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      Samara fishing

      Costa Rica Jul 5, 2014 at 12:06 PM

      Does anyone know a good contact for fishing in Samara?

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      Advise for staying in Nosara

      Costa Rica Jul 3, 2014 at 3:45 PM

      Staying at Mango B&B in Nosara July 15-18th. My daughter would like to go fishing. Does anyone know someone to contact that offers that services. Also any suggestions you have for activities would be be appreciated. We will not have a car so hoping to most things by foot.
      Thank you!

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      Monteverde Tours

      Costa Rica Jun 28, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      Has anyone ever used Monteverde Tours please?

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    • Tres Amigos Villas

      Provincia de Puntarenas Jun 23, 2014 at 9:21 PM

      Has anyone stayed here or heard anything about it? Thinking about booking but it states mangrove area towards rear of property which has me envisioning mosquitos everywhere.

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      Shuttle from San Jose airport to Monteverde

      Costa Rica Jul 8, 2014 at 7:08 AM

      There are so many choices for shuttles from San Jose to Monteverde does anyone have a recommendation on a specific one they have used?

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      Places to stay in Samara

      Costa Rica Jun 30, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      Have decided to stay on Pacific coast. What do you think of Samara and recommendations for places to stay. Will be arriving July 12th from Monteverde.

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      Travel to Cahuita

      Costa Rica Jun 28, 2014 at 8:18 PM

      We are looking to go to Cahuita after leaving Monte Verde. What is the best/economical way to get there? Public bus? We would like to go later in the afternoon so we don't wast a whole day traveling. Also we would appreciate some suggestions on places to stay and what your suggestions would be on things to do. Thank you all so much for your advise and suggestions!!

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      Suggestions for fishing

      Costa Rica Jul 10, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      Will be in Samara July 15-18. My daughter would love to go fishing. can anyone recommend anyone good for this service?
      Thank you!!

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      Boat from Los Chiles to Caño Negro?

      Costa Rica Jun 25, 2014 at 4:25 AM

      Is it possible to go by boat instead of bus in the rainy season from Los Chiles to Caño Negro? I read somewhere about it but can’t find it anymore.

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      transportation

      Costa Rica Jul 4, 2014 at 12:23 PM

      Still having trouble with transportation issues from San Jose to Monteverde and then from Monteverde to Samara. Back to airport from Samara. The $150 x 2( to MV then from Samara) for the shuttle is more than we would like to spend and don't mind the public bus but can we easily tell which ones to change to during the changes. For car rental how bad are the roads to and in Monteverde? Any suggestions or anyone wanting to share transportation July 11 to Monteverde?

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      Tour Guides for Costa Rica

      Costa Rica Jun 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      Going to Costa Rica next year and would like to cut out the UK Tour Companies. Does anyone know of, or had experience of local Tour Companies in Costa Rica please?

      We want to go to Arenal Volcano NP, Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, Manuel Antonio and other places.

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    • Active Volcanos

      by jackberry Online Now Jan 31, 2012 at 2:06 PM

      Arriving in La Fortuna next week for three days and was wondering which volcanoes are active presently? I heard that Arenal is only spewing steam presently.
      Also the free hot springs at Tabacon are they worth going to.
      Thanks for your relies
      Jack

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM
    • hot springs

      by spydergirl Online Now Sep 7, 2011 at 7:53 PM

      Hi, which hot springs would you recommend going to at arenal area? tabacond? baldi?
      thanks!

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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      Hot Springs

      by MStars Online Now Dec 17, 2009 at 12:42 AM

      Upon entering the Arenal National Park, are there hot springs within the park we can check out ourselves, or is the only access to them through the resorts, like Tabacon or Baldi?

      3 Answers Jan 12, 2010 at 9:47 PM
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      Red Lava Tours

      by MStars Online Now Dec 16, 2009 at 11:19 PM

      Does anyone have any info/opinion/experience with the Red Lava Tours?

      I googled it, and the results were some postings on other websites about it being a tour reseller with credit fraud, not having a valid website, and having legal issues from using another company's trademark.

      My friend booked us on a daytrip through one of the major hostel websites (hostelworld.com)a while back, and I just realized it's associated with this Red Lava Tour. We picked it because the tour is 6 hours long and supposedly ends at Tabacon river.

      Have we been duped??!!

      2 Answers Dec 18, 2009 at 9:38 PM
    • Arenal Observatory Lodge

      by travelqueen08 Online Now Jan 13, 2008 at 1:56 AM

      Hi
      My husband and I are going to be travelling to CR end of Jan08. For the Areanal area we choose the 'Arenal Observatory Lodge' as our base! Can anyone, who has recently stayed there, let me know what they thought of it. Also, is it very out of the way and far from the surrounding 'towns' and things to do? We were thinking of staying at the Tobacon, but I thought that's a bit too 'Manicured' to choose as a place to stay in CR.
      I will welcome any comments.
      Thanks,
      J

      4 Answers Jan 16, 2008 at 1:33 AM
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      How bumpy a ride from San Jose to Arenal area?

      by amybear Online Now Jun 4, 2005 at 4:21 PM

      Hello,
      I am planning a trip down to the Arenal Volcano area for November, and I understand the ride from the airport is a 3 hour drive.
      What I'm more concerned about is the safety of the drive.
      Does the route out to the Arenal/ La Fortuana area involve alot of steep roads, with no barriers and sharp turns...that sort of thing.
      I like to think I'm a pretty intrepid traveler, but I do get uncomfortable driving in treacherous conditions...
      I know the roads down there aren't great...but would anyone call them...hazardous? Please be honest...
      Any thoughts from those who have gone that way...
      Thanks,
      Amy

      5 Answers Sep 11, 2005 at 8:11 AM
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      How bumpy a ride from San Jose to Arenal area?

      by amybear Online Now Jun 4, 2005 at 1:42 PM

      Hello,
      I am planning a trip down to the Arenal Volcano area for November, and I understand the ride from the airport is a 3 hour drive.
      What I'm more concerned about is the safety of the drive.
      Does the route out to the Arenal/ La Fortuana area involve alot of steep roads, with no barriers and sharp turns...that sort of thing.
      I like to think I'm a pretty intrepid traveler, but I do get uncomfortable driving in treacherous conditions...
      I know the roads down there aren't great...but would anyone call them...hazardous? Please be honest...
      Any thoughts from those who have gone that way...
      Thanks,
      Amy

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      Driving from Tamarindo to Tabacon

      by dbeatty Online Now Mar 11, 2005 at 9:18 PM

      Whaddaya think? How long and how difficult would this be? I'm having a dilemma with my flight and luggage weight. Thanks.

      2 Answers Apr 1, 2005 at 2:04 PM
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      Tabacon Area Activities

      by dbeatty Online Now Mar 3, 2005 at 8:00 AM

      I'm looking for activities for two days around Tabacon Resort. I'm thinking hiking, rafting, anything else exciting ...I know about the hot springs. We like to hike independently, any trail tips?

      1 Answer Mar 3, 2005 at 8:51 AM
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      driving to las plam on the carrib. coast

      by bdaguy Online Now Oct 27, 2004 at 6:47 AM

      any advice on route ,time and weather .. yes i have 4wd :)

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      shuttle from Liberia to Arenal area

      by DeborahATL Online Now Oct 24, 2004 at 5:34 PM

      I am arriving in Costa Rica at Liberia Airport on 11/6 and will be staying the first 2 nights near Arenal, then 5 nights in Tamarindo. I have found inexpensive shuttle transfers for everything except Liberia to Arenal. Interbus leaves at noon and my flight does not arrive until 1 p.m. Is transportation pretty to arrange once you arrive or will I be stuck paying180 for a private transfer? Does anyone know of another shuttle service?

      1 Answer Nov 24, 2004 at 1:11 PM