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Itinerary 11 days help

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Itinerary 11 days help

Traveling as 2 adults and 5 year old. We have 11 days including flight into and out of SJO.

We definitely want Arenal. Here are our other thoughts, any suggestion on itinerary would be great. We were advised Drake Bay and Montezuma were not kid friendly:(



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Playa Hermosa

I've been reading mixed reviews about spending time in MA, as most say it is very touristy. We do love beach time, but would prefer out time and money spent on more local flavor.

Monteverde had mix reviews that it is hard to get to, time consuming and not worth other areas of interest.

Am I missing a great spot I havent seen in the reviews?

If you designed 11 days with the three of us, how would you do it?

Thank you!

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11. Re: Itinerary 11 days help

It would be closer if you stayed near the airport to tour Poas. You could do this at the beginning or end of your trip. Are you planning on renting a car? If not, you could stay the first night near the airport , take an early morning tour to Poas, then go back to your hotel and catch a shuttle to Arenal. I'd stay near Arenal for 3 days and take the jeep boat jeep to Monteverde for 2-3 days. Next take a shuttle to your beach location. Manuel Antonio would be the closest to SJO and would definitely be kid friendly!

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12. Re: Itinerary 11 days help

Thank you all so much.

We've decided on Poas, Atenal, Monteverde and MA.

If anyone has suggestions on private transfers, let me know. Also, looking for kid friendly accommodations.

Thanks again!

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