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Short trip to Costa Rica

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Short trip to Costa Rica

I'm planning a very short trip to Costa Rica(Thurs-Monday) in January to visit my daughter who will be working in San Jose for the month of January. I have no idea if this is enough time to go anywhere other than stay in San Jose. I am willing to rent a car if there are any sites that might be within a couple of hours of San Jose. If I stay in San Jose only can anyone recommend how to make the best of my time in the city? Will being without a car in San Jose be fine? Thanks for any recommendations

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1. Re: Short trip to Costa Rica

You guys can go even to Manuel Antonio National Park...about 2 hours and 45 minutes...

Arenal...3 hours...

Dota...to see quetzals...about 3 hours or even less...

Take an overnight trip to Tortuguero...

Poas Volcano ...or Irazu Volcano...Sarchi...


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