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Cami asked 4 years ago

HHi! My daughter and 2-3 friends are planning a trip to Costa Rica after they graduate high school next spring. My husband, my parents and myself have decided to tag along. We will be traveling during the mid to end of June. The girls will want some adventure, my parents will want easier hikes/walks and we’ll all want some good beach time. Although we older folks prefer slower paced town, I know the girls will want a bit more activity and maybe night life in at least one location. Also thinking we might want to go snorkeling at one of the locations…in addition to the girls desire for zip lines, waterfall and hot springs visits, river rafting or tubing, and maybe either horseback riding or a ATV/UTV tour.

We haven’t booked airline tickets yet and are still trying to determine if we’ll have 7-8 nights or maybe 9 nights. From my initial research, the pricing is pretty similar for us to fly in/out of either Liberia or San Jose, so still up in the air on which we’ll go with for the trip. I had a friend suggest we fly in to one airport and out of the other, which if the pricing works out, is the ideal plan for a longer visit.

After reading your very helpful posts, I think I’ve come up with a loose plan. If we go with the two airport idea and have 8-9 nights, then I’m thinking we’ll spend 2-3 nights in the Manual Antonio area, 3 nights in La Fortuna, and 2-3 nights in Tamarindo. Does this seem too aggressive? I personally don’t see a problem with a couple of 3-4 hour drives with stops along the way – we’re there to see the country, so a couple of road trip adventure drives is fine, however I also want to be able to relax too!

If we need to cut out a couple of nights and only have 7 nights (or if 3 locations in 8-9 days is too aggressive) and it’s a better deal to just fly in/out of a single airport, then which two locations would you recommend? Manual Antonio and La Fortuna or Tamarindo and La Fortuna?
i! My daughter and 2-3 friends are planning a trip to Costa Rica after they graduate high school next spring. My husband, my parents and myself have decided to tag along. We will be traveling during the mid to end of June. The girls will want some adventure, my parents will want easier hikes/walks and we’ll all want some good beach time. Although we older folks prefer slower paced town, I know the girls will want a bit more activity and maybe night life in at least one location. Also thinking we might want to go snorkeling at one of the locations…in addition to the girls desire for zip lines, waterfall and hot springs visits, river rafting or tubing, and maybe either horseback riding or a ATV/UTV tour. We haven’t booked airline tickets yet and are still trying to determine if we’ll have 7-8 nights or maybe 9 nights. From my initial research, the pricing is pretty similar for us to fly in/out of either Liberia or San Jose, so still up in the air on which we’ll go with for the trip. I had a friend suggest we fly in to one airport and out of the other, which if the pricing works out, is the ideal plan for a longer visit. After reading your very helpful posts, I think I’ve come up with a loose plan. If we go with the two airport idea and have 8-9 nights, then I’m thinking we’ll spend 2-3 nights in the Manual Antonio area, 3 nights in La Fortuna, and 2-3 nights in Tamarindo. Does this seem too aggressive? I personally don’t see a problem with a couple of 3-4 hour drives with stops along the way – we’re there to see the country, so a couple of road trip adventure drives is fine, however I also want to be able to relax too! If we need to cut out a couple of nights and only have 7 nights (or if 3 locations in 8-9 days is too aggressive) and/or it’s a much better deal to just fly in/out of a single airport, then which two locations would you recommend? Manual Antonio and La Fortuna or Tamarindo and La Fortuna?

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