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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #375 on: January 06, 2019, 02:58:09 AM »
How's this for a Costa Rica itinerary?
Thursday jfk-sjo, arrive at 9:30pm
Stay at Costa Rica Marriott with cc night.
Friday am drive to Carrara national park, tarcoles river crocodile safari.
Friday pm drive to Marriott Los Suenos,
Sunday am drive to Monteverde, zipline, hanging bridges at selvatura. stay at Los Pinos hotel.
Monday hike at cloud forest reserve, late am drive to Andaz papagayo, cc night.
Tues late afternoon fly lir-jfk
Andaz for only 1 night??!??

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #376 on: January 06, 2019, 06:40:14 PM »
There isn't really that much to do around there!

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #377 on: January 06, 2019, 07:12:05 PM »
There isn't really that much to do around there!
Agreed.. planning a 4 day trip also think will only do Andaz for 1 night

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #378 on: January 07, 2019, 09:30:20 AM »
Planning to cancel a 4 night stay at andaz Jan 20 - 24.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: January 07, 2019, 11:53:18 AM »
Planning a 4 1/2 day trip to CR would appreciate any input
Flying Sun morning EWR-LIR
Sunday night @ Andaz
Monday-Wed @ Nayara Springs
flying out Thursday, should i go back to the Andaz Wed night or head to SJO area?
Would like to see different areas but since Manuel Antonio is too far trying to figure out if there's any reason to go to SJO or just go back to Andaz.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #380 on: January 07, 2019, 04:04:36 PM »
Poas Volcano and the la Paz waterfall (and gardens) are on the way back from Arenal to sjo, and make an excellent few hours stop.
Poas is currently erupting, but is safe to visit.
Point Hotel options for a night before flying are better in sjo.
Near LIR point hotels are the Hilton Garden Inn and the El mangroove, which looks pretty good.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #381 on: January 10, 2019, 10:32:47 AM »
Tickets to Poas volcano are limited now and you need to make reservations online.
The lake has drained and there are constant steam explosions from the crater

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #382 on: January 14, 2019, 01:23:40 AM »
Thanks to all who have posted with great info.

Looking for advice:  We'll be in San Jose for Shabbos and Friday is a question mark in our itinerary.  (My original plan was Poas Volcano but seems not like a sure thing.)  I've heard the shul is very interesting, but not sure our teens would agree.  There are a bunch of tour operators that go to La Paz Waterfall and Coffee Estate, those may be too long and anyway you're paying for breakfast and lunch which is a waste.  Any recommendations?  Willing to pay for a private guide with transport if anyone has recommendations in that direction.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #383 on: January 14, 2019, 07:37:13 AM »
Get Poas ticket online before you go. An Uber or taxi to poas/ la Paz is about $30 each way. I did Poas, but not la Paz. That's probably your best bet for a Friday, when you'll want to be done before early.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #384 on: January 14, 2019, 08:21:57 PM »
Anyone ever stay at EL Mangroove?