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what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

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what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

4 people. Leaving Manuel Antonio mid-day.....do not fly out of San Jose until 1:00pm the next day. Any suggestions about things to go see and do.....and where to spend the night? We won't have a car.

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1. Re: what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

Of course the stop at Tarcoles river to see the crocs...where are you staying in San Jose?

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2. Re: what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

A resort just outside of Manuel Antonio NP.

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3. Re: what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

You could stop in Carara National Park if you want to do some hiking, just a bit past Tarcoles river.

There is a lookout point between Jaco and Hermosa where you can often see Scarlet Macaws, especially in the morning or late afternoon when they are most active. Just pull of the road there, plenty of places to do this. Look for the Almond trees, that's where you will find them if they are around. They make a racket. More will chime in soon.

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4. Re: what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

Thank you! that sounds awesome! Any other suggestions....specifically, where would you spend the night if you had to catch a flight in San Jose the next day at 1:30?

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5. Re: what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

Depends on your budget...

If you are looking for somewhere that has upscale vibe, killer views, and top notch service, then Villa Caletas - http://www.hotelvillacaletas.com/

Something more rustic close to Carara maybe Villa Lapas - http://www.villalapas.com/

Beaches are not great in the area, but there is one gem called Playa Blanca. Public beach you can reach it through Punta Leona.

From here you are about 1 hour to the airport so its not a bad drive.

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6. Re: what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

You are flying out at 1, need to be at the airport no latter than 11 am , consider driving time to reach the airport,

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7. Re: what to do for one day between Manuel Antonio & San Jose

Without a car your options are limited, so why even leave MA? There is not much to do in that time frame, as most local tours from SJ area leave in the morning. If you had a car, which you could rent in Quepos, head to Paos and or La Paz waterfalls.

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