I'm a retired ex-software engineer, ex-homebuilder now living in Costa Rica's La Zona Sur since 2008. In my copious spare time, I author three blogs, including A Dull Roar, and write articles for Hubpages and various content sites. I also enjoy tending our bananas and coffee, welding, and amateur radio. I live with my wife and younger son here.
If they were still playing in "The Stick", it would have been a historic trip anyway. It was the place of the last live Beatles concert! The new stadium is very nice with views of the water. Pay extra to get good seats and I think you will be impressed with your... See More
A week is not much time in Costa Rica unfortunately. I second the suggestions to avoid the heavily touristy areas. Prices will be higher and crime more prevalent. If I had just a week there, I would pick a spot, maybe two, and stay put. If you like dry, go to Nicoya... See More
Laura, it really depends on the area where you plan to stay. In high-tourist areas, the prices are comparable to what you would pay in the States. Less traveled, but just as beautiful, areas the prices can be about 25% of U.S. prices. For example, in our area in the southern... See More