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Feb: 64-81 F .4 in rain sun 37% (really good) Chase Beaches on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica are the ones printed on tourist brochures and postcards. Smooth shores slope gently into calm waves. Views are framed by palm trees. From north to south, you'll find Tortuguero, Limón, Cahuita, Uva, and Playa Manzanillo. Cahuita is particularly notable because of its national park, which fronts white-sand beaches and impressive coral reefs where you can snorkel with a guide.

pacificlandscape is more varied and rugged than the Caribbean. Malpaís, Montezuma, and Tamarindo are all popular among surfers and expats and each has a lively atmosphere. Conchal, Hermosa, and Sámara are a bit more laid-back, and Flamingo isover-developed.adventurous travelers.

Playa Avellana and Playa Negra are both near Tamarindo but lack the services and crowds common to the area since they're both located off dirt roads. Matapalo is on the extreme southern tip of the Osa Peninsula. It's remote, rustic, and features almost no services or tourists.

San Jose, Costa Rica GateOne aka virgin-vacations ( $200 more, not really helpful)

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Costa Rica Flight, Hotel & Car Rental Packages
Days airPort Arenal Volcano
National Park

10 3 San Jose, 2 Tortugueo, 2 Arenal, 2 Monteverde (no Manuel Antonio) (pacific)

many sold out!
only one with Tortugeo,
Partially Esorted?

Feb 11 1, Saturday - Depart for Costa Rica   ( 8:05     AA#1451   10:18     11:30 AA#1707   - 2:51 
Feb 11 1, Saturday - Depart for Costa Rica   ( 8:10 EWR AA#686-   10:06 CLT 11:25 AA#1707   - 2:30 SJO  )
                        AA Record Locator: DJRCLY
                        transfer to your hotel.    Church ,(   Sat? )
                        Overnight: San Jose   Tryp Sabana Hotel by Windym    ave 3, pacay 38y40 CR

Feb 12, Sunday - Travel to Tortuguero   
                        Depart San Jose this morning traveling east to the shores of Caribbean coast.
                        acres of banana plantations, 
                        a motor launch to canals in jungle  
                        Arrive at the lodge in Tortuguero lunch. 
                        After lunch, drive to the village for a walking tour. 
                        Tonight, enjoy dinner at the lodge
                        Overnight: Tortuguero
                        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Feb 13, Monday - Full Day in Tortuguero
                        guided hike 
                        After lunch, a boat through park's waterways on the winding canals 
                        . Dinner together at the lodge
                        Overnight: Tortuguero
        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Feb 14, Tuesday - San Jose at Leisure
        Travel by motor launch &  motor coach this morning :return to San Jose. 
        museums, including the Gold Museum and Art Museum, Museo Homenaje Joaquín García Monge in the squ
        shop for handicrafts in the Central Plaza, 
        evening, enjoy a drink and orientation with Tour Manager
        Overnight: San Jose
        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Feb 15, Wednesday - Tour San Jose, Travel to Arenal brief panoramic tour of San Jose, including historical and government buildings and La Sabana, the public park. depart for Arenal, enjoying the views of coffee and sugarcane plantations stop in Sarchi, an artisan town, time permits there may be a visit to a local school on the way to Arenal. Later this evening group for dinner at a local restaurant in Arenal Overnight: Arenal Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Feb 16, Thursday - Full Day in Arenal day at leisure in Arenal, famous for the Arenal Volcano. optional Full Day Cano Negro Boat Tour Tonight, optional evening at the Eco Termales Hot Springs includes home-cooked traditional dinner Overnight: Arenal Meals: Breakfast Feb 17, Friday - Travel to Monteverde Cloud Forest brisk 2 mile walking tour of the Las Coladas trail in Arenal National Park views of the volcano. rugged hike over the ancient lava rocks before continuing to Monteverde. lunch on your own en route to Monteverde; time permitting guided walking tour Tonight, option to be transferred into town for a dinner at your choice of local restaurants Overnight: Monteverde Meals: Breakfast Feb 18, Saturday - Full Day in Monteverde morning at leisure, or optional tours including the Selvatura Canopy and Hanging Bridges adventures. afternoon enjoy lunch and a tour of a traditional coffee farm. Tonight, dinner at a local Monteverde restaurant Optional: Selvatura Canopy Tour (AM)* Optional: Selvatura Hanging Bridges (AM)* Overnight: Monteverde Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner *Passengers can participate in both optional tours if desired Feb 19, Sunday - Travel to San Jose (Church! (_) travel back to San Jose. hotel and balance of the day at leisure. city independently Overnight: San Jose Meals: Breakfast Feb 20, Monday - Meals: Breakfast NatureAir Nature Air 5C133XQP - SJO 1:30 2:15p $50 *2 *2 Travel to xxx by Rental car? hotel? miles away Feb 20 - 22 at hotels

Did's BB 5-062-777-0069 Feb 22 Feb 23 Travel from leave at XQP 1:30 , NatureAir 2:05-2:25 SJO arrive at SJO Nature Air XQP - SJO Sansa Air Depart Costa Rica 2/23 thur 3:35 SJO AA#1706 -- 8:45P CLT 10:26P AA#2746 -- EWR 00:10 midnight $2,198 land total Mary Wills x 1237 travel ins :$200 1155172
Sat Feb 11- Monday 20 $2,198 gate1
Mon Feb 20 - Thur 23 $323 * 3 $969 incl breakfast
tour 1,099 air $800 = 2 x RT resort Nearby & Noteworthy: Motmot Jungle Sights • 0.93 miles Benedictus Steakhouse Restaurants • 3.54 miles Arenal Natura Sights • 3.62 miles Catarata Río Fortuna Sights • 4.00 miles 1968, explosions lava flows that destroyed three villages, killing 80 people and 45,000 cattle. The area was evacuated and roads throughout the region were closed. massive explosions and streams of glowing molten rock almost daily. ended in 2010, picture-perfect conical shape and forest on its lower slopes and in the nearby foothills. Nat Park

hot springs. ranger station western side , information center and parking, trails lead 3.4km toward the volcano. Tourist info

Tortuguero National Park – the name Tortuguero can be translated as "Full of Turtles" – The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve i

Tortuguero: Costa Rica's remote wildlife hotspot Flashes of heat lightning pierce the darkness as we hunker down in the black sand dunes on the Caribbean shore of Tortuguero. Directly in front of us, illuminated only by a dim red light held by our guide, an enormous green turtle rocks back and forth as she lays nearly 100 glistening eggs Read more: LP tips

Río la Suerte, trip itself lasts a little over an hour, LP tips 2

Caribbean culture the logistics involved, five hours to reach Tortuguero from the capital, and costs roughly US$10. LP toortuguero B20

Tortguero Village

+ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + 1. Monteverde and Santa Elena 2. Volcán Arenal Volcan 3. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio 4. Reggae in Puerto Viejo 5. Parque Nacional Tortuguero 6. Mal País & Santa Teresa- not the easiest places to access 7. Central Valley thrills f Turrialba 8. Playa Sámara = beach 9. Montezuma Península de Nicoya-beach town backpacker paradise 10. Cerro Chirripó arduous – but highly rewarding – slog to the top. Read more: LP tips60wog Nosara, which sits in the middle of the Nicoya peninsula’s Read more: Pacific: Manuel Antonio: most popular , pristine beachs and National Park 3hrs hotels los Quetzsles Parque nacional Corcovado 6hours