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Weston Magazine Group:  http://www.westonmagazinegroup.com/ 

 

For real estate needs, contact Ivo Henfling, a Dutch expat who has lived in the country since 1980 and founded the American-European Real Estate Group at   https://www.american-european.net/ 

 

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Handy numbers and Links:

Keep in mind most phone numbers have eight (8) digits unlike 7 worldwide. The numbers are subject to change. Please notify me if you find any that no longer work. I will publish updates as I create new editions and note them on my website: helen@helendunnframe.com

To dial direct internationally: 00+country code + area code + number

To dial with assistance: 09+country code +area code+number

Emergency and access telephone numbers (may change):

http://kolbi.cr/wps/portal/kolbi_dev/sitemap/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zivdxNHA29gw18_C0MjQ0cTUONfYwt_P1MLEz0w8EKzAMtHA093A18LEK9TA0cLZ2dDZyNQw09_c30o4jRb4ADOBoQpx-Pgij8xofrR4GV4PMBITMKckNDIwwyHQGTksGi/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

911All emergencies.

110  – To make local collect calls, follow Spanish instructions.

1110 – For charge

1112 – Time of Day confirmation

1113 – Directory Assistance

1115 – ICE Phone and Internet Services

1116 – International Operator (Collect Calls)

1117 – Non-Emergency Police

1118 – Fire Department and Paramedics

1119—Trouble

1124 – International Information

1126 – Electrical Power Interruption

1137—Disability

1155—Information

1187—Cell phone uses may obtain a monthly balance in Spanish.

128 – Ambulance

1192 – Tourist Information

1193 – Cellular Service

800-343-6332 – Bilingual Tourist Information

Airlines:

(Note: The area code for the eight digit numbers is 506.)

Airport Arrival Information: http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightStatus/flightStatusByAirport.do?airportCode=SJO&airportQueryType=1

Juan Santamaría International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Juan Santamaría)  (SJO) http://www.govisitcostarica.com/region/city.asp?cID=407

Liberia Airport  – Daniel Oduber Quiros International (LIR)

http://www.liberiacostaricaairport.net/  www.liberiacostaricaairport.net/LR arrival&departures.html

Airlines

Air Canada – 2441-8025 – www.aircanada.com

Air France/KLM – 2220-4111 –www. airfrance.com

Alitalia – 2295 6820 – www. alitalia.com

American – 2248-9010 – www.aa.com

Copa – 2223-2672 – 2672 www.copaaiar.com

Cubana – 2221-6918 www.cubana.cu

Delta – 2256-7993 – www.delta.com 0800-016-2002

Iberia – 4000-0225 – www.iberia.com

Jet Blue – 0800-012-1666 – www.jetblue.com

Lufthansa – 2243-1818 –www. lufthansa.com

Martinair –2232-3246 – http://www.trycostarica.com/i/martinair, www.martinair.com

Mexicana Airlines – 2295-6969 – www.mexicana.com

Nature Air – 2229-6000 – www.natureair.com

Sansa Airlines– 2290-4100 – www.flysansa.com

Spirit Airlines -- 2293-4133 –www. spiritair.com or 0-800-011-1103

Taca Airlines – 2299-8222 – www.taca.com (Avianca)

United Airlines – 2442-6997 – www.united.com  0-800-044-0005

US Airways – See American Airlines

Bus/Taxi Lines

Airport Taxi – 2221-6865

CR Shuttle – 4000-1040, 2289-4292 www.costaricashuttle.com  Skype: costaricashuttle; info@costaricashuttle.com

Interbus – 8849-8569 info @transportationcostarica.com Skype: traveltocr

Fantasy Tours/Gray Line – 2291-2222 www.graylinecostarica.com

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Medical Services:

Links for medical facilities in Costa Rica:

https://www.google.com/search?rct=j&q=Hospitals%20in%20Costa%20Rica

http://www.san-jose.diplo.de/contentblob/4321634/Daten/4598348/hospitales.pdf

http://www.therealcostarica.com/health_education_costa_rica/public_hospitals.htm

(Area Code 506)

Hospital RafaelÁngel Calderón Guardia – 2212-1000

Clinica Biblica – 2522-1000

Hospital Hotel La Católica – 2246-3000

Hospital CIMA Escazú – 2208-1000 

Hospital Metropolitano – San José 2521-9595

Hospital México – 2242-6700

Hospital Nacional de Niños – 2523-3000

Hospital San Juan Dios – 2547-8000

Poison Control Center – 2223-1028

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Embassies:

Belgium – 2225-6633

Canada – 2242-4400

China – 2291-4811

Columbia – 2283-6861

France – 2234-4167

Germany – 2296-6790

Great Britain – 2258-2025

Holland – 2296-1490

Israel – 2221-6444

Italy – 2234-2326

Japan – 2232-1255

Panama – 2280-1570

Spain – 2221-7005

Switzerland – 2221-4829

USA – 2519-2000

Other Handy Numbers:

Alcoholics Anonymous (San José) 2222-1889

AYA (water) 2257-8822 -- Pipe breaks 800-737-6783

Air Ambulance Services -- SARPA-CR  www.sarpacr.com

Drug Control Police – 800-376-4266

Fire Department  –  dial 911, 1118, or 2223-8055

INS Medical (Instituto Naciónal de Sequros), 2287-6006, 800-2835-3467, www.ins-cr.com

INS Traffic Accident Report – 800-800-8000

Ombudsman (abuse or corruption) – 800-258-7474

Red Cross Ambulance  – 2233-7033

Transit Police – 800-872-6748

Handy Links

CHECK: http://groups.yahoo.com

If you are not a yahoo member, you will have to sign up to use the links to groups.

Holidays in Costa Rica, in the United States, or anywhere else, check online at http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/

 

The following list of clubs was provided courtesy of the Association of Residents of Costa Rica (ARCR). Since 1984 the organization has been providing services, information and advocacy to foreign residents.  The main office is located on Avenida 14, Calle 42 in San José. 506-4052-4052. For general information, email info@arcr.net The group also has a Facebook page:  facebook.com/AssociationResidentsCR. The group’s magazine El Residente is published every two months.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Groups meet daily throughout the country; times and places change frequently. For schedules for AA meetings and their locations go to:: www.costaricaaa.com.

Al-Anon Meetings

English language Al-Anon meetings are open to anyone whose life has been/is affected by someone else’s problem with alcohol. Go to http://www.costaricaaa.com/category/al-anon/ for Alanon meeting information

 

American Legion Post 10-Escazú

The A.L. Post 10 has its monthly meetings to Casa de España in Sabana norte. An elevator enables those with a handicap to access the upstairs meeting area. If you wish to attend, please e-mail or call for directions. Terry Wise, cell: 8893-4021, Claudio Pacheco, cell8876-1394, home: 2225-4239.

American Legion Post 12-Golfito

Meetings are held 4 p.m. the 1st Tuesday every month at Banana Bay Marina. The Golfito GOVETS have been helping Southern Costa Rica for over 20 years. Contact Pat O’Connell at: walkergold@yahoo.com, 8919-8947, or Mel Goldberg at 8870-6756

American Legion Auxiliary

The Legion Auxiliary meets the second Saturday of each month, at 1300 hours in Moravia. Contact Doris Murillo 2240-2947.

Asociación Caritativa Canadiense

The activities of this charity began in 2000 as part of the Canadian Club of Costa Rica. The group’s vision is that every student has access to a clean, secure, well-maintained, and healthy physical environment in which to learn and grow. Donations supplement what the locals can raise. Canadians and Costa Ricans are volunteer membership. To contribute or learn more please contact Fred Boden, fredrick.boden@gmail.com

Bird Watching Club

The Birding Club of Costa Rica sponsors monthly trips to observe local and migrant birds in various areas of the country. For more information, please visit the website: www.birdingclubcr.org

Canadian Club

The Canadian Club welcomes everyone to join them for monthly luncheons, and special annual events, like Canada Day Celebration, no passport required. No fee or dues, just sign up with your email address you will receive information about Canadian Events. For information visit: www.canadianclubcr.com or email Pat at: canadianclubcr@yahoo.com to sign up.

Cooking Class Club

Meets the first Wednesday each month from 10am to noon. Learn how to create memorable dishes from a culinary expert. A four-course lunch and beverage at a special price follows each class. For location, directions, and more information, contact Barry Blazer at 6008-9944 (Reservations recommended).

Costa Ballena Women's Network                            

Costa Ballena Women's Network (CBWN) started in Ojochal with a handful of expat ladies almost 10 years ago. The focus is on networking, community, business, and social activities as well as offering an opportunity to meet new people. Monthly lunch meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of each month at various restaurants with guest speakers talking about interesting topics. For more information please contact: cbwn00@gmail.com and check out Facebook:  www.facebook.com/CostaBallenaWomensNetwork

Costa Rica Writers Group

Published authors and writers; newbies, and wanna-bes make up this group, dedicated to helping and improving all authors’ work, with resources for publishing, printing, editing, cover design; and every aspect of the writing process. Third Thursday, January through November. Henry’s Beach Café, Escazu, 11:00 a.m. Contact: bbrashears@gmail.com, 8684-2526.

Democrats Abroad

Democrats Abroad meets on the last Saturday of every month at Casa LTG (Little Theatre Group). Contact Nelleke Bruyn, 2279-3553, e-mail: cr.democratsabroad@yahoo.com. Join Democrats Abroad at: www.democratsabroad.org. Register to vote absentee at: VoteFromAbroad.org

First Friday Lunch

Each month ARCR sponsors a “First Friday Lunch.” Everyone is invited to join ARCR Officers and others for an informal lunch and BS session. No RSVP required. No agenda, just food and meeting new and old friends. Attendees are responsible for their own food and drink expenses. The FFL takes place at 12:00 PM on the first Friday of the month. Gatherings are at the Chinese restaurant, Mariscos Vivo, located behind the Mas x Menos grocery store (located across from the Nissan Dealer) and not far from Hotel Autentico (the former Hotel Torremolinos, where the ARCR Seminars are held).

Little Theatre Group

LTG is the oldest continuously running English-language theatre in Central or South America. For more information, go to page 157.

Marine Corps League

MCL meets at 11 a.m. the 2nd Saturday of every month, at Tres Hermanas Restaurant on the service road opposite Hospital Mexico. Look for the big bull statue in front. For information call Bill Enell at 8812-0126 or write to mcleaguecr@gmail.com

Newcomers Club

Newcomers Club of Costa Rica (for women) meets the first Tuesday of every month, September through May. Contact: 2416-1111, email at: costaricaporo@yahoo.com or visit the website at: www.newcomersclubofcostarica.com

PC Club of Costa Rica

The PC Club meets the third Saturday of each month; social, coffee, doughnuts at 8:30 a.m. The meeting starts at 9 and ends at 11 a.m. Guests may attend one free month before joining. Meetings are held at the Pan American school in Belén. For information visit http://pcclub.net/home.php

Perez Zeledon International Women’s Club

PZIWC was formed in November 2009 to promote friendship between English-speaking women in Perez Zeledon and to make positive contributions to the local community. The group meets for luncheons the the second Tuesday of the months, hosts Walkers Day on the third Tuesday of the month, and has a Games Day (board and card) on the fourth Tuesday of each month. As event sites change, call Jane Gregson, 8899-6859 or Cathy Carrolan, 8384-8281, or email pzwoman’sclub@gmail.com. Website: www.pzwomansclub.org

Professional Women’s Network

PWN provides members with opportunities to network with professional women with the goal of aiding personal and professional development of entrepreneurs, students, and professionals. Monthly meetings are open to the public with an entrance fee of ¢4000. Membership with a listing in the directory is ¢12,000; meetings ¢3000 For information about meetings, the speaker, and to register, call Helen at 2280-4362. The group meets at the Tin Jo Restaurant in San José, Calle 11, Avenida 6-8. Email: pwn.costarica@gmail.com See the website: www.prncr.com, and the Facebook address is Professional Women's Network of Costa Rica. 

Radio Control Sailing Club

Meets at Sabana Park Lake. For information write Walter Bibb at: wwbbsurf40@yahoo.com

Wine Club of Costa Rica

The wine club usually meets at 1 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month.

Join the group to tantalize your taste buds and expand your education. For more information on upcoming events, please call 2279-8927.

Women’s Club of Costa Rica

The Women’s Club of Costa Rica is the oldest, continuously operating, philanthropic organization for English-speaking women in Costa Rica. The Club focuses on serving community needs in Costa Rica, particularly on children’s needs. Along with its philanthropic fundraising activities, WCCR also hosts regular lunches, teas and many special interest groups. Guests are welcome. Find further information and a calendar of planned events d at:  www.wccr.org

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Open to men too. English language group in Cariari de Belén, English-Spanish group in Heredia, Spanish language group in San José. We work on peace and human rights issues. Call Mitzi, 2433-7078 or write us at: peacewomen@gmail.com

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Links in Retiring in Costa Rica or Doctors,

 

Dogs and Pura Vida Third Edition

 

 

Note: If you are unable to connect by clicking on a link, copy the link and paste it into your browser.  These links were up-to-date at publication.

 

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http://www.ticotimes.net/l/discovering-henrietta-the-alabama-woman-who-became-costa-ricas-first-lady

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https://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/score).

http://www.aarp.org/work/working-after-retirement/info-11-2010/5-great-seasonal-jobs-for-retirees.5.html

http://www.pointsoflight.org/

http://www.brinker.com/

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http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons

https://www.duolingo.com/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course

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https://www.fitbit.com

https://www.literacydirectory.org

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http://www.aarp.org/work/working-after-retirement/info-11-2010/5-great-seasonal-jobs-for-retirees.5.html

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http://www.visionofhumanity.org/gpi-data/#/2010/scor

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http://www.anywherecostarica.com/hotels http://www.discoveringcostarica.com/hotels_costa_rica.htm

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http://www.costaricanhotels.com/

http://www.hostelz.com/hostels/Costa-Rica/San-Jos%C3%A9-Province/San-Jos%C3%A9

http://etimologias.dechile.net/?gringo

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http://qcostarica.com/shopping-at-pricesmart-in-costa-rica

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www.coldwellbankercr.com

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https://www.facebook.com/pg/Restaurante-El-Establo-235550639803476/posts/?ref=page_internal

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http://www.altigua.com.

www.aldia.cr/ad_ee/2011/noviembre/26/nationales29897380html

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http://www.thenewdawncenter.info/products.html

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Internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm

http://www.cervantes.es/default.htm

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http://www.costaricaspanish.net/

www.myhappyplanet.com

http://www.emagister.com/ejecicios-espanol-cursos-1057164.htm

 http://www.mansionspanish.com/

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http://www.renta4x4incostarica.com/

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www.carnesdonmelchor.com

pcclub.net

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http://wheelscr.com/

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http://horariodetren.com/cr/index.php?lang=en

Costa Rica By Bus

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http://www.navsatcr.com

http://blog.gpstravelmaps.com/2011/08/costa-rica-gps-garmin-iphone-android.html

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http://www.costaricamap.com/ing/infomanejar.html

https://www.waze.com/

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http://crtraveling.com/getting-costa-rican-drivers-license

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https://www.facebook.com/Parroquia-El-Buen-PastorParish-of-The-Good-Shepherd-221394454579112/

 pbuenpastor@hotmail.com

.https://www.facebook.com/

Escaz%C3%BA-Christian-Fellowship-10150127991635710

http://ccjaco.org/en

https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/contact/costa-rica/

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http://guadalupembt.weebly.com/

flang@centroisraelita.com

cisder@centroisraelita.com.

www.centroisraelita.com.

.www.chabad.org

 

 http://www.chabad.org/centers/default_cdo/aid/117814/jewish/Jabad-Lubavitch-de-Costa-Rica.htm

 

 congbnei@racsa.co.cr  

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http://www.mavensearch.com/synagogues/C3371Y41525RXt

 http://sanpedrochristianfellowship.com/

http://www.costaricachurch.blogspot.com

http://www.ticotimes.com/costa-rica-society-culture/religion.

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http://retireforlessincostarica.com/2012/03/the-ebais-where-healthcare-starts/

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www.fedex.com/cr_english/ www.ups.com/latin/cr/engindex.html or www.dhl.co.cr/publish/cr/en.high.html

http://www.mailboxesetc.co.cr/

http://www.yellowpages.com/doral-fl/mip/carga-tica-intl-inc-5509328

http://www.correos.go.cr

http://www.jetbox.com

http://costarica.com/travel/postal-services/

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http://www.panam.ed.cr/?page_id=14

info@saintmargaretschoolcr.com

 www.saintmary.ed.cr

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http://www.ticotimes.net/2010/06/04/directory-of-schools-universities-language-institutes

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_universities_in_Costa_Rica

http://www.therealcostarica.com/health_education_costa_rica/private_schools_costa_rica.htmlh

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www.littletheatregroup.org/

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http://si.cultura.cr/infraestructura/centro-cultural-costarricense-norteamericano-san-pedro.html/

info@cultura.cr

http://www.facebook.com/WomensClubCostaRica

www.wccr.org  

https://www.meetup.com/topics/professional-womens-networking-group/

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http://www.escazunews.com/en/welcome-to-eznews-escazu-costa-rica/

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZLx8FB_lyw

https://www.medicaltourismco.com/hospitals-in-costa-rica/

http://ww5.komen.org/News/Susan-G--Komen-for-the-Cure-Announces-Leadership-Moves-to-Set-Stage-for-Future-of-Global-Mission.html

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http://news.co.cr/clinica-biblica-santa-ana-will-ready-2018/51742/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+news costarica+%28Costa+Rica+News%29

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http://www.oftalmocentercr.com/

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http://news.co.cr/becoming-a-naturalized-citizen-of-costa-rica/45184/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newscostarica+%28Costa+Rica+News%29

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http://residenciajosepujol.com/

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www.verdeza.com

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http://costarica.usembassy.gov/emergency_death_estates.html.

gilge@ucimed.com

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https://www.facebook.com/ANPACR/

http://agrosalitre.com/

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http://qcostarica.com/remaining-2017-national-holidays-fall-on-weekdays/

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http://costaricalaw.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=95&Itemid=44

http://outlierlegal.com/2015/11/01/domestic-workers-and-benefits/

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http://zt.typepad.com/lenny_eng/

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http://www.bccr.fi.cr/bccr_home_page/banknotes_and_coins/circulating_banknotes

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http://www.costaricaholmes.com/ https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/120623

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https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_15?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=the+legal+guide+to+costa+rica&sprefix=The+legal+guide%2Caps%2C211&crid=YATTXUUSIX2D

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http://www.arcr.net/

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http://www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10137.html#what

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:http://costarica.usembassy.gov

consularsanjose@state.gov

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consulate@costarica-mbassy.org

http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/81

http://www.aneki.com/consulate/costa_rica_consulates.html

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www.costaricalaw.com/legalnet/residency.html

http://gaceta.es/

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http://www.residencyincostarica.com/

http://www.migracion.go.cr/extranjeros/residencias.html

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https://www.personas.bancobcr.com

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http://news.co.cr/new-costa-rican-bank-accounts-accessible-foreigners/50722/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+newscostarica+%28Costa+Rica+News%29

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http://www.bccr.fi.cr/bccr_home_page/

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http://www.garlandbakerlaw.com/contact.html

ivo@american-european.net

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www.coldwellbankercr.com

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https://www.google.com/search?rct=j&q=book%20stores%20in%20Costa%20Rica

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bibmarktwain@cccncr.com

http://planetpdf.com/free_pdf_ebooks.asp

http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/CostaRicaLiving

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https://www.govisitcostarica.com/travelInfo/climate.asp

http://costa-rica-guide.com/travel/weather/seasons-in-costa-rica/

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MVillalobos_90@hotmail.com

RVillaLobos01@racsa.co.cr:

http://www.mudanzasrolandovillalobos.com/

www.shippingcostarica.net

http://www.mudanzasmundiales.com; http://www.winmovers.com

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http://amcostaricaarchives.com/2013/03/there-are-some-unexpected-twists-to-having-a-garage-sale-here

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www.costaricaretireonss.com

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http://www.therealcostarica.com

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helen@helendunnframe.com

http://kolbi.cr/wps/portal/kolbi_dev/sitemap/!ut/p/z1/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zivdxNHA29gw18_C0MjQ0cTUONfYwt_P1MLEz0w8EKzAMtHA093A18LEK9TA0cLZ2dDZyNQw09_c30o4jRb4ADOBoQpx-Pgij8xofrR4GV4PMBITMKckNDIwwyHQGTksGi/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

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http://www.govisitcostarica.com/region/city.asp?cID=407

http://www.liberiacostaricaairport.net/  www.liberiacostaricaairport.net/LR arrival&departures.html

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info@arcr.net

facebook.com/AssociationResidentsCR

http://www.costaricaaa.com/category/al-anon/

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www.canadianclubcr.com

www.facebook.com/CostaBallenaWomensNetwork

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www.democratsabroad.org.

VoteFromAbroad.org

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www.newcomersclubofcostarica.com

http://pcclub.net/home.php

www.pzwomansclub.org

pwn.costarica@gmail.com

www.prncr.com

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 www.wccr.org

peacewomen@gmail.com

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https://www.google.com/search?rct=j&q=Hospitals%20in%20Costa%20Rica

http://www.san-jose.diplo.de/contentblob/4321634/Daten/4598348/hospitales.pdf

http://www.therealcostarica.com/health_education_costa_rica/public_hospitals.htm

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http://tienda.tipscr.com/

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http://www.ucr.ac.cr/

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https://www.abogados.or.cr/

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