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lodging/ base in Jan/ Feb

If you had to keep your budget for lodging during high season (but after New Years) as low as possible, and you relied on public transportation (or tours) instead of renting a car, where would you go for enjoying the natural wonders? Where might you base yourself if you chose a base for a month with occasional side trips? Are there places where you might find a monthly rental for say $600 or less (1 person), but be able to walk, bike or bus to services, and not be the only tourist in town?

My…

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Bus from San Jose to Puerto Viejo

Hi, anyone who knows where in San Jose the bus stop is towards Puerto Viejo (local buses)? And how many buses I need to take before reaching Puerto Viejo?

Many thanks, and please don´t spam the thread ..

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hiking into river celeste at Tenorio N.P.

My husband and I are heading to Costa Rica for the second time. We are flying into San Jose renting a 4 x4 and going to the Nicoya Peninsula beaches. But first we want to check out some of the national parks along the way. I want to see Celeste River and Tenorio National Park, then check out Rincon de la Vieja before heading to the beaches. My question is about Tenorio N. P. Can anyone tell me about the hike? My husband is not a rugged hiker and I don't want a grouch as a traveling…

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Safety Of Luggage In Rental Cars

I intend to rent a car in CR for 3 weeks next month. I read here not leave anything cars unattended. I would not leave it visible in it for everyone, but is it ok in the luggage compartment? I don't feel like taking all my luggage with me when going to a museum or on a hike. I also read somewhere else people lost all of there stuff because thieves had a masterkey for their make of car. Is this a serious risk for rentals?

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Arenal volcano and hot springs

I'm planning to spend one day in La Fortuna and my original idea was to go to Arenal Volcano. Can I do that by public transport? I don't seem to find the right information about it. I would like to combine that with hot springs-. Any clue on how to find one for free? Tobacón is so expensive.

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volcano's

End January I arrive at 10.am at San José airport. I am interested in an easy volcanotrip with viewing nice craterlake.I was thinking going to Alejuela and going to VOLCANO POAS next day and the day after with the bus to La Fortuna.
Can I see same craterlake there and skip Volcano Poas? I will travel from Costa Rica through Nicaragua and
El Salvador to Guatemale where I take after 6 weeks my flight back.
Where on this route can I easily (I am 70+) go to volcano's with view of crater lake?
Thanks…

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The Most Recommended Dental Services in Costa Rica

Hey all. My father is considering going for a Dental Implants procedure in Costa Rica, but we know very little about how to find a reliable clinic and doctor.

Have you done any dental work in Costa Rrica? Any tips you can share about the clinic's and doctor's name, cost, duration of minimum stay for procedure/follow-up, etc. would be very helpful.

Thanks

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Boat trip from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui via Rio San Juan to Tortuguero Dec27 2014

We are getting a group of people together to charter a boat from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui to travel down the Sarapiqui River to the Rio San Juan then down that river to near Barra del Colorado before turning south into the canal leading to Tortuguero on Dec27 2014. There are 4 of us that want to do the trip which takes 5 to 7 hours. The boat can hold 30 people and costs US$900. The date is not flexible and we would aim to leave in the morning to ensure the whole trip is in daylight. Earlier…

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Public bus from Liberia airport to Playa Flamingo?

Hi all,
I've done a bit of research and have found that there is a public bus that leaves from the bus station in Liberia that goes to Playa Flamingo. What I am wondering is if this bus passes close to the airport on the way, and if so, where would I catch it? I would rather not have to go into town if I don't need to. Thanks in advance :)

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Recommendations for beaches: 30 Dec - 5 jan

Hello everyone,

My partner and I will be in San José on Dec 30, looking to get to a week of nice beach-life before we're leaving the country on Jan 7, from Libería airport.

Problem is that since we're so last minute on booking, the places we had in mind from start (Santa Teresa and Mal País mainly) do not seem to have a single vacant room.

Questions that follow are then;
- Is it likely that Santa Teresa and surroundings are completely full? I.e. there is not point contacting hotels directly…