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If you had 4 weeks in Costa Rica

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If you had 4 weeks in Costa Rica

We are planning the month of feb in Costa Rica and we were wondering what others that have been there before would do for 4 weeks. We will be renting a vehichle for the entire time, and we are planning on staying in 4 different locations for 1 week each. We have not picked any places in particular, but we thought 1 week on the carribean side would be nice, and split the other 3 weeks up on the Atlantic side. We are in our late 30's and are physically fit, and my wife is really into landscape photography. Thanks in advance for any responses.

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1. Re: If you had 4 weeks in Costa Rica

Hi,

One month is a great time frame!

One week for the Caribbean side is perfect. I recommend you go to Cahuita National Park, from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo along the shore line.

Arenal/Monteverde are perfect for landscape photos. You've got cloud forests, active volcanoes, naturally heated hot springs, hanging bridges. It's absolutely amazing!

Then I would head up to the Guanacaste region and Nicoya Peninsula. Here you can explore coast lines and remote beaches and lovely villages.

You can easily spend 2 weeks here.

Hope this helps,

Marina K. Villatoro

http://travelexperta.com

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2. Re: If you had 4 weeks in Costa Rica

One all month with a rent a car in the caribean is to much time, you can easy spend 1 week near Cahuita or Puerto Viejo they are the nicest place in the caribean, from there your other options are Limon city which isn´t very nice or Tortuguero and you dont need a car in tortuguero. I love the carbean side but if you have chance to visit other places for 1 week in each place you will be able to see more of the country. Have you ever been in Costa Rica before? NATUREGUIDE

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3. Re: If you had 4 weeks in Costa Rica

Weather wise I would plan the Caribbean side as your last part of your trip.

January can be rainy and last February had rain during the first half as well.

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