Our entire vacation was great. Returned six weeks ago. Rainy season just started.
Worked with Ana Vargas; she kept us informed of the costs, changes and travel possibilities via email. She was very efficient and helpful.
We scheduled a 10 day self driving tour. We started in the capital; stayed at the Alta Hotel ($185/note). Next morning drove north to Arenal (La Fortuna), stayed at The Springs Resort ($450/nite). Suggestion: if you drive, use the rental GPS; our GPS from the states did not work. Also, use the new, toll road when driving north and not Hwy 1. Watch for cops (fines are very expensive). The Springs has 28 different hot springs pools there. Took a river inner-tube trip; it was great. Young men with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge of the flora/fauna. That evening went on a Twilight Tour and got to watch the local cats in the zoo being fed. Then west and south to Tambor. Take the road west and then south (avoid the ferry). Stayed at Tango Mar ($250/nite...stay 3 nites and the 4th is free). A lovely little resort on a very beautiful, secluded beach. Reminds me of staying in Maui, Hawaii. The owner is from Holland...a very lovely lady. Then on to Playa Flamingo in the north. Stayed at the Flamingo Beach Resort ($185/nite). Ok accommodations. Beautiful beach. Get the all inclusive with breakfast included. Otherwise, it cost $15 each morning. From there back to the airport (4 and 1/2 hour drive) and then home. Our boy and grandson live in Playa Flamingo CR. They have been there almost six years. They love the area and the people. We, overall, had a great vacation with the help of CR Trails!
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