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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.
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. …
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.
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 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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Playa Samara, or Samara Beach, is a truly blissful beachside town where you can spend days walking in the sand, soaking up the sun, eating delicious fresh seafood, and practicing a variety of water sports. Although the Pacific Ocean waters are not rough in Samara, it's an ideal place for surfing for beginners; there …
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 …
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 …
Despite being one of the largest city centers in Costa Rica, Liberia is not overly large as a town. It still has all of the major amenities that you will need during your stay here and Liberia hostels are close to the supermarkets, bus stations, and cash machines. While the overall vibe here is pretty relaxed and there …
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is a coastal town in Talamanca in Limón Province in southeastern Costa Rica, known simply as Puerto Viejo to locals and tourists alike. The town is most famous for its beautiful beaches, its big waves, and the nearby jaguar rescue center. Puerto Viejo is known for its world-class Caribbean …
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 …
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 …
Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, is located on the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The town was founded by and for surfers; a true paradise for wave riders, the town revolves around the sport. It is very common for Santa Teresa to be a ghost town by 9 p.m. due to eager riders preparing …
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 …
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 …
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 …