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      Suggestions for fishing

      Costa Rica Yesterday

      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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      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?

    • 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.

    • Rio Celeste in rainy season

      Costa Rica Jun 12, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      This may sound a bit silly...but is Rio Celeste still blue (like in the pictures ;-O) during the rainy season, or after heavy rainfall? Or is it muddy and yellowish?
      I could go mid-july, not the heaviest of rain yet, I have been told...

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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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      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.

    • Safety in Manuel Antonio

      Quepos Jun 12, 2014 at 2:21 PM

      Is Manuel Antonio safe?

    • Safe for a woman traveling alone in San Jose?

      San José Jun 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM

      I'm trying to plan a trip to Costa Rica. I wanted to stay in Arenal, but the hotel is in San Jose. Is it safe for a woman traveling alone to stay in San Jose and take a day trip by bus to Arenal, La Fortuna, etc.? Also, has the Asian Striped Tiger mosquito become a problem in Costa Rica? ~Thanks!

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      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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      Caribbean or Pacific

      Costa Rica Jun 14, 2014 at 2:17 PM

      Just would like to ask your opinion on which beach you would recommend, the ones on the Caribbean side or Pacific side.  I know the Caribbean side will be further from Monteverde, but have heard they are a little less crowed.  Just would love your input/suggestions on which beaches you recommend and also places to stay that you recommend.  Do you know anything about Los Pinos Cabanas y Jardines in Monreverde?  I appreciate all  your help and suggestions!

      Thank you


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      Day tour companies

      Arenal Jun 7, 2014 at 8:01 PM

      What tour companies would you recommend in La Fortunal?
      Also has anyone visited the Maleku tribe? Cano Island Biological reserve? cocora cloud forest garden?
      Would the white water rafting trip to Balsa be ok for someone who does not know how to swim?

      5 Answers Jul 5, 2014 at 12:53 AM
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      transportation from San Jose

      Fortuna May 8, 2014 at 3:25 AM

      What is the fastest and least expensive way to get to La Fortuna San Carlos from San Jose? More emphasis on fast.

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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?

      3 Answers Apr 11, 2014 at 2:26 PM
    • public bus

      Tamarindo Feb 18, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      How do I get from Tamarindo to Playa Brasilito by public bus

      3 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 7:24 PM
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      What is the best travel guide to buy for our visit to Cacique?

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    • Vegan Protein Powder

      Liberia Nov 9, 2013 at 10:13 AM

      Does anyone know where to buy vegan protein powder near Liberia? I am running out of the Arbonne protein powder I brought with me and would like to find a supplement for making my morning smoothies. Thx!

    • Consignment stores for home & "stuff"

      Santa Ana Sep 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      Love to shop consignment stores in states. Is there anything comperable in CR?

      1 Answer Sep 14, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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      Any one can tell Driving time from Liberia, Costa Rica to La fortuna, CR

      Liberia Jun 4, 2013 at 8:56 AM

      If you remember driving or taking a bus recently. Google says about 3 hrs but I will not be surprised if it is more. Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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      My children wants to do Ziplining

      Liberia Jun 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      Which town in Costarica we can stay in a hostel and do this good but not too expensive. What are the normal cost per person ?

      3 Answers Jun 11, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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      River boat tour

      Liberia May 31, 2013 at 4:47 AM

      Anyone knows any nice full day or more than one day river boat ride Co ib Liberia or East - we are planning to have a rental car

      10 Answers Jun 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM
    • What is September really like in the rainy season?

      Provincia de Guanacaste Mar 17, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      My fiance and I are considering coming to Guanacaste for our honeymoon in early September (probably Sept. 2 - 11). However, we are nervous after hearing it will be the peak of the rainy season! Can anyone describe what the weather is really like there in September? Does it rain every day? Does it rain at the same time every day? Does it rain all day long, or just for a few hours? Obviously, we don't want it to be overcast and gloomy all day long on our honeymoon. We appreciate any detail that can be provided!

      2 Answers Mar 17, 2013 at 9:20 PM
    • Nightlife in Brasilito

      Brasilito Mar 16, 2013 at 12:21 PM

      He there, can anyone tell me if there is a decent place to party in Brasilito or is it necessary to drive to Tamarindo to dance a little?

      Kind greetings, G:

    • Travel in Costa Rica

      Provincia de Guanacaste Feb 19, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      My wife and I will be traveling throughout Costa Rica. We arrive in San José and from there go to Arenal. From there we go to Guanacaste, and then return to San José. We have the option to rent a car or to take shuttles from each place. We were wondering how good the road system is in Costa Rica. Would it be worth it to rent a car, or would it be safer to go with a shuttle service? Also, does anyone know how long it takes to travel from each San José to Arenal, Arenal to Guanacaste, and Guanacaste to San José? Lots of questions I know, if anyone could help that'd be great. Thanks!

      4 Answers Feb 24, 2013 at 7:07 AM
    • Wheelchair accessibility

      Arenal Jan 22, 2013 at 11:25 AM

      We're planning to visit Costa Rica with our daughter who uses a wheelchair to get around. I'm wondering if there is a good transportation company with wheelchair access also any suggestions on accommodation, there will be 5 of us.
      I'm also wanting to know if using a power wheelchair would be possible or would she have to use her manual one.
      One more thing :-), is there one area over another that would best accommodate someone in a wheelchair. Thank you

    • Driving highway 21

      Provincia de Guanacaste Jan 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      Is it advisable to drive ( or take a shuttle ) from Punta Islita to the Tamarindo area, using highway 21 ? Or should we fly ?
      Is the drive safe ? Things to see ?

    • seismic alert

      Provincia de Guanacaste Nov 5, 2012 at 8:36 AM

      How serious is this news? Should I cancel my trip on Nov14-21?
      "November 3, 2012 – COSTA RICA - Costa Ricans are on alert, which was declared by the National Committee of Emergency due to the seismic activity in the central region. The western province of Guanacaste and the Great Metropolitan Area are the most active regions and authorities are asking residents a continued vigilance. Although other movements must occur to catalog the situation, it is peculiar the succession of recent tremors in very short periods of time, said seismological network specialist of the University of Costa Rica, Lepold Linkimer."

      4 Answers Nov 5, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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      1st time going to Costa Rica

      Provincia de Guanacaste Sep 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM

      My fiance and I will b going to Guanacaste (Riu Palace) in late january for 8 days. I have been doing a lot of research on the Canopy tours(zip line) and hot spring tours. i was wondering if anyone has been to any of these tours in the area of the RIU. some of the places i wanted to go were way to far. like skytrek tours since they had the longest zip lines. i was looking at tabacon hot springs but i read some post in the forums saying that there are better hot springs closer to the resort. such as in Rincón de la Vieja. Any feed back would be greatly appreciated. also, if there are any other areas that are a must to see , tamarindo or fishing tours i'd be interested in hearing about them. also, i know about the RIU and what they did so im over that detail. thanks for your help

      6 Answers Sep 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM
    • Playa Grande or Tamarindo and Car rental ?

      Provincia de Guanacaste Mar 4, 2012 at 4:12 PM

      Possible headed to CR Mar 17th for a week. Looking at Tamarindo and Playa Grande. Big question is should we rent a car? We are flying into Liberia, the RT shuttle will cost us80 and I can get a car for under200. We have been to CR before, Monteverde, Arenal and know that the roads can be crazy. How easy is it to get from Playa Grande to Tamarindo without a car? looks like there is some kind of bus taxi to go across the peninsula. Also with a car we have the option to check out some other areas nearby. How bad are the roads around Tamarindo?

      4 Answers Sep 5, 2012 at 12:18 AM
    • bussing out

      Arenal Feb 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

      we will be renting a car to get to la fortuna and then turning it in in La Fortuna. I can see there is a bus out to San Jose, but we are needing to head toward Jaco. is there a place to transfer, or must we go to San Jose?

    • Active Volcanos

      Arenal 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

      1 Answer Jan 31, 2012 at 2:53 PM
    • Travel to Guanacaste in April

      Provincia de Guanacaste Jan 22, 2012 at 4:13 PM

      I am new to this forum, and I am looking for some help in choosing a place to stay in Guanacaste. We are a family of three - 2 adults and a 13 yo - and we are looking to rent a condo or villa on or close to the beach. We are flying in from Liberia and will probably not rent a car, so we would love to be somewhere that allows us to walk to restaurants, markets, etc. I have found LOTS of rental possibilities in our price range. But I need suggestions about what areas people recommend. We are looking at the following areas: Playa Coco, Tamarindo, Ocotal, Flamingo, Junquillal and Hermosa. I would love any and all feedback! :) Thanks!! Ellin

      1 Answer Jan 24, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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      Liberia Nov 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM

      We are flying into Liberia from USA and are wondering if there is there a camping outfitter or a camping supply store in Liberia? We would like to camp in CR , but would like to know how much camping supplies we would need to bring? ie type of camp stove fuel available & cooking supplies.

      1 Answer Nov 13, 2011 at 6:09 AM
    • hot springs

      Arenal Sep 7, 2011 at 7:53 PM

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

      2 Answers Sep 19, 2011 at 2:41 PM
    • night life

      Tamarindo Aug 19, 2011 at 10:19 PM

      FRANCAIS : J'adore danser les danses latines comme la salsa,la bachata,meringue. Est ce qu'il y a des endroits pour ca a Tamarindo ?
      ANGLAIS :I'm crazy for dancing latino dance like salsa, bachata, meringue. There is some places where i can go for this in Tamarindo ?
      ESPANOL : Me encanta mucho bailar salsa, bachata, meringue. Hay algunos lugares donde puedo salir en Tamarindo ?

      1 Answer Sep 19, 2011 at 2:43 PM
    • Staying in Tamarindo?

      Tamarindo Apr 11, 2011 at 10:49 PM

      Hello, my boyfriend and I are flying into Liberia from Houston, and staying in Tamarindo at the end of June. We are wondering if it's easier to fly into San Jose or Liberia before we book in the next couple of days.? Also Tamarindo is known for surf and I wondered where is the best places to stay if we didn't get a hotel. I figured hotels are the way to go since they can get us a bus or shuttle to pick us up from airport. Ive heard it's a 3-5 hours drive from San Jose but almost the same from Liberia because of the roads. Can someone please give us some advice. We just wanna nice place to stay with surf and other outdoor extremities:)
      I greatly appreciate it!

      4 Answers Sep 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM
    • Where to stay??? Los Suenos or JW Marriott in Guanacaste?

      Provincia de Guanacaste Feb 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM

      It is our first visit and we are using Marriott reward pts so the two hotel choices are JW MArriott in Guanacaste or Los Suenos by Jaco. We want to see the main sights in Costa Rica and will be driving so which hotel is the best location?

      2 Answers Mar 1, 2011 at 12:45 PM
    • samara beach hotels and guest houses

      Sámara Nov 21, 2010 at 10:04 AM

      We are thinking of staying at the samll Fenix hotel on Samara beach. Would be grateful to know if anyone has been there and what you thought of it.
      Secondly does anyone know about the flights from San Jose to Samara?

    • Off resort interests

      Liberia Oct 5, 2010 at 12:57 PM

      Are there any villages to walk to or thnigs to do near the resorts.
      If so, which resorts.
      We don't want to be confined to a resort or have to purchase tours for
      every off resort time we spend.

      2 Answers Oct 14, 2010 at 3:52 AM
    • Bus

      Provincia de Guanacaste Aug 31, 2010 at 5:01 PM

      How long from San Jose to Gunacaste?

      Can you get up and back in the same day or would one need to stay up there and return the next night?

      I plan on looking at some rentals and or homes for sale.


      1 Answer Aug 31, 2010 at 7:25 PM
    • september travel

      Liberia Aug 10, 2010 at 8:52 PM

      Has anyone traveled to CR, specifically the northern pacific coast, during the rainy season. I am planning on traveling to the Guanacaste area in early September, and am hoping it doesn't rain too much throughout our stay. Also has anyone been to the resorts in the area- is there much nightlife for young adults? Any information would be very helpful.

      2 Answers Oct 26, 2010 at 12:28 PM