Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Advice on first trip to CR

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are travelling from Ireland to CR on 1 January to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Any advice on the following itinerary would be much appreciated:

1 January: Arrive SJO - fly to Quepos or hire car and drive to Manuel Antonio (which would be better?). Stay 4 nights in Issimo Suites.

5 January: Hire car from Quepos and drive/take ferry to Nicoya Peninsula, spending a few nights in Montezuma/Santa Teresa/Mal Pais or further up the coast (Samara, etc.).

8 January: Drive to Monteverde/Arenal for 3 nights.

11 January: Fly home from Liberia.

Does this sound doable or should we spend more time on the peninsula, leave out Monteverde and just do Arenal? Or is there more to see in that area than on the peninsula?

I'm not sure of the driving distances, e.g. how long would it take to drive from Santa Teresa to Samara, or from Samara to Arenal?

Thanks in advance for all your comments.

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Croatia Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 24, 14 at 05:34 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Bus from SJO to San Jose , Costa Rica
  2. 2 Costa Rica - Family of 6 - July
  3. 3 Guanajuato or San Cristobal de las Casas Mexico
  4. 4 What area in Mexico is safe for kids with calm beautiful beaches?
  5. 5 Trip Report 5 Weeks in Chocolate Paradise
  6. 6 Trip Report Spring in Oaxaca - a perfect getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary!
  7. 7 Trip Report Trip Report - Merida, Ruta Puuc, Chichen Itza, Tulum
  8. 8 Chan Chich vs. BdC
  9. 9 Trip Report Mi tocaya y yo en Panama
  10. 10 Getting to Tortuguero -- worth the trip?
  11. 11 Trying to decide between Hawaii or Mexico for family trip
  12. 12 Somewhere hot!
  13. 13 Mexico City where to stay for 4 nights
  14. 14 Trip Report Family Vacation, Caribbean Costa Rica and Panama
  15. 15 Trip Report Back From Puerto Vallarta
  16. 16 Cancun-discounts.com
  17. 17 Mexico City, Chiapas and Yucutan, too much??
  18. 18 Puerto Vallarta for honeymoon... Ideas??
  19. 19 Driving from Florida to Belize
  20. 20 Puebla Bonita Pacifico Resort and Spa in Cabo San Lucas
  21. 21 Looking for inexpensive villas/bungalows with a private/secluded beach.
  22. 22 Nicaragua trip on 5/22...Need help, pls
  23. 23 Costa Rica for a lone female?
  24. 24 Playa del Carmen - El Faro or Corto Maltes?
  25. 25 Costa Rica - Dominical/Uvita in September with 2 yr old
View next 25 » Back to the top