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My husband and I are planning to visit Costa Rica in September and am looking for some suggestions on an itinerary. I realize that in some areas it is the rainy season so want to avoid the rain without missing out on great places to visit. We are both in our mid 50s and while we are both in good shape, we don't want to be rapelling cliffs! We are also interested in some beach time. We are looking to spend approximately 2 weeks and budget approximately $4,000 without airfare. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Don't know about a full 2 week itinerary, but we enjoyed Monetverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the entire cloud forest region immensely.
The other highlights were the boat across Laguna de Arenal to get from Monteverde to the Arenal Volcano area; also 2 in the morning from our bed watching lava flows and seeing Arenal erupt, shooting impressive amounts of fire and "sparks" into the night air--all seen through the big picture window in our bungalow; the day tour (bus and boat) to the Cano Negro wildlife refuge; finally, zip lining through the cloud forest.
I would like to express my deep gratitude to Costa Rica Driver and Adventure (www.drivercostarica.com) , and Leo Rodriguez and his team for a fist class service and experience throughout our journey. We were a family of 12 (three generations!) and Leo and his team tended to our every need, sensitivity and request with such attention and devotion. Truly this made our trip stress free and such a pleasant and easy trip throughout. We found their details by surfing the internet for driving companies and naturlly were aprehensive in booking them with no previous contact or personal recommendation.
My concerns and anxiety were displaced from the moment our journey started. We as a family are truly touched by their service and would not hesitate to recommend their services to any travelling party or family looking to explore Costa Rica. Feel free to get in touch with me personally if you would like a personal recommendation.
Chet (London, UK) firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo, best of luck with your business and I wish it grows from strength to strength as you truly have built it on hard work, ethics and a passion to ensure your customers experience a wonderful journey with you.