costa rica trip

Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 06:36 PM
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costa rica trip

my wife and i are going to costa rica for 8 days in late february. i have been before but when went last i did montezuma (loved it), tamrindo (just ok) and arenal (nice). this time we want to do manuel antonio and cruise the coast. we would also like to zipline, hike, explore, eat, and chill by the beach a but too.

a few questions:

can anyone recommend a good car rental place out of SJO?

good places to stay in or near manuel antonio?

is monte verde worth seeing?

how about dominical, jaco or other nice towns on the coast?

whats would be a fun week itinerary?

thanks!
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 04:28 AM
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www.servicecarrental.com or www.mapache.com

www.villasnicolas.com or www.tulemar.com Mot Mot

MV is great www.fondavela.com or www.belmar.net there

www.hotelvillacaletas.com north of Jaco is fabulous

Jaco itself a bit dodgy worse than Tamarindo...

For me in a week MV Caletas MA add www.cunadelangel.com

Dominical if time...

Have fun,
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For Dominical area we stayed recently in TikiVillas Lodge www.tiki-villas.com we got from a traveler report here, great little place. The Dominical area is great for beaches, nature, rainforests. We used Mapache rent a car, they had an office by the airport. Mnuel Antonio http://www.makanda.com/
is a very nice butique hotel. Have fun!
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We loved Buena Vista Villas in Manuel Antonio.
http://www.buenavistaluxuryvillas.com/index.php

Get an upper floor unit.
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I've only been to CR once, but we are very glad we included Monteverde in the trip. We also visited Arenal and the Osa.

My interpretation of Jaco is that it would not be a place for me! I prefer less crowds and more relaxation. I've also heard very mixed things about MA. Many people say it's a must-see, but others I've talked to say it is overly crowded.

Hoping to go back in May and trying to decide on an itinerary now!
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