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paulh99



Joined: 14 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:00 pm    Post subject: Heredia- Relocation Advice Reply with quote

Hi all!

I have been looking into moving to Costa Rica, specifically Heredia, to continue my teaching career for a little while, and have found this forum very, very helpful!

I have scanned through the pages but couldn't find answers to these questions so I was wondering if anybody could help!

Firstly, how easy is it to actually enter the country with just a one-way ticket with the intention of staying to work? Obviously, many of you are there right now, but did you initially have to buy a return ticket or is entering the country relatively hassle free?

Secondly, I was wondering if people had any recommendations on where to stay when first arriving in the country. Preferably in the Heredia region.
I will be looking to find a settled residence asap, but are there any good temporary hostels or hotels anybody would recommend upon arrival?

Many, many thanks for reading and hopefully replying!

Paul
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english2go



Joined: 06 May 2006
Posts: 12
Location: San Josť, Costa Rica

PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your question about return tickets is hard to answer because sometimes the law is enforced and other times it is completely looked over.

A good place to stay near Heredia is http://www.ladehesainn.com/.
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tuanis mae



Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 34
Location: costa rica

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard that people are having a lot more problems coming in with a one way ticket than in the past. I would say you have about a 50/50 chance of being hassled/turned away at the airport.
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Mike410



Joined: 21 Sep 2011
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also wondering about the one way ticket in. I would be flying in from Canada. Are there any other alternative solutions?
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petermcguire



Joined: 11 Nov 2013
Posts: 6
Location: Cedar Rapids Iowa

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: one way ticket Reply with quote

Mike410 wrote:
I'm also wondering about the one way ticket in. I would be flying in from Canada. Are there any other alternative solutions?


Here is an old post about the topic:

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/viewtopic.php?t=38868&highlight=one+ticket+costa+rica
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Cruiser



Joined: 26 Nov 2010
Posts: 24

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the problem is not getting in.
it's getting on the plane at your point of departure.
no return ticket, no boarding pass...
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naturegirl321



Joined: 04 May 2003
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Location: home sweet home

PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a cheap ticket out. Doesn't have to be back home. Just to some onward destination.
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