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    • From Monteverde to Playa Grande/Tamarindo

      Costa Rica Jan 23, 2016 at 1:11 AM

      Hi VT

      In two weeks I'm going to Costa Rica for one month. After staying in Monteverde I'm going to Playa Grande, but I can't find any public bus from Monteverde to Playa Grande. What to do? Should I split the trip in two and find a place for the night?
      When at Playa Grande I've planned to learn how to surf. Lonely Planet suggest to take surf lessons at Playa Tamarindo - which do you prefer?

      Kind regards
      Rasmus from Denmark

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    • Jaco beach....Costa Rica

      Jacó Feb 2, 2016 at 6:09 AM

      What airport do I fly into to get to Jaco beach?

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    • Outstanding reputable implant dentist

      San José Jan 12, 2016 at 7:08 AM

      I am looking for an outstanding implant doctor in San Jose. I have had contact with. Costa Rican dental solutions but want other sources. Their reviews are positive but more options will be helpful. Will be traveling in February.

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    • info would be greatly appreciated

      Costa Rica Jan 8, 2016 at 7:44 AM

      Im headed to Playa Chiquita in Feb for 2 weeks and I am wondering a few things.

      1. Hows the drive from San Jose to Puerto Viejo? We are taking a private shuttle as there will be a big group of us going.
      2. What is more recommended American Money or Colones?
      3. Would it be appreciated to bring the children baseballs and stuff along that line? We did this in Nicaragua and Panama and it seemed to be a hit with them. We also brought toothpaste and tooth brushes.
      4. This is my first time to Costa Rica and if there is anything i should know before hand please let me know!!!

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    • Malaria protection

      Costa Rica Jan 14, 2016 at 7:05 AM

      Hi VT

      Do you need to take medicine against malaria in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador? :)

      I'm heading for a four month trip - a month in each country.

      // Rasmus, Denmark

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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