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…
We will be travelling to Costa Rica in January 2016 with our sailboat, and spending a few months cruising the coast and islands, looking for good spots to surf, snorkel, windsurf, sail and paddleboard. We're a Dutch/English couple with 2 kids and we often like to take other adventurous travellers on board to share the experience and fun. If you are interested in joining us please get in touch for more information. Beginner sailors welcome, shared expenses. Happy travels all!
I will travel central america for 8 weeks, mid Nov-Jan. Starting in Costa Rica, going to Nica, Honduras, ending in Cancun.
Where is the most beautiful jungle/rainforest to visit?
Corcovado & Tortugero got the best reviews in my research, but what about Rio San Juan & Indio Maiz Reserve in Nicaragua? I know it's much cheaper in Nica for sure to do a tour...And I guess less crowded, so maybe more animals? I read it even beats the Tortuguero-Park!
Anyone been to both an can compare?
Hello there! Going on a trip with my wife and 2 year old to Costa Rica in the month of October. We really want to see rainforests, a volcano and plenty of beautiful water.
As of right now, we're planning on renting a car, and staying on hostels everywhere we go.
Would really really love your input. Thanks in advance!
First day: San Jose and stay the night. Explore the markets and museums.
Second day: Volcan Irazu, Drive to Guapiles (1hr 20min), and stay the night.
Third day: Explore Braulio…
Over on 'General Chat' a regular TT'er has posted/pasted an article about some of both the best & worst driving conditions on the planet.
The opinion is, in more than 1 case, that there is nowhere worse anywhere to drive a car, than in Costa Rica.
I've checked out several websites & YouTube shots & it really doesn't look that bad to me at all & I've certainly seen & driven in a lot 'Lot' worse places than what's been posted out there.
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!