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      MONTEVERDE activies

      Monteverde Apr 5, 2015 at 5:18 PM

      We will be in the Monteverde area for 2.5 days in May and want to do these activities: zip line/canopy tour, see the cloud forest and walk the hanging bridges. Can that all be done at Selvatora Park or should we do each thing independently at different locations? I don't mind going to three different places to have the best experience. So.... which is the best canopy tour? Which are the best hanging bridges (I am assuming there is more than one place in the area to do this). Is there something else that we should do in this area (no frog or snake tours)? Thanks in advance.

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    • visit tortuguero in May

      Costa Rica Apr 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM

      hey is it recommended to visit tortuguero between 26.5.15 - 3.6.15?

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    • Should I go back to see someone I knew for only a week?

      Costa Rica Apr 5, 2015 at 7:49 PM

      Hi all,

      I've been struggling a little (mostly due to family concerns) with a travel decision..

      I recently took a trip to Guanacaste, Costa Rica and stayed at a resort where I met a lot of awesome people. One of the people I met was an entertainer and professional dancer that works at the resort and we hit it off instantly. Throughout my stay, we had a lot of time to talk and interact and really liked each other.

      Ever since I arrived back in the US, Maine to be exact, we've been in touch daily via messenger and video calls and have grown to like one another even more.. I have a break between school (finishing a degree at 38 years old) and work and decided to book a flight to go down and see him for a week. The other reasons I want to go is to work on my Spanish and to see more of Costa Rica, because I stayed mostly at the resort.

      I consider myself a good judge of character and he seems to be a genuinely good person who I feel I can trust. My family feels otherwise.. They think that it is unsafe to go down by myself and to see someone I've known for such a short time. Like I said, I am 38 and also a pretty independent and street smart gal.

      Can anyone give me some advice about this? Am I jumping the gun or being naive? I'm aware the belief that some people want to marry US citizens to get into the country to work.. I'm also very confident in my ability to see if that were the primary motive.. I've even rebutted that comment with, what if I wanted to marry into Costa Rica!?

      Anyway, I just really loved it there and New England winters/springs are cold and gray and I really do like this person.

      What do you guys think? Ps. I'm well-traveled within the US, but this was my first time outside, with the exception of Canada.

      Thank you!

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    • visit tortuguero in May

      Costa Rica Apr 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM

      hey is it recommended to visit tortuguero between 26.5.15 - 3.6.15?

      3 Answers Apr 10, 2015 at 4:06 PM
    • Should I go back to see someone I knew for only a week?

      Costa Rica Apr 5, 2015 at 7:49 PM

      Hi all,

      I've been struggling a little (mostly due to family concerns) with a travel decision..

      I recently took a trip to Guanacaste, Costa Rica and stayed at a resort where I met a lot of awesome people. One of the people I met was an entertainer and professional dancer that works at the resort and we hit it off instantly. Throughout my stay, we had a lot of time to talk and interact and really liked each other.

      Ever since I arrived back in the US, Maine to be exact, we've been in touch daily via messenger and video calls and have grown to like one another even more.. I have a break between school (finishing a degree at 38 years old) and work and decided to book a flight to go down and see him for a week. The other reasons I want to go is to work on my Spanish and to see more of Costa Rica, because I stayed mostly at the resort.

      I consider myself a good judge of character and he seems to be a genuinely good person who I feel I can trust. My family feels otherwise.. They think that it is unsafe to go down by myself and to see someone I've known for such a short time. Like I said, I am 38 and also a pretty independent and street smart gal.

      Can anyone give me some advice about this? Am I jumping the gun or being naive? I'm aware the belief that some people want to marry US citizens to get into the country to work.. I'm also very confident in my ability to see if that were the primary motive.. I've even rebutted that comment with, what if I wanted to marry into Costa Rica!?

      Anyway, I just really loved it there and New England winters/springs are cold and gray and I really do like this person.

      What do you guys think? Ps. I'm well-traveled within the US, but this was my first time outside, with the exception of Canada.

      Thank you!

      7 Answers Apr 15, 2015 at 2:23 PM
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      MONTEVERDE activies

      Monteverde Apr 5, 2015 at 5:18 PM

      We will be in the Monteverde area for 2.5 days in May and want to do these activities: zip line/canopy tour, see the cloud forest and walk the hanging bridges. Can that all be done at Selvatora Park or should we do each thing independently at different locations? I don't mind going to three different places to have the best experience. So.... which is the best canopy tour? Which are the best hanging bridges (I am assuming there is more than one place in the area to do this). Is there something else that we should do in this area (no frog or snake tours)? Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Apr 15, 2015 at 11:59 AM
    • Where to book accomodation on our travels?

      Costa Rica Apr 3, 2015 at 12:38 PM

      Hello i need to know the best sites for booking accommodation.

      6 Answers Apr 12, 2015 at 11:38 AM
    • June visit

      Costa Rica Mar 25, 2015 at 12:48 PM

      Hi I was planning a mid June visit to CR but am concerned about how rainy the period will be ( I know it's the green season). But is it a light afternoon shower daily or steady rain most of the day. ?It's a long way to go with kids for a rainy vacation. We are looking at Santa Teresa area. Thanks

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2015 at 2:32 PM
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      Transport from San Jose airport to northwest

      Costa Rica Mar 21, 2015 at 9:43 AM

      Hi - I arrive in San Jose, and will have my first night in Coco (on the North West coast). What's the best way to get there? Are there busses, or some kind of a driver-transport that is more or less affordable and reliable?
      Thanks!
      Koen

      3 Answers Mar 21, 2015 at 4:52 PM
    • best location with kids

      Costa Rica Mar 19, 2015 at 8:57 AM

      hi, planning a trip for february with two kids aged 8 and 9 and wonder which area to stay in ? Plan to probably fly into san jose due to cost and ease from nyc and wonder where to go from there..we like activities during the day and some nightlife, must have a variety of restaurants and bars and a walkable little town
      thanks
      janine

      4 Answers Apr 15, 2015 at 1:33 PM
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      PADI centers

      Costa Rica Mar 16, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      Hi -
      I will be in Costa Rica the first week of April. Are there members on the forum who have been to a PADI-certified diving center, and been out with them? (I can google who they are, but I'm looking for people who can recommend based on their own experience) where to go.
      thanks a lot!
      Koen

    • the beaches

      Puerto Viejo Mar 11, 2015 at 8:45 AM

      are there any areas near P.V. that might be suitable for nude sunbathing and swimming?

      2 Answers Mar 11, 2015 at 9:13 AM
    • Spanish in costa Rica

      Costa Rica Mar 5, 2015 at 7:18 AM

      I found a Spanish school in Costa Rica called Personalized Spanish. Has anyone studied here, and if so can you tell me about it?
      Thanks.

      7 Answers Mar 6, 2015 at 1:49 PM
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      San Gerardo de Dota

      Costa Rica Feb 24, 2015 at 6:11 AM

      Has anyone stayed at either of the main eco-lodges in the area? Those being Savegre, Dantica and Trogon Lodge.
      If yes, what did you think?

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2015 at 5:34 AM
    • Where to stay

      Costa Rica Feb 22, 2015 at 11:04 AM

      Planning a trip with husband and daughter (graduation gift). Looking for a resort with close beach access, golf course nearby, shopping, and Eco-adventures including zip lines and waterfalls. Budget friendly but still has a luxury feel. Traveling in March 2016. Are all inclusive resorts better than non inclusive? Is it worth renting a car or use local transportation?

      2 Answers Feb 22, 2015 at 6:23 PM
    • Taxi or ride to local restaurants

      Nosara Feb 12, 2015 at 9:09 AM

      Anyone know a dependable driver to take us from Playa Garza to local restaurants in Nosara?

      1 Answer Feb 12, 2015 at 9:25 AM
    • Spanish + Adventure in Monteverde?

      Monteverde Feb 9, 2015 at 7:29 AM

      Hello, looking for adventure in the area of Monteverde, Costa Rica: zip lining, hanging bridges, natural tours, bird watching, I'd even dare to some bongie. Lookin' to improve my Spanish as well. Can anyone recommend a good place to stay? Thank you, Susan.

      3 Answers Mar 21, 2015 at 5:55 PM
    • playa chiquita

      Costa Rica Feb 2, 2015 at 10:29 AM

      we are planning an 8day stay in playa Chiquita in April, would like to know if there are any cheap places to eat/drink in that small town , or do we have to go north to Puerto Viejo for casual food ?

      1 Answer Feb 2, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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      Liberia to Panama City

      Costa Rica Jan 30, 2015 at 12:43 PM

      The quickest and cheapest flights I could find flying form Vancouver to Panama City was to land in Liberia as I could not find any direct flights for less than 20 hours.
      I would appreciate any tips on travelling from Liberia to Panama City and back.
      Any connecting flights?
      How are the buses?
      Renting a car is a possibility but as a last resort.
      I have 10 days for my trip.

      2 Answers Jan 30, 2015 at 1:19 PM
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      2-3 weeks Costa Rica Looking for condo/gym/beach/ Pet Friendly/relaxation/Dining PLEASE HELP!

      Costa Rica Jan 29, 2015 at 2:51 PM

      Hello, please help, i have been to Costa Rica but that was over 12 years ago when i was in my early 20's!
      My boyfriend and I and Dog are looking for a needed get away 2-3 weeks. We are both fitness buffs and will need a decent fitness facility near by. I was thinking a vacation rental would be best. I just do not know where to set up home base, I had thought Tamarindo but it looks like that is not as popular anymore? We really want an area that has some night life, fitness, excursions near, relaxing and dog friendly. Can anyone reccomend an area and also accomodation ideas would really be helpful or some links! Thank you!

      6 Answers Feb 3, 2015 at 3:05 AM
    • What to do for 4 hours 1-5pm on a sunday in Puerta Limon

      Puerto Limón Jan 7, 2015 at 2:42 PM

      I am on a cruise stopping in Puerta Limon in two weeks. I have a tour (bus, train and boat) which ends at noon. I'd like to fill the day from 1-4 pm. And shop for coffee at a super market too and maybe try Costa Rican Fast Food. But we are there on a Sunday. Any idea are welcome.

      1 Answer Jan 7, 2015 at 4:14 PM
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      Cerro de la Muerte

      Costa Rica Jan 6, 2015 at 6:31 AM

      I don't see a listing for this locale plus I cant find any reviews?

      17 Answers Feb 27, 2015 at 8:00 PM
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      Moving to Costa Rica

      Costa Rica Jan 2, 2015 at 7:54 PM

      Has any one moved to Costa Rica? Do's and dont's if you care to share...also, how did you find the utilities especially internet speed reliability, etc. Thank you in advance

      4 Answers Mar 1, 2015 at 8:57 PM
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      Turtle Nesting

      Tortuguero Dec 31, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      I have been told that the guides use infra-red light for the tourists to see the turtle nesting. I would like to observe and photograph this, but the websites say that no cameras are permitted. Is there any way I could get permission to use a non-flash digital camera?

      5 Answers Jan 1, 2015 at 5:35 AM
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      transportation

      Costa Rica Dec 20, 2014 at 5:18 AM

      does anyone have information on car rentals at the airport and other locations around jaco. how much should it be? where is the best place to rent a car. also is there scooter rentals anywhere.

      2 Answers Dec 20, 2014 at 5:35 AM
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      Costa Rica

      Costa Rica Dec 16, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Anyone been to Costa Rica lately? Tips on road travel please.

      13 Answers Dec 31, 2014 at 10:57 AM
    • Transportation from Juan Santanaria International to Lafortuna

      San José Dec 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM

      I wondering what is the best way to go La Fortuna from the airport. My flight arrived at 3:45pm.

      Marina

      5 Answers Dec 16, 2014 at 5:04 AM
    • Is cliff jumping at the Nauyaca Waterfalls possible in January?

      Costa Rica Dec 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Traveling to Costa Rica at the end of January. My itenarary includes a trip to the Nauyaca Waterfalls. There is a place there to make a 75ft jump into the water at the base of the falls. During the time of the year when I will be there (dry season?) will there be enough water to do the jumps at the falls?
      Thanks, Brian

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2014 at 9:23 PM
    • Is cliff jumping at the Nauyaca Waterfalls possible in January?

      Costa Rica Dec 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      Traveling to Costa Rica at the end of January. My itenarary includes a trip to the Nauyaca Waterfalls. There is a place there to make a 75ft jump into the water at the base of the falls. During the time of the year when I will be there (dry season?) will there be enough water to do the jumps at the falls?
      Thanks, Brian

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2014 at 6:56 PM
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      what type of money is used

      Costa Rica Dec 7, 2014 at 9:05 AM

      what form of currency is accepted in costa rica

      6 Answers Dec 8, 2014 at 7:00 AM
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      Driving in Costa Rica

      Costa Rica Nov 28, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      Hola!
      Ok, we are about to leave for San Jose, then Quepos, with a couple day stop in Cartago for work first. I am braving it by renting a car out of the airport. Two questions please:
      1. For some reason I am kinda nervous about driving in and around San Jose. I speak a bit of Spanish and normally I am an excellent driver (live in LA and have driven in many places). Are there any different rules or customs that will get me in trouble? Should I take this more seriously than just going for it?

      2. My first leg will be driving from the main airport and then down towards Cartago. I see what looks easy in taking Highway 1 to Highway 39 to Highway 2. But I am looking at Google earth and see they have many alternate names. My question is if they post the highway names very well, or should I write down and look for every one of these Calles y Avenidas?

      Should I just take a taxi! Or should I just not worry, It mostly makes sense????

      Thanks ahead for any advise.
      Rich.

      6 Answers Nov 29, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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      Bus Travel Across CR in early March, 2015

      Costa Rica Nov 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

      My wife and I are getting off a cruise ship in Limon on the East coast at about 7:00 am and want to take a bus to Tamarindo, on the West coast, so hopefully a daylight trip across CR. What bus service is available and how reliable and comfortable is it? BTW, we are both seniors and I am 6'4". We travel light, just with carry-ons. Any advice is appreciated.

      1 Answer Nov 22, 2014 at 5:58 PM
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      Weather in Monteverdi mid November ?

      Monteverde Nov 12, 2014 at 11:57 AM

      We will travel here mid November, can we expect much rain, or will it be mostly dry ?
      Thanks

      5 Answers Nov 13, 2014 at 8:14 AM