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Itinerary for 1st CR visit. Looking for feedback and opinion

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Itinerary for 1st CR visit. Looking for feedback and opinion

I am currently planning a trip to Costa Rica for 16 days and this if the itinerary I have come up with thus far. I am looking for feedback and opinions on whether a place I have chosen is redundant or not an easy location to visit.

1)Fly into San Jose and spend a day touring the city, then whether by ourselves or with a tour group, move northwest to the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna

2) then onto the city of Monteverde and the central highlands of Costa Rica

3)then northwest to the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica which includes the cities of Tamarindo, Playa Grande and Playa Del Coco.

4)then south down the Pacific cost to Montezuma and the Nicoya Peninsula Region of Costa Rica.

5) once in the tip of the Peninsula a ferry or boat ride back to the mainland and onto the city of Jaco.

6)One hour south of Jaco to Manual Antonio - Quepos

Then I have come upon an issue. The final destination we want to see in Costa Rica is the Caribbean Coast; Especially Puerto Viejo and Tortuguero. However, it is on the exact opposite side of the country from our second-last stop of Quepos. I google mapped it, and it's a 6 hour milk run all the way back through San Jose, through Limon, and then south to Pueto Viejo.

It would be such a shame to miss the Caribbean Coast but I don't know of an easy way to see it with this itinerary.

As well, I was told that when seeing the Arenal Volcano and in Monteverde it is wise to be with a tour group, does anyone have any reputable tour companies they can recommend? As well. what have you found to be the easiest way to get around since we will not be renting a car.

Thank you for any help you can give!

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1. Re: Itinerary for 1st CR visit. Looking for feedback and opinion

Humm dupe...

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2. Re: Itinerary for 1st CR visit. Looking for feedback and opinion

Not a dupe. I posted this via smart phone and it posted replicas. I'm looking for legitimate input and feedback so please don't taint this thread. Thank You

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3. Re: Itinerary for 1st CR visit. Looking for feedback and opinion

I think that is a great itinerary, however, if you want to go visit the Caribbean side, I would skip Montezuma and Jaco and go straight to Manuel Antonio and then across to the Caribbean. Montezuma is nice but just another beach town. Jaco is not particularly nice.

Have fun!

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