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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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      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!

    • costa rica my name is don

      Costa Rica Mar 18, 2014 at 6:37 AM

      where to go in costa rica for 2 couples who want to rent an affordable place near the ocean

    • 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?


    • What to do between Arenal and Puerto Viejo?

      Puerto Viejo Feb 28, 2014 at 9:19 AM

      My friend and I are arriving and leaving in San Jose, and have 12 days total. Our first 4 days are in Arenal, then we have 3 undecided days, then 5 in Puerto Viejo before we leave.
      Can anyone recommend a place to go that would be nice to see, in between Arenal and Puerto Viejo, but wouldn't add a lot of travel time?

      1 Answer Feb 28, 2014 at 9:59 AM
    • lodging close to arenal volcano and monteverde cloud forest

      Monteverde Feb 25, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      where to stay for a reasonable price and drive time between the two places?

      3 Answers Mar 25, 2014 at 5:40 PM
    • Kayaking to Bocas Del Toro

      Puerto Viejo Jan 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM

      What sort of information do I need if I am going to be kayaking to Bocas Del Toro from near Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
      Can I get an exit stamp from Puerto Viejo?
      Where Do I get my entry paperwork stuff in Bocas, if I tie up to a marina, could they help out with the paperwork?

      This might seem like a crazy adventure, but I've done lots and lots of trips like this in Alaska, with a tent and a Kayak... I am skilled in this endeavour. However do not know the legal mumbojumbo and need a little help.


      2 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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      lodgings, safe beach: Cocles or Cahuita?

      Cahuita 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
    • Safety concerns

      Puerto Viejo Nov 15, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Read that a guy on a bike got shot in the arm with a bb gun as he was biking earlier this month. What is going on with the safety issue there and do we need to have concerns biking???!!!

      1 Answer Nov 15, 2013 at 4:21 PM
    • Punta Uva Nov.27th for 10 days

      Puerto Viejo Nov 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      What main concerns are there???!!!!!!

      10 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM
    • Diving to Puerto Viejo

      Puerto Viejo Sep 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      We are driving from Liberia to Puerto Viejo and was wonder how long the drive will take and the best route?


      1 Answer Sep 15, 2013 at 4:21 AM
    • Cahuita, Costa Rica to Bocas Del Toro

      Cahuita 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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      Puerto Viejo Aug 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      I'm planning on being in Bocas Del Toro for a week and was thinking of taking a shuttle bus to Puerto Viejo for a night or so. I'm a lone female traveller and everything I read thus far about the area says there can be sketchiness with regards to crime. Has anyone been there that can offer some insight to the safety of the area and whether it is worth the hassle? Thanks

      5 Answers Aug 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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      Is there a bus that runs from the Costa Rica side of the CR/Panama border to Puerto Viejo/Cocles?

      Puerto Viejo Jul 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Is there a bus that runs from the Costa Rica side of the CR/Panama border to Puerto Viejo/Cocles?
      Schedule, cost, location? I can just walk across the border from Panama, but I'll need a bus/taxi to move on.

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2013 at 1:41 PM
    • Travel from Monteverde

      Tortuguero Jun 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      We will be leaving Monteverde early in the morning and would like to get to Tortuguero in the evening, so we can see the turtles that night. We will have a rental car. What is the best way to travel to Tortuguero, and the best place to stay in order to see the turtles?

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2013 at 5:24 AM
    • Veggie Lunch Monteverde

      Monteverde Oct 1, 2012 at 10:16 AM

      Can anyone suggest a good spot for a veggie lunch near the El Establo Hotel in Monteverde? I've read good and bad about Stella's Bakery.

    • Monteverde In February/March

      Monteverde Aug 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM

      Planning a Costa Rica tour for Feb/Mar and plan to visit Arenal and Monteverde. What's the weather like?

      1 Answer Aug 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM
    • Seek house share for 2-3 months December 2012-March 2013

      Puerto Viejo Jul 2, 2012 at 3:48 AM

      To VTers in Puerto Viejo:
      Does anyone need a temporary roommate in the Puerto Viejo/ Cahuita area? I am looking for a single room in a quiet 420-friendly place. Will be there two or three months, then return to Vermont in the spring. A reasonable guest house is also a possibility. Jungle and beach, hammock, quiet, a place to prepare simple meals, a room of my own. This is what I am looking for. Thanks for any offers or suggestions.

      7 Answers Aug 2, 2012 at 4:43 AM
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      apartment with boatdock in Cahuita?

      Cahuita 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
    • Travel help

      Puerto Viejo Apr 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      Hi, we will be arriving in San Jose airport in April 4:05pm and I am concerned how to get to La Costa De Papito since the last bus leaves at 4:00pm.
      What are our options, we are family with 2 boys. How can we make it to Puerto Viejo less costly. what is a good place to stay in San Jose for the night?

      As well we wanted to see Poas Volcano! How to go about from Puerto Viejo on May 8th to Alajuela, visit Poas Volcano, stay for the night and head back next day, May 9th to the airport, since we have a plane to catch at 12:20pm.
      Any helpful tips greatly appreciated.

      2 Answers May 13, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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      Weather in January??

      Provincia de Limón Jan 6, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      I know taht it's been raining a lot for the last few days near Limon but from what I can read on the net, it is pretty typical for this region in January.

      Could someone tell me if it's true? We are going from Jan. 26th to 30th but if the weather is crappy, I'll go somewhere else like Guanacaste where I'm pretty garanteed nice weather.


      3 Answers Jan 6, 2012 at 11:15 PM
    • tours from Puerto Viejo

      Puerto Viejo Jun 17, 2011 at 7:35 AM

      My husband I will be visiting Puerto Viejo this winter for 2 weeks. We want to do a tour to Bocas tel toro, preferably an over night tour at a hotel there, then return the next day.
      Does anyone have any advice, any web links I can view, what are my best options for planning this. Any information would be helpful.
      This will be our 2nd visit to Puerto Viejo. We visited 3 years ago and LOVED the area, we just did some local tours back then...sloth sanctuary, chocolate bri bri tour ect, can't wait to return again.

      5 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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      Hotel close to ziplining places?

      Monteverde Mar 5, 2011 at 3:22 PM


      We're only going to be in Monteverde for one day - arriving in the morning and departing the following morning. We don't want to waste a lot of time going to/from stuff, so what are some hotels that are right by the cloud forest so that we can go ziplining, etc. shortly after checking in?


    • Traveling to Cahuita

      Cahuita 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
    • Share Ride from San Jose to Puerto Viejo?

      Provincia de Limón Oct 27, 2010 at 6:32 PM

      Three of us arriving in San Jose on March 4, 2011 at 2pm and taking a private minivan to Puerto Viejo (approx200 US). Wondering if anyone wants ot share the ride/fee. Van fits up tp eight depending on amount of luggage :)

    • Where to stay near Earth University

      Provincia de Limón Oct 21, 2010 at 12:09 PM

      I am going to CR for business, most likely the last week in Feb. 2011 and may be spending a day at Earth University in Guacimo. I am also hoping to bring my family with me to have a mini vacation after my business is done, most likely in the Puerto Viejo area. I'm looking for some options for a place to stay within a reasonable distance from the University. I'll likely only need one night but was hoping for someplace that my wife and 7 year old son would enjoy for the day while I'm at the University. I thought the Hotel and Country Club Suerro in Guapiles might be a good choice but, at least according to one site I looked at it appears to be sold out. I can't seem to find any other good options. Any ideas?

    • Puerto Viejo in January

      Provincia de Limón Aug 22, 2010 at 2:53 PM

      I am planning to visit Puerto Viejo in January 3 to 10 of 2011, should I visit this place at this time of year?
      Is it going to rain a lot, I really want to enjoy clear water and go snorkeling?

      Please let me know what you think?



      2 Answers Aug 24, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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      Punta Uva

      Puerto Viejo Aug 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM

      Punta Uva beach is really good ? In sorroundings are there supermarket or/and restaurants ? prices and quality ?
      What is the better period of the year to go ?


      4 Answers Aug 28, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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      How many nights in Monteverde?

      Monteverde Jun 1, 2010 at 5:58 AM

      Hi. I am planning for a trip to Costa Rica for next year. What would be the ideal number of nights for the Monteverde/Arenal Area?

      5 Answers Jun 9, 2010 at 10:42 AM
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      Zip lining in Monteverde vs. Manual Antonio

      Monteverde May 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM

      Can anyone tell me what the difference between zip lining in Monteverde vs. Manual Antonio would be? We are sort of pressed for time in Monteverde and would prefer to do a hike to experience the wildlife and maybe spend some time on the suspension bridges. We would love to zip line, but are we missing out if we do it somewhere else rather than Monteverde?
      Any input is appreciated!


      1 Answer May 30, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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      Monteverde to Montezuma

      Monteverde May 27, 2010 at 1:25 PM

      Hello Travelers,
      I am looking to find the most efficient way (time and expense-wise) to get from Monteverde to Montezuma. It looks to me like most of the bus options are once a day and in the morning. Does anyone know of any options that leave in the early afternoon? Affordable travel options are always appreciated! I am open to most modes of transportation, i.e. bus, shuttle, rental car, ferry, etc? From what I have read so far, I should expect around 5 and a half hours for travel time? Definitely looking for an afternoon departure!
      Thank you in advance for your thoughts & suggestions!


    • from Tortuguero to Cahuita

      Cahuita 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
    • camping at ranger stations

      Tortuguero Jun 11, 2009 at 5:03 AM

      Please could anyone tell me if the ranger stations within the Tortuguero national
      park allow camping in hammocks. I am planning to travel to the park in July and
      did not wish to carry a tent when a hammock is much smaller and more

      Thank you

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      San Jose to Puerto Viejo in mid June

      Puerto Viejo May 1, 2009 at 6:50 AM

      I am going to Costa Rica for the first time in June. I have some questions that I'd like to pose to anywone that can answer.

      1) What is the weather like there in June?
      2) What are the best beaches to go to?
      3) Is there anywhere to change money there, pound sterling?
      4) How much do things cost, like how much is a can of coke?

      With regards to San Jose can anyone tell me a reasonably priced hotel near the airport?

      How much does it cost to get from San Jose to Puerto Viejo?

      Thanks in advance!

      7 Answers May 20, 2010 at 1:07 AM