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Costa Rican Store is not selling large lizano on Amazon, but don’t pass up Amazon Prime great Lizano deal!

Costa Rican Store is not selling large lizano on Amazon, but don’t pass up Amazon Prime great Lizano deal!  Being a small US business we just can’t compete with Amazon on the large Lizano bottles but we don’t eat you to miss out on the deal.

We have been selling Lizano Salsa Sauce since 2004 and were the first imported who worked directly with Lizano, (who use to be owned by Best foods and then sold to Unilever).  I remember how excited we were to bring our favorite sauce to the USA.  We started with a three page website that you had to either send us an email or call a local line to place the order with me.  It was a time when I knew all our customers and always had a moment to chat.  In 2004, Amazon contacted us and asked if we would sell the Lizano on their online store. We happily said YES!  We sold all sizes on amazon for over 12 years.  This pass holiday season, it changed a little for us.  There are now over 16 sellers selling the big Lizano Salsa bottles and it has turned into a  price bidding war.  Being a small business we just could not compete.    This year we decided to temporary stop selling the large Lizano Salsa 700 ml / 23oz bottle  on Amazon and set up an associate link to amazon.  This allows us to refer our customers to Amazon and help Costa Rica Store continue to offer your favorite other Costa Rican products.  We are happy our customers can take advantage of Amazon prime option  (esp when you are running low on Lizano). Who would not love receiving Lizano with 2 day free shipping for only $10.  What a great deal! That is why I love being a customer on Amazon too.   We do still sell all the other sizes including 9oz, 4.5 oz, Lizano Chilero, Lizano Hot Sauce and Lizano bean on Amazon and Amazon Prime. We just thought we would leave the big bottles to the big sellers.

 

If you still love our site and want to continue Costa Rican Store offering Costa Rica products int he USA, please use the link below to buy your Lizano on Amazon.

If you want to find Lizano 700ml / 23oz on Amazon prime shipped to your door in two days for around $10, see the links below.  I love a good deal when I see it. Click the link below to buy one bottle Lizano on Amazon Prime.

Lizano Salsa Sauce on Amazon Prime around $10

The 6 bottle Salsa Lizano 23.6 oz 6 pack is the best deal over all.  That is around $6 a bootle with 2 day Amazon Prime shipping. Click link below to Buy the 6 bottle pack on Amazon

Lizano Salsa Sauce on Amazon Prime for less then $40

Are you not an Amazon Prime member yet, click below to sign up for a 30 day trial and still get your Lizano thru prime shipping – 2 day free shipping.

Sign Up for Amazon Prime 30 day free trial

Costa Rican Store appreciates our customers and want to direct them to the best deal on Lizano.  And at this moment Amazon prime  price is amazing deal you can’t pass up.

Pura Vida!

 

Costa Rica Incentive groups in season

I love this time of season in Costa Rica.  It is our most popular time for our Incentive group gifts at Costa Rica’s beautiful hotels and resorts.  We have been very busy meeting with new Costa Rica vendors to offer even more beautiful locally made gifts for our guests.

Let us know if we can help you with your next Costa Rica gifts and teasers for your incentive group trips.

 

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Costa Rican Store expands Group gifts to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at AmResort Secret resorts

Costa Rican Store is happy to anon the expansion of our Group gift hotel services to Mexico at AMResorts Secrets, Dreams and Now.  We have over 12 years experience in assisting groups with their group gifts including teasers, fulfillment, welcome gifts, nightly gifts and parting gift.  Many customers ask why we do not get involved in the event planning.  We leave the event planning to the experienced planners.  If you want your gift order to go smoothly, let us take care of that for you.

 

I have to admit, if I had thought we would expand to Mexico, I think I would have re-thought the name “Costa Rican Store”. Too funny.  In Mexico we still hold the same high standards of quality gifts made by locals.  I fell in love with all the wonderful local Mexican products available.  And of course the people are great to work with just like in Costa Rica.  We are a US company that provide the US buying confidence as well as the expertise of local products in latin america.  If you have a group going to Mexico and staying at one of AmResorts fabulous resorts, give us a call or send us an email.  Same company, same quality, same customer service, just added Mexico to our list. Mexican Yarn ArtMexican Yarn Art Group beach bags Group beach bags Mexican sun dresses Hand painted Nut shells Beaded Gecko

 

Costa Rica’s #1 wholesaler and retailer of Costa Rican products! – Can anyone really say this?

Costa Rica’s #1 wholesaler and retailer of Costa Rican products! – Can anyone really say this?

 

I have always wonder how online companies came claim they are the  Costa Rica’s #1 wholesaler and retailer of Costa Rican products!  How can you back that up?  

We are not interested in that.  We are here to build relationships and grow with our customers.   First off, Costa Rican Store is not an online company.  We are a USA company that provides service in the USA and Costa Rica.  We feel it is important to give back to the Costa Rican Locals and we do just that.  We buy directly from the vendors.  We do not use a wholesaler or middleman to fill your orders.  On the other side, you are dealing with a US company that follows US rules of business.  If we quote a price, that is your price.  If we state we will have it delivered, we will work our best to get it there early. All payments are made through a US merchant account, so you can fell secure with transaction.  We do not ask you to fill out forms prior to charging your order.  We have a real phone number you can talk to a person and even if you want to get a hold of me directly.  

Let’s talk shipping from Costa Rica.  Are you tired of seeing a price you think is reasonable and then find out they get you at shipping?  We totally understand.  Our shipping in our Food club is already included.  All our Costa Rica Gifts prices include shipping to our Texas store.  Yes, we have a Texas store. You only pay shipping within the USA.  Don’t need it shipped to the USA or other countries and need it delivered within Costa Rica, we have a different price for that.  We won’t charge you US prices for a Costa Rica delivery. That just does not make good business sense.  Please do your research well before placing orders.  We want your experience to be a good memorable experience with Costa Rica.  Want to talk to our customers,? Just ask us and we will provide real customers to talk to.  Not just customer quotes.  And if you see another company copying what we say, don’t worry after 12 years, I am use to that.  It is the service that really counts. We are still in business for a reason.

Do you have a group coming to Costa Rica  and would like to create your own Costa Rica Market?  Contact us and we will set that up for you.  We will provide high quality hard to find products and arrange for delivery back to your home.  Don’t worry about putting it in your suitcase and pay more for weight.  Wish you have bought something when you got back home?  We got you covered.

 

Christmas / Holiday Gift Basket Delivery in Costa Rica – order before December 15th to be delivered by December 18th

Christmas / Holiday Gift Baskets delivered in Costa Rica –  Most Costa Rica Businesses Close December 18th and do not reopen until January 11, 2016.  Be sure to call in your gift basket orders by Dec 15th to ensure delivery before December 18th.  If the order comes in after, we will deliver after New Years.

Costa Rican companies can now order gift baskets for their USA customers – Order by Noon December 17, 2015 for Christmas Delivery in the USA with No shipping charges

Empresas en Costa Rica pueden ordenar cestas de regalo para sus clientes en los Estados Unidos. Orden antes de mediodía Diciembre 17, 2015 y su orden  sera sin gastos de envío. Por sólo 15 dólares usted puede actualizar su pedido de envío de 3 días.

Costa Rican companies can now order gift baskets for their USA customers – Order by Noon December 17, 2015 for Christmas Delivery in the USA with No shipping charges.  To upgrade to 3 Day shipping is only $15 more.  

Call Costa Rican Store at 866-698-4267.  If you leave a message, we will call you back the same day to get the order placed.  Please leave a good Costa Rica number to reach you.

Do you have a question? Click here to   Ask Chantal

Why place your Order With Costa Rican Store?  We can accept payment in Costa Rica and provide a receipt.  We are a USA company that has been in business for over 12 years.  We work with you to ensure your order is good quality products and delivered on time. We understand last minute gifts.  Forgot to send a USA client a gift for the holiday and can’t send it from Costa Rica?  We have you covered.  Are you living in Costa Rica or on vacation and need to send a gift to family and friends in the USA?  We got you covered.

New Christmas / Holiday Gift Delivery  at Costa Rican Store.  Our Costa Rican customers can now send Christmas / Holiday gifts to their USA customers.  We have 6 special gift baskets that is ordered by December 17th, will be delivered by Christmas Delivery, shipping within USA included in the price.

Since Costa Rica store has added fulfillment services for our Costa Rican companies, we have received many requests to offer gift basket fulfillment during the holidays.

Contact us today to place an order for gift baskets to be delivered to the USA from Costa Rica Companies. Costa Rican Store has been serving Costa Rica Gift services for over 12 years.  We are excited to offer this in addition to all our other Costa Rica related services.

Ghirardelli Tower

Costa Rican Store Gift #1

Costa Rican Store #1
SALE: $46 shipping included within the USA.

This exclusive Ghirardelli gift tower, a consistent Wine Country favorite, is available with free shipping. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate wafers, milk and dark chocolate covered Bavarian pretzels, dark chocolate with sea salt and caramel, double chocolate hot cocoa, Twilight Delight dark chocolate and dark chocolate with caramel, chocolate chip cookies, white mocha coffee drink mix a gourmet milk chocolate caramel bar and square are hand-packed in five elegant boxes. This gift is a great value, perfect for family and friends.

 

Happy Holidays

Costa Rican Store Gift #2

Costa Rican Store #2
SALE: $58 shipping included within the USA.

Packed full of warm wishes, thoughtfulness and great tasting treats, this gift is loaded with Godiva caramel nut brownie truffles, mozzarella cheese swirls, Sonoma Jacks garlic herb cheese wedges, hot chocolate, dark chocolate marshmallows, Ghirardelli milk chocolate, Walkers shortbread Scottie Dogs, King Leo soft peppermint candy, peanut brittle, butterscotch, Lily O’Brien’s creme brulee truffles, Pirouline chocolate hazelnut wafers and sea salt olive oil crackers.

Gift Size: 17″ x 7″ x 10″

Share the joy with this enticing gift.

Costa Rican Store Gift #3

Costa Rican Store Gift #3
SALE: $58 shipping included within the USA.

Share the joy with this enticing gift. Lindt milk and dark chocolate truffles, sesame crackers, Sonoma Jacks garlic herb cheese wedges, Godiva milk chocolate salted toffee caramels, a tin of imported Danish Tivoli milk and dark chocolate cookies, garlic chive bagel chips, peanut crunch, Truffettes French chocolate truffles dusted with cocoa powder, Lily O’Brien’s chocolate chip cookies, mozzarella cheese swirls, Mama Mellace’s cinnamon roasted mixed nuts and a milk chocolate gingerbread cookie make up this remarkable gift, a customer favorite for more than 30 years.

'Tis the season to indulge-and there is nothing better than a basket of holiday delights.

Costa Rican Store Gift Basket #4

Costa Rican Store Gift #4

SALE: $68 shipping included within the USA.

‘Tis the season to indulge-and there is nothing better than a basket of holiday delights.

This handmade basket, adorned with a traditional holiday liner, is filled with Godiva milk chocolate salted toffee caramels, mozzarella cheese swirls, green tea, sea salt olive oil crackers, Sonoma Jacks garlic herb cheese wedges, milk chocolate hot cocoa, walnut cookies, cashew roca, Walkers shortbread Scottie Dogs, Truffettes truffles, Popcornopolis caramel corn, brownie cookies, peanut crunch, Biscoff cookies, soft peppermint candy and Lily O’Brien’s chocolate chip cookies.

Gift Size: 17″ x 9″ x 13″

This generous collection of gourmet fare is perfect for sharing.

Costa Rican Store Gift #5

Costa Rican Store #5
SALE: $68 shipping included within the USA.

This generous collection of gourmet fare is perfect for sharing.

It comes loaded with Lily O’Brien’s chocolate chip cookies, Ahmad English tea, Godiva milk chocolate truffles, garlic crackers, garlic herb cheese wedges, sea salt olive oil crackers, Ghirardelli milk chocolate with caramel, Mediterranean sea salt pasta chips, Mama Mellace’s cinnamon roasted mixed nuts, Pirouline chocolate hazelnut wafers, walnut cookies, Lille chocolate cookie thins, Lindt Lindor milk and dark chocolate truffles, Rothschild Farm pretzel twists and Truffettes chocolate truffles.

Gift Size: 17″ x 9″ x 13″

Steeplechase wine baskets.

Costa Rican Store Gift #6

Costa Rican Store Gift #6
SALE: $98 shipping included within the USA.

Three fine wines from California’s Steeplechase Vineyards including ripe and fruity cabernet sauvignon, buttery chardonnay with apple and pear flavors, and merlot with cherry and red plum notes with a soft herbaceous finish.

Sonoma Jacks garlic herb cheese wedges, cabernet wine biscuits, rosemary olive oil crackers, Godiva milk chocolate truffles, cheddar cheese straws, Napa Valley Mustard Company honey mustard pretzels, chocolate chip cookies, dried fruit and nuts, natural cork coasters and a wine stopper complete this gift assortment.

Gift Size: 17″ x 7″ x 14″

Coffee Club Gifts for the Christmas Holiday

The gift giving season is upon us.  If you are looking for a Coffee Christmas Gift or Coffee lover holiday gift, our Costa Rica coffee Club is the perfect gift for all year enjoyment.  Our Coffee Clubs fit everyone’s budget.  We even have a coffee club for less then $50 a year.  We will ship 1 kilo |2.2 pounds of coffee twice in one year.  Several Coffees to choose from.  I love smelling the fresh ground coffee as soon as you open the box.  And even better when you scoop your coffee into the coffeemaker.  If you are a coffee bean lover, select the bean option.

 

Most Popular Coffee Clubs click here

 

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The Best Costa Rica Incentive & Group Travel Programs

The Best Costa Rica Incentive & Group Travel Programs

Incentive & Group Trips in Costa Rica

Why Costa Rican Store?  We are located in Texas and understand the importance of meeting deadlines, provide high quality items at a budget price. We are familiar with all the DMC, hotels, resorts and travel planners.  Our main business in incentive gifts.

Attractive gifts and giveaways

Work directly with One company that will handle your USA pre trip incentive & Group program gifts and your gifts at your Costa Rica hotel.  Do you have a vendor who would like to provide a gift to your group while you are in Costa Rica?  We will work with you to select the best gift to fit the vendors budget and provide the highest quality possible.  We recommend gifts that have a proven track record for delivering volume requirement within the the timeframe needed.

GIFTS

Just choose what you want to give conference attendees, traditional handicrafts and/or utility items, and we will get the gifts ready for you! We understand deadlines and the importance of quality.  We will work with you on your gift budget whether it is delivery in the USA for your Teaser gifts or Welcome gifts at your Costa Rica Hotel.

Pick from a large selection of handcrafts made with precious woods, coffee root, banana paper, gold, clay, enamel…  or, give out Pre-Columbian art replicas, indigenous ceramics, traditional paints in banana paper, jewelry, masks, knitted wall art, or the most popular Costa Rica souvenir: the hand-painted oxcart.

Local products make great presents, too: fresh Costa Rica Coffee, Mango Wood and coffee liquors and spirits,  Homemade soaps and candle, handmade chocolates, amongst many others.

Gifts play a subtle, yet relevant, role at any meeting or incentive program.

We are experienced at sourcing the perfect room gift for any budget.

We work with local suppliers for unique and non-traditional destination gifts with all the local flair; as well we will be happy to source and create one-of-a-kind gifts for your guests.

Looking for a company that can provide a proven record?  Just ask and we are happy to connect you with customer references for past group incentive  gifts.

Are you wondering what you are going to leave in the attendees individual guest rooms as a token of appreciation from the organization sponsoring the meeting or incentive trip?

Costa Rican Store will research and recommend creative room gifts for your group incentive travel and meetings. We will help you select gifts that provide a great memento of their visit to Costa Rica

We have products in several categories to find the perfect in-room or welcome gift!

Costa Rican Store has positioned itself as an One Stop Solution solution to organizations for all of their meeting, incentive gift needs. We recognize that our clients often desire to mix in awards and gifts within their incentive programs and we desire to make the gift selection experience as smooth as possible.

Whether you’re looking for that ideal gift to express gratitude to a speaker or memorabilia for meeting and incentive members or participants, our products are sure to offer something that will fit all tastes and definitively enhance the travel fulfillment program at roll out, as teasers, or during the actual program as recognition and appreciation rewards, pillow gifts, etc.

Pre-event mailers and teasers, delegate amenities, promotional items with customized conference or corporate identity, welcome packages, speakers gifts and awards, no other gift company can compare with our level of personalized service, quality presentation, and reasonable prices.

By purchasing these and other fine products through Costa Rican Store you can be assured of preferred pricing, timely delivery, and proper program fit. Once you select the gifts, we will ship them directly to the hotel on the day you specify. We will work closely with the hotel staff to make sure that the gifts are placed and presented in the attendees  rooms exactly as you requested.

Costa Rican Store gives leisure groups and corporate travelers what they want and need at a great value.

Please contact us at Ask Chantal or call us at 866-698-4267.

Costa Rica Holiday and Wedding gifts have arrived in our Texas store. Order while they last

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Costa Rica Mango wood Mug with Cafe Britt

Costa Rica Mango wood Mug with Cafe Britt

 

 

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We love our Costa Rica Christmas gifts and wedding favors that have arrived this year. We are busy put them together. If you need unique small or large gifts for a group in the USA or in Costa Rica, you have found the right posting. Here are two of our favorite gifts.

1) Costa Rica Mango wood cup filled with Cafe Britt sampler chocolates and wrapped elegantly in holiday organza bags. Include a personal not to make it your own. Prices vary on quantity.

Costa Rica Mango Wood Mug gift

2) Costa Rica Mango wood bowl filled with Cafe Britt sampler chocolates. – This is available in small, medium and large size. Prices vary based on quantity. If your budget is tight, we can sub the chocolates for a gallito candy that is a local Costa Rican candy.

Taking the guesswork out of shipping cost to Canada… Lizano Salsa Sauce

We are happy to announce our new Canada Only category to our shopping cart.

Lizano shipped to Canada

(SHIPPING TO CANADA ONLY) If you place an order for this Lizano it includes shipping to Canada with no additional shipping charge. Normally, you will not have any additional cost when the Lizano arrives, but there have been spot custom checks that may incurr additional customs fees. Please email us prior to ordering if you have any questions about shipping to Canada. There are two options, the club price and the one time trial price. The one time price will cost a little more then club members.

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Helpful notes for our Canada customers, Here is the breakdown for shipping bottles to Canada:

1-2 bottles – same shipping price
3-6 bottles – same shipping price
12 bottles – best shipping price.

(SHIPPING TO CANADA ONLY)
So your best buys are to purchase club member price for the following quantity:
2 bottles – $37.42 (each bottle cost is $18.71) shipping to Canada
6 bottles – $80.35 (each bottle cost is $13.39) shipping to Canada
12 bottles – $136.70 (each bottle cost is $11.39) shipping to Canada

(SHIPPING TO CANADA ONLY)