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  • Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

    Complete novice here... speak very little spanish.

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    Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

    Let me qualify you real quick to see what trip most suites you. Please select the option that best describes you.

    A) I am very fat and looking to bang hookers

    B) I am very fat and looking to do drugs and hookers

    C) I am mildly fat and looking to do drugs and/or hookers

    D) I am a curious soul with a desire to come and appreciate Costa Rica's natural wonders and cultural diversity

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    • #3
      Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

      My 3 favorite destinations are Arenal, Monte Verde, and Manuel Antonio.

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        Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

        i like manuel antonio - nice to relax without crowds ,nice beaches etc
        Brock and JK about to go combined 0-7 this week ,
        We all have dry spells...-Sam Odom

        Ten(10) years ain't a dry spell Cap. -Dave "The MeatMan" Scandaliato

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        • #5
          Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

          Originally posted by NES View Post
          Let me qualify you real quick to see what trip most suites you. Please select the option that best describes you.

          A) I am very fat and looking to bang hookers

          B) I am very fat and looking to do drugs and hookers

          C) I am mildly fat and looking to do drugs and/or hookers

          D) I am a curious soul with a desire to come and appreciate Costa Rica's natural wonders and cultural diversity
          I am mildly fat, with no desire for drugs or hookers. Just want to see a new place

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          • #6
            Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

            Originally posted by Willy Loman View Post
            My 3 favorite destinations are Arenal, Monte Verde, and Manuel Antonio.
            Arenal is one of my choices, want to see the volcano, and I see they have a very nice hotel there.

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            • #7
              Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

              Now I feel like a dick. Arenal is awesome, Puerto Viejo is awesome. Jaco is a piece of shit, and Manuel Antonio is beautiful and kills a lot of birds with one stone.

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              • #8
                Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                How long are you planning on visiting? To really see everything, I'd do about 10 days. 1 week is rushing it, but it can be done.

                You'll love Arenal - it's not currently active but the hot springs are awesome. There's one called Baldi that is much cheaper than Tabacon, and I just bring a small cooler of beer with me to enjoy while relaxing in the various pools.

                Manuel Antonio is a really pretty area to see wildlife, namely monkeys and sloths. It's a must-see. I agree w/ NES, Jaco is a shithole for what you're wanting. It's a party town.

                Heading on up north, there's Rio Celeste, this really cool joining of 2 rivers that turn this really pretty blue color.

                Monteverde is the cloud forest. It's alright, tourists seem to love it, but I didn't really enjoy it. Coulda taken it or left it.

                Guanacaste - from Ojochal up north down to Montefuma (montezuma), they're all pretty beaches, just all the same though. Seen one, seen em all. Definitely recommended to visit though.

                I happen to love the Caribbean side of CR, but you might hear various negative things about it. It's like the land that time forgot. Dirt roads, so chill, it seems to be like a place straight out of a Bob Marley song. Food is really good as well.

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                • #9
                  Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                  Thanks guys, I appreciate the input. Is getting around the country easy ? I see Manuel San Antonio is about 2 hours outside of San Jose. I have not traveled much, and I am kind of just winging this trip, so Im worried I will end up not venturing too far from San Jose.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                    Just grab a bus, I don't recommend hanging around san jose unless you want to do the drug and hooker thing.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                      So just use San Jose to get in and out of CR, and spend as little time possible there....got it

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                      • #12
                        Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                        Hows Escazu as a base for my trip ? Gringo friendly? I see they have some nice hotels there like the Intercontinental.. Figure I can arrange travel to Arenal and other places from there

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                        • #13
                          Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                          Escazu is safe and close to everything. You can take a taxi to the "coca cola" and grab a bus to literally anywhere. You could also prob get a ride to Manuel Antonio for well under $200.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                            I hope you have a great time visiting Costa Rica MCP.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Advice for a 1st trip to Costa Rica?

                              You'll never leave...

                              The beauty
                              The babes
                              The beaches
                              The beer ... oh wait, the beer sucks.

                              But still, you'll never leave...

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