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What is is a complete online Directory of businesses and services for a specific city, town or location to help consumers find what they need and for businesses to broadcast their offerings.  The overall directory is offered as a FREE Membership for businesses to upload important information such as company name, address, phone number, web address and other key information.  For greater visibility and a nominal fee, businesses can select up to three other membership plans which significantly enhance their presence on the site and ability to reach many more customers.  

What cities/towns are available for the Directory?

The initial focus of was the Manuel Antonio/Quepos area of Costa Rica and has expanded with The Southern Zone (Golfito, Puerto Jimenez, Zancuco and Pavones) and recently to Jaco, Playa Hermos and Los Suenos with plans identified for other locations.

Why should I use

The main benefit provides to consumers is convenience (everything is on one site), awareness of local companies including reviews and rating and, a single source to make you aware of all the available Specials/Deals.  Businesses benefit from reaching a broader audience, promoting unique offerings or services and overall awareness of their company.

Who has to pay for listings? is FREE for all customers searching to fulfill their needs as well as all Businesses listed under the Complimentary “Free” Membership Directory.  To enhance exposure, Basic, Premier and Elite Memberships are provided to businesses for a nominal fee. 

What types of Memberships are available?

There are 4 Membership plans for businesses to choose from ranging from the Complimentary Free Membership Directory to the Elite Membership. 

  1. Complimentary FREE Membership – allows businesses to upload critical information such as Company name, logo, website address, phone, address, email address and can receive ratings and reviews.
  2. Basic Membership – All of the benefits of the FREE membership but can now list their business in two different categories; provide an image of their company and ability to educate their audience with short and long description of their services/offerings.
  3. Premium Membership – All the benefits of the Basic Membership plus can now list in up to 3 categories for increased exposure and participate in Hot Special Ads and Featured listings.  Also will be positioned higher in your selected category.
  4. Elite Membership – All the benefits of the Premium Membership plus the largest size available for company description, up to 5 categories and an incredible 50 images as well as 50 documents for menu's, flyers, etc, You can also participate in the very large Center banner AD. Elite Members will be seen first at the top of each selected categories.

As a business, can I add a Feature listing if I only have a Free Membership?

Each membership provides certain additional benefits - so to provide a Featured advertisement; you have to be a Premier or Elite Member.  

Can I add additional Feature Ads or other types of Ads?

Yes.  Our Premier and Elite members receive FREE, several one month Ads with their memberships but have the ability to purchase additional Ads so they maximize their presence throughout the year. 

Does sell products?

No. is the matchmaker between customers and businesses.  We help businesses build their exposure while assisting customers in satisfying their needs. 

How long do the memberships last?

The Complimentary “Free” Membership lasts forever and the Basic, Premier and Elite are annual memberships. 

Can any business be included in the CRneeds .com directory?

Absolutely. has an extensive listing of 42 categories for local businesses to select and advertise their products and services.  Additionally, the Basic membership allows a businesses to be reflected in 2 separate categories and Premier - 3 categories, while the Elite memberships increases the category selection to 5.  As an example, if you are a restaurant, you would increase your exposure by being listed in several categories – restaurants, night life, bars, etc...

Who generates the Ratings and Reviews on each Business?

Any consumer can write a Review and/or Rate a business, service or place listed on the Directory.  The Reviews and Ratings help the business in identifying how they perform and helps future customers determine their buying actions.

How did my business information end up on

Since the Complimentary Membership is Free, we receive some business information from our users who let us know about businesses that are not listed or help us correct the information that we have.  We have also hired Agents to help gather information on local businesses.