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First trip, possibly only trip

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First trip, possibly only trip

We would like to visit Tortuguerro, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Corcovado National Park, and possibly Manuel Antonio or Arenal volcano. We will be there 10 to 12 days. Is it possible to do this much or are we taking on too much. I am not sure we will ever get back here and hate to miss any of these.

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1. Re: First trip, possibly only trip

It is very possible, if you are going to Corcovado area I would skip Manuel Antonio as you will get nature, wildlife and beaches in much more natural and less touristy setting.

Example intinerary and transport:

Option 1

San Jose to Tortuguerro fly Sansa (www.flaysansa) or Nature Air (http://www.natureair.com/)

Tortuguerro to Puerto Jimenez fly Nature Air (http://www.natureair.com/) continue to Bosque del Cabo or Lapa rios or Lookout Inn if you would like to stay closer to Corcovado National Park http://www.lookout-inn.com/

Puerto Jimenez to Arenal fly Nature Air (http://www.natureair.com/)

In Arenal I like Arenal Observatory Lodge www.arenalobservatorylodge.com/index.php and Leaves & Lizards http://www.leavesandlizards.com also highly recomended are Hotel Silencio del Campo http://www.hotelsilenciodelcampo.com/ and Arenal Narayara http://www.arenalnayara.com/

In Arenal you can either rent a car for Arenal and then drive to Monteverde or use jeep & boat transfer from Desafio: www.desafiocostarica.com/index.php… from Monteverde to San Jose (if you did not rent a car) get a shared shuttle like Easyride or Interbus or a Prive Driver like Toucan Limo Service http://www.tucanlimoservices.com/ (highly recomended and reliable bilingual.

Option 2 (more self drive and economic)

Fly San Jose to Tortuguero and back. Rent a car (best 4x4) drive from San Jose to Arenal then to Monteverde then continue to Uvita (South Pasific OSA)area take a day trip to Corcovado National Park using Bahia Adventures http://www.bahiaaventuras.com/ visit Manuel Antonio, Hacienda Baru, Marino Ballena National Park and drive back to San Jose (3 1/2 hours).

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2. Re: First trip, possibly only trip

Great advice by Thomas...I will do exactly what he saids...


3. Re: First trip, possibly only trip

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