By Vicki Barnes

There are not laundromats readily available in Costa Rica as far as we can tell. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure the locals even understand the concept.

If you have dirty clothes, you have two options:
1) Pay a local about $3 a kilo to wash, dry and neatly fold your clothes
2) Do it yourself.

Trying to keep as many colones as possible in our pockets, we chose the latter.

A bit of hand soap and some elbow grease in the bathroom sink and – viola – job done. No dryer or clothes line around here, so we had to improvise.

Beautifully clean, freshly dried clothes…and some protection from the sun in our little casita.