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first time to costa rica!!!!!!!

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1. Posted by UFdevenP (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

hey everyone i'm heading to costa rica over winter break for the first time. If you have any info or suggestions on where to go please let me know.

2. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

HI,

You can head up to Fortuna and see the active Arenal volcanoe. Its well worth a visit and buses go there directly from San Jose. The do good jungle tours and zip-linging there as well and there is a hot springs pool to swim in too.

Also, if your into surfing, there are great waves to catch on the Pacific coast. i was in Jaco which was really good.

Have fun

Clarey

3. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

I was in Costa Rica last month and after planning on 7 weeks there i actually only made it to:

San Jose (4 times.That god awfull place is unfortunatly the centre of getting to anywhere really)

Puerto Viejo (Nice beach and a good place to enjoy a few beers)

La Fortuna (went to see the volcano although it was too cloudy.however the zip line tour there was awesome and the guys who ran the business were great.they even took our cameras to take photos of us for free)

Monteverde (rain rain rain.more zip line tours which were higher and longer but not as fun as you couldnt go upside down and the guides were rubbish)

Manuel Antonio (more nice beaches and monkeys running around next to you in the park)

Cahuita (even more beach time and drinking and another nice park with LOADS of wildlife)

The rest of the 7 weeks were spent in Panama or Bocos Del Toro instead having a wild time there

4. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

Quoting -reece-

La Fortuna (went to see the volcano although it was too cloudy.however the zip line tour there was awesome and the guys who ran the business were great.they even took our cameras to take photos of us for free)

Monteverde (rain rain rain.more zip line tours which were higher and longer but not as fun as you couldnt go upside down and the guides were rubbish)

TeeHee! I did the zip line upside down too, was great fun!

You must have had the same guides as us. The whole group of us all went out to party together that evening. Went for a meal and then on to a bar. Great fun!

5. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

Did you get monkeys throwing poo at you too haha

Quoting tallbird

Quoting -reece-

La Fortuna (went to see the volcano although it was too cloudy.however the zip line tour there was awesome and the guys who ran the business were great.they even took our cameras to take photos of us for free)

Monteverde (rain rain rain.more zip line tours which were higher and longer but not as fun as you couldnt go upside down and the guides were rubbish)

TeeHee! I did the zip line upside down too, was great fun!

You must have had the same guides as us. The whole group of us all went out to party together that evening. Went for a meal and then on to a bar. Great fun!

6. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

Quoting -reece-

Did you get monkeys throwing poo at you too haha

Quoting tallbird

Quoting -reece-

La Fortuna (went to see the volcano although it was too cloudy.however the zip line tour there was awesome and the guys who ran the business were great.they even took our cameras to take photos of us for free)

Monteverde (rain rain rain.more zip line tours which were higher and longer but not as fun as you couldnt go upside down and the guides were rubbish)

TeeHee! I did the zip line upside down too, was great fun!

You must have had the same guides as us. The whole group of us all went out to party together that evening. Went for a meal and then on to a bar. Great fun!

We had the monkey try and deficate on us from high up in the trees. We all looked up to see the monkey and then quickly had to jump out of the way! Probably the same monkey that threw poo at you!

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

My advice on Costa Rica can be found on my blog by clicking here. I will second the vote for Manuel Antonio, and also mention that I heard good things about Corcovado, further down the Pacific coast.

Enjoy the rich coast...