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Going to Costa Rica in 12hrs on a whim. Where should my journey begin?

Going to Costa Rica in 7hrs for 10 days. Ive been told I need to get out of San Jose ASAP, so where should my journey begin? [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Mar 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Several Part Question about My Trip to Costa Rica

1. My partner and I are planning an 8-day/7-night trip to Costa Rica to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Our plan is volcano + rain forest + beach. Any suggestions on specific places and must sees or must dos? 2. Any recommendations on the best travel agencies to work with to arrange the Costa Rica portions of our trip? 3. I've already heard from 4 companies and they've responded with essentially the same package - 3 nights at Arenal, 3 nights at Manuel Antonio, 1 extra night in either of those places or in San Jose. The prices are in the $3800-$4000 range except for one company which comes in way below the others at $2715 - am I potentially getting scammed if I go with this company?
posted by tmharris65 on Feb 17, 2014 - 9 answers

Feedback on itinerary for short stay in San Jose, Costa Rica?

Feedback on itinerary for short stay in San Jose, Costa Rica? I'm very unfamiliar with the area... [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Dec 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Recommend some books for me to read while on a trip to Costa Rica

Please help me find an inspiring read. Melting snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese on Apr 8, 2013 - 7 answers

Costa Rica in May?

There's a deal that looks inexpensive for a trip to Costa Rica in May, to Arenal and Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste. Usually the deals have some kind of catch to them, such as off-season rainy weather, or hotels undergoing construction, or something. I can't find anything bad about this one. Is there a reason not to go in May? Or should I start getting excited about going to Costa Rica?! [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on Jan 30, 2013 - 13 answers

Cell phone use in other countries

Cell phones in countries (Americas-Latin, South, Central etc.) [more inside]
posted by pakora1 on Sep 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Pregnant and Traveling to Costa Rica

Is it safe for my wife who will be 12 weeks pregnant, to travel in Costa Rica to San Jose, La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio? Any other advice or recommendations on traveling while expecting are welcome, too! [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Apr 24, 2012 - 12 answers

Serious Getaway Destinations for a Burnout

Life/work-break destinations and activities for a person with a severe case of career burnout? Looking to take 6 weeks off. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Costa Rica filter

Costa Rica Blogs? [more inside]
posted by private_idaho on Oct 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Too rainy for a jungle adventure?

Costa Rica in September? I was planning to go to the Arenal Volcano and do jungle adventures on my honeymoon in September, but saw it was the rainy season. Anyone know how rainy it gets during that time? Any other areas to recommend that are less rainy but worth checking out for a romantic honeymoon? Thanks so much!
posted by tessalations999 on Jul 17, 2011 - 6 answers

costa rica with kids south of san jose

planning costa rica trip with 7 year old in cordillera de la talamaca and just north of there. any ideas? [more inside]
posted by alcahofa on Mar 24, 2011 - 1 answer

on the road (in costa rica)

What do we do in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica, and then on the way to Tamarindo? [more inside]
posted by motsque on Mar 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Mazanillo, Costa Rica?

Whats the vibe like in Manzanillo, Costa Rica (Nicoya)? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Afternoon + evening in San Jose, Costa Rica

We arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica, around 3 in the afternoon and fly out early the following morning. What are the best sights, sounds, and tastes that can be packed into this short time? [more inside]
posted by onepot on Aug 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Registering a .cr domain.

I'd like to register a .cr domain but I'm not sure which company I should use. [more inside]
posted by ASM on Feb 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Brazil: It's only a state of mind.

Darling Fiancée and I are planning our honeymoon, it's down to Costa Rica and Brazil at this point. I'd love to hear the Hive's experiences with both destinations. More after the fold. [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Jan 18, 2010 - 14 answers

Copper canyon mexico or costa rica

Copper Canyon, Mexico or Costa Rica? I know that I'm asking about apples and oranges.
posted by notned on Oct 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Central America

Backpacking from Mexico to Colombia! More inside [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Sep 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Where can I get a job in Costa Rica?

Where can I work in Costa Rica this summer? [more inside]
posted by andythebean on Feb 4, 2009 - 6 answers

Recommended urban sights in San Jose, Costa Rica?

Unique sights in urban San Jose, Costa Rica [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Oct 14, 2008 - 6 answers

Warm vacation destionations on a budget?

My wife and I are looking to go someplace warm this winter for 7-10 days and would like to see a lot of cool stuff and relax without breaking the bank. We were thinking Costa Rica, and have been looking at Caravan for tour packages ($1k, all inclusive). We would be flying out of Chicago. Does anyone have other recommendations for us to look into?
posted by adi on Sep 20, 2008 - 2 answers

Resort wanted in Costa Rica for extended family winter holiday

Costa Rica holiday for extended family with 6 kids under 10 and 6 adults of varying ages needing a break. [more inside]
posted by lapsang on Jul 26, 2008 - 1 answer

Costa Rica condo

Looking for a condo/villa/hotel room rental in Costa Rica... [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Jan 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Secure my documents abroad.

I am taking a surf trip to costa rica. Because of the nature of the trip, I will not be able to keep important documents on my person for large chunks of time. Where can I put them so that they are secure? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Dec 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Got Rain Forest?

Pacific Northwesterners headed to Costa Rica on a Honeymoon, any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Oct 18, 2006 - 12 answers

travel advice through costa rica in june?

we're headed to costa rica at the end of the week for a honeymoon/ backpacking trip and we're wondering if anyone has any insight into getting around: public transport, shuttles, or driving? [more inside]
posted by ronv on Jun 20, 2006 - 13 answers

Orange County and Contra Costa online records

Where can I find California court records by case number or name search? I'm especially interested in Orange County and Contra Costa counties. I've searched online but can't seem to find a state based online site to look all this up.
posted by skEwb on Apr 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Costa Rica honeymoon tips?

I'm honeymooning in Costa Rica in the middle of September, primarily in Quepos/Manuel Antonio and the Waterfall Gardens in Varablanca. Some friends have told us we'll absolutely hate it because all it will do is rain rain rain during the time. Is this the case? Also: tell me stuff to do! Even if it is raining. A billion thanks.
posted by xmutex on Jul 14, 2005 - 11 answers

Good footwear for Costa Rica's wet or "green" season

Soon to be travelling in Costa Rica during rainy June, I've got my quick-drying clothing, but are hiking boots practical/needed for light hiking and a lot of walking? [more inside]
posted by Mercaptan on May 8, 2005 - 14 answers

bali or southern costa rica?

we are thinking about finally getting away for a belated winter/spring vacation ... to southern costa rica or perhaps to bali - i still think sri lanka sounds wonderful - can anyone speak to the conditions in either locations in early mid/apri? more inside [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Mar 25, 2005 - 5 answers

vacation filter - sun and warmth

vacation filter: recommendations for vacation spots in the next couple weeks? - off the beaten path, sun, surf, adventure, tranquility. [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Mar 16, 2005 - 17 answers

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