Answer for suggestion for place to stay between Manuel Antonio and San Jose

Hi Jetta,
If you are looking for another destination between Manuel Antonio and San Jose, Jaco might be good. It’s a popular beach town with tons of stuff to do. We wrote a post all about it (Jaco: Costa Rica’s Booming Beach Town) which includes some hotel, activity, and restaurant recommendations. We included a couple hotels a bit outside town if you don’t want to be right in the tourist mix. If you are looking for a more natural setting you could also check out the town of Tarcoles, which is a much smaller fishing village just north of Jaco. This area is famous for Carara National Park and the Tarcoles River, which is great for seeing birds and gigant crocodiles. A couple of hotel ideas near Tarcoles are: The Macaw LodgeVilla Lapas Rainforest Eco-Resort, and DoceLunas. Hope that helps give you some ideas! 

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