Costa Rica Itenerary - which works best?

Jan 5th, 2008, 10:14 AM
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Costa Rica Itenerary - which works best?

Which Costa Rica itenerary would people recommend for my wife and I (in our 30s) who would be renting a 4WD and spending 7 days in early May in Costa Rica:

ITENERARY A:
1 night at the Peace Lodge,
2 nights in Arenal,
3 nights in Manuel Antonio

ITENERARY B:
1 night Peace Lodge,
1 night Arenal,
2 night in Monteverde,
2 nights in Manuel Antonio

C) Better suggestions for 6 nights welcome (Should we spend more time at Arenal)

Thanks, this will be our first trip to Central America.

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Jan 5th, 2008, 10:36 AM
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I think you'd be much better off with A - there's a lot to do in Arenal, and it's a wonderful spot; you'd really be shorting yourself with only one night. Also, traveling to Monteverde is time-consuming, so you'd be spending a lot of your trip just getting from place to place.
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Jan 5th, 2008, 11:33 AM
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Definitely A, rihallix!

Volcanogirl, I guess our two teams are the only ones in the Big 12 who busted in their bowl games. . .bummer!
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Jan 5th, 2008, 02:32 PM
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Hi, shillmac - that is a bummer, and we even went to the game. They started out so well too. Maybe a new coach will help us.

My husband has tickets to the national championship game, so he's a happy camper. I was rooting for you guys. Hopefully this next year will be better for all of us.
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Jan 5th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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yes that is a real bummer ( tee- Hee!!!)
Hi Ladies
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Jan 5th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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My husband went to the Fiesta Bowl as well. We didn't do well there last year either. I think he's had enough of that! Oh well, time to regroup for next year!

Hi Percy. That was a poor show of sympathy! Happy New Year. . .
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Jan 5th, 2008, 03:53 PM
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shillmac
I like the Fiesta Bowl ...it usually has good food in it.

or is there another type of Fiesta Bowl
hmmmm(wink)!!!

percy

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Jan 5th, 2008, 07:26 PM
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Percy, you're not amusing! Where are you off to next?
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Jan 5th, 2008, 09:30 PM
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Hi, Percy - Happy New Year!

Yes, you really must be more sympathetic to us - remember where we live! It would be like your having a terrible hockey team.
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Jan 6th, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Sorry to interrupt the thread about the hockey.

If you could visit only one which would you recommend and why?

a) Arenal
b) Monteverde

Thanks, and better luck with the new coach.

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Jan 6th, 2008, 07:08 PM
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For our first trip, we wanted to go to Arenal, Monteverde, and Manuel Antonio but felt like we were packing too much in, so we dropped Monteverde. Arenal just appealed to us more because we really wanted to see the volcano, visit the hot springs, zipline, and do Cano Negro. Arenal seemed like the best fit for us. I have not been to Monteverde yet, but would still like to. It gets great reviews from birders and nature lovers. Sorry we got off topic for you. The majority of people choose Arenal if given the choice.
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