Just arrived from Costa Rica "travel easy but safe...and BE NICE!"
Costa Rica, as a 1st time visitor...This was an incredible place to visit and people were very nice and helpful. I'll definitely. go back!.
Everything was great, once I arrived at the Juan Santa Maria airport.
When traveling you can expect a lots of things, be nice with your travel partner and when you re "in Rome, do as the Romans do". Then you can say all the comments about the people & the place you've been. When traveling think easy, smart and light. Don’t travel with heavy luggage. When traveling feel like in as if "alive" share the good things Be always safe, friendly and with respect of the local culture.
An important thing you must not forget is: If you´re going to a beautiful place like this "Never travel with a friend that is a beginner and that the only thing that she cares is about complains and to criticize and compares one place to another." There is nothing to compare between Costa Rica and Yucatan state. That was the only thing "wrong" in my trip.
I’m probably a frequent traveler with many international airlines that enjoy every single part of my trips, and I must say since I took my plane from Miami to San Jose (J.Santa Maria airport) was a really a nice experience. Airport personnel SJO, customs, even ground transportation were nice. I booked some tour services with Rainforest's Tours and Ms. Ana Lam; she was professional at all times. The GranHtl Costa Rica also is a centric place to stay.
But the real Costa Rica that people is looking for is at the rain forest in Monteverde, or LLanura del Norte, where the volcano’s and thermal water spring is at many of the resorts locate around the area. I booked with Dargal travelagency at The Occidental El Tucano and it was really quiet and relaxing, just perfect for me. The natural Sauna one of my favourites ! The thermal spa and treatments are relaxing!!
If you like tennis, please use the tennis court, no one used when I went and you have a great view from that area.
The Place that I enjoyed must was the volcano Arenal at day & night. At the arenal "puentes colgantes" there is a nice restaurant you should go , the view is breathtaking!!!
It is Highly recommend to bring your professional camera with zoom and take pics at night.
I 'd like to thank The Occidental El Tucano Juan Carlos Barreto and Yerry Duran and Frank & Carlos of Frank’s Tours, the tourdesk inside the hotel, they were very helpful.
There is so many options when traveling to Costa Rica.Will be require time to read and search for info before you go ! you'll luv it.