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12 day itinerary suggestions

Stanwood, Washington
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12 day itinerary suggestions

My Fiance will being going to Costa Rica for our honeymoon Jan 3rd -15th.

Day 1- Fly into Liberia in early afternoon get car and drive to La Fortuna

Day 2- Hang around Arenal national park

Day 3- Hang around Arenal national park

Day 4- Drive to Monterverde (thinking of staying at Hidden Canopy)

Day 5- Hang around Monterverde

Day 6- Drive to Manuel Antonio

Day 7- Hang around Manuel Antonio

Day 8- Drive to Osa (or somwhere down south)

Day 9- Hang around Osa area

Day 10- return car? or return car once in Osa? Fly to Tamarindo?

Day 11- Tamarindo

Day 12- Shuttle to Liberia and stay around airport

Day 13- Fly home :(

If I were to take one area away to add more days to something else, which ones would you suggest?

Areas and hotels are greatly appreciated!!!!

We love to stay active and want to make the most of our once and a lifetime Honeymoon ;)

Thank You

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1. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

Just two ideas...

1. Wondering if you know that you need to fly from Osa to San Jose to Tamarindo. I don't think there are no direct flights.

2. Tamarindo is only 1 hour from the international airport in Liberia. Maybe you want to stay another night in Tamarindo and take a shuttle in the morning. There isn't much to do in Liberia.

There are lots of choices of hotels in Tamarindo. What did you have in mind?

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2. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

I did not realize Osa doesn't fly to Tamarindo. Since its only an hour away, we will most likely just get a shuttle.

Thank you surfsspongerTamarindo for bringing that to my attention.

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3. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

Hi BW,


For me in 12 days might rent a car for economy freedom and fun,

www.wild-rider.com www.mapache.com www.servicecarrental.com

3 nice folks I have used


Probably would head up to Arenal then Monteverde then Tamarindo

then www.manuelantonioprk.com Diminical Osa back to SJ

makes a great trip..HM quality hotels for you






www.bosquedelcabo.com www.lunalodge.com

Have fun,

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4. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

www.issimosuites.com sorry for typo...have a blast,



for many fun adventures...

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5. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

Flights into SJO usually better cheaper than LIR flights



or econo not great but cheap


Save lots on flights splurge on quality hotels

What I do...

Happy Planning,

Stanwood, Washington
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6. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

Thanks for all your suggestions qwovadis! Actually the flights were cheaper flying into LIR rather than SJO. So I thought that was a better way to go.

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7. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

I would skip Monteverde and add a day for the Osa. It is not easy to get to and time consuming - unless you fly. (You could fly from Quepos to San Jose and then to Puerto Jiminez,, for instance.)

You can take the shuttle from Tamarindo to Liberia and stay in one of several places - there are two Best Westerns and the Hilton Garden Inn is right across from the airport - but - there is nothing there. There are also Costa Rican style hotels in Liberia where you could walk around and do some shopping or banking.

Tamarindo is not that far from the airport so unless you flight is early morning, you could stay another night and head for the airport early the next day. It is pretty fast to check in at the Liberia airport - much smaller than San Jose - so probably 2 hours or even 1.5 hours is enough time ahead of your flight.

Here are some helpful websites: www.yourtravelmap.com - shows you distances and driving times



Also check Sansa and NatureAir as these are the two domestic airlines.

For shuttle, www.interbusonline.com or www.graylinecostarica.com or for the Liberia/Tamarindo area, www.ecotranscostarica.com

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8. Re: 12 day itinerary suggestions

Everything looks great...but the OSA portion...maybe the best is to drive back to Quepos and fly to Tamarindo connectig fly in San Jose...or just keep the car and drive all the way back to Liberia

Out of Osa Peninsual no many options and for operation cost shuttles are not the best...

Monteverde nice option Sapo Dorado...some of the cabins with fire place...El Establo...Poco a Poco...nice easy people to dealt with...

Then fly to Tamarindo...

Maybe I will change the order of your itinerary...

Liberia...Monteverde...Arenal...Manuel Antonio..Osa Puerto Jimenez...Liberia...


Just buckle up and enjoy the ride in PARADISE

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