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1. Posted by john740 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

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Hey, I am wondering if anyone knows where would be the cheapest place to live/surf in Costa, i don't care about amenities, or partying, clean water, food, decent shelter and surf is all I am concerned with. Is it possible to do it for like 300$ a month or so?

2. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

$10 a day is not a lot of money for Costa Rica. The cheapest I have heard of someone getting by in Costa Rica is $20 a day, and he was REALLY living on the cheap - (camping and beans and rice).

Surfing seems to take place mainly on the Pacific coast in the North.


3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

When I was there, we spent between 5 and 10 a day on accommodation. When it was 5 dollars though, it was usually because there were four of us sharing a (good sized in general) room. I am not sure about dorm rooms, but saw tons of places advertising 5 dollar a night stays in Puerto Viejo when we were there. That's carribbean coast, but it had good surfing as far as I am aware - there were quite a few around is how I deduced that, it wasn't by personal experience (sorry, not really a surfer...)



4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Yes, I have heard the Carribean coast is much less expensive than the Pacific coast. I didn't see much in the 5 to 10 dollar range for accomodations on the Pacific coast (at least not where you didn't need to pitch your own tent).

Perhaps the Carribean coast is the place to aim for.

5. Posted by donlee23 (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

The "Osa Peninsula" "WAY DOWN SOUTH" towards Panama, but I would respectfully suggest El Salvador (the best surfing) and Nicaragua on your budget. Costa Rica is now way out of line expensive, especially for the TICOS as gas prices soar to almost $3.00 equiv. 1 US Gallon. I am residnt 20 years in Central America...PS..petty theft far worse in CR than in Nicaragua, everything must be nailed down in CR tehse days it seems. Message me more info.