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We are planing a trip to Costa Rica in July. We are flying into San Jose, driving to Arenal for four nights then Playa Flaminga for six nights. We are two families traveling, 4 adults and five kids (11,10,7,7,3). We can either get agency to book transfers from San JOse to Arenal and then Arenal to Playa Flamingo or rent a van the entire time. We will be staying at a condo in Playa Flamingo. Is it entirely necesary to have a car while at Playa Flamingo?

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Nice to have a car while in Flamingo...nice easy drives...if you like to drive...


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In my opinion there's not a lot in Playa Flamingo-it's got great beaches but not much else. I would think the kids would probably want to go explore more than just hanging at the beach so I'd say rent a car or two for flexibility! Having 2 cars with that group size would be better vs. just one car (plus you really don't need 4x4 for where you're going so 2 regular 4 door cars would probably be less than one van! You'll have to check on that once you decide. :-)


Wendy, La Fortuna, CR

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