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      Things to do on Sundays

      by Siege78 Online Now Nov 27, 2016 at 7:01 AM

      I notice that some attractions are closed on Sundays in San Jose, Costa Rica. What about tour companies? Do they operate daily?

      10 Answers Dec 1, 2016 at 12:36 PM
    • where to stay

      by ArchanaS3 Online Now Oct 24, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      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!

      2 Answers Oct 24, 2016 at 2:06 PM
    • where to stay

      by ArchanaS3 Online Now Oct 24, 2016 at 8:38 AM

      What area would you recommend I look for a hotel in San Jose? I will be arriving late at night (1;30am) with my two daughters (age 8 & 9). I would like to be central and walking distance from most sights and markets. Is there such a central area?

      4 Answers Oct 24, 2016 at 9:28 AM
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      What to do In Alajuela Area

      by Mnavarro Online Now Oct 3, 2016 at 4:49 PM

      Our 15-day tour of Cost Rica will start on January 19, 2017 in San Jose (3 nights) and will take us through the country for the next 12 days and end in San Jose in the morning of February 2, 2017. Then we move to the Marriott Hotel in Alajuela (to be closer to the airport) for our post tour stay. I am trying to decide whether to spend 2 (Thursday - Saturday ) or 3 more nights (Thursday - Sunday) in the Alajuela area. What are there to do in Alajuela for 3 days considering that we would have already visited most of the tourist attractions in San Jose? Is there swimming in the area?

      Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!


      4 Answers Oct 4, 2016 at 1:16 PM
    • 26th Dember Boxing day travel to Manuel Antonio/Quepos

      by Unique82 Online Now Jun 23, 2016 at 3:40 PM

      Hi guys just wondering if buses will be running to go to Manuel Antonio / Quepos on Boxing day?. Also is there direct shuttle buses, what the prices?. Thanks

    • prescription eyeglasses

      by carajen Online Now Nov 9, 2015 at 10:42 AM

      I am from Canada, planning to be in San Jose in January for dental work. I need new glasses with progressive lenses. Does anyone know the cost and the quality and a good place to go for this?

      1 Answer Nov 9, 2015 at 10:58 AM
    • Things to do in San Jose

      by majata Online Now Nov 4, 2015 at 8:14 PM

      Any suggestions as to any highlights a person should not miss while visiting San Jose

      3 Answers Nov 5, 2015 at 6:53 AM
    • Transportation from Juan Santanaria International to Lafortuna

      by Marisisou Online Now 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.


      5 Answers Dec 16, 2014 at 5:04 AM
    • Safe for a woman traveling alone in San Jose?

      by Lyni Online Now 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!

      4 Answers Jun 18, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Cost for hiring a driver from san jose to peace lodge

      by Rrush Online Now Jun 4, 2014 at 5:16 AM

      Cost distance points of interest from san jose to peace lodge Driver???

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2015 at 3:04 AM
    • Clothes in March

      by Indigosansom Online Now Jan 28, 2014 at 3:08 PM

      I am going to spend the month of march in CR..should I pack some jeans, a sweatshirt or a jacket for the evenings/nights?
      I am a woman in my mid 50s, i have traveled in tropical countries before and I know 19C at night can be pleasant or sticky depending on the humidity.

      5 Answers Feb 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM
    • Tao bar does anyone know this tao bar in san jose?

      by vhan Online Now Jan 8, 2014 at 6:17 PM

      does anyone know this tao bar in san jose?

      3 Answers Jan 8, 2014 at 7:38 PM
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      do I absolutely need a 4X4 in August & Sept car rental?

      by ajkbliss Online Now Jul 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      hi there! am planning on coming in 8/15-9/5 from san jose to arenal to western beaches. i do want to explore the country a bit without limitations, but am also really wanting to lay on the beach much of the time. do i really need a 4 wheel drive for this? I read elsewhere yes because of rainy season, but if I stay on main roads as I tool around will that limit me? and if so, to go off the main roads then is a 4X4 necessary? many thanks?

      10 Answers Jul 31, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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      is san jose worth spending any time in?

      by ajkbliss Online Now Jul 20, 2013 at 7:57 PM

      upon arrival into costa rica is it worth spending any time in san jose, or best to head directly out to the waterfalls, volcanoes and/or beaches?
      I have 3 weeks and want as much nature and relaxation and beach as I can get. i'm planning on landing in san jose and trying to decide whether to stay there for the first weekend, or to go directly to the volcanoes and hot springs in arenal and then off to the pacific coast from there

      13 Answers Jul 25, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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      How is the pay to enter La Paz water fall

      by mostaque Online Now Jun 20, 2013 at 5:32 PM

      Any one know, if I drive in and with out stay in the peace lodge - how much to pay to get in per person

      2 Answers Jun 21, 2013 at 10:12 AM
    • Transport from samara to manuel antonio

      by Oskarhenry Online Now Jun 18, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      Hi...has anyone tried this?

      Sámara Tu, 12/10 dep.

      Empresa Alfaro

      Bus: duration: 10:30h, chg: 2
      Barranca arr.


      Barranca Tu, 12/10 dep.


      Bus: comes from Puntarenas
      Orotina arr.

      Orotina Tu, 12/10 dep.

      Transportes Morales

      Manuel Antonio arr.


      I am so worried about suffering getting from samara to manuel antonio! Should i change itineraire?

      Thank you

      4 Answers Jun 19, 2013 at 2:25 PM
    • From La Fortuna to SJO

      by giordanir Online Now Jun 17, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      I'm looking for recommendations on how to get from La Fortuna/Arenal area to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJ0) early enough to catch an 11:30am flight. Most shuttles I checked have the earliest departure leaving La Fortuna at 7:30am which is hardly enough time to catch my flight. Help!?

      6 Answers Jun 17, 2013 at 5:04 PM
    • Early arrival in San Jose

      by Torloch Online Now May 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

      My two teenage boys and I are flying into San Jose early, 5am.We are planning on taking a shutttle to Monteverde but it doesn't look like it arrives at the airport until 8am.I know with the red eye flight we're
      going to be trashed and hungry.What would be our best plan of action?

      4 Answers Jul 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM
    • Help with Trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras

      by meberedtoo Online Now Feb 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM

      In the second week of May I need to be in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on a Wednesday (9th). I am hoping someone can suggest a short trip that I could take, arriving on the previous Friday (4th) or Saturday (5th), and ending in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday. I am currently considering flying into San Jose and traveling by bus through Nicaragua, but not committed to that in anyway.

      Other than the definite need to be in Tegucigalpa on Wednesday, I have no other requirements. I would prefer to fly into a major city to keep airfare down (flying in from Major US city), but other than that my budget is pretty flexible. I am also flexible to travel conditions. I need to book my flight soon, so any quick suggestions are appreciated.

      1 Answer Mar 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM
    • 7-days in Costa Rica. Can we really see anything?

      by birdcage777 Online Now Jan 4, 2012 at 9:11 PM


      My wife and I are investigating a trip to Costa Rica early February for one week. I wanted to get some advice from knowledgeable folks in this forum.

      We love the outdoors, love to self-drive when we can and at other times tour using buses, trains, and shuttles. We are looking to hike, explore wildlife, possibly snorkel, and also visit some of the ruins. If time permits, we'd love to visit some of the beaches and also some other adventure tours.

      1. Is one week sufficient for us to explore Costa Rica?
      2. If we were to select one or two experiences that we would immerse ourselves in over the course of the week, what would they be?
      3. What cities are a must visit during our stay?
      4. Any suggestions on possible itineraries would be great.


      1 Answer Feb 8, 2012 at 8:24 AM
    • What time do I need to get to the airport?

      by JamieBC Online Now Dec 8, 2011 at 2:45 PM

      My Delta flight leaves at 2:15PM on Tuesday, January 2nd going to Atlanta. It is flying out of San Jose, Costa Rica. The tour I am on says they expect to have me at the airport sometime between 11AM - 11:30AM (give or take 30 minutes for traffic issues), since it is a 4-hour drive. They say I should not take that flight because I will risk missing it. If I do not take that flight, I have to stay an extra day, which I do not want to do. I am a Diamond Medallion Delta member - do they have an expedited sky priority check-in lane there and/or a expedited sky priority security line there that might help??? What time do you think a good time would be to arrive? If worse came to worse and I arrived at noon because of a lot of traffic, do you think I would miss my 2:15 flight??
      Thanks for any advice/input! :)

      2 Answers Dec 12, 2011 at 8:24 AM
    • Looking for a dentist

      by suestyd Online Now Nov 10, 2011 at 7:55 AM

      Returning to Costa Rica in March 2012. Looking for a reputable dentist in San Jose who can do a one day dental implant for my friend. Does anyone have any recommendations? Price info would be good too. Thank you

      1 Answer Nov 10, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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      Cruise ship coral princess arrives where?

      by MissyWQ Online Now Oct 5, 2011 at 11:24 AM

      Is there anything interesting at the dock?

      1 Answer Oct 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    • CR in september

      by spydergirl Online Now Sep 7, 2011 at 7:49 PM

      HI, I am arriving at San jose airport at 1140 am and plan on going to our hotel at la fortuna/arenal area. What is the best way to get to arenal in a safe and efficient manner? Shuttle buses available? We want to be at La fortuna early so we can enjoy that evening in the hot springs.

      3 Answers Sep 12, 2011 at 7:05 PM
    • National Theatre

      by Joannc49 Online Now Jul 8, 2011 at 12:31 PM

      Will be visiting San Jose, arriving 8/11.....How do I puchase tickets for Carmen and what are the prices?

      8 Answers Aug 13, 2011 at 8:38 AM
    • Share ride SJO to Los Suenos/Jaco 5/14

      by ellen36 Online Now Mar 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM

      We(2)have hired top rated private driver 5/14 to take us from SJO to Los Suenos with stops for lunch,grocery & croc's.The cost120. for up to 4 people,$10 each additional if wanted,split evenly plus tip.Will go to Jaco for short tour/delivery for small addional tip.Looked into this since checkin not till 4. We arrive 12ish pickup can be arranged between 1-2pm at airport.Thanks!

    • mountain biking ?

      by Rnooo Online Now Nov 11, 2010 at 4:27 PM

      best places to mountain bike around this area??

      1 Answer Nov 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM
    • Which Hostels are good in San Jose?

      by koreantupac Online Now Jun 29, 2010 at 11:33 PM

      I am not a young partier, just want somewhere easy to get a good night's sleep, clean and affordable. What are your experiences with hostels in San Jose. I wanna hear the good, bad and ugly.

      1 Answer Aug 5, 2010 at 8:54 PM
    • Darts bar in San Jose

      by Dartoid Online Now Jun 24, 2010 at 9:10 AM

      Hi. Can anyone tell me of a bar in San Jose that has a steel tip dartboard? Thanks.

    • Help about hotel acomodation

      by davis210 Online Now Jun 20, 2010 at 8:55 PM

      I need a hotel near the airport does any body know if this website is helpfull

      3 Answers Jul 9, 2010 at 5:24 PM