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HELP to Plan Activities for August 6-12 Visit!

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HELP to Plan Activities for August 6-12 Visit!

Hellooo! Flying to CR on August 6 with hubby and 14-year old daughter, trip has snuck up and haven't planned a thing!

First question is how should we get from San Jose airport (we land around 1pm) to Hotel Byblos?

Secondly, looking for suggestions for MUST-DO activities. We are looking for adventure and activity and some relaxation also. We want to see as much of the country and culture as we can without spending our whole week on the road! So we are open to a day trip or two but will return to spend each night at Hotel Byblos.

Please let me know also if you recommend an activity, is there a particular company or outfitter that you feel is superb?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: HELP to Plan Activities for August 6-12 Visit!

Two ways to get there...by plane from SJO to Quepos...about 30 minutes flight...nice and easy if you arrive during daylight and of course with conneting time to take SANSA the domestic airline od Costa Rica.

Second by car, can be a shuttle service or private service.

Maybe you can do a good combination...Manuel Antonio and Arenal..two nights Arenal and the rest of the time by Manuel Antonio..

If you decided to stay in Manuel Antonio the whole time...maybe a visit to Dominical and Uvita...some incredible hikes around there to see big nice waterfalls!

You can also check hotels like...The Falls...Si como No...Mariposa...Verde mar...La Posada Inn...Inn On the Park...Cabinas Hotel Espadillas...cabinas Hotel El Bosque...most of them at the affordable side...

Also you may check...a new hotel...Hotel San Bada by the public beach at Manuel Antonio and by the Manuel Antonio National Park main entrance!

roadadvisor

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2. Re: HELP to Plan Activities for August 6-12 Visit!

Good afternoon, swimmom20878

roadadvisor is right, however if you land @ 1:00 PM, there remember: last domestic flight to our area is at 4:00 PM, and it's subject to cancellations due the weather.

As activities I suggest:

Canopy, Manuel Antonio national park hike, mangrove trip by boat last but not less attractive, horseback riding.

All are day trips, and you can book theme from your hotel, that by the way is ok.

If you decide to check other hotels, here are a few more note mentioned above: Hotel Casitas Eclipse, Hotel Costaverde I and II, Hotel Parador.

Saludos

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3. Re: HELP to Plan Activities for August 6-12 Visit!

The above arrival suggestions are all pretty easy, so that should not be an issue. There are so many tours to choose from, so the hotel reception desk will be able to describe the different options to you better and help you decide which is best for your style of touring. I highly recommend doing the canopy tour, horseback riding, park hike (with guide), and if you are really feeling daring...whitewater rafting. You also might enjoy the mangrove boat tour, and if you really like nature the vanilla spice tour and/or the reptile butterfly farm that is located right next door to Hotel Byblos. Enjoy!

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4. Re: HELP to Plan Activities for August 6-12 Visit!

there are many tours a few with kids that we like are horseback to Nauyaca falls gets good reviews, mangrove tour, take a day at the park hire a guide to see more wildlife, the dolphin boat is nice good way to a different view of manuel antonio area. We had a drive to manuel antonio and flew back. I think arenal has alot to offer too if you have enough time you do lose part of your vacation traveling.

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