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Hey all travellers Alajuela is the best town in CR to spend a couple of nights before heading for the beach or the mountains. It's only five minutes away from the airport and a taxi ride to there is only like 2 bucks so it is a great deal, it is very clean and much more safer than San Jose, you should visit it.
There is an alternative taxi / boat / taxi shorcut to the grueling 8 hours ride between Monteverde Cloud Forest and the Arenal Volcano. See http://www.monteverdeinfo.com.
Over the last 2 years Quepos has boomed. Manuel Antonio is becomming prohibitively expensive and so Quepos has grown to accommodate the medium to budget traveller. According to the Tico times it has the most even mix of 4 categories of people, ticos on vacation, ticos that live there, ex pats, and foreign tourists. …
I love Santa Teresa -- very nice spot for surfing and to party too. The beach is huge and very beautiful. We had really a good time.
Puntarenas is located on the west coast of Costa Rica and is a large port town that services the tips of the Nicoya Peninsula. The majority of people don't stay here or consider it a touristy town, many of them are passing through on the many boats that leave to Paquero so that they can arrive at the surfing town …
Manzanillo is a beautiful, small coastal village on the eastern coast of Costa Rica. It has a laid-back Caribbean vibe, and is not extremely touristy, but still a nice place to check out and spend a few days relaxing on one of the beautiful sandy beaches. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained for a few …
Quepos is located in the west of Costa Rica, only seven kilometers from the entrance to Manuel Antonio. Quepos has many services and facilities, such as restaurants, cafes, small supermarkets, gas stations, and various lodgings options. Quepos is also an authentic Tico town, and provides visitors with the rare …
Cahuita, Costa Rica, is a small town located on the southern tip of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. Like most places in the Caribbean, the culture is an amazing mix of Spanish, English, Creole, and African influences. Everything from food, dance, music, and the vibe are all centered around the Caribbean feel and way of …
Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica, the southernmost region of the country, is located in the province of Limon. This area on the Caribbean side is accessed by Route Thirty-Six and it turns off to the west just below Cahuita National Park to head inland toward the town Bribri and then south to the small town of …
Tamarindo, Costa Rica, is a very popular beach destination for tourists located on the northern Pacific shore. The town offers many tours and activities as well as lazy beach days soaking up the warm sun. The town is also quite famous for its surf and surfer culture. Tamarindo is very developed and touristy to the …
The stunning Peninsula de Osa is one of the most biodiverse places in the world and people come from near and far to visit the Corcovado National Park here on the west side of the peninsula. Given the fairly remote nature of the park, most of the hostels in Peninsula de Osa are located in three main centers that …
Montezuma, Costa Rica, is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The town is a wonderful, small, touristy beach town that has a perfect blend of development and authentic culture and nature. From Montezuma, endless activities are available. As it is located on the beach …
San José is the capital city of Costa Rica. Although it doesn't necessarily concentrate as many touristic attractions as other parts of the country (with beaches, volcanoes, mountains, and national parks) it is the starting point for most travelers when visiting the country. San José receives so many travelers a year …
Drake Bay, Costa Rica, is along the northern edge of the Osa Peninsula, the smaller of the two western peninsulas in Costa Rica. Drake Bay is becoming more developed, as the area has become more accessible and its beauty is becoming more noticed. Drake Bay was named after Sir Francis Drake, the first English …
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, is a popular tourist destination on the Pacific, located on the beach at the northern end of the Nicoya peninsula close to border of Nicaragua. Like the name implies, the beach here is magnificent and the main attraction of both this town and the peninsula in general. Playas del Coco offers …
La Fortuna, Costa Rica, is a very touristy town set in the middle of the country just two hours north of San Jose. The town is an adventure-lovers paradise. Tour guide offices line the streets and offer such a wide variety of exceptional tours that the question is not, "What would you like to do?" but rather, "What do …
Jacó, Costa Rica, is a medium-sized town in the middle of the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Jacó is famous for its surfing and its international surfing competition held at the end of February or the beginning of March. During this time, Jacó is popular and vibrant; during the rest of the year, the town struggles to …
Puerto Jimenez is the major town from which most people explore the amazing Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park. It is a quaint little town situated on the beach and you can get here on a bus from San Jose or take a boat over the peninsula. The beach itself is quite shallow and you can go and hang out and …
Most airport travelers know Alajuela, Costa Rica, as the entry point into the country with the biggest and oldest airport. However, Alajuela is also a province. Many come to the province of Alajuela and to Costa Rica to see the famous Arenal Volcano. The road from Alajuela to San Carlos passes through Grecia where the …
Monteverde is a giant natural wonderland and playground! There is so much to see and do here, but keep in mind that much of it can be quite expensive! Compared to some other prices in the world, however, it is fairly reasonably priced so leave a hundred or so dollars in the budget to fully experience all that this …