ABOUT THE LIVING LIFE IN COSTA RICA BLOG

I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find here!
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Does Costa Rica do DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME?

So, Costa Rica does NOT do Daylight Savings Time (MEGA BOOOOO being that my body is a Solar Panel that THRIVES on sunlight!!!  And it STILL hasn't gotten used to the sun coming up between 5-5:45 A.-Friken-M. and goes down often between 5-6 P.M. pretty much year-round [what I don't get is it seems to stay light longer in Panama AND Nicaragua????  Anyone know what that's all about???])!!!

So, why the heck am I spending time writing this blurb??

Well - it DOES effect some of us - especially those that watch U.S. tv stations, and THAT WILL change (oh, and especially that day - if we have anyone flying in as chances are REAL GOOD the time of their flight WILL change - so REMIND them to call in the day before to avoid any confusions!!).

So that means if you're getting your tv programs from Florida (as MANY in Costa Rica are getting) - instead of Florida being 2 hours ahead of us as it is IN Daylight Savings Time, they'll ONLY be 1 hour ahead of us!!  So "The Young and the Restless" will now start at 11:30am instead of 10:30am!!!


START DATES:
STANDARD TIME STARTS
"Fall Back" - set your clock BACK 1 hour
The 1st Sunday in November - November 4, 2012 - 12:01am

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS STARTS
"Spring Forward" - set your clock AHEAD 1 hour
The 2nd Sunday of March  -  March 10, 2013  -  12:01am
  

To learn more about Daylight Savings Time and Standard Time check out:
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