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Just a random question. If you could live ANYWHERE in Costa Rica for a couple of months... where would you live and why?

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I'm arriving at the airport in Alajuela at 7:45 am on Tuesday, June 9. I need to get from Alajuela to San Gerardo, hopefully all in one day, so that I can hike Chirripo either Wednesday or Thursday (yes, I know I need a reservation to hike ... currently working on that). My question is two-fold:

  1. What is the best way to get from the airport to Tracopa bus station in San Jose? I've researched that there is a commuter train from San Antonio de Belen to Pacifico, which is walking…

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Hello!
So I will be traveling to Costa Rica for two weeks in the beginning of June, flying into SJO.

We then be traveling to Arenal for three nights
Manual Antonio for three nights and
then a little outside of SJO for three nights

I'm hoping to rent a car, but I'm not sure if these drives are doable with GPS?
Also where should I rent a car from in SJO, I read of Vamos...not sure of pricing, insurance, 4x4 etc.

If we do end up driving what are best routes, things to do on the way?
Thank you,
CB

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Hi, I am going to CR in jan with my boyfriend (both in our 20's)and need some help! I have done so much reasearch into CR but now feel like i'm torn between pacific side and caribean side! We are only there for 2 weeks.... we want to travel but not hours and hours of driving everyday. So we want to do a mix of nature things like volcanoes, snorkel etc, a few days at a beach(s) relaxing, some adventure stuff like zip lining, rafting and then we also like to have a drink and a dance!

So my first…

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Hola Viajeros! (fellow travelers!)

I've already gotten loads of wonderful advice from Mr. Moto and others on this forum, but I am coming to the well for advice one more time. I have an itinerary mapped out and it seems like it may be too much traveling for my folks, who are in reasonably good shape but may get stressed by too much moving about (though, ironically, they would like to see a volcano as well.) Any advice on how to pare the following down? (Note: we're staying a while in Drake…

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Hi,

We are going to Costa Rica in August for 3 weeks, for the first time, with our 5 year old. We would like to visit the pacific and carribean coasts and possibly Arenal. My question is, should we just book internal flights to get around, or is it better to hire a car? I think most internal flights go via San Jose - so are we wasting time having to return to San Jose every time?

Is car hire expensive?
Are the roads generally OK to drive on?

Many thanks for your help

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Hello everyone,

I´m writing because I´ll be in Costa Rica (first time) in July and August and I have a few questions.

1) What footwear should I bring? I´ll be spending about 6 weeks on a farm in Cartago, a week in Monteverde, and a few days in San José.

2) Any specific kind of clothing recommendations? I was planning on bringing some extremely lightweight rayon tops and a couple pairs of lightweight cotton pants. Sound good? A friend who does a lot of hiking in the U.S. recommended sun…

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Hi!

My boyfriend and I are planning to travel to Costa Rica in Mid August this summer and we have a few questions we were hoping you could help us answer!

  1. We are flying into Liberia and our accommodation is in Tamarindo. Does anyone know how much a taxi would be from the airport to Tamarindo?
    2.Would cash be the recommended way of payment there? And is America cash accepted or only Colones?
  2. Is there anything that we should absolutely must see while we're in the area?

Any general tips…

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Hi guys, I'm going to Costa Rica first week of July with my dad. We will be there for almost 8 full days, arriving and departing from San Jose, so I'm seeking some advice on a possible itinerary that can let us see most of the highlights since we have never been to CR before.

Here's a little bit about us:

  • I'm in my mid 30's and my dad is in his 60's

  • I speak very very little spanish and dad none

  • Because dad is still in pretty good physical shape (he runs every day)…

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I’ve head the opportunity to visit a lot of places in my life so far. I’ve jumped off waterfalls and rode horses along the beach next to crashed satellites, but none of that can compare to the small village of La Fortuna.

Situated in the centre of Costa Rica, the small village is dwarfed by the colossal Arenal volcano, which, even by night sends a foreboding message. One of the most active volcanoes in the world you can often see small spurts of lava and molten rock being shot out. On July 29th…