Christmas and the end of the year is an exciting time in Costa Rica. The beginning of the holiday season is always a prime opportunity to meet women who need a little extra cash for Christmas. Indeed, the last month of November and the first week or two of December brings out an array of female talent. Girls who have seemingly “retired” or who have regular supporters, supposedly out of the business will make brief appearances.
In Costa Rica, the last month is an especially crazy time of the year because the Ticos are flush with cash. By law, employers must pay an extra month of salary to all employees who have worked the full year. As you can imagine, girls who work exclusivity in the business don’t get any extra bonus money, unless it comes via Western Union. Among these girls, there is still pressure to earn more money for the holidays. After all, everyone else can afford Christmas presents. Many of the girls, who are single mothers hope to finance big holiday celebrations. As a consequence deals can be made, especially among the day shifts at the various bars in San Jose.
Holidays are also a big time for semi-professional talent, or the girls who may be married or have regular jobs to try to earn some extra cash. Dayshift is a popular time time for the Costa Rican housewife to sneak off and earn some extra spending money behind Papi’s back. In the early evening it’s also very common to see “semi-professional”, girls who may even have day jobs. Many from these girls are young and speak English well, working English language call center jobs.
Later in the month, as Christmas grows near the scene does slow down a bit. Christmas Day itself is not a great time to find top shelf talent, but it’s entirely possible to line up some dates in advance. On the day after Christmas, San Jose hosts a horse parade, along 2nd Avenue or the main drag coming into downtown. From Dec 25th to Jan 3rd a festival in Zapote opens with mega bars and bull baiting.
End of year makes for a great time to visit Costa Rica. The fun starts with Thanksgiving dinner, served at many venues that cater to expats. The first two weeks of December the bars are full of women who need spare cash for the holiday and are willing to negotiate and make deals happen. Even after Christmas there is plenty of fun to be had, and the weather is great. Some of the hotels even offer end of year promotions.