Thanksgiving in Costa Rica

Aug 24th, 2007, 09:24 AM
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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica

We will be in Costa Rica with Caravan Tours for TG week (Nov.18 to Nov.27th) My question is has anyone ever been there for TG Week and do they do anything for people like us who celebrate TG?

Anyone going at that time with Caravan and reads this we could hook up for some pretrip talk? Buck
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Aug 24th, 2007, 09:49 AM
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buck, we were at a resort in CR during the 4th of July, and they had a big cookout for us, complete with hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, potato salad, etc. The owners are American and knew how much everyone would miss celebrating - if you're staying somewhere owned by an American, you probably have a good shot.
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Aug 24th, 2007, 10:35 AM
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I think it mostly depends on what hotel you'll be staying at and if the owners set something up for TG. I wouldn't expect a feast like we have here.
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Aug 24th, 2007, 02:33 PM
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As Tully mentioned, it does depend on the lodge. We were at Bosque del Cabo for Thanksgiving almost 2 years ago and they and been able to get a couple of turkeys so we had some traditional food.
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Aug 28th, 2007, 06:17 PM
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I was going to book that tour but decided I can't part with my mom's Thanksgiving dinner. Pathetic but true that I have to leave now the day after T-day just so I can over-indulge at that meal.
Will be interesting to see what they do on the tour for you.
I heard great things about Caravan. I want to book them but they are too expensive for a single person ,
so I'm looking at G.A.P Adventures right after Thanksgiving.
Have a great time!
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Aug 28th, 2007, 08:38 PM
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We were in Tamarindo last Thanksgiving. Didn't see or hear any reference to the holiday.
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Aug 28th, 2007, 09:45 PM
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Not about Costa Rica specifically, but Thanksgiving weekend leaving from the U.S. is often an extremely busy time for airport and flight reservations. Prices are often high and flights are booked.
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Aug 28th, 2007, 09:48 PM
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oops, sorry, i re-read and the OP, you already have your trip booked.

I've been in Mexico, but a tourist destination (PV) and some restaurants did do a Mexican-style, nod to the U.S. turkey dinner. but I'm way off topic! lo siento.
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Aug 29th, 2007, 08:17 AM
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I went with Caravan Tours last year Thanksgiving week. We ended up in Jaco on Thanksgiving day and the chef that night fixed roast turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes and gravy along with the standard offerings. He did this just for us so I thought it was a nice gesture. It was buffet and certainly not like at home but we appreciated that the hotel did that.
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