The advantages for driving are that you can leave immediately, take more luggage and surfboards, and it is often less expensive. If you are renting a car anyway, this may be the way to go. The advantage to flying is it can be faster if you time your international and national flights to coincide well…. Read more »
The drive from Liberia to Nosara is 2 1/2 -3 hours, or longer, if you encounter something unusual. The drive to/from San Jose to/from Nosara is about 4 – 41/2 hours, given no unusual incidents, such as road work or accidents.
There are restaurants, bars, clubs, dancing, live music, pool, karaoke, all available depending upon your taste and interests. It is not a bustling city, but there is a night life here.
The Olive Ridley Turtle arrivadas (arrivals) usually happen with frequency from April through November.If you can plan it right, its more likely if you are here about 10 days past a full moon. Sometimes you see individual turtles, but an arrivada is a large group of nesting turtles that is really a spectacle to see.
Yes, pretty much year round, if you try hard (and mostly even if you don’t) you can see them moving through the trees in troops (monkey tribes). You’ll see the Congo or mantled Howler monkeys, the males are loud… you’ll probably hear them before you see them!
If you like to play games or read, bring those items. Most people surf, swim, lounge, read, chat, and enjoy the outdoors and activities available here. Video games might be the only thing hard to find. Direct TV is at the hotel bar and if your favorite ball game is on I’m sure you can… Read more »
We recommend scheduling fishing charters (half or full day) ahead of time, so if this is an important activity for your trip, you do not miss out. Just Let Tyler know that you’re interested in fishing upon your arrival and they’ll get it set up for you. However, if you are coming around the winter… Read more »
It means “pure life”; “good life”; “all is well”; “all should be well, life here is so good”; “of course life is good; “Good bye from Costa Rica”; “Hello/Hi!”…. lots of meanings. You’ll hear it as an answer to questions like: “How are you?”, “how’s life?”, “how’s work?” …. Costa Ricans are very proud of… Read more »
There is petty crime almost everywhere, especially in Latin America. Costa Rica is not an exception. Do not wear flashy jewelry, do not display large amounts of money, keep valuables locked up and do not leave them unattended, even in a locked car. If you do these things, your chances are greatly reduced to experience… Read more »
Given that no place anywhere is 100% safe: traveling with children in Costa Rica is a great way to take a family trip. Costa Ricans love children, and there is a lot of space afforded you if you have children. Costa Rica has very sanitary conditions, safe water, great healthcare- so concerns about those issues… Read more »