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Salt Lake City, Utah
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ideas for last two days

We are looking for a place to go for the last two days of our trip to CR. We are spending all of the time except for those two days in Dominical and will need to head back to the SJ airport. We check out of our place in Dominical on Sunday morning Aug 5th and have an early morning flight out of SJ on Tuesday.

Any ideas? It's a big family group with kids ages 9-14. We are driving ourselves.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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1. Re: ideas for last two days

Xandary Plantation by Tambor de Alajuela...nice place..just 20 minutes from SJO!

Another question with all my respect ...how much are you looking for to spend??


San Jose, Costa Rica
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2. Re: ideas for last two days

There are many places and of all them depends of your budget.

Maybe you can stay close of down town, so you have the chance to take a look to Pre-columbian Gold Museum and National Theater. Hotels around La Sabana will be ok.


San Jose
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3. Re: ideas for last two days

I also think and agree that it depends on your budget. One place I like for families is the Bougainvillea hotel in Santo Domingo de Heredia. It is moderately priced and is located still outside of the Central Valley area but still close for your drive to the airport, it still provides the feeling of being in a little Costa Rican town while offering nearby places to shop and to go out. Nearby is the Inbioparque a place just right for kids for a day trip to learn more about the Costa Rican forests (its like a day in the Park for the kids) plus nearby coffee tours and plantations, and quite close for a day visit to downtown and the museums. Good luck!

Chicago, Illinois
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4. Re: ideas for last two days

Another option is the Poas Volcano Lodge on a dairy farm on the slopes of the volcano north of Alajuela. It would be a great base for a daytrip to the top of Poas for a little hiking followed by a visit to LaPaz Waterfall Gardens or, if you prefer something less touristy and more adventurous, try a visit to Bajos del Toro waterfall in National Park Juan Castro Blanco, a cloudforest area. See more at moon.com/destinations/…bajos-del-toro and letsgo.com/1794-northern_lowlands-travel-gui…

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for Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos
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5. Re: ideas for last two days

I'm not sure of your budget, but if you can swing it, Xandari and the Peace Lodge are very nice. We like Poas and the La Paz Waterfall Gardens too.

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