**Newly Revised Edition! Get the skinny on some fat deals in the cities of San Jose, Puerto Viejo and San Ramon in Costa Rica! Whether you are going for a few days or a few months, why pay "tourist prices" and get treated like a gringo? Act like a local and be "in the know" on where to find the best places for laundry; the best selection and prices for food (restaurants and grocery stores); gifts that will be truly wanted; advance pointers for the airports that will keep you from wishing you had never left home and much more! Inside are some awesome pictures of wildlife only found in Costa Rica; many of the hidden gems I mention; and a few gorgeous sunrise/sunset and nature photos that will make you go "ooowww....aahhhh"! ***Bonus guide section on my (short) trip to Texas included! So change your perspective from "life is what it is" to "it will be what I make it"...and make your dreams come true starting right now!