We will be travelling to Costa Rica at the end of December and need some help with an itinerary.
We will be there for 9 full days - flying in and out of San Jose.
We have heard that there isn't much to do or see in San Jose so is it worth spending time there?
From the research we've done so far we would like to spend some time by the beach, some time doing activities such as zip lining, rafting etc, visiting the volcanoes, seeing wildlife etc.
What itinerary would you suggest? In terms of traveling around, would you suggest driving or taking buses?
Any help is appreciated!
question 1: We arrive on Thursday at 1:22 am. Do I book a hotel for Thursday or Wednesday? Not sure.
question 2: We want to stay in Manuel Antonio National Park. I am a woman travelling with two children. Any suggestions? I don't want to pay much over $100, less would be great. Saturday - Thursday.
question 3: How do we get from San Jose to Manuel Antonio? Bus I am assuming and do I have to book that in advance? 2.5 hours journey correct? How much will I pay?
Thanks for all the helpful tips!
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Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
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Hello fellow VT members ,
I'm researching for my cousin who lives in British Columbia ,Canada where I live . She and 4 friends are looking for a place to go from February 17 to 27 for relaxation,exercise and healthy eats ( I'm sure wine is included ;)) .a place with a spa like atmosphere ,yoga , you get what I mean . I thought Costa Rica would be good or maybe Boca del Toro in Panama ,but perhaps that's to far to travel for such a short time . I would love to here any ideas or recommendations !!
Maybe Jamaica, Puerto Rico of maybe Kwai,. I prefer Europe so I have no idea .
Thanks in advance ,Kietaa
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Close though to grocery stores(15 -20 min)
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