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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • Excellent condo, location and neighbors!

    "Recently returned from my stay at Connie's condo and it was wonderful. All the previous reviews are accurate. Stayed in the ground-floor unit with my boyfriend and our 3 kids. The 2-bed, 2-bath condo had everything we needed and the pool is a nice size and clean. The grounds are beautiful and taken care of daily. Thanks so much to Gord and Charlotte, the wonderful condo caretakers who are next door! Gord brought us grocery shopping, showed us the town, helped us book tours and transportation and gave us great feedback on restaurants and the area. The other neighbors in this 10-unit complex were really friendly as well. The condo is a block from the beach. You can see the ocean from the complex. We saw howler monkeys on several occasions just across the street. Town is a nice 10-minute walk, where all the restaurants, grocery stores, bank, shops, etc. are located. We walked along the beach every time. There is a small convenient/grocery store just over a block away from the condo and we went there often. Prior to our arrival, Connie responded quickly to all my emails and enquiries, as well as providing all the info. I needed about the condo and the area. I miss the wonderful hot weather, enjoying my morning coffee and my evening cocktails sitting on the locally made rocking chairs. Pura Vida!"
    Guest: Sunseeker Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 27, 2015
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  • Traveling with Toddler.

    "We stayed at Casa Randy's for 5 nights but wish we could have stayed longer! Playa Avellanas is a very special place and this house is in the middle of the beautiful jungle. You can lay in bed in the morning and look out into the tree tops and hear the howler monkey's in the distance. The caretakers on the property are really helpful and kind and it was nice knowing that he was there to help with anything if we needed it. The house is spacious and has a great dining and living room perfect for cooking up the fresh fish we bought from the fish truck. We travelled with our 2 year old daughter and she loved every minute!"
    Guest: Sth Cali Family Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014
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  • Breathtaking.

    "We spent a wonderful week at Casa de Serenidad. The whole place is amazing. To start with of the hosts, Babe and Don are friendly, helpful and welcoming. Our unit had the most amazing views perched like an aerie over the Pacific. The bed was comfortable. The kitchen well supplied. The AC sufficient. The unit had a nice private deck to hang out on or have dinner or have a massage. We remember one moonlit night with the surf glowing and lights across the bay twinkling, Breathtaking. The rest of the property was equally amazing. The architect had some fun. There is a cable bridge between the tops of two of the buildings. What a kick. And a spiral staircase to get down from one of the roofs. Another bit of fun was two hammocks suspended over a wading pool under a ramada on the roof of a building perched over the Pacific. These hammocks were a wonderful place to read. There is space for grilling out. There is an indoor cool Jacuzzi which turned out to be wonderfully refreshing on a hot day! We highly recommend Casa de Serenidad and we hope that we can return soon."
    Guest: Sylvia W. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 8, 2015
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  • Amazing Week in Dominical

    "Our family absolutely loved the Rainforest Preserve house in Dominical! There were seven of us and we had plenty of room and more for all of us. We especially loved the outdoor kitchen, outdoor shower, and the pool. We discovered the sunset platform the last night we were there and wished we had found it earlier. The sights, sounds, and activities were amazing. I could have stayed another week. Everything was clean and if we ever needed anything, it was taken care of right away. Dahlip and Cindy were great about answering any questions and giving us suggestions on what to do. We enjoyed several different beaches, Manuel Antonio park, Osa Zipline, Nayuka Waterfall and a few local "soda's". I would recommend this to anyone that wants a secluded place, away from the hustle and bustle of resorts. I would stay here again if I could. Thank you for helping us have an amazing week in Dominical."
    Guest: Tonya V. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 24, 2015
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Costa Rica Travel Tips

Costa Rica is a paradise for eco-tourists. With 27 percent of the land dedicated to national reserves and more than 500,000 different plant and animal species, Costa Rica is no ordinary walk in the park. You can soar over the rainforest canopy on ziplines, hit the waves for world-class surfing or go on exotic hikes that will leave you in awe. From coast to coast, this Central American gem is a must-see.

Nicoya Peninsula

Boasting more than 80 miles of shoreline stretching from the northern air lowlands to the southern moist hills, the Nicoya Peninsula is packed with beach towns, powdery sands and affordable getaways for all. Its beaches are its crown jewel, as they’re ideal for an assortment of water sports, including snorkeling, scuba-diving and surfing. The surf here is always up, and is deemed one of the best spots for the sport in the world. Shred the waves in the morning, and then take the kids to the turtle beaches or subterranean caves. The Peninsula is divided into two provinces, Gaunacaste in the north, and Puntarenas in the south, but you may want to explore it all.

Manuel Antonio

Less than two hours north of San Jose lies Manuel Antonio National Park, where the rainforest meets the sea. There are four main beaches here: Espadilla Sur, Playita, Teloro and of course, Manuel Antonio, all of which are bursting with marine biodiversity and amazing coral reefs. Be careful, though, as there are rip currents.

Manuel Antonio is only one of two places in the country where you can see all four kinds of monkeys: howler, white-faced, spider and squirrel varieties. Once you’ve got your monkey fix, rent a fishing charter for an afternoon of family fun reeling in fish that are as big as you are. You’ll find sailfish, blue marlin, red snapper and tuna that’ll have you rattling off epic fishing tales to your friends. Last but not least, speed down the legendary ziplines that hang in the tops of the trees for a thrill of a lifetime. Don’t worry, safety is key.

San Jose

With a population of 309,000, San Jose constitutes roughly 40 percent of the country’s total. It comes equipped with your usual commercial stores and side-street cafes, yet also showcases the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional). The amazing opera house is decked out in golden ceilings and marble staircases where you can watch a variety of different acts. Everything that glitters is gold in the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum (Museo del Oro Precolombino), a three-story underground structure below the Plaza de Cultura. The museum houses Central America’s largest collection of pre-Columbian gold jewelry. To practice your Spanish and socialize with the locals, head down to Parque Central, and for serious foodies, be sure to eat at the Hotel Grano de Oro, where you’ll find fine dining amidst a gorgeous ambience.

Arenal Volcano

This behemoth volcano is a cornerstone of Costa Rican wonders. It is located in the 29,960-acre Arenal National Park and in 2010, was said to have moved into a resting state. Interestingly enough, 75 percent of all bird species found in the country can be spotted here. You can partake in a list of adventures for days, but the special ones to try are waterfall rappelling, whitewater rafting and hiking through the breathtaking jungle. You can even go spelunking in caves as you glimpse the colorful fish and frogs all over the rocks, or head to the Butterfly Exhibit in Castillo for a whole metamorphosis of fun.

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Yes, you read correctly, Cloud Forest. Located in the Tilaran Mountains northwest of the capital San Jose, Monte Verde is a wonderland for biodiversity buffs. Its lush jungle is teeming with wildlife, such as the red-eyed tree frogs that you find in National Geographic. It also hosts the longest zipline in the country, and insightful guided nature tours where a professional will point out bits of the flora and fauna that will blow you away. The night tours are a blast as well. Don’t forget to step across the Sky Walk, a series of suspension bridges with well-maintained walking paths that will take you through the canopy of the tropical forest.

Costa Rica is perfect for all ages. It’s animal-filled adventures and charismatic coastlines practically breed excitement. From volcanic peaks to vast rainforests to a culture that places family at the heart of life, Costa Rica is an end-all be-all getaway.

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