TCR Podcast – Episode 001 News Updates and Travel Deals

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Introducing the TCR weekly Podcast direct from Costa Rica. The goal is to provide North Americans with fresh weekly information about happenings in Costa Rica.

Press the play button below to hear the first episode.

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Surf Report

Pacific Coast

Surfers are reporting that there is a mixture of South and South West swells on beaches in the Pacific. This means knee to chest high waves in these zones. If this trend continues, you will want to head towards southern facing beaches like Playa Esterillos or even try Playa Samara in Puntarenas. For the Northern Pacific, the southern swell should diminish by Sunday and leave this zone with chest high swells for the remainder of the week.

Caribbean Coast

There have also been reports that the swells are getting high on the Caribbean side. Currently they are about chest level, but starting on Tuesday, they are predicted to be one and two feet overhead.

Fishing Report

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Right now, the big fish are biting about 12 miles off the coast. Charters are reporting consistent double digit days for sailfish with a couple of tunas in this zone. At about 300 feet of water, charters are also pulling in Grouper, with about a few big fish per day. When the sailfish stop biting, crews are switching their rigs for Mahi Mahi, which fishermen are also pulling in with healthy numbers. Charters are also pulling in Snook, Roosterfish and Black Marlins in smaller number.

Caribbean Coast

As is the norm, Tarpon fishing remains the buzz on the Caribbean side on Rio Colorado. Charters are jumping between 10 and 20 giant Tarpon between 85 and 100 pounds. Crews are also bringing in Amberjacks and Snapper.  You might also want to have a try at fly fishing for Tarpon, where one crew reported jumping 12 big ones.

Top News Stories

Poas Volcano Is Spewing Smoke and Lavapoas-volcano-costa-rica

The volcanic dome inside the crater the Poas Volcano has heated to 580 Celsius and is glowing red and spewing smoke. This also happened in May 2013 and August of 2011. Seismologists don’t feel there is a threat of eruption. However, people with respiratory problems should only spend a limited time at the observation point. The national park is just a short trip from Juan Santamaria International Airport and visit http://TipsCostaRica.com to find great deals on hotels in this area.

Presidential Candidate Luis Solis Nixes Ortega

In a gesture towards Nicaragua, Presidential candidate Luis Solis of the PAC party says he will not invite Daniel Ortega to his inauguration, if he is elected president. In a political move, he is likely forcing his opponent Johnny Arraya to take a position on this topic.

Water Shortages Increase in Heredia

Last year, thousands of people went without water in Costa Rica due to shortages during the dry months. This year, it is expected be especially bad to residents of the suburb of Heredia.

CINDE Job Fair Offers 3,000 Bi-Lingual Jobs

From February 21 to 23, the CINDE Job Fair is offering 3,000 jobs with 55 companies located in Costa Rica. The job fair is located in the Antigua Aduana in downtown San José, You should bring paper copies of your resume and a thumb drive with an electronic copy. Be sure to also bring Identification and preferably proof that you are legal to work in Costa Rica. If you are not legal, you still have some options. You can purchase a corporation for about $600 and then go to the National Registry to obtain your Cedula Juridica. This provides you the ability to work for a company as a contractor under your corporation.

Best Deals on Hotels and Tourism

San Jose Area Hotel Deals

Jaco Beach Hotel Deals

Guanacaste Hotel Deals

Manuel Antonio Hotel Deals

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