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Relocating« on: July 11 2007 15:07:00 »
I've decided to move to CR. I've done the research. Just curious if there were any ex-pats down there shaping boards/repairing dings and in need of an apprentice (free labor, I have experience). Or your story of how you relocated would be greatly appreciated. I'm heading down (Jaco/Hermosa) to scope it out in January.
RE: Relocating« Reply #1 on: July 11 2007 16:07:00 »
I live just north of Jaco. Only one good shaper there, he doesn't hire. Even if he did, average wage is $1.50-$2.00 an hour. Might want to check out MalPais, it is a little more "friendly" towards hiring gringo's under the table.
Police been out in force lately checking passports for those over the 90 day limit around Jaco. They are starting to enforce the law.
RE: Relocating« Reply #2 on: July 12 2007 12:07:00 »
I'm not really looking for a paying job, just to meet some cool people down there. I'm staying for a month in January so the 90 days won't be an issue, but thanks for the tip.
RE: Relocating« Reply #3 on: July 12 2007 21:07:00 »
thats not moving its called a vacation
RE: Relocating« Reply #4 on: July 13 2007 12:07:00 »
Thanks Scott, that's very insightful. You're right, that is a vacation. It should give me time to see if it is going to work out permenantly. Keep up the good work.
RE: Relocating« Reply #5 on: July 20 2007 14:07:00 »
Sincerely, If you truly want to experience the best of CR, forget about Jaco. It's where gringos go to pollute the local population and to say they 'visited' CR. Not to say there aren't good people there, and there are, they're just harder to find. The only plus for the area is Hermosa's consistency. I guess it depends on where your head is.