can reserve a cab ahead of time. Your hotel can make the arrangement or you can. Itís still going to cost $18 USD. Allow 30 min to an hour if your commute is during rush hour. 7-9a & 4-7p. It was 20 min ride when I left at 5a.

10. If you did not pay the exit fee when you arrived, once you enter the airport terminal turn right and go the ďdeparture taxĒ counter and get in line. Pay them then go to your respective counter to check in. Some poor bastard did not realize this and was at the airline counter only to find this out. So he got to stand in line twice.

11. Take your left over Colones change and put it in the donation box for drug addicted kids unless you really have use for all those loose coins.

General Info:

1. Credit cards are accepted in a lot of restaurants and gift shops. Not in the e mom & pop establishments. Tip and tax are included in the price of a meal. So no need to tip like you would in the US.

2. I used a calling card to call the US. Get the CR access number and dial in. Or go to an Internet cafť.

3. Make a copy of your passport before you leave. The Official Costa Rica tourism office recommends you carry a copy of your passport, not the real thing. The latest thing says, ďnotarized copyĒ but I just had the copy I made.

4. Be careful using backpacks and other type bags. A guy I know got his prescription glasses taken out of his backpack as he was walking in town.

5. If you travel by bus within the country there is no central bus station in San Jose. There are several bus stations depending on destination. What that means is in some cases you cannot go from place to place but must come back to San Jose to get somewhere else. Check before hand. Also reports of people stowing their bags in the luggage compartment of the bus get ripped off. Bus stations are prime spots for thieves. Watch out for pickpockets.




Here's a good tip about the bus though. Try to set near the back of the bus if possible when you get on it leaving Puntarenas for Jaco or for San Jose. As it is not a direct bus, and will make lots of stops on the way, picking up and disembarking passengers.

I made the mistake of sitting in the first seat behind the bus driver. And when the bus filled up to standing room only. It happened that a pregnant girl got on the bus with another babe in arms. The driver made me give my seat to her, the rest of the bus was SRO. Standing room only. So I found that I had to stand up for the rest of the trip to Jaco Beach. About 60 miles and a hour and a half of pure hell. For me. As I have very flat feet and can't stand very long.

So if going by bus. Get to the back. When it gets crowed. You will at least be fairly safe all the way in the back, and won't have to give up your seat to someone else.

I have traveled all over Costa Rica by Tico bus, and this was the only bad experience I've ever experienced on a bus so far.


6. If you want to save a few bucks you can get a free dinner at Morazan. Go in and piddle around about 5:30p. At 6p they have complementary dinner for guests that are gambling. They put out two big metal trays with some pretty good food. Almost every day is either pork or chicken with rice and beans. Key Largo has the same style dinner for 2500c.

7. Several nice pharmacies on Paseo Colon. Vitamin C & V without a script. I bought C @ 7500c each. Good for 36h.

8. Bring something for a headache if you are going to take vitamin C. One side affect is a headache. Ask me how I know. Or you can buy single capsules in the drug store as well for a headache.

9. Next to what was the Gran Via is a mini supermarket. Good if you want to stock your hotel room. You can see the Gran Via block letter vertical sign that is still hanging on the building, which is now officially another hotel by name.

10. I got tired of getting misdirected (lost) so this time I brought a little compass from a key chain and put it on my watchband. Well at least I could tell if I was walking in the right direction.

Just to some basics to pass on to the new crowd and you experienced guys feel free to update this.

Z

DR Monger II
07-13-07, 20:38
What happens if you get caught bringing a drug without prescription from CR?

Pothead702
07-13-07, 21:17
Is there any type of nightlife, ie bars, ticas, partying around Arenal. And any recommendations on hotels in that area.

Zepplin
07-13-07, 23:14
What happens if you get caught bringing a drug without prescription from CR?

Well if you want the textbook answer from customs it's pretty much the same thing as the Cuban smokes. At a minimum you'll loose them.

It's more the case that they may stumble onto them than actually searching for a few pills. They got bigger worries to focus on these days.

I carry an empty pill bottle with a script and get my C there cause I'm too lazy to go back and renew the script here. You don't save any money buying C there and bringing it back to US. It's readily available there so I just stocked up that's all. I forgot to ask about how much V is.


Z

Professor 1
07-14-07, 21:40
Airport / travel info:

2. If you know when you will depart the country, pay the exit fee (departure tax) at the little booth in corner where you turn right just before you get in line to get your passport stamped. Pay $ 26 in USD. Open 8a-8p. It is issued with a date and is only good for that day. Excellent advice I got from this board.

3. Make a copy of your passport before you leave. The Official Costa Rica tourism office recommends you carry a copy of your passport, not the real thing. The latest thing says, ďnotarized copyĒ but I just had the copy I made. If you purchase the departure tax at some of the banks in town, you do not need your departure date. Also, remember that the photocopy of your passport needs to have the entry stamp. Get the photocopy at your hotel, then return the orginal to the safe.

Da Monger
07-16-07, 18:49
Can anyone tell me the approx time of travel from SL to US Consulate loctaed at Calle 120 Avenida 0, Pavas, San Josť?

Thanks

Mudpie
07-23-07, 03:13
Does san jose have any porno mag shops?

Where do the locals go for their stash? Gotta be someplace.

Thanks!

Bill Bradsky
07-28-07, 10:11
Banning mongers cost hotels big revenue losses.

http://www.ticotimes.net/topstory.htm

Bilko
08-02-07, 07:22
I would like to buy some land and eventually build a house in CR, don`t know the area yet. Could someone give me a general idea of what the price of the sq. Meter is? I know it would vary form area to area, but I would like to have an idea. Thanks.Check this site, it's a site that includes listings from many companies and individuals: www.inmotico.com

NastyBoy
08-03-07, 02:31
Banning mongers cost hotels big revenue losses.

http://www.ticotimes.net/topstory.htm

Thanks for the post. It will be interesting to see how successful they will become. Fucking Best Western Downtown is right in the middle of all the action. It's a clean enough place and I have taken several babes there for the $10 surcharge. Most recently May of this year. Guess they'll be losing this guys business.

The rest of the article, it seems to me, is just some shit head reporter trying to write a story about anything that could get him some readers. Everybody is a fucking crusader.

NB

NastyBoy
08-03-07, 02:34
What happens if you get caught bringing a drug without prescription from CR?

You get arrested. Research the recent Rush Limbaugh incident.

Rolleratnight
08-03-07, 10:32
On my last trip to CR, I thought it would be wise to take colones instead of dollars. My logic was I would get a better deal than if I paid with dollars. I ask my bank and they said they could get me colones. I requested $1,500 worth, I was given approx $1,300 worth of colones plus charged a fee. I go to CR with my $1,300 and everywhere I went I asked if I could pay in colones, they all looked at me like I was paying with toilet paper, then they whip out a calculator and tell me the price in colones. Now, sure I could do the mental math, but this was cumbersome with EVERY transaction! Not to mention, how do I dicker about their calculations with EVERY transaction?

So, here's my question: What do you think about taking colones vs dollars. Where is a good place to get colones without being ripped-off?

Many thanks!

Allover
08-03-07, 14:47
I think you really need both. Dollars for the girls and colones for most everything else. In some cases you'll save by using colones. Best example is a short taxi ride in the gulch. It usually costs 395 colones which is less than a dollar. I used mainly dollars but always kept about $50 worth of colones on hand.

The Colonial Casino and Morazon Casino, both within a 2 mninute walk from Del Rey, have decent exchange rates (about 515 colones to the US dollar). Just walk up to the caja (cashier) and tell them you want to buy colones with dollars. You don't need to gamble. Just take the money and go.

Del Rey casino exchange rates are slightly lower at 500-505 colones to the dollar. I used the Del Rey casino to break US $100 into five twenty dollar bills. They were always glad to make change for me.

Dodger Bulldog
08-03-07, 16:23
No, no, no! I must disagree.

Dollars, what the hell are dollars?

When I am in Costa Rica I carry nothing but colones. You screw yourself if you pay any other way. If you use dollars you target yourself as an easy gringo mark.

The math is pretty simple: 5000 colones equals roughly $10. Forget the thousand and think 5 = $10. Thus if you are inclined to pay the infamous "cien," that would be 50,000 colones. Since 5 = $10, 50 = $100.

Just double everything: 10 = $20, 20 = $40, 30 = $60, 40 = $80, 50 = $100, etc.

Easy!

When you pay in colones, you even save a little on the rounding, as an exact rate for cien would be 51,800, mas or menos.

I usually only bring about $10 in my pocket, so I'll have something to buy a meal with when I get back home to the States.

Now when you arrive at the airport in San Jose, the first thing to do is to fight through the crowd and walk across the street. Take the escalator upstairs to the departure terminal.

There you'll find two ATM's that give a fair rate. It seems that anywhere you go in the world you will get the best exchange rate from an ATM. Push your luck and ask for as much as you can get so that you don't get nicked for too many transaction fees.

I just withdraw whatever I am going to need from the ATMs. In July I took 300,000 from the airport machine at an exchange rate of 516.60, and incurred a $1.25 transaction fee.

A week later I made a withdrawal at a machine in the gulch at the rate of 518.81. Normal fluctuations. Be advised that in Spanish they call them "ATH" machines, in case you need to ask someone for the location of one once you are in town.

At the airport there is also a bank branch right next to the ATMs that will exchange cash dollars into colones when you arrive, and back again when you leave.

Oh, and while you are upstairs getting your colones, go ahead and pay your exit tax of $26 there, but pay it with colones (it's cheaper). This saves time when you are in a rush to leave.

Plus, it keeps me from handing over all of my money to the chicas, which might cause me to be too broke to ever be able to leave Costa Rica.

God forbid, LOL.

Never ever never negotiate or pay in dollars!

DB

Regulr Travlr
08-04-07, 05:57
On my last trip to CR, I thought it would be wise to take colones instead of dollars. My logic was I would get a better deal than if I paid with dollars. I ask my bank and they said they could get me colones. I requested $1,500 worth, I was given approx $1,300 worth of colones plus charged a fee. I go to CR with my $1,300 and everywhere I went I asked if I could pay in colones, they all looked at me like I was paying with toilet paper, then they whip out a calculator and tell me the price in colones. Now, sure I could do the mental math, but this was cumbersome with EVERY transaction! Not to mention, how do I dicker about their calculations with EVERY transaction?

So, here's my question: What do you think about taking colones vs dollars. Where is a good place to get colones without being ripped-off?

Many thanks!

Just left CR on Thursday. I had questioned the need for Colones based on a lot of reports on this board being in dollars. But after conferring with Tbird and Ford, we decided colones was the way to go. I am not sure where you went that you had so many issues with conversions. The only place I found this was in the airport where I was trying to dump my remaining colones and everything is priced in dollars. All the bars,nightclubs, restaruants and stores I was in transacted in colones. Maybe a few of the souvenir shops around gringo gulch go the dollar route.

Dodger's post contains some excellent information. His conversion method is what I used to get "close enough". One night I ended up paying a chica back in the hotel room in dollars, only because I ran out and didn't want to hit the ATM at night. But ATM's are the way to go. The chica had no problem accepting dollars (surprise!)

Never exchange money at your home bank. Worst rate and large fees. If you feel the need for some pocket money you can always exchange a little bit at the airport before you leave. But do the rest in the country you are visitng.

Allover
08-04-07, 13:59
I would recommend changing colones back to dollars before you leave for the airport. As Regulr Travlr says, colones are difficult to spend with at SJO airport.

Rolleratnight
08-04-07, 15:32
Just left CR on Thursday. I had questioned the need for Colones based on a lot of reports on this board being in dollars. But after conferring with Tbird and Ford, we decided colones was the way to go. I am not sure where you went that you had so many issues with conversions. The only place I found this was in the airport where I was trying to dump my remaining colones and everything is priced in dollars. All the bars,nightclubs, restaruants and stores I was in transacted in colones. Maybe a few of the souvenir shops around gringo gulch go the dollar route.

Dodger's post contains some excellent information. His conversion method is what I used to get "close enough". One night I ended up paying a chica back in the hotel room in dollars, only because I ran out and didn't want to hit the ATM at night. But ATM's are the way to go. The chica had no problem accepting dollars (surprise!)

Never exchange money at your home bank. Worst rate and large fees. If you feel the need for some pocket money you can always exchange a little bit at the airport before you leave. But do the rest in the country you are visitng.Ok, so the best way to get the best exchange rate is in country at one of the ATMs? You never had a problem when you got home and found out you were jipped on the exchange rate? BTW, when you use the ATMS there, does the machine ask you for the amount of Colones you want, or do they display a dollar amount, but dispense Colnes? What was the maximum the ATMs would allow you to withdraw? Could I get say, $1,000 worth or would I only be allowed to get $500 or so at a time?

Many thanks for the great advice.

Regulr Travlr
08-07-07, 00:10
Ok, so the best way to get the best exchange rate is in country at one of the ATMs? You never had a problem when you got home and found out you were jipped on the exchange rate? BTW, when you use the ATMS there, does the machine ask you for the amount of Colones you want, or do they display a dollar amount, but dispense Colnes? What was the maximum the ATMs would allow you to withdraw? Could I get say, $1,000 worth or would I only be allowed to get $500 or so at a time?

Many thanks for the great advice.

In Panama, Colombia and Costa Rica I have found the exchange rate very favorable at the ATM's. But you do have to watch out for fees on both ends that could eat away at the exchange rate. You need to explore this with your home bank before you go. Also, alert them to the fact that you are traveling so that they do not hold your card on suspected fraud.

The machines ask ans dispense in Colones so you need to have an idea of what the amounts are. I am not sure what the limit is but it definitely is not 1,000. Most US ATMs only have a 500/day limit. My guess it is below that in San Jose based on the cost of living. For example in Colombia the max equates to about 250 per day.

Tiradentes
08-07-07, 03:18
Airport / travel info:


2. If you know when you will depart the country, pay the exit fee (departure tax) at the little booth in corner where you turn right just before you get in line to get your passport stamped. Pay $ 26 in USD. Open 8a-8p. It is issued with a date and is only good for that day. Excellent advice I got from this board.

ZWhat if your flight leaves outside this time frame?

My flight leaves CR at 11:30 pm. Should I go there before 8 pm to buy the exit stamp or is there another office open late at the airport to get it?

Thanks for the info. This will be my first trip there.

Dodger Bulldog
08-07-07, 04:12
Ok, so the best way to get the best exchange rate is in country at one of the ATMs? You never had a problem when you got home and found out you were jipped on the exchange rate? BTW, when you use the ATMS there, does the machine ask you for the amount of Colones you want, or do they display a dollar amount, but dispense Colnes? What was the maximum the ATMs would allow you to withdraw? Could I get say, $1,000 worth or would I only be allowed to get $500 or so at a time?No, I have not had a problem with the exchange rate from an ATM machine. Certainly never like your earlier example of your hometown bank that gave you $1300 worth of colones for $1500.

I keep three bank accounts so that if I ever have any trouble getting a machine to dispense out of one account I can pop another card in. Or if in an emergency I need to get an extremely large amount I can pull out of all three accounts in one day. Or if I have a card lost or stolen or demagnetized I have two others to fall back on.

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I was able to withdraw 300,000 colones ($586) from the ATM at the airport. The one in town would only give me 100,000 which pissed me off. If I would have had more time I would have cancelled the transaction and found another ATM.

For safety I don't keep much more in the accounts than I plan to take out on my next withdrawal. I have a savings account attached to each of these three checking accounts, and after I make a withdrawal I go on-line to transfer enough in for the next transaction.

This way if someone managed to steal my card and pin number, or if I was ever forced at gunpoint to make a withdrawal, they can't get too much out of any one account. Admittedly, I create a bit of a pain for myself by complicating things, but I am probably obsessive about safety.

Thankfully, none of the things I worry about have ever happened to me. I just do it this way to make myself feel more secure.

The exchange rates vary by pennies, not dollars, and aren't significant enough to worry about. As I said I got 518 and 516 on my transactions in July, when the xe.com said the rate was 518.something. No problems.

I always get the best exchange rate in this order: 1. my credit union, 2. my local bank, 3. Bank of America.

I always get the lowest fees from: 1. my credit union ($1.25), 2. my local bank ($3), 3. Bank of America ($5).

Regular Travelr is correct that you should notify your bank (and your credit cards) ahead of time so that they don't put a freeze on your account.

DB

DR Monger II
08-07-07, 05:39
Talking about ATMs, I had trouble using my bank card (Mastercard) at several atms. Only a few would take it. Also, my bank card got stuck at an atm machine inside a bank. I went apeshit for 15 minutes and finally calmed down when a person on line told me that it happens often, just come back tomorrow and get it. That's what I did. Next time I might bring usd and exchange it at the bank.

Allover
08-07-07, 05:52
Tiradentes, if you are staying at Hotel Presidente you can buy the stamp there. If you are not staying there, one of the local banks will also sell it to you as well. The girl at Presidente that does the exit stamp can give you the name of that bank if you are not staying at Presidente. Take your air ticket and passport when you buy the exit stamp at either Presidente or the bank.

Pothead702
08-14-07, 07:36
Was wondering if there was any quality bud-herb-dope-weed around CR.

Sidney
08-15-07, 20:04
Particularly Jaco, Tamarindo, and Manual.

Mongeral
08-19-07, 01:08
I travel to Amsterdam for the brothels and window girls, but also because you can some some primo bud there. I know you can't do the same openly in Central America, but is weed easily available there? Can some of the girls find it for you, or are you running a significant risk just inquiring about buying a small quantity?

Mr Jetsetter
08-19-07, 09:47
After close to 30 years of non-stop smoking, I've pretty much given up smoking weed. During my five trips over the last two years to CR, I have encountered numerous mongers with weed and have occasionally sampled their wares. I'm sure it is fairly plentiful and readily available, but I'd be careful about trying to buy any -- make sure you know and trust whoever might be helping you to score some. It is not at all uncommon for the ladies to either have some or know somebody who does. A couple of honies I met at the Sportsmen's Lodge offered me some, and I took one of them up on her offer. Not having smoked in a while, I got absolutely blitzed and damn near forgot how to screw! Not really... Don't expect the quality to be necessarily that great.

Mongeral
08-21-07, 00:43
Thank you Mr. Jetsetter.

I may be foolish, but I'm gonna' have to try to score a wee bit of weed. It makes the mongering so much more enjoyable, especially the massages.

Markfromky
09-09-07, 08:20
Are the girls in Costa Rica near par compared to the girls of Rio? I have been to Rio, Brazil twice and plan to go back next year. I heard a few good things about Costa Rica, and was curious. I have viewed the girls on this forum, but none "in my opinion" have compared to the girls I have seen in Brazil. This question is for those who have been to both places.

Thank you

Prolijo
09-20-07, 16:29
Moved from the PHOTO Gallery section:


On the average what are you guys paying for say a 2-3 hour session and an allnighter in CR?

Might take my Thanxgiving Break there. I usually go to Rio. Looking for a little change of scenery.

Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx
No one answered you.
Probably due to the little picture drama around your post.
Llol we are in the same boat
I too am considering going to CR; as a newbie; over the thanks giving break.
I usually go the DR but I am tired of seeing the same girls
I know this may not be the reports section guys but the subject of price did come up.
So how much do you guys spend on average for a girl?
And please say if you are talking USD or local currency

ThanksOr it could be because it was posted in the wrong thread. At least the "little picture drama" around his post was about PICTURES. You yourself recognized this in your reply/repost, so why did you post it again in the photo thread?

To answer your questions it really all depends on your negotiating skills (including spanish ability), preselection and where you do your fishing. I'm sure there will be some guys that will come out and brag about how they can find chicas for much less than the amounts I'm about to suggest but you have no way of knowing what those girls are like or if the claims are even true. I'll offer what I think are reasonable amounts to expect for a newbie at someplace like the HDR/BM.

ALL of the girls will open with an ASKING price of $100 for 1 hour. There are many newbies who, not realizing that the price is negotiable or what the usual market rate really is, will go for that no questions asked. BIG MISTAKE!! Even IF you DO go for this exorbitant rate, as some guys are wont to do with some of the colombiana 10's, clarify what you're getting.

This point is as important if not even more so than just the price you agree to. Many chicas, but particularly those colombianas, when they say "1 hour" really mean "1 hour or until you come, which I'll try to get you to do as soon as possible so I can get back to the BM to find another sucker". Insist on "una hora completo con mucho vez" unless a quick pop is all you want. Also clarify such things as "chuparme sin condom" (BBBJ), "muchos besos con lengua" (DFK) or whatever other wierd and perverted things you might have in mind.

But say they ask for $100 and you're not thinking with your little head, a more typical amount that the average goodlooking chica at the HDR/BM will settle for is in the $50-70 range (or 25-35K colones). Some of the scuzzier ones might go for less or even some decent looking ones if your spanish and bargaining skills are well-honed. Some of the hottest chicas never have to move off the $100 mark or at least not far offf of it because if you don't go for it someone else will. And there are also some chicas who don't budge and then wind up standing around the bar most of the night waiting for that 1 guy who agrees to what they ask when they could have gone for several $70 sessions or even some who go home at the end of the night completely empty-handed. YMMV, some guys will only go for the real stunners even if it costs them a lot more, but personally I've found that the real hotties (9's & 10's) often provide sub-par service because they don't have to work as hard to attract the guys, while the more simply decent looking chicas (6-8's), will often settle for less money AND provide much better service.

Rather than negotiating a chica down to some rate from $100, particularly if you are interested in more than just 1 hour anyway, is to negotiate UP the time. So, when they say $100, you say "si pero dos o tres horas" or even TLN. Again, even if you ask for a couple of hours, make sure you emphasis that is for dos horas COMPLETO with multiple shots or they might think they can leave early if you come early or that they can just sit around after you shot your load.

For TLN, $100 is still possible but increasing difficult to get. I wouldn't go over $150 at TOPS. Some guys would pay more for an exceptional girl that they really have the hots for. Again, here it is important to get clear what you're getting. Are they thinking just an hour of play followed by a night of bedsharing and then sneaking out in the early hours of the morning to get home or are they ready for muchos vezes at night, followed by a sleeping in and a little treatment for that morning wood before they head off (in which case treating them to some breakfast is always a nice gesture)?

Personally, I'm not normally into LT or TLN unless it is with a chica I've been with before or one that comes highly recommended. In those cases, you pretty much know what you're getting. If you're talking about just some chica you're trying out from the BM, I'd rather just pay $50 in case I get burned or am otherwise not overwhelmed by her performance. If you really hit it off it is easier to negotiate for more time if you really hit it off then to negotiate a reduced rate to get them to leave early if you don't.

Prolijo
09-20-07, 16:42
Are the girls in Costa Rica near par compared to the girls of Rio? I have been to Rio, Brazil twice and plan to go back next year. I heard a few good things about Costa Rica, and was curious. I have viewed the girls on this forum, but none "in my opinion" have compared to the girls I have seen in Brazil. This question is for those who have been to both places.

Thank youOf course, opinions vary and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder but IMHO the garotas beat the ticas in sensuality and looks hands down (and I've been to both).

However, there are other factors to consider not the least of which is that CR is a hell of a lot easier, cheaper and quicker to get to then Brazil. CR is also a much more interesting, or at least compact, country to visit for all the non-mongering stuff, unless you're a big beach person.

Aside from garotas, Rio has some wonderful beaches right there within walking (or short cab ride) distance of the mongering sites. It also has a FEW nice places like SugarLoaf, etc. that you can see in your first couple of days. Unfortunately, to see anything else in Brazil, you'll probably need to take expensive domestic plane flights.

CR has many interesting day trips that can be done out of SJ that will put you back in town in time for an evening (or even late afternoon) of debauchery. If you like beaches, Jaco is less than 3 hours away. The beaches in Jaco aren't nearly as nice as Ipanema or Copacobana and the mongering action not quite as good as even SJ, but thats what you have in CR for beachside mongering. Beyond that there are many beautiful places within a few hours drive from SJ, which may not have any real local mongering options themselves, but which make for nice overnight (or multinight) trips if you don't mind becoming a regular tourist for a day or 2 OR you have a chica traveling companion in mind.

Lorenzo
09-20-07, 18:49
Are the girls in Costa Rica near par compared to the girls of Rio? I have been to Rio, Brazil twice and plan to go back next year. I heard a few good things about Costa Rica, and was curious. I have viewed the girls on this forum, but none "in my opinion" have compared to the girls I have seen in Brazil. This question is for those who have been to both places.

Thank you

There is absolutely no comparison; Rio wins hands down. I have been to Rio 11 times and to CR twice. Rio is the pussy capital of the world, IMHO, with the only serious competitor being Bangkok. In San Jose, by contrast, pussy is available in abundance, but it is of lower quality and, paradoxically, more expensive than Rio pussy, or at least on a par, except in Rio's upper end termas. San Jose isn't even the best mongering spot in Central America; IMHO that honor belongs to San Salvador. I think Cpteasy will back me up on that.

I am quite puzzled by Prolijo's comment that CR is "much more interesting" than Rio. I realize that YMMV, but Prolijo, what have you been smoking? There is NOTHING interesting about San Jose; it is a total shithole, although there are other parts of CR that are attractive. Rio, on the other hand, has many many attractions other than the garotas and is one of the world's most beautiful cities. There are the usual tourist sites of Sugarloaf and Corcovado, and the beaches are among the world's best. Rio is replete with excellent restaurants and cafes. Moreover, it is a delight just to walk around in Rio and absorb the atmosphere. I could say much more, but if you've been there, you know what I mean. One more thing: CR seems to attract a much more loutish group of mongers than does Rio, although lately more and more riffraff have been coming to Rio as well. But if you don't mind mongering spots full of drunken, loudmouthed, raucous boors, then come to San Jose

All this is not to say that there is no reason not to monger in CR. As Prolijo points out, it is much easier to get to from the US than Rio. Moreover, the dollar has taken a beating against the real, whereas the dollar is more or less the second currency in CR. The city as a whole is monger friendly, and there is a plethora of mongering spots, all of them amply documented on this forum, and most overrun with the aforementioned louts.

The bottom line: CR is worth experiencing at least once, but then what mongering site isn't?

Lorenzo

Dodger Bulldog
09-21-07, 00:52
There is absolutely no comparison: Costa Rica beats Rio hands down.

And I've been to both.

I surprise myself that I am saying that, as it was pretty much a lifelong dream of mine to visit Rio. I finally did this past summer.

Maybe my expectations were far too high, believing that it would be even better than anything that I have experienced in several trips to Costa Rica, Argentina and Colombia. The truth is, I was pretty disappointed in Rio.

One caveat: If you like big asses, then you should go to Rio.

I mean gigantic, enormous, humungous "bundas." The very kind of ass you would expect to find if you to decide to pick up T-Rex and bring her home with you!

Honestly, some of those garotas were so out of proportion with their slender torsos set on top of their brontosaurus bottoms it actually gave me the creeps. I thought they looked deformed.

Now, a few of the garotas looked reasonably slender to me at the time, until I got home and reviewed their photos. Then I saw it was only an illusion brought on in comparison to the monster garotas that were standing next to them that kind of made them look good to me.

I had exactly two top-notch experiences in Rio in two weeks, while I had seven great experiences in San Jose in a span of seven days.

Everybody has their own opinion, but to me the best chicas in Costa Rica are far more beautiful and many sport that spinner body type that I love.

You would be pretty hard pressed to find many spinners in Rio.

And I have to disagree profusely with Lorenzo when he says the girls in Brazil are less expensive. Maybe he hasn't been there since the dollar crashed. Maybe I negotiate better in Spanish than in Portuguese. Maybe I understand the Latin culture better.

But for whatever reason, I averaged paying about half the price for world class pussy in San Jose, compared to almost twice as much for average or slightly above average looks, with hit and miss service, while down in Rio.

Just look at the difference in the photos I posted on the Costa Rica threads in July and the Rio threads in June and tell me if you don't see an incredible difference in the quality of the girls.

Even the coffee in Costa Rica puts the coffee in Brazil to shame.

Since I have been back, I know where my mind wonders when I start dreaming of getting the hell out of Dodge...

I will agree with Lorenzo about the "loutish" gringos that CR attracts, but I don't bother wasting time talking to any of them.

And if your thing is really the scenery rather than the sex, then by all means go to Rio. The view from Corcodova is fabulous! I gotta grant you that.

Maybe I will go back to Rio someday, since my visa is good for five years. But it no longer has the pull on me that it did before I ever went there.

On the other hand, I already have my ticket in hand for my fifth trip back to Costa Rica cum November, and for only $228 round trip, no less. I can't wait!

DB

P.S. If you think I have strong feelings about Costa Rica, you ought to hear me tell you about Buenos Aires, where someday I hope to live and work and die!

Fantasy
09-21-07, 01:10
I could not agree with you more. I have been to almost every country in this hemisphere that I care to, and there is still nothing like sitting, drinking at the good old del rey, an occassional hand of black jack, a good laugh as a gringo goes upstairs appearing to be the biggest stud on earth!! I recently (last five days) negociated 60-80.00 for three plus, hours daytime and nightime. Sometimes you need to set the chase and adventure aside and just relax and let the supermodels come to you. This is the place. If you were taking a recently divorced friend on his first mongering trip, tell me one place that would be better, provided you are not on a "backpackers budget". I agree this place is crawling with gringos, but, their was not one night that I did not see at least 15 girls who fit my bill. So for years to come I anticipate helping to stimulate the local economy in San Jose.............

So as far as I am concerned, Brasil can stick that visa up its________!!!

Fantasy reporting from Managua................

Prolijo
09-21-07, 02:20
i am quite puzzled by prolijo's comment that cr is "much more interesting" than rio. i realize that ymmv, but prolijo, what have you been smoking? there is nothing interesting about san josei should ask you what you've been smoking. read what you just wrote and then reread what i wrote. i agree that san jose itself is not particularly interesting, which is exactly why i said costa rica not just sj.

the interesting non-mongering things to do in cr are not in sj but are within a short ride of the metro area. there are several volcanos that you can visit that offer tremendous views all the way to the pacific and atlantic oceans, rainforests, cloudforests, waterfalls, hot springs, lakes, white-water rivers. there is tremendous bio-diversity due to cr being on the landbridge between north and south america, that you simply can't find anywhere near rio nor even any more if you fly up to manuas because, unlike cr, brazil has failed to protect its natural environment.

brazil does have the iguazu falls, which are a true world wonder (unlike the christ the redeemer statue, which got that title by brazilians stuffing the ballot box) but that is a long expensive flight from rio ($500 r/t and 2hrs each way). in fact, because cr is so compact, it is fair to look at it collectively, whereas, because brazil is so dispersed, one has to look at rio by itself, and going anywhere else in brazil is almost like going to a spereate country. so what does rio itself have? you say "many many attractions". i already acknowledged that its beaches are gorgeous. cr has some nice beaches too, if you bother to go anywhere beyond jaco, but in a different way. rio's beaches are urban (backed by a plethora of hotels and condos in the foreground, with the landmarks like sugarloaf rising up behind that). cr's beaches are more tropical and undeveloped. of course those beaches are nowhere near any of cr's mongering centers. and yes there is corcovado and sugarloaf which i also mentioned, but you can see both of those in a couple of mornings and that is about it as far as the major sights.

rio does have many fine restaurants and cafes but sj has its share as well. how many different places do you need over a 1-2 week visit?

sj a shithole? rio a delight to walk around? both cities have their nice and not so nice areas. the only time i've ever been the direct witness to a street crime was walking the streets around the copacabana area (just 2 blocks back from the beach) during the daytime on my first trip. i've walked the streets of sj much more, including sometimes at night, and after many trips have yet to directly experience any crime. sj has the perception of being crimeridden and it certainly can be dangerous in certain places, but rio is world renowned as having the most pickpockets of any world class city and a gringo wandering into the favelas just a few blocks back from the beach strip is really taking his life into his own hands.

even without the street crime, rio is not really a walking city. sure, walking the promenade area right along the beach or the beach itself can be a nice stroll. i'd call it soaking up the "scenery" (aka skimpy bikinis) rather than "atmosphere" but the beaches do make up the one worthwhile "non-mongering" activity one can do day after day after you've been up to corcovado and sugarloaf, although i'm not sure i would call ogling garotas as non-mongering. however, as a practical matter, everything in rio is really stretched out between widely seperated areas and it is much more necessary to take cabs whereever you want to go. plus unlike sj which is up in the relatively cool mountains and has several shaded parks rep001tered about the city to stop and rest, one can practically broil to death walking the strip all day in rio.

i suspect your perspective is as a monger who travels from one mongering city to another and looks at any nonmongering activity as just something to squeeze in between the mongering. doing a real activity outside of sj will mean you'll probably have to forego the opportunity for an mp session during the day. and if you want to go to a decent beach in cr, you don't go to jaco and you'll probably have to forego even the evening mongering unless you bring a chica with you. for many guys, those compromises are not worth the cost, in which case i'd agree if you're going to limit your non-mongering activities because you don't want them to interfere with your mongering at all, then all those other attractions i mentioned in cr will be completely wasted on you. otoh, if you're a true hybrid traveler interested in a more balanced vacation, then cr has a lot of stuff going for it at a much more affordable cost than travelling all over brazil.

Prolijo
09-21-07, 02:57
Regarding the loutishness of CR mongers: I'm not sure how fair it is to make that generalization since I think you'll find unsavory elements in the mongering community whereever you go. Heck, the very term mongering suggests the shadier aspects of the hobby. However, I do have some theories to the extent it is true why that is so.

First of all, CR is a sandbox for foreign mongering. One advantage it does have over all the other mongering destinations is that it is a relatively safe and easy place for first-time or beginning mongerers to go. The language spoken is Spanish not Portuguese (or worse Thai) and many gringos speak at least a little bit of Spanish. But even if they don't, English is probably more widely spoken in CR than in any other latin country. Also, even if you don't speak any Spanish, the language is close enough to english that one could still probably figure out most street signs, menus etc. That is not quite as true of Portuguese and absolutely out of the question with Thai. Another advantage for guys who have never travelled to any developing country (which is where you find the most affordable mongering) and are thus likely to more wary of the unknown, is that it is or at least had been very safe. There are other advantages for newbie mongers but you get that point. If you accept the contention that there is a higher proportion of relatively green mongerers, my point here is that IMHO those types are also less likely to have developed the polish that more veteran mongers usually have - e.g. repect for the local culture, fair treatment of providers etc.

The second reason I think that CR may have a greater share of "loutish" mongerers is because of another one of CR's big advantages as a mongering destination. It is cheaper and easier to get to. True, the daily cost of other places can be much cheaper once you're there, but, if you factor the cost of getting there into the daily cost, then the only way to get the daily cost down below CR is if you stay there for a much longer time. And, if you stay for a longer time, the daily cost of other places may wind up much cheaper but the total cost is still much more because it is for many more days. The relevance here is that these other places are out of the price range or most lower income mongerers whereas just about anyone can afford to save up for a long weekend trip or a little longer to CR and that tendency might show in the classiness of the guys who wind up there.

Professor 1
09-21-07, 03:01
This point is as important if not even more so than just the price you agree to. Many chicas, but particularly those colombianas, when they say "1 hour" really mean "1 hour or until you come, which I'll try to get you to do as soon as possible so I can get back to the BM to find another sucker". Insist on "una hora completo con mucho vez" unless a quick pop is all you want. Also clarify such things as "chuparme sin condom" (BBBJ), "muchos besos con lengua" (DFK) or whatever other wierd and perverted things you might have in mind.This is a very important point, as I learned it the hard way from a Colombiana. It is X colones for 1 hours, or when you come, which ever comes first.

Lorenzo
09-21-07, 04:07
I don't suppose there's any use belaboring this point because tastes will invariably differ. However, I would wager a guess that if you took a survey of all the mongers on this forum who have been to both places, easily 95% would choose Rio over CR. In fact, I think most would think, as I do, that even making the comparison is laughable. Comparing CR to Rio is like comparing a Hyundai to a Rolls Royce, a hot dog to Chateaubriand, a Gallo red to Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Maxfield Parrish to Michelangelo, Neil Simon to Shakespeare, Eminem to Pavarotti.....but you get the idea. CR for the amateur, Rio for the connoisseur. Happy mongering, gentlemen. :rolleyes:

L

Prolijo
09-21-07, 05:01
Lorenzo, I think you keep missing my point.

You're talking about one place vs. another place on a macro level but with a focus on mongering. I was talking about JUST the non-mongering factors and those are probably only secondary in importance to most mongers. On that basis, I agree with you that most experienced mongers would prefer Rio and if you read what I've posted will see I've said as much myself. In my initial post, I essentially said that on a purely mongering basis I would choose Rio as well ("garotas beat the ticas in sensuality and looks hands down" and that CR mainly beats Rio for ease and cost of getting there, which you agreed with, and for "all the non-mongering stuff" except beaches). And in my last post, immediately before yours, I offered up the exact same propostion as you just did that Rio is better for more experienced mongerers.

You said that "tastes will invariably differ". Part of that is because some people, like Dodger, wouldn't even prefer Rio on a purely mongering basis. But it is also because each place has its pros and cons and each person prioritizes those aspects differently. If your focus is mostly on mongering, which mine is not as much as yours is, and you share the view that garotas are hotter (as well as other aspects of Rio mongering - love those Termas) as both you and I seem to agree, then Rio is the place. If your focus is on other aspects of those 2 places and you think CR has Rio beat on many of those other aspects then CR is the place for you. I was comparing the two places on a more MICRO level by focusing ONLY on those NON-mongering aspects

Mr Jetsetter
09-21-07, 05:36
Lorenzo,
You are proof positive that one cannot judge the wisdom and empathy of an ISG member by the number of his posts. Is Rio superior to San Jose from a mongering standpoint? Of course! Does that mean that mongers who enjoy frequenting San Jose are necessarily "amateurs?" Of course not. From Denver, Rio costs at least twice as much to travel to and involves much more transit time. San Jose is simply a pleasant spot for those of us who can only get away for a few days and know enough of the local scene to invariably find an ample supply of sexy ladies at a reasonable price. Give me 3 weeks off and I'll opt for Buenos Aires, Rio, or points in Thailand every time. Allow me only a week or less, I'll take San Jose, thank you very much.

Lorenzo
09-21-07, 18:57
Mr Jetsetter,

Your entire post is pointless, since it doesn't contradict anything I said in any of my posts. If you had read my posts a little more carefully, you would have noted the following:


All this is not to say that there is no reason not to monger in CR. As Prolijo points out, it is much easier to get to from the US than Rio. Moreover, the dollar has taken a beating against the real, whereas the dollar is more or less the second currency in CR. The city as a whole is monger friendly, and there is a plethora of mongering spots, all of them amply documented on this forum, and most overrun with the aforementioned louts.

The bottom line: CR is worth experiencing at least once, but then what mongering site isn't?

Lorenzo

Isn't that exactly what you said?

Prolijo,

I think you are missing my point, which is that Rio has it all over CR with respect to both mongering and non-mongering, something I thought I had made quite clear.

Anyway, let's move on.

L

Mr Jetsetter
09-21-07, 21:31
Lorenzo,
Oh, really? You specifically stated, "CR for the amatuer..." Actually, I relish the snobs who criticize CR -- perhaps their comments will help decrease the monger "surplus population."

Fantasy
09-21-07, 21:34
Those who love Brasil, keep going, Those who love Costa Rica, keep going, and those who need advice on which to go to, keep reading, both the Brasil and the costa Rica boards and make your decision based on your own likes and financial situation. All of our comments here are personnal prefererence and not right or wrong.


"And you can address me as your honor" (quotes taken from a few Good Men)
"I am quite sure I have earned it".

Prolijo
09-22-07, 01:12
I am quite puzzled by Prolijo's comment that CR is "much more interesting" than Rio. I realize that YMMV, but Prolijo, what have you been smoking? There is NOTHING interesting about San JoseI guess I missed your point because what you said made absolutely no sense. Re-read what you posted. My saying CR as a whole was more interesting than Rio was somehow ludicrous to you because just San Jose itself was uninteresting. You seemed to be completely disregarding that I was CLEARLY referring to CR as a whole and you clearly weren't.

It makes me wonder at any point during the quick bus trip through Central America that made you such an expert, traveling from one urban jungle to the next (because, as in most developing countries, those are the only places that are centers for mongering along with being overrun with the unemployed, poverty, crime and smog), whether you ever really took the time away from your mongering to get out of those urban pits to see the REAL country.

Anyway, NOW you're claiming something more than what you said in your reference to me - that Rio has it all over CR. Plus you're saying, as you were before about San Jose, that assessment applies with respect to both mongering and non-mongering. You MIGHT be able to support the claim that 95% of mongers prefer Rio over SJ in general, but you shouldn't infer that they'd also agree with you on both those counts. As before, we both agree regarding just the mongering, but clearly there is still room for disagreement with others, even on that point, as shown by Dodger Bulldog's review. And he is probably more objective than either of us since he is mainly a BA monger with no parochial bias to either Rio or SJ. I still disagree with you regarding the non-mongering aspects when considering the nearby regions as a whole, which you appear to know nothing about, and I gave a solid basis for my own assessment.

It is fair enough for guys to have different perspectives, not only in how they prioritize different aspects of various places but also in how they assess a particular aspect, particularly if they can cite valid rationales for their opinions, which we each did. It is not only unfair but even comes off as unbelievably demeaning and arrogant to suggest that anyone who disagrees with you must either be "smoking" something, "laughable" fools or rank "amateurs". If its a choice between snobby self-styled "connoisseurs" in Rio and allegedly rank "amateurs" in CR, this experienced vet will take the company of the latter.

Fantasy
09-22-07, 01:29
You guys have over 1000 posts between you, Please, lets move on and just agree that no one needs to get the "last word" on the subject.

Dodger Bulldog
09-23-07, 04:48
those who need advice on which to go to, keep reading, both the Brasil and the costa Rica boards and make your decision based on your own likes and financial situation. All of our comments here are personnal prefererence and not right or wrong.I agree completely with Fantasy.

I am not going to engage in name calling or meaningless platitudes. To each his own.

For those of you investigating the matter, I think that the photos will speak for themselves.

These are links to the Brazilians found on yesterday's photo thread (9/21/07). I included the ones that show both faces and bodies.

See how attracted you are to the faces. Note if the asses seem approriate for your taste. Don't forget to check what the girls are carrying around the middle. And compare the comments on service, good and bad.

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646691&postcount=1815

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646688&postcount=1814

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646676&postcount=1811

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646636&postcount=1808

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646628&postcount=1805

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646616&postcount=1800

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646613&postcount=1799

I find these current photos to be a very fair representation of the garotas and in line with what I found in Rio. So if these girls do it for you, you should be happy there.

Personally, I think a couple of them look doable.

I had traveled several thousand miles, and spent quite a bit of money on the airfare, the visa, and lodging. I had to ask myself, "For this?"

Not to mention that the garotas fees are running just about double the Tica fees with the current weakness of the dollar in Brazil.

By the time I added together all of the costs I could have stayed home and taken my chances on just as many CL girls and thrown in a couple of street walkers to boot for less than I spent on my trip to Brazil. But I would have missed the exotic locale and the scenery in Rio, which was great.

My subjective analysis: You should go to Rio if you would like the scenery and the coolness of the destination, and then as an added bonus have fun sampling the garotas while you are there. But it is not worth a trip just for the girls.

Just for fun, compare the garotas' looks to this much less expensive team of chicas from my trip to CR in July:

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=620941&postcount=1051

I know that many guys get very attached to their favorite mongering haunt, just as I am attached to Buenos Aires. And it is certainly true that Rio has more than its fair share of devotees.

So I feel like that little boy who was the only one in the crowd not afraid to challenge the popular beliefs of the mob when he called out that "the emperor has no clothes!''

DB,
(just your basic rank "amateur")

D Panda
09-24-07, 23:20
Dodger I agree whole heartedly, between your line up from July and mine from August I find it hard to believe that Rio would be any better. Especially when you factor in the price. My entire trip ran $1800, airfare,taxis, hotel, gifts for family, gambling, drinking, eating, and 11 taps of the Tica Keg. If $$ was no object sure I would go to Rio for the adventure of it, but CR is right there, $180 round trip, MP's are great, HDR is what it is, Disney World for men.

See you in November!!


I agree completely with Fantasy.

I am not going to engage in name calling or meaningless platitudes. To each his own.

For those of you investigating the matter, I think that the photos will speak for themselves.

These are links to the Brazilians found on yesterday's photo thread (9/21/07). I included the ones that show both faces and bodies.

See how attracted you are to the faces. Note if the asses seem approriate for your taste. Don't forget to check what the girls are carrying around the middle. And compare the comments on service, good and bad.

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646691&postcount=1815

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646688&postcount=1814

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646676&postcount=1811

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646636&postcount=1808

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646628&postcount=1805

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646616&postcount=1800

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=646613&postcount=1799

I find these current photos to be a very fair representation of the garotas and in line with what I found in Rio. So if these girls do it for you, you should be happy there.

Personally, I think a couple of them look doable.

I had traveled several thousand miles, and spent quite a bit of money on the airfare, the visa, and lodging. I had to ask myself, "For this?"

Not to mention that the garotas fees are running just about double the Tica fees with the current weakness of the dollar in Brazil.

By the time I added together all of the costs I could have stayed home and taken my chances on just as many CL girls and thrown in a couple of street walkers to boot for less than I spent on my trip to Brazil. But I would have missed the exotic locale and the scenery in Rio, which was great.

My subjective analysis: You should go to Rio if you would like the scenery and the coolness of the destination, and then as an added bonus have fun sampling the garotas while you are there. But it is not worth a trip just for the girls.

Just for fun, compare the garotas' looks to this much less expensive team of chicas from my trip to CR in July:

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=620941&postcount=1051

I know that many guys get very attached to their favorite mongering haunt, just as I am attached to Buenos Aires. And it is certainly true that Rio has more than its fair share of devotees.

So I feel like that little boy who was the only one in the crowd not afraid to challenge the popular beliefs of the mob when he called out that "the emperor has no clothes!''

DB,
(just your basic rank "amateur")

Lorenzo
09-26-07, 04:54
It makes me wonder at any point during the quick bus trip through Central America that made you such an expert, traveling from one urban jungle to the next (because, as in most developing countries, those are the only places that are centers for mongering along with being overrun with the unemployed, poverty, crime and smog), whether you ever really took the time away from your mongering to get out of those urban pits to see the REAL country.[/b]
I traveled by air, not by bus, and it wasn't quick, it lasted 30 days. And I visited rural areas in CA, not just urban: Tikal, Copan, rural Belize, etc. I have also visited 10 countries in South America, a few in the Caribbean, and many in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific, a total of 79 countries to date on the Travelers Century Club List: http://www.travelerscenturyclub.org/ So get your facts straight before you make accusations. I have mongered all over the world, so I am quite qualified to make comparisons regarding mongering and non-mongering aspects of different countries. And it is not "snobbery" to value taste and discrimination.

L

Prolijo
09-26-07, 05:56
I'm sorry but suggesting some sort of exclusive possesion of "taste and dsicrimination" reeks of snobbery. Is simply having taste and discrimination snobbery? No, however it is snobbery to look down your noise at people who have different tastes than yours and confuse that with somehow being more discriminating. I'm not so full of myself to think that my views on the subject are more than just that - an opinion. Like I said before I actually agree with you that mongering in Rio beats CR, but the difference is I can also respect DB's differing opinion. IMHO, CR beats Rio in other ways. You obviously disagree. However, unlike you, in stating my reasons for my differing point of view I also at least acknowledged where others having different wants and needs might evaluate it differently (e.g. Rio being better suited than CR for urban beach lovers).

I've "only" been to about 30 countries on 4 continents myself (but then, I'm not on some sort of quest to boost a country count just so I can join an exclusive "century club"). However, I HAVE spent a few months of that in CA and can tell you that in fact 30 days in CA IS very quick IF you're trying to cover all the way from Belize to Panama. Seven countries in 30 days is only a bit more than 4 days per country. If you visited more than just each capital, that comes out to no more than a couple of days in each place on average. I'm sorry but that is not the way to get a complete and balanced view of each stop. Particularly if you spent a good portion of your time in many of those places mongering, you'd only be scratching the surface of non-mongering things to do in each place. If that is the way you visited Rio, it wouldn't surprise me at all that you didn't run out of things to do. Or if you spent less than a week in CR, it wouldn't surprise me at all that you mistakenly think it has no more to offer than Rio in terms of non-mongering. Exactly how many days did you spend in SJ to make this harsh and absolute conclusion and how many of those did you spend visiting places outside the city? I may not have gotten the exact details of your trip straight, but the I think the essential point is still there.

Lorenzo
09-26-07, 23:20
[QUOTE=Prolijo]....but then, I'm not on some sort of quest to boost a country count just so I can join an exclusive "century club"). QUOTE]
You're right, that's exactly what I'm doing. How clever of you to figure that out! Only 21 countries to go. Then I can hobnob with people as sophisticated as me. :cool: Any suggestions? It's hard deciding where to go next when you've been just about everywhere. :(

L

Dodger Bulldog
09-27-07, 02:32
I can hobnob with people as sophisticated as me. :cool: Ignore him Prolijo, he is just trying to pull your chain.

Most people can see that someone who has to scream his own praises suffers from a severe inferiority complex. How sad.

It is pathetic that he has completely destroyed his credibility on this board with such arrogance.

I am still waiting for "easily 95%" of the others to join him in his opinion here. It sure looks like he is completed deluded about that, also.

DB

Lorenzo
09-27-07, 04:30
Ignore him Prolijo, he is just trying to pull your chain.

Most people can see that someone who has to scream his own praises suffers from a severe inferiority complex. How sad.

It is pathetic that he has completely destroyed his credibility on this board with such arrogance.

I am still waiting for "easily 95%" of the others to join him in his opinion here. It sure looks like he is completed deluded about that, also.

DB
You and Prolijo really need to lighten up. Can't you tell when something is tongue in cheek? Apparently not. I guess sublety isn't you guys' forte.

L

Prolijo
09-27-07, 14:43
You and Prolijo really need to lighten up. Can't you tell when something is tongue in cheek? Apparently not. I guess sublety isn't you guys' forte.

LL,
I think we ALL need to lighten up, INCLUDING YOU. Why did you include me when you addressed your last post? I saw your emoticons in that post and realized you were just trying to be a wise-ass, that is why I personally didn't say anything in response to it. However there didn't appear to be anything tongue-in-cheek about your earlier posts, which I did reply to. They were just smug. Besides, thinking you're some sort of expert on a place just because you passed through it on an "If its Tuesday, this must be Belgium" tour is hardly taking oneself lightly.

Personally, I think this whole series has played itself out. Its all been said and "I would wager a guess that if you took a survey of all the mongers on this forum... easily 95% would choose" to change the discussion to something else :). Show of hands? In case you missed my subtlety, these last few comments are "tongue-in-cheek" too. ;)

Lorenzo
09-27-07, 17:55
However there didn't appear to be anything tongue-in-cheek about your earlier posts, which I did reply to. They were just smug.....
Personally, I think this whole series has played itself out.
I agree that this whole discourse has just about played itself out. When I asked you what you had been smoking, that was intended to be tongue in cheek, but you took offense when none was intended. That's why I included you in my remarks. And IMHO it doesn't take that long to size a place--or people, for that matter--up. You seem to have considerable self-awareness, as indicated by your choice of screen name, which also indicates an ability to laugh at yourself. This is an admirable quality that everyone should cultivate.

That having been said, I'll add that there is nothing wrong with having a healthy dose of ego. That's why I love this forum: a bunch of opinionated bastards trying to present their view of the world for all to hear, while still being willing to help each other out. One more thing: most humble people have good reason to be humble. :D:

Peace, good traveling, and good mongering to all.

L

Affligem
10-23-07, 22:27
I have been more than 10 times to CR, not really for mongering, I love the country's nature. Who wouldn't? But, Costa Rica is rapidly becoming a very dangerous place, especially San Jose, but also Jaco en Tamarindo. During my last 10 days trip to Costa Rica (San Jose->Tamarindo->Quepos->San Jose by car in September), there was a murder in Tamarindo AND a murder in Jaco while I was there. I only spend a few days in those 2 locations, I stayed most of the time in Manuel Antonio, which still seems safe. San Jose especially is out of control: in some barrios, chicas are attacked in the street, go to the police, identify their attacker, attacker gets out after a while and retaliates (kills the girl in some cases). This happened more than once. The following happened to a family I know in a less than 2 months period: niece is attacked in the street and stabbed in full daylight, brother gets attacked 3 weeks later coming home at night, last week 2 masked man enter the house, beat the brother up and steal stuff. A woman on the other side of the street got murdered 3 weeks ago. The West side of SJ seems safer (Escazu, because of richer people).

The police seems not to be able to handle this increase in crime at all.

Davidb3069
10-27-07, 18:05
I traveled by air, not by bus, and it wasn't quick, it lasted 30 days. And I visited rural areas in CA, not just urban: Tikal, Copan, rural Belize, etc. I have also visited 10 countries in South America, a few in the Caribbean, and many in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific, a total of 79 countries to date on the Travelers Century Club List: http://www.travelerscenturyclub.org/ So get your facts straight before you make accusations. I have mongered all over the world, so I am quite qualified to make comparisons regarding mongering and non-mongering aspects of different countries. And it is not "snobbery" to value taste and discrimination.

L

That web site is interesting. I just came to realize how little I have traveled. Then I realized how much $$ it would take to make 100 or more countries. I counted 18 countries on 4 continents for myself over the last 7 years. Of course, I have been to some countries many times. I guess I should have tried new places :)

David

Kid Brooklyn
10-27-07, 21:34
I have been more than 10 times to CR, not really for mongering, I love the country's nature. Who wouldn't? But, Costa Rica is rapidly becoming a very dangerous place, especially San Jose, but also Jaco en Tamarindo. During my last 10 days trip to Costa Rica (San Jose->Tamarindo->Quepos->San Jose by car in September), there was a murder in Tamarindo AND a murder in Jaco while I was there. I only spend a few days in those 2 locations, I stayed most of the time in Manuel Antonio, which still seems safe. San Jose especially is out of control: in some barrios, chicas are attacked in the street, go to the police, identify their attacker, attacker gets out after a while and retaliates (kills the girl in some cases). This happened more than once. The following happened to a family I know in a less than 2 months period: niece is attacked in the street and stabbed in full daylight, brother gets attacked 3 weeks later coming home at night, last week 2 masked man enter the house, beat the brother up and steal stuff. A woman on the other side of the street got murdered 3 weeks ago. The West side of SJ seems safer (Escazu, because of richer people).

The police seems not to be able to handle this increase in crime at all.
I agree with this statement. It's getting out of control. Gringos would be better off to find other places to monger in.

ToroRojo
10-28-07, 01:28
I agree with this statement. It's getting out of control. Gringos would be better off to find other places to monger in.Yes definitely! We should all stick to the safe places like New York, LA, Detroit. Philly.

Kid Brooklyn
10-28-07, 22:04
Yes definitely! We should all stick to the safe places like New York, LA, Detroit. Philly.
That's not what I was saying. There is Panama City, Lima, Medellin, Cali... all safer than SJ. And those goverments actually care about tourists, unlike CR.

MiamiHeatLuver
10-28-07, 22:22
That's not what I was saying. There is Panama City, Lima, Medellin, Cali... all safer than SJ. And those goverments actually care about tourists, unlike CR.

I frequent CALI quite often and unfortunately it has gotten worse and worse there, more poverty and crime and a high level of unenployment and uncertainty fills the air lately, especially after the FARC bombed the city AND the police station early this year, they still havent finished the police station yet. Been to MDE and LIMA, never PANAMA, just stay out of the bad areas like ANY other large city!

Stevewxly
11-07-07, 17:36
See my other rerport.....Current Reports.....San Jose

Steve

Stevewxly
11-11-07, 17:00
House Party today.....at Steveīs Casa.

Nov 11th 2PM until ????

Food, drinks, Chicas, music-dancing, etc.

Call me at 876-2715 or just come out anytime:

From Plaza del Sol ( about 5 miles East of downtown SJ & the Del Rey .....
Go between McDonalds and KFC restaurants....one block South....turn right....then one block West....last house on the right.....big 3 story house with rock retaining wall.

Bring a friend or two.....house will accomdate lots of folks.

Pura Vida

Steve

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World Jockey
11-20-07, 03:19
I hear medical treatment down there is really cheap.

Anyone have some links for good dentists in San Jose?

I'm going down on Thursday maybe I can fact finding AND mongering experience while there.

ChiliMike
11-20-07, 11:30
I wish I had some exact people you could get in touch with. But on my last trip I met a guy who got hit by a car walking down the street in new york and it messed up his face and did a real number on his teeth. Anyway he went to see if this doctor could help him and it turns out he could and for 500. 00 us he could get done what it would cost over 3000. 00 to 4000. 00 in the states (is what he told me) he seemed real happy about and set up a return trip in a few weeks to get the job done. If I get any more info I will pass it along to you.

World Jockey
11-21-07, 06:38
I wish I had some exact people you could get in touch with. But on my last trip I met a guy who got hit by a car walking down the street in new york and it messed up his face and did a real number on his teeth. Anyway he went to see if this doctor could help him and it turns out he could and for 500. 00 us he could get done what it would cost over 3000. 00 to 4000. 00 in the states (is what he told me) he seemed real happy about and set up a return trip in a few weeks to get the job done. If I get any more info I will pass it along to you.$500 vs $3500 incredible

Thanks keep us posted.

I'm sure others probably want to hear also.

Dodger Bulldog
11-21-07, 07:18
Anyone have some links for good dentists in San Jose?
Actually. I'm too polite to say "RTFF."

But, you really should:

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=639085&postcount=152

http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showpost.php?p=639102&postcount=153

DB

AdventureMike
12-06-07, 07:38
Greetings,

Does anyone have a reservation/information phone number for the Hotel Morazan so I can inquire about availability over the Holidays and book my first stay there in 3 weeks? I did not come across the number with search or on their web site and the on-line booking form forces you to enter a credit card before you even know if there is any availability.

Also this is my first visit to CR and I am wondering if the majority of monger-friendly San Jose hotels are at max capacity in late December/Early January and if they would virtually require a reservation in order to secure a room upon arrival? I have read how so many chicas head home for the holidays and am wondering if that affects how busy hotels are during that time. I have traveled very extensively all over the world (49 countries and counting) and I very rarely book ahead even at the holidays unless so advised so would like to avoid booking if it is likely I will not have any trouble.

What about hotel availability during that time on the major Pacific and Caribbean coastal destinations (Jaco, Montezuma, Tamarindo, Cahuita)?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Happy and safe travels,

Adventure Mike

Prolijo
12-07-07, 04:10
I did a quick search and found this earlier post by me http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showthread.php?p=426892&highlight=morazon+number#post426892

Their direct phone number is 011-506-222-4622.

In general, you don't need to make reservations during the holidays to get a room IF you don't really care where you stay. Some place will probably have a vacancy. However, if you want to stay at the more popular places it would definitely be a good idea to reserve ahead. Besides, if you know for certain that you're going to CR and know where you want to stay, why would you have a problem with making a reservation to make sure you get the room you want? What is the worst that will happen? You decide not to go and have to send an email cancelling your RSVP? As long as you cancel, most places won't charge you particularly if they can sell your room to someone else, but if you think you might not wind up going you should always ask what their cancellation policy is. You get there and decide you don't like the hotel? You've done the research and already know which places are supposed to be good and which are supposed to be bad. If you change your mind and decide to shop around for a room with all your luggage once you get there, do you really think you're going to do much better (assuming even those "better" places even have an available room)?

In SJ, the nicest and most chica-friendly places, that are particularly popular with mongers (e.g the HDR, SL, Pres, etc.) often book out several weeks or more in advance, even some times during the rainy season. Sure there MAY be slightly less of us around because we know the chicas will also be scarcer, but the effect probably is not as large. After all, we go whenever we can and a week with holidays when we already have time off from work is a time when many of us can. Elsewhere in CR, such as at the major Pacific and Caribbean coastal destinations (Jaco, Montezuma, Tamarindo, Cahuita), where regular tourists make up the vast bulk of the hotel occupancies, the hotel quests could care less whether the chicas are all staying home and the rule about "going when they can" applies even more. Again the less popular (possibly because they're also not particularly nice) places may have vacancies but the nicer better places will often fill up.

What you decide to do may ultimately depend on what your standards are and how flexible you might be.

AdventureMike
12-07-07, 04:30
Thanks, Prolijo, that information definitely helps.

I am only hesitant to make reservations because I do not know the length of stay in any one location and I have no set itinerary or any other definitive travel plans, which is the way I almost always travel. I like to head into a new area and see what is cool and fun along the way and then I change my plans as I go.

That said I do know where I will be during the first few days at least and at the very end so I can go at least that far and I will make an effort to make reservations a few days in advance along the way. Since mongering options seem to be more limited in the other areas I may also decide to just stay in some of the cheaper backpacker places to meet other solo adventure travelers and in that case reservations are probably not as essential as for monger-friendly hotels.

Muchas gracias por todo.

Adventure Mike


I did a quick search and found this earlier post by me http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/showthread.php?p=426892&highlight=morazon+number#post426892

Their direct phone number is 011-506-222-4622.

In general, you don't need to make reservations during the holidays to get a room IF you don't really care where you stay. Some place will probably have a vacancy. However, if you want to stay at the more popular places it would definitely be a good idea to reserve ahead. Besides, if you know for certain that you're going to CR and know where you want to stay, why would you have a problem with making a reservation to make sure you get the room you want? What is the worst that will happen? You decide not to go and have to send an email cancelling your RSVP? As long as you cancel, most places won't charge you particularly if they can sell your room to someone else, but if you think you might not wind up going you should always ask what their cancellation policy is. You get there and decide you don't like the hotel? You've done the research and already know which places are supposed to be good and which are supposed to be bad. If you change your mind and decide to shop around for a room with all your luggage once you get there, do you really think you're going to do much better (assuming even those "better" places even have an available room)?

In SJ, the nicest and most chica-friendly places, that are particularly popular with mongers (e.g the HDR, SL, Pres, etc.) often book out several weeks or more in advance, even some times during the rainy season. Sure there MAY be slightly less of us around because we know the chicas will also be scarcer, but the effect probably is not as large. After all, we go whenever we can and a week with holidays when we already have time off from work is a time when many of us can. Elsewhere in CR, such as at the major Pacific and Caribbean coastal destinations (Jaco, Montezuma, Tamarindo, Cahuita), where regular tourists make up the vast bulk of the hotel occupancies, the hotel quests could care less whether the chicas are all staying home and the rule about "going when they can" applies even more. Again the less popular (possibly because they're also not particularly nice) places may have vacancies but the nicer better places will often fill up.

What you decide to do may ultimately depend on what your standards are and how flexible you might be.

Krazykyle A
02-12-08, 20:08
Does anyone have any links to housing in Tamarindo?

A couple of my friends are considering moving there and are having a hard time finding a website renting houses, only houses for purchase.

If anyone could send me a link I would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.

Vitrea
04-05-08, 07:46
There is plenty of action in this town but the quality is mediocre. The most obvious place is the jazz Casino across from Diria hotel. I went there two nights in a row. Bunch of 6's and a few 7's and one 9 hanging out. They wanted $100/hr and would not budge. We were three of us. i did not partake but two of my buddies were desperate. They took a girl from Limon and one from SJ. The one from Limon, pretty face. OK body apparently gave very good service. CBJ and FS. The SJ hottie provided mediocre service but apparently looked even better with clothes off.

BTW, if you do not want to take them back to Diria the "cabinas" next to fruits tropicales restaurant is a decent $10/hr option. If you do not speak spanish the Cabinas guy will try to rip you off.

Next day we went to the new Aquos disco. At least 10 working chicas there (if you know what you look for). it was easy for me because I recognized one from the Jazz and all the chicks that said hello to her are working. Took one out to the cabinas for two pops.

Taxi drivers and bell boys were willing to bring merchandise to the front entrance of the hotel for look see. We did not take them up on it. If you are shy or do not know much spanish ask for "massaje con sevicios additionales" :-)

Note: With the girls, negotiate everything upfront to the last detail including the number of condoms on hand.

Member #2964
04-06-08, 01:58
Please take note;

ALL PHONE NUMBERS HAVE CHANGED IN COSTA RICA TO A 8 DIGiT NUMBER.

For land phones add a 2 before the 1st. number of your existing numbers.

For cell phones add a 8 before the first number of your existing numbers.

Remember this is for all numbers in Costa Rica.

OldGringoBangs
04-12-08, 20:34
Hey all you guys,

I was wondering if anyone can help locate this girl I know shes in CR for the season, if anyone seen her can you tell me where shes working so I may find her, shes from Medellin.

Thanxs

Hello0
05-11-08, 04:02
Need your help to get Hotel Morazon number. I tried their direct phone number 011-506-2-222-4622. It does not work.

Thanks in advance for the info.

Eros74
08-03-08, 22:59
Hola,

I do not know exactly where to post and so far as it belongs to general info I post here.

Thinking to come to Costarica for about one month, which are the real chance to get a regular girl so I will not have to pay every night to get fun ? Cause I will have much time, but not enough money to pay all the time I will be in mood to... make love ;)

I mean for example, find normal girl in San Jose and to go with her for a week or so to Jaco paying only hotel and food, not with $, so pay much less and get much more...

I am 34yo, normal looking, good shape, european and I speak a little of spanish.

Last question, anybody can suggest me some dating agency where to find Tica, as luckylovers for the russian ones ?

Thanks...

Toadtamer2
08-04-08, 02:53
You sound confused. You don't want to pay $$ for chicas, then you say: "Last question, anybody can suggest me some dating agency where to find Tica, as luckylovers for the russian ones? " Go with the dating agency and you will be out of cash in 2 weeks! You need to do a search and get a clue!

Eros74
08-04-08, 09:43
.... Go with the dating agency and you will be out of cash in 2 weeks! You need to do a search and get a clue!

I do not understand, in luckylovers you pay a very reasonable fee and then you are free to chat with all the women you want....am I missing something ?

Underwriter
08-10-08, 01:33
Hola,

I do not know exactly where to post and so far as it belongs to general info I post here.

Thinking to come to Costarica for about one month, which are the real chance to get a regular girl so I will not have to pay every night to get fun ? Cause I will have much time, but not enough money to pay all the time I will be in mood to... make love ;)

I mean for example, find normal girl in San Jose and to go with her for a week or so to Jaco paying only hotel and food, not with $, so pay much less and get much more...

I am 34yo, normal looking, good shape, european and I speak a little of spanish.

Last question, anybody can suggest me some dating agency where to find Tica, as luckylovers for the russian ones ?

Thanks...Here is the way I would do it. Either you can find a working girl and offer her a deal for the week. If you are a cool guy, who is fun to be with, the girl is going to enjoy herself and would like to spend a week at the beach. But the reality is, they are working girls. So you will need to pay them something. Or, you could try to meet a regular girl working at a store or resturant. I would think she would enjoy a week at the beach.

UW

Dan D Dick
08-11-08, 16:42
Was there last year in June with a buddy. Finally kicked out my existing novia (too much whiskey) & hit the putas for a few days. Told my buddy I was going to find a local gal & had one inside two hours. We've now been seeing each other for a year. She's gorgeous, perfect body, good humor, does absolutely everything I want (though for many performances it was her first time). Downside - zero English. Up side - Zero English & I'm finally starting to get halfway decent with my Spanish. I'll be back in two weeks (9th trip this year).

I found her at the food court in Mall San Pedro. But I'd also recommend "shopping" at Hiper Mas. I was there with my 1st novia (who I'd found in a MP.....good points & bad points with that approach!!) & another girl tried to pick me up when my novia's back was turned.

In your favor - Gringo looks. Especially blue eyes. Helps immensely to know some Spansh.

Nothing like having a cutie to reach over and fondle in the middle of the night. I'm 56; my friend just turned 31. This is quite common in SJO.

/dddick

Jai Dee
08-17-08, 16:31
Hi guys,

Is it possible to find a chick with GFE qualities in San Jose, and have her as your semi-tourguide? Like in Thailand. In Bangkok I would take a girl up to Chiang Mai for a week, can you do that here? Go to the coast or the central highlands? I understand its 30 or 60 minutes or perhaps the night for sex here, but how about a contract for a couple of nights, I am planning my first trip to CR and thinking of visiting Cartagena, Colombia as well. I should not have any problems with the ladies, as I am mid-30s, decent looking, and talk street spanish.

Thanks in advance

Toadtamer2
08-17-08, 21:49
"I should not have any problems with the ladies, as I am mid-30s, decent looking, and talk street spanish." If what you say is true, you should not have any problems. Any puta would love to take $$ to be a tour guide. Sample a handful, then choose the one with the qualities you desire. I would say a few cien would be minimal for the entire day and maybe night.

Kevin Gati
11-11-08, 02:17
Hello guys,

I am to be in CR week before thanksgiving Nov 21.24, is this a good time to visit OR all working girls go home back to their familes. Any and all comments welcomed and appreciated. BR Gati

TweedleD
11-11-08, 06:36
Can you find GFE and a little tour guide for a reasonable price? my answer would probably be yes, I've been offered that deal when I wasn't even looking for it. This particular semi pro out of HDR asked me what I was doing for the rest of my stay in CR after we sessioned and I told her I was renting a car and touring the country for the next few days and she got really excited and said "I go with you,you just pay for food" [Of course I am really a pretty big stud and made her cum a few times,} But putting it in perspective I spoke with another working girl out of the HDR that used to work fulltime as a cashier for $350.00 a month. So It may be possible but I wouldn't count on it as probable, my feeling in 8 trips to CR is go down there with very little expectations, go with the flow, take things as they come and what ever happens, happens. You really don't want to spend any extended period of time with any women unless there is some chemistry, On a different trip I rode the Public bus from Jaco back into San Jose and had a 23 year old single
mommie practically throw herself at me and gave me three phone numbers of how to get a hold of her,she was not a pro at all,simply a young waitress down by the beach that was looking to date a guy that appeared to have a few bucks, This sort of stuff doesn't happen every five minutes but does happen every so often, on the other hand is it possible to run into blood sucking piranas that veiw you as a walking ATM machine? This is probably the rule not the exception, That's my two cents

Paintergle
11-11-08, 14:41
ThanksGiving

Hello guys,

I am to be in CR week before thanksgiving Nov 21.24, is this a good time to visit OR all working girls go home back to their familes. Any and all comments welcomed and appreciated. BR Gati

It is not a holiday for them, they will be there, i have been there ever year at this time for 5, this one included

Grimetime19
12-03-08, 20:33
What's up my "Good men"! I've never been to Costa Rica, and my traveling crew and I are planning a trip in late April! I would like to know if anyone could help me out as far as a place to stay that's not a shit hole, close to the action, and not so expensive (I know that might be a tall order, but I know someone can come through in the clutch for me.)! As far as a place to stay NOTHING over $80 per night. I/we also need a short list of places to go here the chicks are going be, and a nice "down time" spot (s)! I'm a HUGE fan of Brazil and just got back last week, but I need to shake it up a bit.

Que Rico
12-14-08, 02:29
Ok, Grimey, under $80 morazon hotel across from the Hotel del rey ($47. 00), if you don't know what that place is then you need some more reading friend. As far as I am concerned HDR and the club across the street KEY LARGO and maybe the sportsman lodge are the only places to go if your new and if your not new too in most cases. Let me straiten some people out here about "looks" the only looks they care about are the ones on the faces of the dollars in your pockets!

Unless your repulsive it don't.f-in matter. Rent a girl, day trips, all night long all has its price. Typically now most girls except "attitude colombianas" are going in for $80 per hour starting at $100, todo la noche (all night long) $300 is the starting quote. You can find hundereds a day in the places I mentioned. Stay at sportsman, Delrey, morazon and your fine. Don't walk around at night unless your stupid because size dosent matter and you are target with your blue eyes euro look or whatever.

Be nice and treat then like your date but watch very close, the mentallity is if your stupid enough to leave something laying around then you deserve to get it stolen. I don't understand this thinking but they would steal $20 from you and ruin the chance of making $200 over 2 days. Why? Because in Costa Rica there is no tommoro.

Good luck and wrap your pecker!

Grimetime19
12-16-08, 00:49
Hey Que Rico,

Thank for the info !!! Tha fellas and I will put it to good use!

Bilko
12-18-08, 22:32
Need your help to get Hotel Morazon number. I tried their direct phone number 011-506-2-222-4622. It does not work.

Thanks in advance for the info.It's actually 2222 4722. Amazing how one wrong digit fucks you up.

Bunda Man
12-21-08, 20:42
I'm staying at the Sportsmans for my first trip to CR in February. I have found/created some maps but am still wondering about the distance between SL and the various other spots I want to visit(Del Ray, Zona Blue, New Fantasy, and the Strip Clubs). Are they all within a short cab ride from SL? Are any within a short walking distance? Thank you in advance.

Markinno
12-21-08, 22:49
I'm staying at the Sportsmans for my first trip to CR in February. I have found/created some maps but am still wondering about the distance between SL and the various other spots I want to visit(Del Ray, Zona Blue, New Fantasy, and the Strip Clubs). Are they all within a short cab ride from SL? Are any within a short walking distance? Thank you in advance.Del Ray & Key Largo are about 1/4 mile from Sportsmens Lodge but I would not walk at night (cab will cost a buck or two). Zona Blue is now Little Havana Cigar Bar and it is about a 3 minute cab ride.

I don't know specifically about New Fantasy and strip clubs but everything is relatively close by in "The Gulch".

In my opinion Sportsmens Lodge is the hot place in San Jose at this time. Girls are there at almost any hour but 6 to 8 pm is when the most popular girls seem to be there. Del Ray & Key Largo are better for 10 pm and later.

Horntoad
12-23-08, 10:47
I'm staying at the Sportsmans for my first trip to CR in February. I have found/created some maps but am still wondering about the distance between SL and the various other spots I want to visit(Del Ray, Zona Blue, New Fantasy, and the Strip Clubs). Are they all within a short cab ride from SL? Are any within a short walking distance? Thank you in advance.

New Fantasy and Zona Blue are a few blocks from Sportsman's Lodge. There are a bunch of other MP's within walking distance also. A short cab ride is needed for the strip clubs.

I would second Markinno's recommendation to take a cab at night. Only a buck or two.

Dr Howard
01-03-09, 20:55
Hey Spanky,

How are Florida's stocks doing?

Xpatriot
02-07-09, 15:12
I have been trying to learn as much as I can from these lists and forums but, more times than not I am left with more questions than I started with in the first place. I am sure that the answers are burried in the thousands of posts over the years but for the sake of time I have been focusing on posts of the last year just to get current and relevant information.

My thing is to travel once per year and bang about 4-5 *****s per day in my hotel room for as long as they will let met and do this everyday for about 4-5 days. I am then good to go and am very happy to live in the sex free zone of the world known as America for another 4-6 months without issue. Hey to each his own right?

Costa Rica sounds unique to me because if I am understanding what I am reading then a great deal of these hotels are also 24 hour brothels as well. Now that's cool! So here is where I am confused. If I stay at one of this brothel/hotels then am I able to bring girls back from other brothel/hotels? If yes, then I assume the people are getting paid along the line. Who and how much? If not then what are my options?

The other question I have is in regards to the list. It says:

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"1. Hotel Zona Blue, Avenida 9, Calle 3B S. E. (Gringos). Rooms are $200 a night and time with a Chica is a lot cheaper than some other places. 20 Chicas. Prices: 12000c 30 min, 17000c hour for CRT members and 16000c 30 min. , 24000c hour for non CRT members. ".

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OK, I believe it but, how in the world is this cheaper at $200. 00 per night? What am I not understanding? I am guessing it it the "time with a Chica" caveat. But, exactly what does that mean?

Xpatriot

Soft Bob
02-10-09, 23:24
Xpatriot you are right to be confused. If you stay at Hotel Little Havana you pay around $200/night but the girls in the bar downstairs will cost you $25/hour instead of $55. So if you do 5 girls per day you will come out ahead. You must take girls from the bar only but they have a great variety and it keeps changing all day so if you do not like those in the bar when you go in wait around till new talent arrives and believe me there is a lot.

All the other hotels like the Del Rey that have girls in the bar do not care where you bring the girls from but you are paying around $60 to $80 per girl and the hotel takes a "chica fee" which can be $10 to $30 depending upon the hotel. So if you do 5 girls per day you are paying a lot more.

If you want to bring girls from outside to your hotel you should stay at "chica friendly hotels". Hotel La Amistad, Hotel Castillo and Sportsmans Lodge are some that do not have a chica fees. You can easily find out their rate and they are all in the so called gulch.

Another option is to stay at any hotel you like and do all your girls at the New Fantasy massage parlor for $45/hour. Usually 10 to 15 girls around from 9 A.M to 9 P.M.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I would suggest that the author or another Forum Member consider posting a link to this report in the Reports of Distinction thread. Please Click Here (http://www.internationalsexguide.info/forum/announcement-reportsofdistinction.php?) for more information.

Quietmanatx
02-12-09, 00:27
Xpatriot,

I have only been to Costa Rica once, but it is basically pretty simple, although you can make it more complicated. You want to find a hotel near the so-called gulch area that has no chica fees. Soft Bob listed the three I immediately recall and they seem to be the chief ones based on my reading over the past year or more. I stayed at the Hotel La Amistad on my trip. Then you can go to two places to find girls hanging out. The Hotel Del Rey (DR) or the Sportsmens Lodge (SL). Both are walking distance from La Amistad but the SL is less than a block. It is not advisable to walk from the La Amistad or SL to the DR at night (or vice versa).

If you go to the DR or SL, the girls are just hanging out there. Depending on day and time there might be 5. 40 girls at SL and 50. 400 girls at DR. You negotiate what you want and a price, go back to your room and you are in business. You can also stay at the DR, but be advised it is $10 every time you take a girl upstairs. At 4-5 per day that adds up fast.

There are also the Massage Parlors (New Fantasy, Hotel Little Havana, Idem, and many many more). Those places, you cannot take the girl out, but instead have your fun on the premises. The advantage is it is fixed price and no negotiating. The disadvantage is more limited selection. You will have to figure out which is more your style.

If you want to negotiate, it helps to speak at least a modest amount of Spanish.

Hope that helps some.

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Mr Jetsetter
02-12-09, 18:43
Xpatriot

Not sure where you did your "homework," but your post is somewhat error-ridden. For starters, there are no 24-hour brothel/hotels in San Jose. One might claim that the Del Rey is, since ladies do hang around the Blue Marlin bar 24/7, but they are independents, and the hotel has nothing to do with prices, negotiations, performance and consumer complaints, etc., although they do charge a $10 chica fee to take a lady upstairs to the rooms. As far as the Sportsmens Lodge, the ladies there are independents as well, but no chica fee is ever imposed, and Bill, the owner, has nothing to do with the process other than potentially banning ladies if they are caught stealing or behaving badly. The bar there closes at midnight.

Re Hotel Little Havana, the prices you quoted are severely outdated. The four major suites do go for $200 a night for single occupancy, and $250 for two people. The ladies downstairs can be had for $25 per hour if staying in these suites, but there are some restrictions. The hotel recently opened up 10 junior suites that run around $99 a night, I believe, but guests in these have to pay the same fee structure as off-the-street guests. Right now, I believe the rate for ladies is $46 an hour for CRT members, and $55 for non-CRT patrons. Not sure about 1/2 hour rates. The hotel bar closes at 9pm and the ladies essentially clear out. Hotel guests can arrange overnighters with the HLH ladies or even bring in guests from the outside after this hour.

OneKissMontreal
02-15-09, 04:56
Hi everyone

I would like to speand a week in Costa Rica, little haana hotel or the del ray. Is there the beach not far. I'm looking to speand days at the beach then girls for the night

Anyone could give me a basic simple idea thank you very much

Is the ladies provide gfe services in general.

Johnathan Montreal.

Lion Killer
02-15-09, 13:56
Sorry dude, but San Jose is located in the center of the country at an elevation of 3,809 feet above sea level. The closes beaches are on the pacific coast, its either a 4 hour bus ride or a 45 minute flight.

The pussy is hit and miss there also and its more expensive than in San Jose. Anyone who goes to the beaches usually stays a few days and brings a girl with them from San Jose. You have to negotiate the rates with the girl, but it can be anywhere from $100.00 to $300.00 a day plus expenses.


LK

Sammon
02-15-09, 18:08
You can go to the atlantic side or pacific side.
Either way it is about 4 hours ride.
Puerto Limon is on the Atlantic side. There are girls there. But not many. If you take a girl from san jose like I did you can have a good time goint out to the islands there etc. The girls in Puert Limon tend to be darker in color. All girls are Ticas. Beaches are unspoiled.
Jaco and other beaches are on the Pacific side. The nightlife is active in jaco. Many girls in the bars. Some are very pretty. If you are going to Jaco there is no need to take girls from Jan Jose. The beach is nice but polluted.
Many young people go there to surf.

Dabawl
02-16-09, 03:58
Xpatriot

Re Hotel Little Havana, the prices you quoted are severely outdated. The four major suites do go for $200 a night for single occupancy, and $250 for two people. The ladies downstairs can be had for $25 per hour if staying in these suites, but there are some restrictions. Do you know the resrictions? Also, do you or anyone know how the whole thing works?

Thanks

Mr Jetsetter
02-16-09, 07:22
Dabawl

The major restriction I was referring to is a two-hour limit during the day with any particular lady, to give other guests a shot at the really popular ladies. I do not necessarily have the most current info. Why don't you simply email them yourself with any questions you might have? You might also utilize the search functions on this board's threads.

Colombia Lover
03-14-09, 15:09
Going to CR for the first time for Mongering (only been for vacation in the past). Is V and/or C regularly available from the pharmacia without prescription? If not, can it be easily acquired another way? I don't want to bring my own. Don't use it here, but need it if I'm going to do 3 or 4 a day.

Thanks.

CL

One Putt
03-14-09, 21:00
Viagra in generic form is available at the gulch area pharmacies. It was around $3. 00 per 50mg pill about a year ago. I assume Cialis is also available although I did not use it. No perscription needed.

Xpatriot
03-24-09, 03:36
For starters, there are no 24-hour brothel/hotels in San Jose. One might claim that the Del Rey is, since ladies do hang around the Blue Marlin bar 24/7, but they are independents, and the hotel has nothing to do with pricesDude, with all due respect you are completely wrong. What I saw was the complete definition of a brothel. The word brothel does not define the house (or hotel) having anything to do with the girls at all. I stayed there for a couple of nights and it was off the hook.

Del Rey is in fact a 24-hour brothel and I personally have never seen anything like it before. WOW! In fact, all the MPs fit the definition of a brothel as well. I am hooked on Costa Rica.


Not sure where you did your "homework, " but your post is somewhat error-ridden.Did my homework right here on this forum. Of course it lead me to another forum as well but, it all began here. From what I saw, this forum is not error-ridden in the least. Perhaps some of the prices in the list are slightly outdated but, that is all. The information I received here was definitely within acceptable norms.

Soft Bob and Quietmanatx, thanx.

Cheers!

XP

xpatriot

Mr Jetsetter
03-25-09, 08:17
Xpatriot

We can quibble about the definition of a brothel with regard to the Del Rey -- no big deal. Regardless, it is the only place of its kind that I know of in Costa Rica that is open 24-7.

As for my comment about one of your past reports being "somewhat error-ridden," I think I was being "somewhat" diplomatic, as it was loaded with inaccuracies. I also DID NOT state that this forum was error-ridden -- I was simply responding to one specific post of yours.

BTW, I read your AWESOME trip report on that other forum you alluded to, and I strongly suggest you post it here as well. One of the best reports I have ever read on any forum. Your posted photos were fabulous as well. Yes, you are truly no longer a newbie, and I'm looking forward to your future contributions.

Xpatriot
03-27-09, 15:51
BTW, I read your AWESOME trip report on that other forum you alluded to, and I strongly suggest you post it here as well. One of the best reports I have ever read on any forum. Your posted photos were fabulous as well. Yes, you are truly no longer a newbie, and I'm looking forward to your future contributions.Mr. Jetsetter,

Thanks for the kind words. I have been working on a version which I hope will be acceptable fro Jackson. It is hard to keep everything the same and respect the rules of the board with particular respect to other boards. Therefore, it is taking a little longer. I hope to have it up in the next day or so.

-xp

Gonzo
04-13-09, 00:32
Many of you may know Thomas Friedman the editorial columnist of the NY Times. He's a compelling writer, whether you agree or disagree with his politics, though sometimes a bit naive and idealistic, IMO.

This week he turned his attention to Costa Rica and liked what he saw in how the government there worked out environmental vs economic activity, most often conflicting imperatives.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/opinion/12friedman.html

The Best Nap
05-14-09, 05:51
I will be in Papagayo in September and was wondering if there is any girls to be had in this area. Can anyone share any info with me?

Thanks in advance!

Fifth Vodka
05-15-09, 13:10
Has anyone brought a girlfriend/wife to the Del Rey or any of our hotspots? I'm headed for my third trip in Aug, and trying to decide if I wanna bring sand to the beach. She's not gonna have a problem with it, but I was wondering about the rates and openess of the chicas, thanks for sharing your experiences.

Dodger Bulldog
05-16-09, 07:26
Has anyone brought a girlfriend/wife to the Del Rey or any of our hotspots? I'm headed for my third trip in Aug, and trying to decide if I wanna bring sand to the beach. She's not gonna have a problem with it, but I was wondering about the rates and openess of the chicas, thanks for sharing your experiences.I saw a fellow there once with his blonde gringa and the chicas were going crazy over her.

It should be noted that she was hot as a firecracker!

DB

Soft Bob
05-16-09, 18:42
Fifth vodka, I suggest you go to the Sportsmans Lodge first and see how it goes. If you get good vibes there then go to Del Rey maybe in the afternoon then consider going at night. IMHO.

Lion Killer
05-17-09, 00:28
I have seen several guys bring sand to the beach (their wife) an its not a problem, lots of bi-sexual girls in the DR, should not have any problem


LK

John Gault
06-06-09, 12:04
I use Pingo for calling CR and just picked up Magic Jack for my laptop. My question is when I am in CR can I use magic jack to call CR,via pingo? The reason I would want to do that is it would mask where I was calling from plus I could call from my room and all my numbers are already programed in Pingo. I think it would also be cheaper than using a local cell phone.
Has anyone done this?
thanks in advance for any input

BabyHuey
06-06-09, 18:54
I don't know anything about Pingo, but what I usually do is buy several LD minutes from Magic Jack to call CR. It is very inexpensive (been a while so I don't know what current rates are), and looks like you are calling from the states. Check Magic Jack website, they have a page where you can buy LD minutes to most international locations.

John Gault
06-27-09, 18:33
I use Pingo for calling CR and just picked up Magic Jack for my laptop. My question is when I am in CR can I use magic jack to call CR,via pingo? The reason I would want to do that is it would mask where I was calling from plus I could call from my room and all my numbers are already programed in Pingo. I think it would also be cheaper than using a local cell phone.
Has anyone done this?
thanks in advance for any input

Yes I can use Magic to call to Costa Rica when I am there and it works. It costs for the call, but it comes out as my USA number.
On another note calls to and from the USA while in CR are free . All you need is an internet connection.

Denton Seek
07-14-09, 02:55
Hi guys,

I did a bit of searching but couldn't come to a conclusion on this. I'm planning to visit CR in about 3 weeks but I am supposed to be in Guanacaste because of the beaches and won't be near San Jose. Is that a bad play or is there still alot of fun to be had in Guanacaste? Please let me know if I should bail on the trip.

Thanks for any advice.

DS

LatinaLover#1
07-16-09, 11:29
Hi guys,

I did a bit of searching but couldn't come to a conclusion on this. I'm planning to visit CR in about 3 weeks but I am supposed to be in Guanacaste because of the beaches and won't be near San Jose. Is that a bad play or is there still alot of fun to be had in Guanacaste? Please let me know if I should bail on the trip.

Thanks for any advice.

DSI stayed at the Paradisus in Playa Conchal a few times. There is a little disco in Brasilito a small town near the resort. If you speak spanish you can find something there. Or grab a taxi guy and ask him to get you a girl . Lastly, you can go to Liberia, 30 minutes or so from the beach to get a girl.

Denton Seek
07-20-09, 10:12
I stayed at the Paradisus in Playa Conchal a few times. There is a little disco in Brasilito a small town near the resort. If you speak spanish you can find something there. Or grab a taxi guy and ask him to get you a girl . Lastly, you can go to Liberia, 30 minutes or so from the beach to get a girl.Thank you LatinaLover#1, that should help me alot when I get there. I wasn't sure if there was action to be had on that side of the country but things are looking positive now.

Thanks again.

LuvBlkWomen
08-04-09, 01:33
I would like to visit CR in early oct for some Scuba diving and mongering. I need a recomendation as to where in CR, I can do both. I basically want to dive every morning, chill on beach a little in afternoon and get pussy in the late afternoon and evening.

Thanks