SEASON TO VISIT
The time of our visit was ‘NOT’ season. We easily found a same day reservation (or a day before), activities were easily booked a day a head BUT the weather was wet! Rain rain rain. I think we were lucky, cus it wasn’t raining that much but it did rain at night especially.
The best season to visit is from December until May! (Dry season)
Costa Ricca Marriott San Jose
Our first stop was a night in Costa Rica’s Capital, San Jose. San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica and is located in the heart of Costa Rica.We picked Marriot randomly from booking.com, and stayed for the night. Its a cute place, but I would not stay there if the stay was more than one night for sure.
Through viator.com, we planned a walking tour in San Jose to see some of the markets and learn about the history of San Jose.
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Costa Rica is bounded by Nicaragua to the north, by the Caribbean Sea along the 185-mile (300-km) northeastern coastline, by Panama to the southeast, and by the Pacific Ocean along the 630-mile (1,015-km) southwestern coastline. At the country’s narrowest point, the distance between the Pacific and the Caribbean is only about 75 miles (120 km).
According to the most recent Happy Planet Index, published in 2016, which aims to measure human well-being and environmental impact, Costa Rica is the most satisfying place in which to live.
Another interesting fact about it, the constitution of this peace-loving nation has forbidden a standing army since 1949 and it is now the home of the United Nations University for Peace.
Oh, and there are SLOTHS! I saw a sloth.
Campesinos Area (South of Costa Rica)
The hotel had a list of activities that could be arranged through them, one of the activities we decided to explore is to checkout Los Campinsenos (Waterfalls & Hanging Bridge!). The day trip was lovely, highly recommended!
BTW – MOSQUITOS EVERYWHERE! bring plenty of repellent and some allergy pills & after bite..
(Note: Another nice area worth exploring for the nice beaches and suitable for the surfers too is Tamarindu. Tamarindu is NOT close to Manuel Antonio.)
Again, since our visit was short we didn’t have much time to explore. If you’re planning a visit to Costa Rica, I’d advise at least 6 days.