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    • 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

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    • 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

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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.

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    • 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

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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

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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.

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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.

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    • Weather in July-August

      by Rob2003 Online Now Jun 9, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      What is the weather like from July0August? I know it will be rainy season, but does that mean there won't be any sun? Don't mind if there's sun in the morning and rain later on, but if its cloudy/rainy all day then not sure i want to make the trip...

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 5:29 AM
    • What to do between Arenal and Puerto Viejo?

      by Meg1234 Online Now 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
    • Kayaking to Bocas Del Toro

      by Stanthewoman Online Now 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.

      K

      2 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM
    • Safety concerns

      by jdoyle Online Now 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

      by jdoyle Online Now 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

      by MyronJK Online Now 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?

      Thanks

      1 Answer Sep 15, 2013 at 4:21 AM
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      Overnighter

      by twilightmuse Online Now 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?

      by Tom_In_Madison Online Now 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
    • Seek house share for 2-3 months December 2012-March 2013

      by tego Online Now 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
    • Travel help

      by Lilian77 Online Now 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
    • tours from Puerto Viejo

      by chadley2 Online Now 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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      Punta Uva

      by Paulo_Pinto Online Now Aug 5, 2010 at 1:32 PM

      Hi
      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 ?

      Thankd/Gracias

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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      San Jose to Puerto Viejo in mid June

      by Zarasher Online Now 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
    • Money matters

      by alliebuti Online Now Apr 14, 2008 at 1:47 PM

      Hi,

      I'll be staying in Puerto Viejo for two months this summer (June-August). I'm wondering how to do my banking...can you just withdraw from a local ATM using a US debit card? Anyone have suggestions about how to access my funds without having to bring a lot of cash (which would be hazardous and not smart). Thanks!

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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      Movie - Puerto Viejo

      by Burkynafaso Online Now Mar 15, 2008 at 7:51 AM

      hey my fellow travellers,

      i have one question for you. I was in Puerto Viejo (Limon area) in september and one local guy told me there was some movie made down in Puerto Viejo (or maybe close area). I was trying to find out the name of the movie but haven't managed to. Does anybody know the name of the movie? I would really like to watch it and remember this awesome place on the earth.
      thanx a lot

      p

      5 Answers Apr 7, 2008 at 10:27 AM
    • Parquesito restaurant

      by rostom Online Now Mar 9, 2008 at 4:39 PM

      Can you please tell me the name of the owner of el parquecito,I heard he is the owner of several venues as welland if possible his nationality,
      Thank you,
      Srostom

      1 Answer Mar 9, 2008 at 4:46 PM
    • air conditioning in Puerto Viejo, Limon area

      by javajonnie Online Now May 25, 2007 at 10:29 AM

      Hello...I know my POSTED TITLE may sound silly...but...

      Planning a 3 week stay in Puerto Viejo area. Would prefer to rent a small cottage or house with AIR CONDITIONING (in bedroom only...is fine). Prefer Cocles, Play Chiquita or Punta Uva.

      Do any members living in Puerto Viejo area have any suggestions? We arrive June 2 leaving June 20th.

      Thank you in advance for any "leads".

      JJ

    • So is Chimuri Beach the place to be?

      by alytourist Online Now Mar 6, 2007 at 4:14 AM

      Several mentions of this Beach so far, but is it a great place to stay? I am looking at going there September for 4 weeks. Can you tell me if anyone has been to this part of CR and what are the high lights this country can offer at that time of the year? i am interested in clean budget beach accommodation and would like to see the major natural sights of the country comfortably during the month I am there. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

      2 Answers Apr 18, 2007 at 10:29 AM
    • Driving to Puerto Viejo del Caribe Costa Rica

      by imcolombo Online Now Jan 16, 2007 at 7:13 PM

      I'm planning on traveling to Puerto Viejo and Cahuita in CR soon and am wondering if I really need an SUV or is a regular car a possibility.

      Last year I went to Jaco', Manuel Antonio on the pacific side and it was not a problem.

      I know that in other areas of CR an SUV is a must, like parts of the Guanacaste coast and Monteverde if it's raining!

      2 Answers Apr 7, 2007 at 8:43 PM
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      Fun solo travel place wanted in Puerto Viejo

      by livinmydreams Online Now Nov 29, 2006 at 4:32 PM

      I am 32 and will be traveling solo to Costa Rica this winter. I will be spending about 5 days in the Puerto Viejo are and would love some input on where to stay.

      I am looking for a place that is clean, nice and doesn't have to many bugs in the room. I would also like to stay in a place where other solo travelers or groups of single people tend to stay. You know where the action is whatever that may be.

      Any suggestions are greatly apprecited!

      Christy

      9 Answers May 18, 2012 at 9:34 AM
    • transportation to...

      by luvdesun Online Now Oct 9, 2006 at 5:32 PM

      Will someone please tell me how long it will take to drive from Arenal to Puerto Viejo an then from Puerto Viejo to Alajuela?
      Thanks so much!!!

      2 Answers Oct 11, 2006 at 4:13 PM
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      Place to Rent on the Beach?

      by 2_Canadians Online Now Sep 21, 2006 at 8:11 PM

      Hello,

      I am looking to rent a home/cabin/cottage on or close to the beach was hoping someone here would know of a way to do this as the internet has limited options. I need a place to rent that is relaxing and "out of the way". I would like to rent it from mid OCT to mid DEC. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks

      Holly

      4 Answers Sep 23, 2006 at 8:40 PM
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      What to do?

      by happydance Online Now Aug 23, 2006 at 10:53 AM

      Hi,
      I am planning my very first solo trip this December and I would like to go to Costa Rica. Dose anyone have suggestions for what part of CR I should visit. Puerto Viejo looks cool, but I am not sure. I am interested in surfing but I would need to take lessons because I am not an experienced surfer. What are some of the fun must do things in CR?

      Thanks, Siobhan

      3 Answers Apr 7, 2007 at 8:47 PM
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      Chimuri Beach Cottages ,Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo de T

      by Lidrokz Online Now Aug 20, 2006 at 12:12 PM

      Has any one ever stayed at the Chimuri Beach Cottages in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Limon?? If so....what did you think of it?
      Thanks
      Lidrokz

      5 Answers May 11, 2007 at 9:50 AM
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      Cocles in April?

      by Mike_Swede Online Now Jan 31, 2006 at 12:48 PM

      Hi all,
      going to CR mid April. San Jose for 1,5day then to Cahuita, and Playa Cocles (any recommendations where to stay? and any must-do!?.. while there, will be greatly appreciated!
      ? El Encanto ? and Azenia Bunglows ?
      Intend to rent a car from Tricolor (anyone with experience from them?).
      Saludos/M

      1 Answer Feb 15, 2006 at 12:41 PM
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      Treehouse Punta Uva

      by haighr Online Now Oct 14, 2005 at 11:06 AM

      Planning a visit to CR next Christmas 2006. How is the Treehouse? Ever stayed there? Is it as adventuresome as it appears? Any expertise appreciated. I like the unusual and this appears to qualify.

      3 Answers Dec 24, 2005 at 11:31 AM
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      driving from arenal

      by bdaguy Online Now Nov 1, 2004 at 1:40 PM

      driving from arenal to les palm during november , any do`s or don`t besides not driving at night ???

      1 Answer Nov 4, 2004 at 8:38 AM
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      driving in costa rica

      by bdaguy Online Now Oct 26, 2004 at 7:05 AM

      going to be in coats rica early nov with wife anf 9 year old, rented a 4 wheel and planning to drive to arenal then to limon any do`s or don`t ???

      3 Answers Sep 21, 2005 at 11:03 AM
    • las palmas

      by donc53 Online Now Jun 27, 2004 at 12:26 PM

      I am planning a trip to puerto viejo at the end of august. I was thinking about staying at las palmas hotel but i have not been able to find any reviews of the place. Has anybody stayed there or does anyone know anything about the location?

      3 Answers Sep 29, 2004 at 1:23 PM