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Stay in Sarapiqui for a week or split the trip up?

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Stay in Sarapiqui for a week or split the trip up?

We are planning to stay at Selva Verde with our 17 and 20 year old kids after Christmas. Initially, we were not interested in a lot of travel and planned to stay there for a week. Upon reading reviews it seems people typically stay 3 nights or so. There seems to be a lot to do in the area but are we making a mistake by not travelling around Costa Rica a little more? There is a one day trip through the resort to Arenal to see the volcano and the falls that we would do.

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11. Re: Stay in Sarapiqui for a week or split the trip up?

Dont worry about driving in CR. Its easy to drive there.. I am from the US and spent 2 weeks in CR Nov 2010 during the rain season. Or as CR likes to call it the Green season. The roads you would travel on are fine. I had to 80+ year old women in the car with me and other than bumpy off road travel, there was no concern. I will however recommend that you either purchase or rent a GPS. This will take care of your worries about getting lost. Its an easy drive over to Arenal. Ours worked fantastic. Never a wrong turn and plenty of notice before our turn. The GPS even came with a book that had the short cuts marked in it and the places your talking about are all pre loaded.

Also once you get to Arenal if your going to take a tour they will pick you up right at the hotel. We rented a 4x and only needed it for about 2 miles on the way to Monteverde...and that was only because hurricane Tomas had flooded the bridge out and we took a very interesting side trip to get to Monteverde..LOL

I also agree that you should split the time up.. There is so much to see in CR that it would be a shame not to rent a car. I purchased a pretty good map at Barnes and Nobles but I am sure you can get a great map once in CR.

12. Re: Stay in Sarapiqui for a week or split the trip up?

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