Created by Kozikowski on August 14, 2003
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The Pacific beaches of Playa Hermosa are a paradise that must be seen to be believed. Plenty of activities in the Guanacaste area to keep everyone occupied. We had planned this trip for nearly 18 months, taking advantage for the first time the timeshare that we purchased in Orlando. The resort we received in trade, Villas Sol Playa Hermosa, deserve their rating as a world-class resort, but rooms and villas can be rented as well.
Our 10 days included a week at the beach in Playa Hermosa on the Pacific coast along with 2 days in and around the Arenal Volcano. We left our schedule open, planning a limited amount in advance so that we could take advantage of opportunities that developed. I was fortunate to meet some locals over the Internet in advance of our trip and they offered to meet us for a drink on our arrival to talk about our plans and to offer last-minute advice. Our activities included the canopy tour at Witches Rock, horseback riding with Oceans End Trails, and trips to the Rincon and Palo Verde national parks. Rincon and Palo Verde are nice, but the roads leave A LOT to be desired. Be forewarned if you are going during the rainy season that these roads can be impassable and a 4WD is an absolute must. The road to Arenal through Tilaran is 'interesting' with landslides along the way making a 50km trip last more than two hours. Arenal is breathtaking once the clouds clear and the rumble is awe-inspiring and unforgetable. Lava flow at night is the coolest sight. The hot springs at Tabacon Resort are a must-do, even if they are a bit pricey.
Created by vixn on February 15, 2007
All the fun things to do, and our awesome tour guide.
Created by nancy144 on October 24, 2006
My husband and I just got back from Costa Rica and we went sportfishing on the Don Manuel...
Created by Mary Ann Carl on November 4, 2005
We're 58 and 66 years old, and we did things in Costa Rica I wouldn't have thought I'd be willing to do. It was a great adventure! What a beautiful country with equally beautiful people!
Created by Scotttac76 on October 26, 2005
We started at Xandari in Alejuala and drove to Condovac Le Costa near Playa Hermosa. Then it was to Rincon de la Vieja. We had an awesome time in each place, but we would never drive ourselves across Costa Rica again, as the roads are horrible.
Created by Urmel on September 18, 2005
Villas Sol Resort, Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Created by bettykay4 on September 14, 2005
Our group of 10 adults and children, ages 4 to 54, spent a blissful week at the Condovac la Costa in Playa Hermosa.
Created by sprsprt on June 29, 2005
My wife and I decided on Costa Rica as our honeymoon destination. We were looking forward to relaxing at the beach and seeing some of Costa Rica's natural beauty.
Created by quadrat on January 2, 2005
A winter get-away at a relaxing, quiet, uncrowded beach in Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, with an excursion to Parque Nacional Palo Verde and nearby Playa del Coco.
Created by Pattibeach on December 27, 2004
We had a wonderful trip! The weather was perfect, 90°F and blue skis, and the people were very nice. We had no problem with the language. It is best to rent a car to get around, as it is a great way to explore on your own. If you have any questions, please email me.