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Cash and Hotel on CRA.

Postby ben_mtl » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:50 pm

Hi,

I’m at the point where I’m debating how mush Cash to bring for CRA.

So could anyone tell me if all the hotels that we are using have safety deposit boxes…. Esperically the one that we are using during the first week. (gap say that “most” have one)

Also is it possible to have the list of those hotels

Thanks in advance for your help.

Ben
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Re: Cash and Hotel on CRA.

Postby leejay4057 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:30 pm

I'd be interested in this info too.
Good idea Ben
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Re: Cash and Hotel on CRA.

Postby Jackc » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:02 pm

Hello Ben,
I went on the CRA trip last January. Here are the names of the places we stayed at, with my ratings of each. GAP may have changed some hotels since then. Check the dossier for the CRA trip.

Joining hotel - Hotel Rincon, Fair
Puerto Viego - Escape Caribena, Nice
Tortuguero – Princessa, Basic
Rara Avis, Fair
La Fortuna - Sierra Arenel, Very good
Monteverde - Rustic Lodge, Excellent
Quepos - Villa Romantica, Excellent

Some of them had in room safes, but unfortunately I do not remember which hotels had them.

As far as how much cash to take depends on the individual. Considerations are - Meals, tips, activities, drinks, taxis, entrance fees, souvenirs. I spent a little over $650.00 over the three weeks. The CRA dossier gives you a few suggestions.

Hope this helps.

Jack
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Re: Cash and Hotel on CRA.

Postby ben_mtl » Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:09 am

Thanks Jackc

Really appreciate
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Re: Cash and Hotel on CRA.

Postby ben_mtl » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:20 am

So

In the hotels that we used (dec09-jan10) there was a safe only in Puerto Viego and La Fortuna.

You won't found an ATMs in Tortuguero or Rara Avis... but anyway you don't need much cash for that part of the trip.

Make sure that your bank is part of the "PLUS" network... otherwise it may not work.

Once you get to La Fortuna, you could use your credit card pretty much everywhere... before make sure you have some cash (USD or colones).

Have a good trip

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