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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • Exceptional estate! A true retreat setting...

    "Needing to escape the rain in Seattle, we stayed in February at this amazing estate home. There was so much to do at the estate (tennis, basketball, beautiful pool, outdoor BBQ área with TV, hammocks, etc, etc) that it was hard to leave! This is a true retreat, with greenery all around and birds chirping. Our favorite part was how spacious and private the grounds are. Definitely a plus if you are wanting to get out of the crowded tournist áreas. The home is beautifully furnished with comfortable beds.) There are many accomodations in the surrounding área, but none as beautiful as this. We will definitely return."
    Guest: David Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: April 2, 2014
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  • Loved it!

    "Lovely responsive hosts... The place was ready and clean upon our arrival; we were greeted in person and oriented well to the house and area. Great quaint spot in Manuel Antonio! Spacious house for family of four with good separation of space. Super outside area with the most wildlife we saw on our stay- in our backyard! Lovely quiet community and grounds. Would definite stay again. perfect accommodations to live more like a local !"
    Guest: Kat H. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 29, 2014
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  • Beautiful Luxurious Condo

    "This is frankly one of the nicest condos I have ever rented. I agree with the other comments, the photos do not do this wonderful spacious condo justice. We were a family of 7, and had plenty of room and took advantage of loads of comforts and help staying at Condo Del Mar. The manager Willy Jimenez was very helpful along with the world's best cleaning lady: Jamie. Our thanks go out to Kerwin and his family for a fantastic stay in their piece of paradise."
    Guest: Jon G. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 15, 2015
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  • Gorgeous home, fabulous vacation

    "This home was beautiful! Perfect for our two families with a total of 4 teenagers. Plenty of space and modern amenities and every item you would need!"
    Guest: Kristen H. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 6, 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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