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Bringing in provisions / food? Bare Shelves? #273303
01/14/2022 04:24 PM
01/14/2022 04:24 PM
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DonBuck Offline OP
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Hearing some horror stories of either odd substitutions for delivered provisions or lack of availability of basics or bare shelves. Any experiences with bringing in food/supplies? I am aware of the need to declare and (possibly) pay duties. We used to freeze meats, full lasagnas, and bring hard to find items all the time but a little concerned with my upcoming charter.

Also, will they string you up if you do your own shopping (Rite Way, Ticos, Bobby's) in RT so you are sure you get what you want? Are the shelves as bare as I've heard?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Bringing in provisions / food? Bare Shelves? [Re: DonBuck] #273309
01/14/2022 05:31 PM
01/14/2022 05:31 PM
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We were down last month. Shelves are not bare but there were items we could not find: tortillas, any kind of English muffin or naan bread or pitas, sour cream, sunscreen (they had spf 4 or 100), no diet pop or mixers. We brought a cooler with meats, cheese and butter. Since we came in on a private water taxi it was never mentioned nor were we asked to pay a tax.

Headed down next month and will be bringing a cooler and tucking as much dry non perishable as we can in our luggage. Will still shop on site and, yes, we still spend plenty on food & drinks out.

So, it’s not bare shelves but definitely not everything we needed.


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