Mexico & Central America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Cancun to Guatemala
  2. 2 Family Christmas Vacation in Mexico
  3. 3 Trip Report Trip Report - Yucatan
  4. 4 Top Mayan Ruins to visit
  5. 5 San Jose del Cabo-La Playita Beach
  6. 6 A week in San Jose Costa Rica
  7. 7 San Miguel trivia
  8. 8 Trip Report Garza Blanca Preserve -Puerto Vallarta
  9. 9 Mid September Honeymoon Suggestions Inclusive
  10. 10 Can a U.S permanent resident driving feom Cancun to Belize City, Belize?
  11. 11 Family Resort Cancun/Playa
  12. 12 Need wedding white wine in Costa Rica
  13. 13 Best time of year for Mexico City/Puebla?
  14. 14 Playa Del Carmen restaurant
  15. 15 puerto vallarta
  16. 16 California Baja
  17. 17 Family All inclusive Riviera Maya
  18. 18 Cabo, Playa, or PV?
  19. 19 Best plan - suggestions
  20. 20 Trip Report Old Town Puerto Vallarta May 2017
  21. 21 Costa Rica Honeymoon May 2018
  22. 22 Mexico City over Christmas
  23. 23 Is it crazy to go in August?
  24. 24 info needed on NW Mexico trip
  25. 25 best shoes for Costa Rica
View next 25 » Back to the top

2 weeks in Costa Rica: Go North or South?

Jump to last reply

Hi everyone,

My girlfriend and I will be in Costa Rica for two weeks in late May (flying into/out of San Jose). We want a trip that combines wildlife viewing, jungle adventure sports (canyoning, rafting, etc) and beach time (preferably with good snorkeling).

We're deciding between going Southeast or Northwest from San Jose. I would love your advice about these places or any others you think we should visit:

The Southeast option would include rafting the Rio Pacuare, Beaches along the Pacific Coast, perhaps a stop in Chirripo, and snorkeling/scuba at Isla de Cano, and then lots of jungle adventure around Corcovado, which seems like an amazing place for wildlife as well as adventure tours like canyoning. This sounds like a great tour to me but I'm concerned that it will be rainy in late May.

The Northwest option might give us a better chance for Sunshine (I read that Guanacaste is much drier). We would probably start in the Arenal area because our guidebook said these are great places for canyoning, zipline, bathing in hotsprings, and seeing lots of wildlife. Lake Arenal also looks very nice. We would continue to Ricon de la Vieja, and then probably go down through Monteverde (or maybe a cloud forest near Monteverde that is less touristy) and then head to the beach - either in Guanacaste or maybe down to Montezuma area which seems like a cool town and better for snorkeling.

Thanks again for your advice!
-Joe

3 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement