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    • 9 Day Itinerary

      Costa Rica 7 hours ago

      Hi Everyone,

      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!

    • where to stay

      San José Yesterday

      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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      Blue River Resort - Transportation

      Liberia Oct 6, 2016 at 7:40 AM

      I am trying to find a cheaper alternative for getting to and from the airport. The resort charges $120 each way (for up to 4 ppl). Any help would be appreciated. I'm traveling with one person; is anyone going on 10/10/16 that could share a shuttle with us?

    • T Shirt Shop in Montezuma Costa Rica

      Montezuma Sep 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM

      We bought a great T shirt at a nice surf style shop in Montezuma Costa Rica. It was located by an ice cream/yogurt store on the same side of the road. We cannot find the name of it anywhere. we would like to buy more shirts if possible.

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      What to do In Alajuela Area

      San José 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!


    • where to stay

      San José Yesterday

      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?

    • Monteverde vs Braulio Carrillo

      Costa Rica Oct 7, 2016 at 12:16 PM

      I am a solo female traveller going to costa Rica at he end of October for two and a half weeks. I'll try to spend about 1 week along the caribbean coast from Tortuguero to Manzanillo, maybe crossing to Bocas de Toro (Panama) and stay there for 3-4 days (to get the PADI), Manuel Antonio on the Pacific side for a couple of days and if I have time enough in case I skip Panama, I might go to Corcovado. So... I'd like to do a rainforest or cloud forest on my way to Tortuguero starting from Alajuela or on my way back at the end of my trip. Not sure if I should head to Monteverde or Braulio Carrillo instead. I would love any advise from anyone who has been to both! Thanks.

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      Railroads ?

      Costa Rica Sep 28, 2016 at 4:58 PM

      Do they have any train travel in costa rica ?

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      Turtle Nesting

      by grandmaR Online Now Dec 31, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      I have been told that the guides use infra-red light for the tourists to see the turtle nesting. I would like to observe and photograph this, but the websites say that no cameras are permitted. Is there any way I could get permission to use a non-flash digital camera?

      5 Answers Jan 1, 2015 at 5:35 AM
    • Travel from Monteverde

      by pownkat Online Now 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
    • camping at ranger stations

      by Richardlockey Online Now 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

    • Best way to get to and away from Tortuguero

      by terrirob Online Now Nov 17, 2008 at 7:51 AM

      We are planning on visiting Tortuguero in August and was wondering if the best way to get there is the jeep/boat through Limon? I read that you can also get there via jeep/boat via Cariari, though, that doesn't seem to be the standard route. We will be traveling with our school-age kids.

      We also were thinking of traveling to Arenal and Monteverde and was wondering if there was a reasonable route to get to either one directly from Tortuguero without having to go back to San Jose?

      Thanks. Terri

      1 Answer Nov 18, 2008 at 1:36 AM
    • jungle tom safaris

      by sianm Online Now Oct 23, 2006 at 7:11 AM
      - does anyone have experience of this?

    • Tortuguero Accomodations and Tours

      by yadidim Online Now Sep 27, 2006 at 5:08 AM


      Did anyone take the Tortuguero tour with BARBARA HARTUNG or stayed at the Miss miriam 2 or Miss Junie's hotel? I thinking of taking this tour but there's very little info on it or the hotels.


      1 Answer Sep 27, 2006 at 11:37 AM
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      Do I need a 4X4 car?

      by Quiquog Online Now Sep 23, 2006 at 6:12 AM

      We are 6 people touring Costa Rica from Tortugero to Arenal, then Manuel Antonio and finally Poas.
      We start on November 9th. The tour agency offered us a non 4X4, 12 seats car.
      Is this enough or do we need a 4X4 car?

      Thanks for all answers


      5 Answers Sep 28, 2006 at 12:06 AM
    • Where are the hotels?

      by Viktorm Online Now Aug 4, 2006 at 12:33 PM

      I am going to this area in December, and I am rather confused about the lodging
      in Tortugero. I keep finding lodges which include bus transport, boat transport, and lodging as one price. Is there no way to fly in from San Jose,
      stay in a hotel, hire a guide for the area, without paying the high price of the all-inclusive packages?
      Anyone been there to help me plan this out?

      1 Answer Aug 6, 2006 at 3:22 PM