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When You Eat Out Tips – The Check and Restaurant Etiquette

When You Eat Out Tips – The Check and Restaurant Etiquette

 

Restaurant mealOne of the beauties of staying at a vacation rental home is you have the option of eating in. However, you’re most likely to venture out for a few meals during your trip. Eating at a restaurant in a foreign country is intimidating, especially when you don’t speak the language or understand the cultural nuances. If you’re headed for Costa Rica here are 3 tips that will help you feel and act like a local.

Tip #1 – The Check Will Never Come Unless You Ask for It

Unlike the western world where the waiter can’t wait to hustle you out the door and make his next tip, Costa Ricans have a different attitude. This is the land of Pura Vida (living the pure life) where no one rushes (with the exception of loco taxi drivers) and there’s time for everything. Costa Ricans feel you should relax, enjoy your meal at leisure and when you’re ready you’ll ask for the check. So, don’t sit at your table and fume because the waiter hasn’t brought your check and you think you’re getting poor service. It isn’t bad service, it’s cultural. So lighten up, enjoy the sunset and have another cup of coffee. Bask in the moment – you’ll be back to the hustle-bustle soon enough.

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Costa Rican Weather – What to expect when moving to Costa Rica

Costa Rican Weather – What to expect when moving to Costa Rica

Originally article by Laura Alvarado, December 28, 2016, The Costa Rica Star

When you hear about the wonders Costa Rica has to offer, one of the aspects that always comes up is the wonderful weather the country has; this is the reason many choose it as a vacation escape, especially those that live in areas of very cold winters, and this is also the reason many decide to move to Costa Rica.

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Beach and island view

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