I am considering going to Costa Rica for dental work in the next couple of months. My dentist wants $3000 to finish up on a root canal that was already $1000. I have two friends who have recently done this and were happy with the work. I have always wanted to go to Costa Rica, so instead of giving my hard earned money to my dentist why not get the work done and take my two kids (10 & 13) on a great trip??
My questions are this, Looks like the dental work would be done in San Jose. I will get a temporary crown and then would like to head to the beach with my kids for some exploring and surfing before coming back for the final dental work and then back home.
Before when dreaming of taking my kids I had always looked into the Nosara and Samara areas. Would this area still be a good one being that now I will have to get back and forth to San Jose? Also would it be possible to not to have to rent a car? Are there vans or nice buses that can be hired to drive to a nice beach destination and then later back?
I want a nice safe quite beach area where I would not have to worry about safety and we could surf, maybe ride horses or take a zip line tour. Hoping to have around 5 days at beach and only 3 in San Jose.
Any suggestions or insights would be greatly appreciated!