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September Stay

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September Stay

Hi, staying here in september and wanted to know what the weather is like (do you see any sun at all), whats the fee for the safety deposit box, where do you pay the departure tax, and is there a chemist on site? Thanks

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Ontario, Canada
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1. Re: September Stay

Check if your air tickets / company include the departure tax. If not, it is US $29 pp, payable at the airport before you go to check in for your flight. At SJO recently, they allowed only 1 person per family to stay in line to pay the dep. tax. It was a loooong line. They told the other family member(s) to give their passport(s) to one person, and leave the line, no idea why. It was tricky to do with the luggage, in the crowd, and there was no sign at the beginning of the line saying that this is how it would be done. Once the tax was paid, they give you receipts, which you would need to show to some airport employees who put up a temp. desk at the beginning of the check-in line to our airline's counter. The check in was slow, their computers were not working, took about 1.5 hrs to process 5 ppl ahead of us. Then there was a huge, huge line to go through the double security (2 checks in the same line), so we had had over 3 hrs prior to our flight, but barely made it to board our plane... Did not have time to go eat closer to the gate or anything, as we had been hoping to do before the flight.

If you are flying out of Liberia, I was there a few yrs ago, do not remember it being particularly lengthy...

Hopefully, the others will reply to your other Qns. ;)

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