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    • Coconut Grove

      Dominical Apr 8, 2014 at 5:13 PM

      Has anyone stayed at this hotel? It seems quite nice, and a good option (ie. meaning it's well reviewwed, around the $100 range and close to the beach).

      We're trying to decide between Coconut Grove and Villas Rio Mar, which seems like another great option.


    • Liberia to Samara March 27th

      Costa Rica Mar 23, 2014 at 4:48 PM

      I'm looking for someone interested in sharing a shuttle or taxi on March 27th 2014 from LIR to Samara. I land around 12:30 and plan on traveling straight to Samara. Thanks, Stephen

    • July 5th - 15th in Costa Rica, where to go?

      Costa Rica Apr 8, 2014 at 6:29 PM

      Hi. My boyfriend and I are staying the night of the 5th in San Jose as our flight arrives late, but from there I get a bit overwhelmed as to where we should go. The only thing we have figured out is to stay on the Pacific coast. He's been to Costa Rica before and spent time in Tamarindo/Liberia/Montezuma, so we're aiming south.

      Initially my thought was to rent a house/cabin (or whatever) in the Mal Pais or Santa Teresa area for the entire time and just take day trips, but the more I look into it I'm leaning towards Manuel Antonio, or splitting the time between the 2 places (Manuel Antonio and Santa Teresa). Is it feasible to do the latter? I've never been to Costa Rica so I think my perception of distance is a bit off.

      We're looking to mostly enjoy the outdoors on this trip (hike, surf, see some cool wildlife, relax, etc.). The ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera sounds like fun. Ideally if I could roll out of my bed and land directly on the beach that would be great. But we are in our late twenties and wouldn't mind some night life to socialize and make some new friends to party with a bit. That being said making Jaco our "home base" sounds too intense for us.

      Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

    • How to get there?

      Corcovado National Park Mar 26, 2014 at 6:40 AM

      how do you get from Heredia to Corcovado? Is there a some kind of trip possible? Since im travelling alone i would not mind a booked tour for 4 days or something.
      Thank you very much. I would not want to miss Corcovado but its very hard to get there.

    • Costa Rica Girls Trip

      Costa Rica Mar 19, 2014 at 10:11 AM

      Hi Im planning to have a vacation in Costa Rica, does anyone have experience Bachelorette party in Costa Rica?
      I saw page that contains good ideas. Here's the link

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      Room in Nosara

      Nosara Apr 2, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      Hey All!

      I will be volunteering at a school in Nosara from September til mid November and am looking for a place to stay. I like having people around. A shared apartment or anything like that would be great. Any ideas on how to find one?

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      Month in Costa Rica--need guidance!

      Costa Rica 12 hours ago

      Planning to spend all of January, 2015 in Costa Rica....I have no idea what area/part of the country I should stay in and make my "base." I would certainly like to explore the country some, but mainly want to relax, enjoy the area I'm living in to get a feel for the day-to-day, and be able to walk/bike most places. I'm a 34-year-old single gay man. LOVE the beach and want to be close to one. Love dining. Love running, hiking and the outdoors. Love sailing. Love live music. Love people, but need my personal space--often. Don't necessarily care about the bar/club scene, though a night or two during my stay wouldn't be out of the question. I would definitely like to be able to meet others and/or have a couple beers/cocktails here and there. Essentially, I want to be around enough people--not isolated--but don't necessarily need downtown San Jose for 30 days either. Mainly using and for my rental search....not interested in a "resort." Something local, comfortable, and relatively safe for the solo traveler. Any thoughts or suggestions on cities/areas to focus my search? Any help is MUCH appreciated. Thanks! --Jacob

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      Has anyone traveled on Avianca Airlines?

      Costa Rica Mar 28, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this airline?

    • Costa Rica with injured knee

      Costa Rica Mar 24, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Hi guys, I have planned a trip to Costa Rica end of May. Unfortunately I have ruptured my ACL in left knee. Till end of May my knee will recover but I won't have enough time for a surgery so I would have to travel without ACL. That means I'll be able to walk normally and taking stairs. But any non flat surface or unstable surface (as hanging bridges) could be a real problem.
      I will obviously remove all physical activity from the trip. The main thing for me is to see the nature. Do you think it still worth to go? Would I be able to visit all natural parks and volcanos?
      Thanks a ton!

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      Travel Partner

      Costa Rica Yesterday

      I am a single traveler interested in finding a travel partner companion. So many places that I would like to visit penalize the single traveler and I am wondering if there is a source that is available for people like me?

    • is a car necessary?

      Dominical Apr 6, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      Hello, VTers! We have decided that we're doing 4 nights and 5 days in the Dominical / Quepos / Manuel Antonio area.

      We're trying to do it without a car, but I'm not sure if it would make things very inconvenient for us, and it's just not worth it do that area without a car.

      We arrive in Quepos via shuttle on the morning of Day 1, and we plan to go straight to Dominical. Would you recommend taking a public bus, or taxi down to Dominical from Quepos, if we don't have a car?

      Then we were planning on spending the day in Dominical and Uvita on Days 1 and 2. For Days 3 and 4, we were planning on moving up to Quepos and MA, and then we fly out to San Jose on Day 5.

      Would you recommend staying in Quepos / MA for the entire 4 nights, and doing day trips down to Dominical and Uvita? Or is a good idea to spend 2 nights in Dominical, and then 2 nights in Quepos? Do you recommend a car to do this? Or do you think that public transport is adequate? The bus from Quepos to Dominical seems to take 2 hours.

      Even in Dominical, it seems it's advisable that we have a car. We were hoping to find accommodations (around $100 per night) in Dominical, but I can't seem to find a good place right in town. The good places seem to be either over $150, or pretty shabby. The places that are reasonable and well rated seem to require a car, as they're just outside of Dominical (ex. Villas Rios Mar).

      What are your thoughts in trying to do this area without a car?

      Many thanks in advance!

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      From Alajuela (town) to Los Chiles

      Alajuela Mar 24, 2014 at 3:39 AM

      Hi all, I know that there are hourly buses from San José to Ciudad Quesada. I need to go early in the morning from Alajuela to Los Chiles to catch the bus to Caño Negro at 14.00. When and where does the bus leave in Alajuela? I will travel on a sunday, are there fewer buses?

    • shuttle from San Jose to Arenal

      Costa Rica Mar 22, 2014 at 1:26 AM

      Hi, All! Our flight arrives at 10:45am, and there is a shuttle (Interbus) that leaves from San Jose to Arenal at 2:30pm. We have set plans to go to Arenal after landing in SJO.

      We would like to buy our tickets for the shuttle, but are concerned that our flight may be delayed or something. We are thinking we'll just buy our ticket when we arrive at the airport, but do you think the shuttle will sell out? Is it advisable to purchase shuttle tickets beforehand?


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      lodgings, safe beach: Cocles or Cahuita?

      by bpolt Online Now Nov 27, 2013 at 1:12 AM

      My adult daughter and I will be in the area the first week of January. She mostly wants to go to a beach. I want to take some excursions, and to swim where the waves will not knock me over.

      I prefer simple lodgings; my daughter says, "No hostels." What can you recommend?

      5 Answers Dec 16, 2013 at 4:31 PM
    • Cahuita, Costa Rica to Bocas Del Toro

      by kailaniking Online Now Sep 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      What is the best (safest) way to get from Cahuita to Bocas Del Toro? Would love to save money and avoid flying, so I am thinking busing would be best, just don't know which one to take.

      6 Answers Sep 12, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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      apartment with boatdock in Cahuita?

      by Saar123 Online Now Jun 10, 2012 at 12:04 PM


      We are considering to spend some time in Cahuita.
      We are traveling with a small sailboat, on which we can not sleep.
      Is there a possibility to find a place to stay that has a boat dock?


      3 Answers Oct 13, 2012 at 2:40 PM
    • Traveling to Cahuita

      by aliciachavez Online Now Nov 27, 2010 at 11:33 AM

      I have been doing some research about how to get from San Jose to Cahuita and i have seen several different stations: the Gran Terminal de Caribe, the coca-cola terminal, the carribian terminal. I was wondering if these were all the same, they seem to have the same bus times, or if they were all different. If they are different, which one is the best bet? Cheapest, most convenient and fastest. Also will there be bus service on Christmas eve or Christmas Day?

      Thank you!

      1 Answer Dec 1, 2010 at 1:05 AM
    • from Tortuguero to Cahuita

      by kosnoff Online Now Dec 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM

      What are the bus/boat transportation options to get from Tortuguero Village to Cahuita?

      1 Answer Dec 8, 2009 at 1:08 AM
    • Travel from San Jose to Cahuita & then to Panama

      by molagu Online Now Apr 13, 2009 at 2:04 PM

      I have been to Costa Rica many times but are trying some a new itinerary this year. We are planning on flying into SJO and taking a bus to Cahuita for several nights, heading to Bocas del Torro for a few more nights and then to Dominical for a couple weeks. Any advice on the best way to get to Bocas del Torro and them to Dominical? Also, I haven't been to Cahuita since my pre-kids days and am wondering if it is safer now?

      1 Answer Aug 24, 2010 at 12:57 PM
    • Transport

      by Ticoholandia Online Now Jul 23, 2008 at 1:11 PM

      My boyfriend and I would like to go from Cahuita to Sixaola/Bocas del Toro, do we have to go to Limon to catch the bus to Sixaola or is there a bus that stops in Cahuita to Sixaola?
      Can someone help us please?

      7 Answers Apr 1, 2009 at 1:29 PM
    • surfing??

      by kimbo7 Online Now Jun 4, 2008 at 11:42 AM

      where is the best places for surfing in or around cahuita?
      are there places to rent surf boards?

      3 Answers Jun 25, 2008 at 7:47 PM
    • Desperately searching for rooms

      by krone1378 Online Now Mar 5, 2008 at 10:14 AM

      7 of us will be there from March 17 to 22. Does anyone have suggestions and/or e-mails for Spencer Seaside and Villa del Mar?


      2 Answers Mar 7, 2008 at 8:55 AM
    • cahuita national park hotel experiences,malaria in Cahuita,Cahuita vs Domincal?

      by jesse8 Online Now Jan 20, 2008 at 7:30 PM

      We are considering staying at the Cahuita National Park Hotel next month for several nights and would like to hear about your experiences there--clean? safe? friendly? good for a 14 year old?

      Also, interested in finding out more things to do in the area--snorkeling experiences, swimming, boogie boarding, nature, wildlife??

      Also,wondering for 4 nights which would be a better choice,??-- Dominical or Cahuita???, for nature, peace, beach, quiet, safety, interesting wildlife,simming, boogie boarding, nature advenrues that would suit a 14 year old?


      2 Answers Feb 17, 2008 at 5:48 AM
    • Buzzards

      by bobali10 Online Now Sep 21, 2007 at 5:15 PM

      When I was in Cahuita all the trash locals produced were dumped on the reefs in the ocean,,,is that still the case

    • Cheap hotel/bunglo ? Cahuita or area

      by terrycook Online Now May 28, 2007 at 5:38 PM

      Hi, I am a single (just divorced) guy looking at moving to C.R. I was there last year for 3 months and will be there the latter part of the summer. I want to find very inexpensive place to stay on the Caribbean side and Cahuita looks good. What can you tell me about the area as I have never been to this side of the country. I will probably have 3-4 weeks to stay here.
      I do not desire anything fancy. Simple but clean and safe is just fine for me
      I will be in C.R. for at least 5 months and maybe stay for good.
      Terry Cook

      3 Answers Apr 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM
    • El Encanto and bicylcling

      by Aventuroso Online Now Jan 10, 2006 at 5:14 PM

      We will be staying a few days at El Encanto Bed and Breakfast and are wondering what your experiences have been there. Also, where is a good place to rent bicycles for the route from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo?

      1 Answer Jan 11, 2007 at 9:33 AM