Firstly would just like to say that its because of this site that we chose Costa Rica for our honeymoon. I have spent hours upon hours reading the various blogs & reports, so thank you!!
We are travelling on the 1st August, and are staying for 4 nights at Lomas del Volcan in Arenal. We have booked a full day/evening at Tabacon Hot springs on the Friday, we are then travelling to Tulemar in MA for 10 glorious nights in a Bamboo Villa on the Sunday. So we will only have the Thursday & Saturday free.
My questions are all about what else to do.
After reading many blogs on here, I think we need to visit the Waterfall at La Fortuna, and maybe that’s it with Tabacon for our stay in Arenal, maybe with a wander around the National Park?
As the title says – I have unfortunately had to have a revision surgery on my Achilles 5 months ago, which still hasn’t healed, so I am in pain when I walk. I am just getting on with it, with the help of painkillers, but I think this will mean that any serious hiking will be out of the equation.
We will do the Tulemar Sloth Walk, the MA National Park tour, a snorkelling catamaran tour & a zip line tour, is there anything else that you really think we need to do/see whilst in MA?
We don’t want to be busy everyday, and want to schedule in quite a few beach days (Tulemar & Playa Espadilla), as well as just spend time in the villa, and venture out in the evenings.
I am hoping that my foot wont be causing me too much grief, but some of the tour info I have read says about a 2 hour walk here, and then a 3 hour walk there, which I just don’t think I will be able to do!
Welcome any advice!
Thanks for using our site and congrats on your honeymoon! It sounds like you’ve got the most common activities planned already, which is great. Another tour you might like in Manuel Antonio that is easy on the achilles is a tour of the Isla Damas mangroves. On these tours you learn about the mangroves and see some wildlife like monkeys, lizards, snakes, water birds, etc. We know a great tour operator for this who shares some cool biology about the mangroves (and doesn’t feed the monkeys, which is really important). It includes an authentic meal at his house, cooked by his family. If you are interested just let us know and we can help you book it. email bookings(at)twoweeksincostarica(dot)com. You can do it as a boat tour or in kayaks. They have double kayaks too 😉
Hope you have a great honeymoon!