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  • Coconut Grove

    by travelling_princess8 Online Now 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.


  • is a car necessary?

    by travelling_princess8 Online Now 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!

    6 Answers Apr 8, 2014 at 5:10 PM
  • driving time

    by travelling_princess8 Online Now Mar 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Does anyone know how long the drive from Dominical to Quepos is, and how long the drive from Dominical to Drake Bay?


    5 Answers Mar 11, 2014 at 7:33 PM