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The best way to combine Arenal and Santa Teresa

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The best way to combine Arenal and Santa Teresa

My wife and I have decided on Costa Rica for our honeymoon. I would like to combine Arenal and the beaches in Santa Teresa. We are looking at staying at both the Arenal Nayara and Florblanca while we're in Costa Rica (unless people have better suggestions). My question is what is the best way to get from Arenal to Santa Teresa or more specifically Florblanca? Or, of course we could go vice versa and start at Florblance and end at Arenal. Also, if we go in July are we making a mistake because of the weather? Thanks for the help!

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1. Re: The best way to combine Arenal and Santa Teresa

The Florblanca web site has good advice for traveling there. I would contact them and let them know your preference (Fly or drive) depending on your arrival time at the airport. I would suggest Santa Teresa first, as Arenal is much better located to get back to the airport for your return home.

Please don't worry about the weather, chances are slim that you would have a total washout. Just plan your activities for the morning hours as most rain would be in late afternoons. I'm sure you'll have a great honeymoon! Your hotel choices are lovely.

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2. Re: The best way to combine Arenal and Santa Teresa

Great choice ...you will love Arenal Nayara...regarding weather hard to said anything...but I think is going to be nice and just enough rain...


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3. Re: The best way to combine Arenal and Santa Teresa

You haven't told us how long you plan on staying in Costa Rica. If you are limited, then I suggest you fly from SJO to Tambor and either rent a car there or cab it to Florblanca, do a return flight and either rent a car or hire a driver to make the trek from SJO to Arenal. As Allylam stated, you would be in a better position for your flight home from Arenal as opposed to making Florblanca as your final destination prior to your flight home due to distance and travel ease.

If you have a couple of weeks, then just rent a 4x4 and drive to Santa Teresa and then to Arenal and back to SJO.

I think you will enjoy Santa Teresa in July. Generally, July is nice with a bit of rain, usually falling in the afternoon, just in time for a siesta! Schedule all your outdoor activities for the morning.

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