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10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

We are spending 10 days in CR in February. We want to see the Arenal Volcano, relax at a beach and travel south to Uvita. We are concerned that this will involve a lot of travel time. Suggestions?

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: 10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

From Arenal to Uvita...about 5 to 6 hours ride...nice ride you will see a lot of our country...great road all the way...smooth ride just common sense!

Check Tiki Villas in Uvita...lovely place...great views...run by a lovely couple..


Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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2. Re: 10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

Yes, that is exactly why I want to visit Uvita. And Oxygen Jungle villas. Is it fairly close to the beach?

Uvita, Costa Rica
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3. Re: 10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

As roadadvisor mentioned about 5 to 6 hours drive from Arenal o Uvita.

Neither Oxigen nor TikiVillas are on the beach itself but both overlook the Ocean. TikiVillas is closer about 10 min walk or 2 minutes by car. Oxygen is further in and up the mountains so about 20 to 25 min by car to the beach.

Chicago, Illinois
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4. Re: 10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

If you wanted to break up the drive from Arenal to Uvita you could add an overnight at Villas Caletas just north of Jaco and use it as a base to visit Carara reserve to spot scarlet macaws. Then it's a 2.5-3 hour drive to Uvita the next day.

f it were me, I'd just drive straight through, leaving Arenal early in the morning so you could be in Uvita by early afternoon.

Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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5. Re: 10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

Oh, beautiful, beautiful!

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6. Re: 10 days in CR. Arenal, Uvita and?

Oz_gal...looks like we have similar plans! We will spend the first two nights in Escazu and then want to spend a few days exploring Arenal and maybe doing some fishing. Then on to the Beach for more exploring, fishing, horseback and whatever else comes our way....we usually hire a driver when on Foreign Holidays but seems that it is best to have a car for Uvita area. Guess we'll need to decide about transportation soon as we also are looking at Feb travel. Any suggestions on best chances to see whales that time of year?

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