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April 3, 2019

Navigating San Jose, Costa Rica Airport ---> Hotel

Please take me step-by-step through the process of getting from my plane to my hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. [more inside]
posted by Mid around Costa Rica at 7:09 AM - 6 answers

March 29, 2019

A week in San Jose, Costa Rica

We have a spur-of-the-moment week in San Jose, Costa Rica. We have a hotel booked. Can you suggest places to see in San Jose and environs? Unfortunately we have poor Spanish but are willing to spend a bit to have an interesting experience if MeFites have personal recommendations. We love art, crafts, good food, theater, (but recognize that without Spanish this is likely not viable). We are not beach people - we are city people. We have booked tours to visit Carrillo National Park and Irazu volcano, and expect to be awed. But what about the people who live in San Jose? Where is the human culture? Galleries, museums, craft galleries, restaurants, coffee shops - whatever - please advise!
posted by citygirl around Costa Rica at 8:51 PM - 4 answers has best

July 2, 2018

La Fortuna/Arenal Costa Rica – Best Lodging for Us?

My sister and I are going to Costa Rica in mid-February 2019 and plan to stay 4-5 nights in the Arenal Volcano area. I am overwhelmed with trying to choose lodging. [more inside]
posted by ITravelMontana around Costa Rica at 4:58 PM - 3 answers

February 9, 2018

Northwest Costa Rica for 3 extra days

My brother and I are taking our parents to Costa Rica for their 50th wedding anniversary at the end of March. We'll be there as a whole family for a week, flying into and out of Liberia, and then my wife and I will be staying for 3 extra days after everyone else goes home. Where should we go, that we can get to fairly easily from Brasilito, where we'll be at the end of the first week? More details below about the kind of stuff we're into. [more inside]
posted by crookedgrin around Costa Rica at 9:59 AM - 4 answers has best

December 21, 2017

Kid friendly tours in Port Limón, Costa Rica?

Yay - we're going to Costa Rica! Sad panda - we'll only be there for one day .What would be the most kid friendly way to make the of our little time there? [more inside]
posted by littlerockgetaway around Costa Rica at 10:07 AM - 2 answers

October 10, 2017

Must Do Costa Rica in February

What should we do in Costa Rica when we visit in February? [more inside]
posted by JenThePro around Costa Rica at 8:48 AM - 8 answers

March 5, 2016

Travelling back to Canada with bugs?

Leaving the Arenal region of Costa Rica to return to Toronto today. We're staying in a lush, insecty area and there's tiny ants and spiders all over everything. Pretty positive they'll be plenty in our packed bags. [more inside]
posted by dripdripdrop around Costa Rica at 7:29 AM - 3 answers

October 5, 2015

Oh travel gurus, help me plan a trip to Costa Rica!

Inspired in part by this recent question, Mr. DrGail and I want to go to Costa Rica this winter. I know we're behind the curve in planning this trip, so I'm hoping you can help. Our interests and other particulars are inside. [more inside]
posted by DrGail around Costa Rica at 1:42 PM - 7 answers

August 30, 2015

Please plan my Costa Rica itinerary for me.

Hey, I'm going to Costa Rica December 5th to 19th this year. I am in over my head as far as planning where I will go and stay. Can you help me? I'd like to get reservations all set, and I have no idea what I am doing. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic around Costa Rica at 6:22 AM - 11 answers

June 9, 2015

Family vacation in Costa Rica with older kids

Does anyone have any recommendations for great places to stay in Costa Rica for a family with older kids (teens/20s)? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat around Costa Rica at 7:48 PM - 4 answers

February 1, 2015

Things to do in La Fortuna, Monteverde, Manuel Antonio

Building on my previous question, I now want to get specific. We will be in La Fortuna (2/23-2/25), Monteverde (2/25-2/27) and Quepos (2/27-3/2). [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri around Costa Rica at 8:23 AM - 6 answers

January 15, 2015

Costa Rica - Quepos, Arenal, Monteverde

We are staying in Quepos, Costa Rica in late Feb/Early March. About 1/2 the time will be spent around Quepos, the other half a road trip to Arenal/Monteverde. [more inside]
posted by falsedmitri around Costa Rica at 4:28 PM - 16 answers

June 16, 2014

What to pack for ten days in Costa Rica

I'm going to Costa Rica for the first time in a few weeks. I am by no means a seasoned traveler, so I'm looking for tips on packing smart and light for ten days in the rainforest during the rainy season. [more inside]
posted by vraxoin around Costa Rica at 9:24 AM - 9 answers

March 4, 2014

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 around Costa Rica at 8:36 PM - 8 answers

February 17, 2014

Small, useful gift ideas for someone going on a trip to Costa Rica?

A friend (read: guy I've been seeing for two months) is leaving to Costa Rica for a week. I'd like to give him a gift of something that's inexpensive, personal, and that he'd find useful on his trip. [more inside]
posted by Everydayville around Costa Rica at 3:20 PM - 11 answers has best

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 around Costa Rica at 2:40 AM - 9 answers

December 30, 2013

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 around Costa Rica at 6:11 PM - 7 answers

September 25, 2013

Is a Thursday to Sunday trip to Costa Rica advisable?

Arriving noon on thursday in San Jose, departing 11am from San Jose. Would you say this is worth it and if so, where would you recommend going? [more inside]
posted by czytm around Costa Rica at 1:30 PM - 10 answers

May 22, 2013

Recommendations for Surf Camps/Schools in Costa Rica/Nicaragua?

We're looking for a 5-7 day surf school to give my sister as a graduation (from grad school) gift. She's fluent in Spanish, and doesn't need anything super luxury, just good instruction, good break, good vibes. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by copacetic around Costa Rica at 9:14 AM - 2 answers has best

March 9, 2013

Cel Service/Sim Cards in Costa Rica

I'm travelling to Costa Rica for two weeks. I want to buy a prepaid sim card for my unlocked Samsung Google Nexus. The phone will be primarily used for navigation via Google Maps. Voice would only be used in case of emergency. I understand I can buy a sim card at the Liberia airport, but the providers website is exclusively in Spanish. Can anyone look and see what my options are for a prepaid data service? Anyone else have any experience with cel service in Costa Rica? We are trying to decide which is more economical, buying the Costa Rica map-pack for a Garmin GPS or using Google Maps.
posted by Keith Talent around Costa Rica at 9:28 AM - 3 answers