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Costa Rica Carry On
If you will be traveling in Costa Rica and intend to fly with Sansa, be aware that they have luggage weight limits
so pack light.
Sent in by Tico
Costa Rica - Travelling Independently
When you travel independantly you are immersed in the culture. You get
a sense of the real Costa Rica and make a connection with the environment and the people.
There is also an element of unpredictability that adds excitement and
adventure to your trip. This doesn't happen while playing golf in a fancy resort.
Sent in by Joseph Burnich.
The beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific northwest coast offer some of the
best surfing and sportfishing in the world. Guanacaste is
known for its sunny blue skies and perfect climate. Visitors will find many small beach
coves along the coast, with privacy and seclusion for the perfect romantic getaways.
Inland from the beaches is the Guanacaste
mountain range, with spectacular tropical forests and volcanoes. Vacation activities
include hiking and horseback riding, birdwatching and national parks. Many tourists enjoy
splashing in hidden waterfalls, touring the rainforest canopy on zip-lines, and relaxing
in hot springs at the base of a rumbling volcano.
Hotel accommodations in the region range from luxurious all-inclusive
resorts to private mountain cabins.
The new international airport in Liberia has enabled tourists to the
Guanacaste region to be within just a short drive of their vacation destination.
Sent in by Costa
Rica National Parks.
Slow Down in Costa Rica
Don't try to see the whole country in a short amount of time. You will
run yourself ragged and miss the great feel of Costa Rica.
Sent in by Cheryl.
Where in Costa Rica
If you come to Costa Rica you
have to visit the Arenal Volcano. It is one of the
most active volcanoes in the world. The hot springs are a must, too.
Monteverde is a bit
overrated, and there are a lot of tourists. The cloud forest is still impressive, but if
you want to see animals better go to Manuel Antonio. It is easy to spot different kinds of
monkeys, slots and birds there.
If you have your own rental car
dont drive by night. There are several potholes in the streets and most of the roads
are not lit up. In Costa Rica it gets dark around 6pm.
Traveling from one coast to the other can be time consuming, because
you have to go through San Jose.
Sent in by Jose - Where
in Costa Rica.
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