Looks like we're heading to the Caribbean side (thanks for the itinerary tips, all!)
Question is: we'll be there the week of Thanksgiving. Do we need to book our stays ahead of time, or can we wing it? Also I'm a little hazy on logistics: We're looking at Cahuita/Puerto Viejo and Tortugero, and see that the best way to get to/from Totuguero is via boat. But how to arrange that without getting stuck for a night in Limon?
A friend and I will arrive late at night at SJO after a 20-hour flight (early January). We will stay at Alajuela. To make things easy for us at the beginning, we would like to take an organized day trip on the first day, perhaps (but not necessarily) with anywherecostarica.com to be sure of the quality and not have to worry about anything. Where should/can we go? Any suggestions? The idea is not to waste the day on being tired, to take things easy, to see beautiful things and to have things…
We will be in PJ for 4 nights and 31/2 days. The first half day we will check into the hotel mid morning and walk around the area. The hotel has bikes and kayaks so we will try to take advantage of those. Then one day we will drive to Matapalo, another day to Carate, both to view wildlife. We are wondering what to do with our last day full day. I undersatnd we could take a boat to Golfito. Would this be worth while? What can we do there? Another idea would be to visit the Cana Blanca…
We are planning a trip for 7 days in mid-January with 2 adults and 2 kids (ages 11 and 8). The kids are pretty hearty travelers but this will be their first trip in Central America.
We keep bouncing around some destination options but need some help.
Basically, I want to do a few days at the beach and a few days for rain forest/volcano exploration. We can fly into/out of either San Juan or Liberia and plan to rent an SUV. I'm looking for luxury/isolated/rustic places to stay - no…
I want to do a 3 day (2 night) trek in Corcavado 18th,19th,20th Dec.
I would do either the La Leona or Los Patos hike to Sirena Ranger station.
I have contacted 2 tour operators who provide guides.
I don't want to do a private tour as it is $$$ (i.e. just me). A group tour is still $
but the price drops with 3 or more.
One tour operator provides cooking equipment if you want to bring your own food.
That reduces the price.
As you need to have a guide and need to book the Serena station, and…
Has anyone got fairly recent experience with anywherecostarica.com's tours? With the rather short time (10 days) in CR that I'll have, I'm wondering if they might be a good idea. Because they are very expensive, I'd prefer to know what experiences people have had. The last comments I've found on TT were from 2 years ago.
We are going on a long Honeymoon in Mid-November, landing in San-Jose,
We have 5 weeks to spend and are pretty much lost planning our trip.
If anyone who knows and been to Costa-Rica and can generously offer us some pointers/suggested routes for this timeframe it could be great. Even general directions of where to go and how long to stay.
From our research we've learned that we have plenty of time to Visit Panama also.
We are a couple, 30+ year old and we love both nature and the…
I have traveled many, many times to CR. I can't remember the name of now yellow bus company that travels between Alajuela & SJ. They used to be brown & beige & I think called Station Wagon; the terminal is across the street from the children's park. When I was there in May, I was told TUASA bought out that company; not sure if that is true; but I know the TUASA (red buses) terminal is in a different area of Alajuela. I can walk no problem to my departing bus to SJ after arrival but…
I am planning a trip to Santa Teresa for a month starting late January and I am looking to rent a motorbike for my time out there. Iv done a lot of searching online, and see that ATV's are very common, but I don't see where I might find a bike. I understand that many places wont have a website, so I am stretching out to the online community for advice. Has anyone travelled here before and met a local shop with dirt bikes? I am also looking for a room or bungalow to rent for the…
We are two 27 year olds going to Costa Rica in February. I have never been to Central America so any help is appreciated!
We are looking to spend time at nice beaches, not too commercialized but also with decent, clean accommodation, nothing too fancy.
We were really wanting to scuba dive but I have read that its passable to scuba in CR unless you go to cocos island(which looks too far out of the way for our short trip) Any experiences with scuba diving somewhere with easier access for us anyone…