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Stick around San Jose or hightail it to the Caribbean

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Stick around San Jose or hightail it to the Caribbean

We are going to arrive at night with 3 kids (7 through 9). Do you suggest we stick around San Jose the following day, maybe do a day trip to Poas, spend another night and then travel down to Puerto Vierjo area. Or, should we just get up after flying in the night before and head down Puerto Vierjo? We will be taking a private van so we could head down to PV any time.

I am worried that there might not be enough to do - thoughts?

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1. Re: Stick around San Jose or hightail it to the Caribbean

If you are wildly excited about volcanoes then go and see Poas. The crater lake is pretty spectacular and it is an easy place to get to and get around. The best time to see the crater is in the morning so you could have a half day trip and then still make the Caribbean coast before nighttime too. There's plenty to do in the PV area with kids from 7 to 9 - Jaguar Wildlife Sanctuary, Sloth Center, Chocolate Tour, waterfalls, beaches, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, ziplining and that's without days at the beach! Have a wonderful time!

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