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Tucker Comstock

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Can answer any questions about Costa Rica from perspective of a resident - weather, driving times/distances, things to see and things to avoid, what you should be nervous about and what is really not a problem, except in your head. I have lots of experience with government regulation, banking, property ownership, legal structures, insurance issues, employing people.

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Resident of Costa Rica. Operating a business in Costa Rica sine 1991. Designer and publisher of technical information on Costa Rica travel. Experienced world traveler, so have grasp of travel standards required by many types of people




Bachelors degree, University of Colorado Masters, University of Michigan Commercial balloon pilot (flown balloons in 20 countries)

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Mike02/14/14101010Thanks Tucker, for some great insight!. Best .....

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2015-11-13 Internet Access:

Good internet access even in smaller towns like Fortuna, Jaco, etc. 4LTE pretty common.  Three carriers... ICE (government operated phone co.), CLARO and MOVISTAR -- ICE has broadest coverage but some

2015-03-20 Upcoming Trip To Costa Rica:

Water very safe to drink, but every place new you go has different mineral content so be aware you might want to carry Immodium. Don't hesitate to drink water in restaurants, hotels, but use bottled water

2015-03-18 Upcoming Trip To Costa Rica:

Iraz is not difficult to hike up to the crater from the parking area.  The  volcano became slightly active.. emitting gases.. about 3 months ago. There is always a possibility they will close access,

2015-03-17 Upcoming Trip To Costa Rica:

You cannot walk on the volcanoes that are active (Arenal, Turrialba, Miravalles, Rincon de la Vieja). The aerial tram near Arenal will give you the best view. Pos volcano has a different view .. park

2014-02-09 Beach Bungalows:

Dear Mike,    The truth is, the USA is the only place that meets your requirements for both cheap and safe. The cheapest places I have stayed or have seen are all very insecure.  Even in a fishing village


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