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Recent Costa Rica reviews

  • Amazing Villa!!

    "We just returned to MN after spending 7 nights at the Flying V Villa. The villa was beautiful! After a full day of travel, customs and dealing with renting a car, we were welcomed to the villa with a care package. We really appreciated all of the information on local restaurants, shopping, activities, etc that Verda had emailed to us and was also waiting for us at the villa. We snorkeled almost every day - what a treat! Fishing with Raffeal, George and Freddy was great too - we caught several black fin tuna and a couple of Rooster Fish (50+ lbs each). The Adventure Tour is a must. There was everything we needed in the villa to cook many of our meals. However, we also enjoyed dinner and snacks at the Picante. I can honestly say that I had tears in my eyes when leaving the villa and saying goodbye to Ceasar and Jackie. If we ever make it back to Costa Rica - this is where we will stay!"
    Guest: Susan O. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 29, 2015
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  • Beautiful spot

    "We just got back from 5 nights at Casita Louisa and cannot say enough good things about it. It's in a great location, you can walk or drive to the beach. Great restaurants in the area, so you don't have to go far. The house is fully equipped with everything you need. The pool is huge and was fantastic to have. The house is secure and the owners have made sure all the windows have bars, it has the safe room where you can store all your valuables and the pull down gate, which secures the front door. Master bedroom has a large king size bed, quite firm but we slept great. You do have to run the fans, along with AC at night as it gets quite hot. We really enjoyed our stay there and would go back in a heartbeat!"
    Guest: Erin F Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 11, 2015
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  • Simply Amazing Villa in Puerto Viejo

    "We chose Residencia Kenia to celebrate our honeymoon and were delighted with our stay. It is an exceptional property in the area and expertly decorated and maintained. We were treated to an open air villa, private pool, jacuzzi, game room, etc. The caretakers keep the property immaculately maintained each day. They also offer a breakfast service which is very nice. The property is gated and very secure. We had access to a private stretch of beach as well. Puerto Viejo is a very short drive or bike away. And yes, there are bicycles to use free of charge at the property as well as boogie boards and other fun stuff. The property manager and caretakers were very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable of the area. I highly recommend Residencia Kenia if you are looking for an exceptional stay in Puerto Viejo."
    Guest: Matt J. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 29, 2014
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  • Flamingo Marvel

    "My wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary while in Costa Rica for 2 weeks at this condo. This condo is relatively new with amazing views of Flamingo Beach. Our local contact, Willie, was excellent in answering all our questions via e-mail. He had a local phone number also but we did not have good cell reception so we just e-mailed. This location's internet router is not personally protected, but connectivity worked fine for us. The king size bed was very comfortable, but I can not attest to the queen bed in the 2nd BR as I did not sleep on it, but our guests said it was OK. The best thing about this particular condo is that you could walk down the hill to Flamingo Beach, go to the end of the buildings to its own pool, shower, and grill or walk 200 yards down the hill in another direction and use Flamingo Marina Resort's pool, swim-up bar, or restaurants. Great location, super views, and very convenient to restaurants, supermarkets, other beaches, and within 30 minutes to Tamarindo for the best shopping. There is shopping right there at Flamingo, but we like Tamarindo the best for shopping, but not for staying because of its hustle and bustle feel."
    Guest: Don Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 12, 2014
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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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