I lived in various tropical cities. Some in developed countries, some not. In some cities, even some developed cities, it's almost impossible to find a place to stay that is cockroach free. I admit I almost never stay in hotels that cost more than 60 USD per night. Typically my price range is $20 per night, with an occasional $50 or $60 night to celebrate arriving in a new city or something.
What about Costa Rica? Especially San Jose area. Reading airbnb reviews, looks like most places have a review that mentions cockroaches. And I never trust good reviews, especially if they are less than 100 words. Most are just bots or paid.
As of now, I anticipate cockroaches. I plan to buy cockroach spray from a convenience store. So first, do convenience stores in Costa Rica (looks like they have am/pm and Circle K) typically stock cockroach spray?
But then, am I just choosing the wrong hotels? Is there a better strategy to find a place to stay that is cockroach-free? Is this just wishful thinking for Costa Rica? Or is it pretty easy?