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Where to go in Costa Rica?

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#1 Geralyn

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    Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:50 AM

    Dh are planning to go to Costa Rica either in April or July. Which is the better time to go? Where is the best part of CR to stay? What are the must see attractions? DH and I are very adventurous and want to do/see as much as possible. Thanks for any advice.

    #2 SusieQ

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      Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:26 AM

      Welcome to Moana Lodge
      This is on of the places we stayed at two years ago, it is paradise in the middle of nowhere. I was just the most romantic place i have ever been in my life. We had rented a jeep and toured and stayed at several places. This was my favorite!!!!
      Octel is really nice too.

      #3 Ask.CostaRica

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        Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:59 PM

        Both times are good times. July is our official Indian Summer, so you get less rain, maybe better prices. April is the middle of high season and the entire country (locals) head out for Easter for the week, might be harder to get space and more expensive.
        I would say go to our northern beaches, Malpais, Tamarindo for a few days and then head to the mountains, Arenal Volcano (a must) and Monteverde Cloud Forest. Then head to Manuel Antonio (most popular of our parks). If you are really adventurous, go to Osa Peninsula (Costa Rica's wil frontier). It is "old" Costa Rica. You can hike across the Osa Peninsula to Sirena Biological Station (make reservs) it will take you 4 days (in & out) and then pamper yourself in Bosque del Cabo or Lapa Rios. Another not so pricey place is La Leona Lodge (tented camp) or Iguana Lodge in Puerto Jimenez. It is a true adventure you will be a talking about for years. Do it guided, I do it every year. One very good operation is Osa Aventura "Mike Dundee" or "Mapacho" they call him.

        #4 molissa10

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          Posted 15 April 2010 - 09:44 PM

          I suggest you visit Tabacon Resort & Spa. They have the most beautiful and romantic "garden of eden" hot springs. You will love it!

          #5 Ask.CostaRica

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            Posted 16 April 2010 - 05:13 PM

            Osa, Osa Peninsula! I mentioned previously, I know, but is is such an amazing experience. We are planning a hike across the Peninsula when the seasons winds down with all the staff and staying at La Leona Lodge for a few days. Gonna be great! I agree, just melt away stress at Tabacon!

            #6 jennifer769405

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              Posted 22 April 2010 - 01:20 AM

              The hike across the Osa Peninsula sounds really fun...where can I find more info on this? Is end of May a good time of year to do this?

              #7 Ask.CostaRica

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                Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:32 AM

                It is a good time. To get the best of Osa, do it with Mike Boston Osa Aventura : Corcovado National Park and Osa Peninsula Tours in Costa Rica (a Scottish zoologist that visited and never left) we do it with him, he has tents at the stations and knows where to see everything. I've seen jaguars, tapirs, crossed rivers (he makes you build rafts to get across) and searched for Harpy eagles with him. Every time friends visit, we head that way and call Mike. They call him "Mapacho".

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