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Best route from San Jose to Dominical

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Best route from San Jose to Dominical

We are travelling from San Jose to Dominical on 12/26/08. We plan to rent a 4x4 SUV for our party. We are thinking about going by way of Jaco and the coast and spending one night in the Jaco area before heading to Dominical on 12/27. The return trip would be on 1/3/09 via San Isidro. Any comments on this itinerary would be appreciated. Also, any recommendations on places to stay for one night in the Jaco area. Thanks.

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1. Re: Best route from San Jose to Dominical

For just one night in Jaco, passing through on the way to Dominical, the Hotel Club Del Mar is nice. Its a little out of town, away from the hub-bub of the downtown area (and therefor safer), with beautifully decorated, clean rooms, large bathrooms, a pretty pool, beach access, a good restaurant, internet access.

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2. Re: Best route from San Jose to Dominical

Whatever you decide to do and when you decide where to stay, be sure to make reservations as soon as you can. The period of time between the second week of December and the first week of January is the busiest time of the year for vacationers in Costa Rica (Costa Ricans and tourists from outside of the country). Many resorts and hotels are booked up to a year in advance!

Take care in driving. There will be a lot of traffic on the roads and this is the time of year when traffic accident statistics are at their highest.

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3. Re: Best route from San Jose to Dominical

Hi island822!

Wefish88 is right, you should make reservations as soon as possible! You are traveling in peak season and everything is going to be booked!

The route through the mountains to Dominical is a bit faster, you can find information on driving times at www.yourtravelmap.com

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