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攒钱,准备去 Costa Rica

一直梦想一游的地方。沙滩,火山,温泉,热带雨林,各色的动植物,丰富多彩的户外活动, Costa Rica,a paradise world.

12/xx - 12/xx (11 days 10 nights) $473 IAH 9:10a-12:50p SJC 1:45p-5:35p

San Jose聖荷西

Tortuguero National Park 多爾督雷諾國家公園 (*)

Poas Volcano 波俄斯火山 -La Paz Waterfalls Gardens 拉霸斯瀑布公園
Monteverde Cloud Forest 夢蒂貝勒地雲霧雨林 (*) - Rainforest Aerial Tram 雨林纜車

Arenal Volcano阿蓮那火山 - Arenal lake 阿蓮那湖 -Baldi Hot Springs 阿蓮那火山巴勒迪溫泉- Tabacon Hot Springs 達巴共溫泉 (*) Hidalgo Hot Springs 伊達兒谷溫泉

Carara National Park 卡拉拉國家公園 - Manuel Antonio National Park 瑪蘭安東尼爾國家公園 - Quepos 加布斯

Gandoca Manzanillo 甘多佳曼莎妮蘿 (too far, at boarder)
La Fortuna 佛爾督那 (too far, at north east)
Sarapiqui River 莎拉比基河
San Carlos Valley 聖卡羅斯谷(?)

Car Rental
www.vacationcity.com/costa-rica/car-rent…
(Daihatsu BeGO 4×4 automatic)
34.29+16.00 ~ 50
Daihatsu Terios
Insurance
www.ticotravel.com/costarica/inseuropcar…

www.tricolorcarrental.com good local

San Jose to Tortuguero
a ticket for the bus portion from Cariairi to Pavona and the boat from Pavona to Tortuguero for $7:00 per person.
real fare: The fare is C1000.00 for the bus and C1600.00 for the boat.
www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g309268-i3…

Package
smartcostarica.com/TOURS.html
double occupancy that includes hotel and breakfast and driver and kids are free.

Hotels
www.turtlebeachlodge.com/reservations.ht…
$686
Day 1
6am pick up, 3-6:00 PM Tortuguero village and a visit the National Park office to purchase entrance tickets.
Day 2
5:30 AM – Join the guided Canal Tour and experience the awakening of the jungle surrounding the canals as the animals start their day.
10:00 AM - Dress out in the jungle boots provided by TBL and explore the mysterious Tortuguero Jungle with your guide.
1-7:00 PM - Free time.
Day 3
10am return

www.hotelmountainparadise.com $ 316.40/2

$160 www.hotelsilenciodelcampo.com/rooms_la_f…
$524.93/2 secure.tabacon.com/reservations/step_1/s…
otherwise $70 per adult / $35 per child - 175
$125 Hotel Magic Mountain www.hotelmagicmountain.com/ (*** rank 6/38)

Santa Elena
www.hotelpocoapoco.com/ $122.00 (rank6/19)
www.fondavela.com/rates.html $111?

www.hoteltresbanderas.com/ (rank 37 of 50) $100.00
www.bybloshotelcostarica.com $110 (rank 9 of 50) $110 only for 12/15. (***)
90 miles (150 km), which will take around 3 to 3.5 hours depending on traffic and road conditions.

www.hotelbritanniacostarica.com/ (rank 29 of 66) $85.88 — not safe
www.hotelamistad.com/index.php?option=co… (rank 2 of 66) 69.00 per night. (***)

Hot spring
Tabacon is like a landmark…everything started there…but prices are high…nice place but expensive…and they love to charge even for a glass of water…and they are not afraid to charge…still a nice location!

Eco Thermales…family run…100% costaricans…good food…family oriented…not to much noise or ugly people (DRUNKS) Only 100 people every 4 hours! $46/$37
(hotel can book it, reserve.anywherecostarica.com/arenal/tou… may overcharge)

Baldi…not the best place in La Fortuna…can be noisy…a lot of tour buses…
Titoku Hot Springs… new small, close to Baldi, and expensive.

Actives:


www.manuelantoniopark.com/mapk/english/p…
The Manuel Antonio National Park entrance fee is US$10 per person. Children under 12 free. Hours: 7am. to 4pm. Closed on Monday.
aguilatours.blogspot.com/ (***)
Manuel Antonio National Park Tour $25+10/park fee

It is perfectly OK to rent a car and drive to Manuel Antonio…is about 3 hours…with a mandatory stop at Tarcoles bridge to see the wild crocodiles!

mangrove tour
Canopy Zipline. Titi Canopy for a shorter tour time with great fast lines, or Canopy Safari for a longer more in depth tour and some repelling lines too.

Sky Tram/Trek (best in CR ***)
This is an amazing excursion. Sky trek is by far better than any of the other ziplines I have done in Costa Rica.
We took our two 8 year old boys this spring. They had a great time and it seemed plenty safe. The kids ride with a guide alongside, so they often went faster than we did, much to their delight. We also did the Sky bridge tour, unfortunately at mid-day, but even so, saw nearly as much wildlife as at Monteverde! If I were to do it again, I’d do the walk early, then the zip line later.

(***) Santa Elena Skywalk

Selvatura Park - Butterfly Garden
Frog Pond - Ranario

We went because we wanted to see quetzals and hike in the cloud forest. If that doesn’t interest you, you can easily fill up the time in Arenal - there’s tons of things to do there. Monteverde was quite cold and rainy when we were there. We had to wear sweatshirts at night, and our hotel had the fireplace going. If you’re looking for a place to stay in MV, we enjoyed Fonda Vela. They have some new junior suites that are comfortable and pretty affordable.

It really will depend on when you’re coming. If you’re there during the green season, definitely do only the morning tour, at night it usually rains and if not, it’s usually muddy after the rain.However, during the dry season go for both! 50% of the night animals come out at night, so it’s a super cool tour

Road condition:
www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g309277-i3…

drive back: mandatory stop at Tarcoles to see the wild crocodriles

San Jose to Arenal…3 hours drive nice road all the way! Hotel Silencio del Campo…

2- Arenal/Monteverde…jeep-boat-jeep…about $30.00 per person, they will pick you up at your hotel in La Fortuna..and drive you to take the boat…waiting for you at the other side of the lake…transfer to your hotel in Monteverde…in general is a great way to get to Monteverde…El Establo or hotel Poco a Poco.

3- Monteverde to Manuel Antonio…about 4 hours drive…nice drive…of course a mandatory stop at Tarcoles to see the wild crocodriles…La Posada Inn , Hotel Inn On the Park…Cabinas Hotel Espadillas.

4- Manuel Antonio to San Jose…about 3 hours…easy drive…good road all the way…
between Tilaran and Santa Elena is mostly hard rock

La Fortuna waterfall
night volcano hike
go to Tabacon one night

Map
www.mapcr.com
www.yourtravelmap.com/costarica/travelma…

GPS map
www.gpstravelmaps.com/costarica.php
www.ezfindcr.com/

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