Would you like to get off the bus and travel off the beaten path
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 11:41 PM Last Post By: melissajordan80
Feb 9, 2013 12:05 PM
Would you like to get off the bus and travel off the beaten pathHey there fellow travellers in Costa Rica and central america. We are two América guys travelling using a 4X4 camper van. It has a stove, fridge, storage, water, and sleeps four. We like to camp often and cook to keep things cheap and also by travelling to less touristy places off the beaten path.
We are currently traveling through costa rica's west side to panama city and then eventually crossing over to south america. We hope to end up in argentina or brazil. We are now in Dominical Costa Rica and will be here for at most 5 more days and start heading south again.
We are looking for one or two more people to travel with us at least to panama and share in paying for gas, food, and vehicle maintenance. If interested please send me an email at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org describing your travel plans and a bit about yourself. Native spanish speaker prefered as we would like to improve our spanish.
A link to a picture of our van
Feb 9, 2013 12:58 PM
1Be sure to get to Corcovado in the Osa, pick up supplies in Palmar Sur, Rincon or Pt Jimenez, and head down to Playa Carate and access the park on day hikes. I think you can park/camp in the beach/parking lot end of the road there.
That VW should fit in a regular container to ship to Colombia-
Head up on this, many people think these Americans were a tad naive to say least...
Feb 10, 2013 9:51 AM
2Thanks for the heads up. Will definitely check out the oso peninsula. looks like a cool place.
There are a lot of American travelers and styles of travel. Some are not so travel smart but some are also too scared to get out of their comfort zone and try something new.
Feb 10, 2013 10:07 AM
3If you want to stock up on supplies on the way to the Osa, I recommend the grocery store next to Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) in Palmar.
When on the costanera and reaching the stop sign at Palmar, turn left and then the first right. You'll see the bank on the corner and it's right next door. Much better produce than what you'll find in Dominical or Uvita, and cheaper beer! Have a great trip.
Feb 10, 2013 10:21 AM
4More info on the Osa- a must see.
Feb 10, 2013 10:59 AM
5If you get tired of Dominical ( takes me little more than an hour), a good spot to park your van and enjoy the beach is Pinuela. Good swimming beach, and your van will parked in the shade a few meters from the beach. I've seen many people camping there over the years but not sure what the regulations are in that respect.
Feb 10, 2013 3:34 PM
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Feb 23, 2013 11:41 PM
9@spartan081: a lot of Americans travel. I've seen my fair share of drunk Aussies that just travel to Europe to get pissed. don't really see them in the museums and cathedrals like the Americans.
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