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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.
I was in Quepos and Manuel Antonio three years ago. I found theses places very interesting and unique due to the great combination of dark green of the tropical forest and the navy blue of the Pacific Ocean. It is absolutely awesome and one of the must see places in the whole world.
The best place to procure your drugs, especially crack or "el puro," is from one of the gypsy taxi drivers behind the bus station. You won't even have to look, as they stand outside their cars yelling out what they're selling. It's very hot and humid in Quepos and pretty expensive, but the beaches are lovely. If you can afford to stay on the beach, you'll probably have a wonderful time, but if you have to stay in Quepos, you are less likely to enjoy it.
This is a way better place to stay than San Jose ... I stayed in Alajuela my first and last nights in Costa Rica and the close proximity to the airport makes it so much easier. It's not a bad city either.
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. All the night life is in Quepos so if you are not staying there you have to get a bus or taxi.
Monteverde Cloud Forest is unique and is definitely worth visiting.


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