Because of the large supply of female applicants, the company can be choosy.
In San José’s historic center, Gran Hotel Costa Rica is housed in an impressive building dating from the 1930s.
It offers classically decorated rooms, a spa and a restaurant.
The divorced businessman from Florida said many of his male clients are U. citizens or foreigners who have become disillusioned with the single male scene at places such as the Hotel Del Rey, a hotel-casino in downtown San José known as a place to meet prostitutes.
So he puts them in touch with Purita, who isn’t just a liaison between two sexes, but between two cultures.
One site dedicated to Russian scams has an extensive “blacklist” of agencies and women who are alleged scammers).