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help us decide

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help us decide

7 day trip. First night Vista del Valle near San Jose, last night Peace lodge. In between 3 days near Arenal and 2 day either at Tortuguero Park (Turtle Lodge?) or Almonds and Corals down near Cahuita. I know these last two are fairly different- but my sister wants beautiful beach and I want adventure and exotic. Can anyone whose been to both comment on the choice? Also a consideration is the amount of time spent in transport given the rest of the itinerary. Thanks so much. We will be without a car throughout. Also looking for hotel choices in Arenal. I like somewhat remote, like Lizards and Iguanas, but transportation could be tough. We want to visit a number of different hot springs. All help appreciated.

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1. Re: help us decide


I would recommend Cahuita, you'll get both of what you want. In Tortuguero the beach is completely untouchable, you can't swim in it at all.

In Arenal I would recommend these hotels:

Los Lagos

Silencio del Campo

Arenal Paraiso

Much more accessible.

It's about a 5 hour drive from Arenal to Cahuita and even further to Tortguero.

Hope this helps,

Marina K. Villatoro

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