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santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

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santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

we are going to be staying in santa cruz at the Flamingo Resort and would appreciate any suggestions regarding tours and tour guides and companies

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1. Re: santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

The Flamingo Resort is actually located in Playa Flamingo which is part of the "canton" of Santa Cruz. (Think "county.") You will not actually be staying in Santa Cruz which is also a town.

Here are some ideas:1. Do the One Day Adventure Pass at Guachipelin. www.guachipelin.com

2. Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park for hiking, volcano, waterfalls, hot springs, mud pots, etc.

3. Go horseback riding, fishing or boating

4. Visit Santa Rosa National Park and see the old farmstead known as "La Casona" - now a museum - it figures prominently in Costa Rican history. There are several nearby trails to choose from and one longish trail ends at a deserted beach.

5. Take the boat trip through Palo Verde National Park. www.paloverdeboattours.com

6. Take the boat to Witch's Rock for surfing or just visiting a beautiful beach.

7. Visit the town of Guatil where you can see authentic Chorotega pottery being made.

8. Head to the Tenorio National Park for the hike to the Rio Celeste.

9. Go to Llanos del Cortes waterfall. Huge waterfall with small swimming area. There are often monkeys in the trees overhead.

10. Visit Las Pumas Wildlife Rescue Center in Canas where you can see all sorts of animals, including big cats.

11. Arrange a sailing trip with the Sea Bird out of Playas del Coco. Snorkeling or just a quiet sunset cruise.

12. Take a whitewater rafting trip on the Tenorio River or a float trip on the Corobici River. www.rinconcorobici.com

13. Take a whitewater rafting trip on the Cucaracho River riostropicales.com/index.php/…cucaracho-river

You can arrange any tours or guides through the resort.

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2. Re: santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

Are you sure is Flamingo in Santa Cruz??

Agree with Hattie...

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3. Re: santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

The town center called Santa Cruz is almost an hour drive from where you are staying near the town center of Flamingo. But it is all in the adminisrative area called Santa Cruz.

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4. Re: santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

The town center called Santa Cruz is almost an hour drive from where you are staying near the town center of Flamingo. But it is all in the adminisrative area called Santa Cruz.

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5. Re: santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

http://www.ecotranscostarica.com/ is a good tour operator in the area

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6. Re: santa cruz, guanacaste, costa rica

Hello...

Flamingo is around 50 miles away from Santa Cruz, so they are 2 different towns.

There is a lot of tour operators in the area, but two really good are JACAMAR NATURALIST TOURS and also ECOTRANS. Both has professional guides and a lot of places for make tours.

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