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9 Days In Costa Rica- Arenal-Monteverde-Beach near SJO?

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9 Days In Costa Rica- Arenal-Monteverde-Beach near SJO?

My husband and I will be in Costa Rica for the first time in the end of August and we are trying to plan our trip so that we are not traveling the whole time. We are staying a total of nine days. We are starting off our trip in a resort in La Fortuna and staying for two days. After that, we were thinking of taking jeep-boat-jeep to Monteverde and stay for two days. After that we were thinking of going somewhere nice near the beach and the SJO airport that has great or semi-good surfing and pretty beaches for the last three days. Anyone have suggestions? Also from what i have read, I am a little scared to rent a vehicle in Costa Rica. Any good places where we can rent a car in La Fortuna and drop off at SJO?

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1. Re: 9 Days In Costa Rica- Arenal-Monteverde-Beach near SJO?

2+2+3=7.

Not sure that there's much to choose from as far as beaches close to San Jose. Jaco has some surfing, but it's not a destination most people would recommend.

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2. Re: 9 Days In Costa Rica- Arenal-Monteverde-Beach near SJO?

Manuel Antonio can be your beach option...good rent a car in La Fortuna ALAMO...nice cars...nice people...

I will do somenthing in the following order...mostly for the rent a car...

SJO Monteverde ...3 hours ride..yo can even do a shuttle or a private ride.

Monteverde.Arenal....great idea about the jeep boat...

Arenal ...Manuel Antonio...nice ride about 4.5 hours...good roads

Manuel Antonio to SJO 3 hours ride good road!!

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3. Re: 9 Days In Costa Rica- Arenal-Monteverde-Beach near SJO?

Well, to clear up the route, if you wish to pick up your car in La Fortuna/Arenal, then take one of the pre-programed shuttles to La Fortuna, meet at the National office, use your rental in the Arenal area, but consider a ride around the lake, lots to see, some nice spots for a pic nic, photo ops, or even windsurfing if you can, then Monteverde-Santa Elena, and down to the Pan American hiway, and make your way to Jaco (decent beginners to intermediate surf, but not the greatest beaches) or down to Manual Antonio, you can leave your car there, and shuttle back to SJO, or bring it back to SJO..your choice. Have fun planning your trip.

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4. Re: 9 Days In Costa Rica- Arenal-Monteverde-Beach near SJO?

Hello, we are planning almost the exact same trip for this coming (2013) late August early September (SJO - Arenal - Beach near SJO - SJO) over 7 days. I'm curious, if you don't mind sharing what beach you chose near SJO and how the drives went? Thanks!

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