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Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

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Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

So I have been to the Osa and now we are flying to San Jose in April. Should we check out the Caribe side of Costa Rica or should we fly to Bocas Del Toro in Panama? Any advise would be nice. We are looking for quiet remote area, wildlife, snorkeling, etc...

Punta Uva, Costa...
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1. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

Both beautiful and remote, Bocas easy to fly in and out, The Caribe will require a 4.5 hour drive from San Jose. More wildlife and things to do in Puerto Viejo area. Snorkeling is also good in PV.

Boulder, CO
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2. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

Thanks for the Advise... cant you fly to Tortuguero and drive to PV?

Punta Uva, Costa...
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3. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

Boat from Tortuguero to Moin, near Limon and then 1 hour South, Tortuguero is a incredible place to visit as is Puerto Viejo.

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4. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

Yeah, Cahuita National Park is just a paradise. White sand beach.

if you go to Puerto Viejo, don't miss it.

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5. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

You can buy a full package from San Jose to Tortuguero...in the way back have a car waiting for you at Siquirres...drive to Puerto Viejo from there about 3 hours...and then back to San Jose...

Bocas is nice...

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Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE!

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6. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

Why not do both. Spend half your time around PV then travel to Bocas and fly back to SJ.

Punta Uva, Costa...
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7. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

Thats actually a nice trip to do and easy without the expense of a rental car.

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8. Re: Caribe side of Costa Rica or Bocas Del Toro....?

I live and run a small resort on Isla Bastimentos, in Bocas, and have had many guests come from PV and then to Bocas. Almost everyone of them say"Geesus I wish we would have come here sooner"....enuff said

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