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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: June 29, 2015, 11:15:03 AM »
Current itinerary:

7/8
JFK-PTY 155am Copa Air J
PTY-SJO 816am Copa Air J  30k United
SJO-TMU 1000am Sansa Air E  $95

Staying in Casa Chamelon in Mal Pais till 7/13 for (roughly) $1611 for 5 nights

Will look into regular local tours, looking for ideas, for now all i have is zip lining, horse back riding and ATV. i have 3 full days to do activities.
Will bring food from Chap n Nosh and order from Kosher Center if food gets taken away.

7/13
TMU-SJO  1225pm nature air E $100
SJO-PTY 230pm Copa Air J
PTY-JFK 627pm Copa Air J 30 K United

(JFK-LAX 2/10 6am free leg in J)
Nice sounds like fun! Why are you specifically going all the way out to TMU?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 29, 2015, 11:36:29 AM »
Nice sounds like fun! Why are you specifically going all the way out to TMU?
prob a mistake! lol i got a good deal on hotel or at least i thought i did, on TripAdvisor/jet setter price was $495 before taxes and getaroom was $285 before taxes.
Also as far as it is, it actually can be not bad if taking 30 min flight( probably just trying to convince myself because i think it was a mistake i just rushed to book).

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: June 29, 2015, 11:42:12 AM »
Does anyone know if there's an eruv at the Andaz Papagayo?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: June 29, 2015, 11:42:58 AM »
prob a mistake! lol i got a good deal on hotel or at least i thought i did, on TripAdvisor/jet setter price was $495 before taxes and getaroom was $285 before taxes.
Also as far as it is, it actually can be not bad if taking 30 min flight( probably just trying to convince myself because i think it was a mistake i just rushed to book).
I'm sure there's plenty to do! Looks like a good location on the map. Also I think I heard there's a lot todo in montezuma which is rite there

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: June 29, 2015, 01:38:10 PM »
I'm sure there's plenty to do! Looks like a good location on the map. Also I think I heard there's a lot todo in montezuma which is rite there
i will def look into it, tx for the help

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: June 29, 2015, 11:23:47 PM »
Would you recommend going to Costa Rica in August?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: June 29, 2015, 11:40:51 PM »
Would you recommend going to Costa Rica in August?
I am

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 30, 2015, 12:36:56 AM »
Any minyan in Costa Rica besides San Jose during the week?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: June 30, 2015, 12:37:34 AM »
Any minyan in Costa Rica besides San Jose during the week?
Nope

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: June 30, 2015, 12:45:23 AM »
Would you recommend going to Costa Rica in August?
When in August are you going?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 30, 2015, 07:36:30 AM »
I am not sure if we are going at this point.  We are looking into different options for a vacation.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: June 30, 2015, 03:37:50 PM »
for booking activities, am i best off taking care of everything my self (rather not be too busy with it) book through travel agent, or book through hotel?

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 30, 2015, 03:46:18 PM »
Much much cheaper if booking by yourself.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: June 30, 2015, 03:48:19 PM »
Much much cheaper if booking by yourself.
was hoping not to hear that! lol

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: June 30, 2015, 04:21:46 PM »
was hoping not to hear that! lol
Lol. The more people involved in planning the trips, the more people who need a piece of the pie  ;)

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: June 30, 2015, 04:30:34 PM »
was hoping not to hear that! lol
Really not difficult. we just drove into a zipline place, we were quoted something like $125, when calling a tour operator, we paid 30. Same for Horseback riding and atv.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: June 30, 2015, 04:32:16 PM »
Or you can just ask your hotel for the info and drive down there and book it yourself

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: June 30, 2015, 04:35:36 PM »
Or you can just ask your hotel for the info and drive down there and book it yourself
The hotel booked thru a tour operator. (Andaz)

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: July 01, 2015, 04:50:27 PM »
LIR customs confiscated all of our chicken and turkey products because of an avian flu alert. Everything else (including chicken items not labelled as chicken  ;)) was let through. Good thing we overpacked on food.

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Re: Costa Rica Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: July 01, 2015, 05:06:15 PM »
LIR customs confiscated all of our chicken and turkey products because of an avian flu alert. Everything else (including chicken items not labelled as chicken  ;)) was let through. Good thing we overpacked on food.
Thanx good to know! Is it better to not label anything or just label everything as potatoes or something? ;)