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Thinking about visiting Costa Rica in June ...need advice please!

Thinking about visiting Costa Rica in June ...need advice please!

Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:54 PM
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Thinking about visiting Costa Rica in June ...need advice please!

HI eveyone,

I will be visiting New York in June this year and am thinking about visiting Costa Rica for about 10 days.

As an older person travelling alone I think an organised tour would probably be best, as I do not want to drive, and I am looking for something reasonably priced.....does anyone have any suggestions on who to use?

I am more interested in rainforests, volcanoes etc than beaches, can take short not too strenuous walks, but unable to hike or trek.

Also I would appreciate recommendadtions for a clean, and safe, but not too expensive hotel in San Jose.

Thanks
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Mar 24th, 2012, 02:43 AM
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www.lovecostarica.com Pat good reviews
www.odysseytourscr.com Al Diego great locals
www.tauck.com best more upscale tours
www.costaricaexpeditions.com more $ usually
www.caravan.com more budget ok but prefer self guiding
Expect rain in the afternoons in "Green" season.
weather2travel.com

Happy Planning!
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Mar 24th, 2012, 02:46 AM
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Escazu is the safest walkable SJ area for Hotels costaverdeinn.com casabellarita.com (my fav B&B) or
The Alta Hotel all pretty cheap and nice.
mybeaconescazu.com a bit more but worth it.
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Mar 24th, 2012, 04:22 AM
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I would contact Pat Hewitt at http://www.lovecostarica.com/ He posts here once in a while. He'd probably be best to organize and arrange to your needs, rather than a larger impersonal company with set tours.
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Mar 26th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Thanks everyone for the advice
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Mar 27th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Casa Bella Rita is not in SJ, but nearby. It's a delightful b&b with very gracious owners, and it's very reasonable. For a nominal fee, they will even cook you a wonderful, gourmet dinner ($15-20pp). Steve even offered to take us to the airport at no charge (although I don;t believe he always does this, it just depends upon his schedule).
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Mar 27th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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OAT has small group tours to CR if their dates work

http://www.oattravel.com/Regions/Cen...osta-Rica.aspx
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