Just trying to plan the last week or so of my trip to Costa Rica and after spending time in Corovado, Uvita and MA, I need to get to Playa del Coco for a couple of days diving at the Bat Islands.
Can anyone suggest a route with a nice stop off for a night or two to break the trip up? Originally wanted to travel up the coast via Samara but don't think I have the time to do so.
Also if anyone has any tips for Coco apart from the diving it would be much appreciated!
i'm trying to plan a central-south america trip for septmber...
i would really like to visit both costa rica, and chile (i have good friends in both)
i know it's impossible to cross from central america to south america by land. and every website i look for, the price of flight between Costa-Rica and Chile is about 1000$ (which is just a bit less then the transatlantic flight to get to america)
Hi folks - I've been reading some grumpy comments about Manuel Antonio on this forum... but we're thinking of traveling to Costa Rica in mid-August, not the high season. Is it any calmer/less crowded in the summer, or is it always crowded after 9 am? Are there cruise-ship crowds?
I am taking my 12 year old son to Costa Rica over Spring break April 11-18. We only have 7 days there. I am trying to plan the vacation using advice from my lonely planet guide book but I am overwhelmed. We would like to see a lot of nature, zipline and mostly visit Tortuguero. My plan is Arenal, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio and Tortuguero. Is this too much for 7 days? Is it safe for a woman and a child to drive alone in CR? Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Hi, we are looking for a simple cabina near the water in Playa Cacao near Gulfito for a 6 day and up to 10 day stay. That area is interesting because it looks like there is good access to a network of hiking trails into a wildlife preserve, it has really good access for me to kayak fish mangrove forests. There are two wildlife sanctuaries within an easy day trip for my 6 and 8 year old kids.
A couple of questions. I see mention of a couple cabinas there in Google Earth, but I cant find…
I will be staying for 3 days in La fortuna and would like to get information about taxis in the area. Will I be able to hire taxis to get to some of the "sites" around Arenal. What should my expectations be for price based on distance.
Also, i have heard about "Salta" the local swimming hole. Is the water flow too low this april.
I've been researching a trip for the month of May to Costa Rica and initially envisaged the Caribe side rather than the Pacific side. Sadly though, I've found tons and tons of information on the Pacific coast and central areas but the information on the Caribe side is by comparison, very thin on the ground. My ordered guide-book arrived today and out of 480 pages only a disappointing 28 are dedicated to the Caribe.
I appreciate there are many disadvantages to touristy areas but they are after…
Hey everyone! I'll be staying 1 night in Jaco (I know it's not recommended) but I'm leaving the next morning on the boat taxi to Santa Teresa! I'm coming from Drake Bay so the way the travel day works I'll be coming into Jaco around 6:30pm. I would like to stay somewhere central so I can get picked up with no charge for the boat, but since it's Friday I wanted to book ahead of time, worried I may not get a bed if I just show up and look around.
Suggestions for a one night central stay?
I am planning on spending a month in Costa Rica this summer studying Spanish. But I am also training for a marathon this fall and would hate to give up a month of training. Are there any runners out there with suggestions of where might be the best place to study Spanish in Costa Rica while maintaining a fairly strenuous running regimen?I am currently looking at Intercultera (both Heredeia and Samara campuses). CLRA (which is in San Jose) and Forester (which claims to be in a "quiet, upscale…