A friend and I are going to CR for 10 days in January (6-16). Because we are thinking of renting a car, I have a few questions. Can we rent a car in San Jose only or is it possible to pick up (and drop off) a car somewhere else? If we want to spend a couple of days at the beach or join a tour, we would prefer not to pay for the car then. Is it necessary to book in advance for January?
I've read in TT FAQ "A deposit of $750 to $1000 is needed to secure a car." Not cash, I hope. Does the…
I have a possible opportunity to visit Costa Rica during the last two weeks of December. I understand that it will be busier (not surprisingly!) during this time of the year, that it will be the beginning of the dry season (typically), and a bit more expensive.
Pros and cons about visiting Costa Rica at this time of year?
We are outdoorsy types - hiking, swimming, and boating are activities we enjoy on vacations in general. We would stay at relatively modest places.
Thank you for any input.…
I'm reading a guide to CR now. I can't find an explanation of what ste in the context of accommodation means. There are the obvious s, d, dm and ste. Can anyone help? Thanks!
Hi all, my boyfriend and I are planning our first trip to Costa Rica. We will be flying in and out of San Jose in April and staying for 10 nights. We definitely want to visit the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado. We're also really interested in visiting a Pacific coast beach.
Osa car rental- We'd like to rent a car, and e know we need a 4WD. There is an Alamo car rental in Puerto Jimenez, has anyone rented from here before? I've read how renting in Costa Rica can be a challenge, and I don't want to…
My sweetie and I will be in CR for a week in November, and we're thinking of doing our vacation a little differently this time. We'd like to find a place to rent for most of the week. We'd like a place on or very near the beach, but not too far from other places to explore. We're hikers, snorkelers and sea kayakers, so adventure is no problem, but neither is relaxing for a few days. We fly in and out of San Jose. We'd like to check out a volcano if we can.
To be honest, I don't know…
I'm traveling through Costa starting October 9th, staying in San Jose for the first night and then taking the first bus ride to the coast. Anyone have any recommendations as to where to stay, best spots, surfing? looking into Limon, Cahuita & Puerto Viejo. Also traveling alone if anyone is heading out that way, as the saying goes, the more the merrier!! ALSO, any hostels or bars to work at?
anytinnng is appreciated!
Does anyone knows when the Jungle Jam 2016 in Jacó will take place?
The Lonely Planet says it is mid-January but on the internet I can't find a date..
This year it was held in March but I'll be around in January and hope that I can enjoy some nice music on my way!
Or does anyone knows other nice music festivals in January around the Pacific coastline (Punarenas and from there downwards?
Hope you can help me out,
I've read through a couple of other posts that address this topic, but I thought I'd revisit it, given that my situation may be a little different from the others.
People have said the biggest problem with camping on the beach is hoodlums and petty theft (and the fact that it's not a very common thing to do).
I will be traveling for only a couple days through Costa on my trip from Panama to Nicaragua. I will be accompanied by a friend (we are both 25 and are pretty stocky). We…
Hi everybody, next 28th november I'll fly to Costa Rica(till 18th december), but i dont if I must booking all Hostel/bungalows... usually when I travelling I go "Where Heart says"& LP book suggest. SureI've got a little plan for my travel, but evrerytime I change idea and the plan doesen't work!!!
Sorry for my poor English, if someone speak Italian, for me is better ;o)
I am planning a first-time trip to Costa Rica from December 23 to January 1. I will arrive in and from Liberia so I would like to stay in the North West/ Nicoya Peninsula area.
I will be staying in hostels and traveling by bus. I like a mix of adventure and relaxation in nature.
I am mostly interested in the rainforest/volcano state parks. I would like to go to the beach if time allows but that is not a priority.
So far I have selected the following destinations but I need help narrowing…