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Planning your trip to Costa Rica

Where to start | Where to go | Where to stay | When to visit | How to travel | What to do
What to take | Tips for driving

Costa Rica is not as cheap as the other countries in Central America, but it is possible travel on a budget.

Where to start- Most people start their travel in Costa RIca from the capitol San José, but we suggest alternatives that might fit your budget and expectations better.

Where to go- Most people choose a Costa Rica vacation to explore a National Park, Nature or Biological Reserve, the best rainforests, beaches, hiking, camping and bird watching.

Where to stay- Many of the best accommodations in Costa Rica are small independent operations. There are several recommendations for lodges through out the site with links to make direct reservations.

When to visit- The green season is cheaper but the high season is drier.

How to travel- Is a tour group right for you, or would you be happier with independent travel?

What there is to do in Costa Rica- Hiking, biking, canopy tours, surfing, moutain biking, beach combing, wind surfing, horse back riding, and much more.

What to take- Suggested packing list emphasizing things you may not have thought of.

Suggested guidebooks & maps

Tips for driving in Costa Rica

Eating in Costa Rica

Transportation Bus, Rental Cars, air, taxi, bicycle




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Costa Rica roadmap

Current, detailed and accurate. Shows canopy tours, hotsprings and other activities.