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Suggestions for best/most economical airlines from NC to Costa Rica

Old Sep 8th, 2018, 02:55 PM
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Suggestions for best/most economical airlines from NC to Costa Rica

Hi
First time visiting Costa Rica, looking at end of Jan-mid Feb timeframe. Planning on 7-10 days. We like hiking, enjoying nature.
what is there to do in city of San Jose?
thanks!
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Old Sep 8th, 2018, 03:21 PM
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I would not spend anytime in San Jose. Much better places to spend your precious vacation time.
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Old Sep 9th, 2018, 08:41 AM
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There are a few museums, but for the most part San Jose isn't a very attractive city - think traffic, congestion, and razor wire. Maybe stay a first or last night if you need to due to your flight times, otherwise the best parts of Costa Rica are out in nature away from the city.
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We like the Arenal area; it has some nice hiking at the Mistico Hanging Bridges, the beautiful Fortuna waterfall, and at the volcano. Tons of other things to do in the area as well. The Bogarin Trail is great, wonderful natural hot springs like Eco Termales or Tabacon, adventure activities like ziplining and rafting, the Cano Negro tour or Penas Blancas safari float. You could split it with beach time at Manuel Antonio - pretty beaches and lots of fairly tame wildlife, good open air restaurants.
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What is there to do in San Jose..nothing very interesting!

A good first itinerary is a combo of Arenal and the Manuel Antonio area.

In Arenal I split my time between Fortuna and AOL (Arenal Observatory Lodge).

If you've got a big budget at Manuel Antonio check out Arenas del Mar.
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I don't know what the most economical airlines would be for you; we fly on United.
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