A March 2000 trip
to Costa Rica by IsabelleTravels
Quote: Costa Rica: A non-surfer's experience.
We took public transportation as often as possible. For less than dollars you can go from San Jose clear to either coast. The buses are comfortable enough. We always stopped at some town half-way to the destination. Bring change if you want to use the bathroom. People will also get on the bus and sell you refreshments.
Taxis: always got a price up front. You might be charged double if the meter’s off, but it is still really cheap. We took the taxi to Arenal. The ride was only , which was cheap. He tried to make it cheaper for us by seeing if any people at a local hotel needed rides. There he got a ticket for parking in a no-parking zone. On the way to Arenal he tried to get us to pay for the ticket, his gas, and to give him more money. Shuttle service: we used one from Arenal to San Jose. It was only -, but I preferred the local transportation. The shuttle sat upto 8 people and they were usually Americans. While it was very comfortable, I just felt we had a better feel of the culture on the public busses.
Hotel | "Cariblue Hotel"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 17, 2006
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Limon, Costa Rica
+506 750 0035
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 10, 2006
Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio Park Road
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica