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My family and I are travelling to Cahuita for 5 nights in August. There are five of us, and we are struggling to find accommodation. Ideally, we would like a bungalow on the beach or beach front. Can anyone help?

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Hi all!

We are going to cycle in Costarica for 2 weeks in August. Since my wife is riding a non suspension cyclocross bike with 700 / 35 tires, and she's not too experienced on rocky / sandy surfaces, we would like to avoid / reduce unpaved sections. Pushing a kilometer or two a day is ok... pusking everyday for 10km is not :-).
Unluckily it's not easy to understand by gmaps / osm if a road is paved or not. Can anyone suggest us a map which is reliable about this? Any direct experience?

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Hi, soon I’ll fly to SJO and can’t bring my trekking poles on plane (backpack is to small). I wonder if Walmart in Alajuela has some. It seems there is no outdoor shop in San José downtown.

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Lost my certificate in Bolivia. Officially Costa Rica requires a yellow fever certificate if you're coming from a risk country (which I will be - Peru). Has anyone ever actually had a problem with this?

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Hello,

I'm planning on traveling to Costa Rica in late July. My group will be staying at a home in Los Pargos near Playa Negra for 6 days.

I had a concern about safety. I've read 2 packing lists and spoken to 1 person who all said that women are expected to dress a certain way over there, and that gringo women had better not draw attention to themselves for their own good. However then these same resources say to bring dresses and fail to discuss what consists of inappropriate.

First of all…

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I'll fly to SJO next week and staying in Barrio Amón for 3 nights.
In 2014 I was in Alajuela watching the world cup in a public viewing when the Ticos played against Netherlands. Are there now public viewings too in SJO? Then we'll travel to Cahuita and our hotel room won't have TV. Hope to find a bar to watch CR against Switzerland, and the Swiss win.

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top volcanoes?

during my visit to Costa Rica I was able to visit Irazu volcano and, although I could not see it up close, I was able to enter a near museum that explained everything you need to know about that volcano, and the history of volcanoes in Costa Rica, form that moment I consider that volcanoes are a strong attraction for those who want to know Costa Rica.
Today I saw a post with a "top 5 volcanoes that you can not miss in Costa Rica" list and they were in this order:
1. The Arenal
2. Poás
3. Irazú
4…

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We (myself, husband and 17-year old son) have 4 nights and 3.5 days scheduled for the southern Caribbean coast, exploring from Cahuita to Manzanillo. We will have a rental car. I would love some recommendations on accommodation. Ideally, we would be as close as possible to the beach, and in a place where there are some other people to meet, but we don't want a party scene. A swimming pool is desirable, but definitely not a necessity. Peurto Vijeo seems a little busy, but Manzanillo might be a…

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I am sure this has been covered in other threads, but we are heading to CR in early July for 28 days. Was planning to go to Nicaragua as well, but that has obviously changed. Travelling with two kids (age 9 and 12) arrive San Jose. Wondering whether it is cost efficient to rent a car vs. taking local transport. The car will allow us more flexibility but probably not using it every day as moving about every 2-4 days. I like local transport since you become immersed in local culture a bit…

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I would love some feedback on this itinerary. I will be travelling with my husband and 17-year old son. We are flying in to San Jose and plan to rent a car for the entire trip.

Day 1 - Travel from SJ to Arena (La Fortuna)
Day 2 - Arenal
Day 3 - Arenal
Day 4 - Travel to Tortuguero - leave rental in La Pavona
Day 5 - Tortuguero
Day 6 - Tortuguero
Day 7 - Travel to Cahuita
Day 8 - Cahuita
Day 9 - Cahuita
Day 10 - Cahuita
Day 11 - Travel to Manuel Antonio
Day 12 - Manuel Antonio
Day 13 - Manuel Antonio
Day 14 -…