Costa Rica Dos and Don'ts

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Costa Rica
Beautiful country! Had time to visit all of it! People are lively and friendly! Great for nature lovers! It is worth paying an extra 60 or so us dollars to have a private visit to see Arenal Volcano on foot! Avoid going in groups, you won't see much! The food is fabulous wherever you go! And don't forget to have 25 us dollars ready when departing, you'll pay for visiting the country! But it's worthy. There are ATM's everywhere and they give cash in local currency and us dollars. In the national parks if you have a chance go for a Tirolinas Ride!! It's scary but fabulous! And once you're past the adrenalin rush, you don't want to stop! I didn't feel any kind of animosity towards gays and lesbians, travelling with my partner. Everybody is treated equally well. Beware of transportation! Small distances can take a long, long time to reach! Most roads destroyed by storms/rain.
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Carara, San Jose & Surrounding Region, Costa Rica
Stop here for nice local souvenirs and a sight at the huge crocodiles!
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Drake, Pacific Coast, Costa Rica
Go diving - even scooba is cool - to the isla!!
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La Virgen, Central Valley & Highlands, Costa Rica
Stay at La Quinta de Sarapiqui, the owner there is a personal friend of mine and she speaks fabulous English. It is a family run inn and she will gladly help you with anything. Also look into horseback riding and rafting through them. They know the best people, not just tour companies but locals who occasionally let out their horses. Good luck.
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Turrialba, Central Valley & Highlands, Costa Rica
in Turrialba, everyone knows everyone! it's very interesting how these townspeople are connected to each other. lol You will love the peaceful atmosphere of this town and have a great time with the nice people. Turrialba's my fav holiday destination!
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