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  1. 1. Costa Rica Darius Singleton Business essentials
  2. 2. Costa Rica <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>300 miles off of the pacific coast </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Time zone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pacific time zone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A democratic republic government </li></ul></ul><ul><li>population </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4,191,948 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The U.S dollar is worth a lot more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Costa Rica money is not worth anything </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Business Protocol and Etiquette <ul><li>Punctual people </li></ul><ul><li>Limited time for their lunch break </li></ul><ul><li>Bathe many times a day </li></ul><ul><li>Fidgeting hands and feet are impolite </li></ul><ul><li>Men greet with “Abrazo” </li></ul><ul><li>Women greet with kiss on the cheek </li></ul>
  4. 4. Transportation <ul><li>$110-$146 for non-residents </li></ul><ul><li>Can stay for 7 days </li></ul><ul><li>Times </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Departure-2/26/2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrival-2/27/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$150 to rent car </li></ul><ul><li>Cab is best transportation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hotel/Motel <ul><li>Hotels </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adventure Inn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holiday Inn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hilton head Inn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A arcade </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast in bed </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual mountain climbing </li></ul><ul><li>All you can eat buffet </li></ul><ul><li>Rental cars for a low fee </li></ul><ul><li>They are all cheap places to stay </li></ul>
  6. 6. Food <ul><li>Offer a lot of American foods </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy on oils and spices </li></ul><ul><li>No health problem with their food </li></ul><ul><li>A national drink, Horchata </li></ul><ul><li>Imported drinks are expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid the local wines </li></ul>
  7. 7. Attractions <ul><li>Corcovado </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hike in the tropical forest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$20-$50 per person </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Palo Verde National Park </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An undiscovered jewel was found </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beautiful waterfalls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swimming holes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>La Fortune de Bagaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>between two of the most active volcanoes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well known and beautiful waterfall </li></ul></ul>

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