(Closed) Costa Rica Tips????

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

i’m curious also… we’re trying to plan a costa rica vacation. 🙂

Post # 5
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I’ve been to Costa Rica, but not near Playa Conchal so I’m afraid I wouldn’t be of much help.  I stayed in Los Suenos (near Jaco), and loved it.  The country is gorgeous, the food is delicious, the people are friendly.  We went zip lining, hiked to a waterfall, saw a volcano, toured a coffee plantation, and went to a gorgeous beach and national park in Manuel Antonio.  Its a wonderful destination – enjoy your honeymoon!

Post # 6
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That’s where we had booked our wedding!  Please come back and let me know what you thought of the area.  We were going to do Playa Conchal for 6 days and then Arenal.

Post # 7
231 posts
Helper bee

I lived in CR for a year. Like others have said, it is absolutely beautiful! The people are amazing and so friendly. Of course, the food is fantastic too. I didn’t venture to where you are going but I have heard great things. If you want to know any basic tips or tricks as far as getting around and safety let me know. If you can I suggest not doing just tourist things. There are many fantastic places that our not crawling with visitors. 

Post # 8
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Stone Rows Farm

has anyone stayed in http://www.florblanca.com/ ? I heard  this place was AMAZING and want to know more!!!

Post # 9
56 posts
Worker bee

So I did not go to Playa Conchal and had to look it up but I see it’s near Tamarindo.  We took a day trip to Tamarindo and there is great snorkeling and surfing there.  You may want to consider a day trip to the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forrest.  Not only is there great hiking and you’ll see lots of animals and unusual plants (you’ll see animals at your hotel too I’m sure) but I think we also went to a butterfly farm there that was amazing. My favorite part was the mud baths at Rincón de la Vieja National Park which you would also need to do a day trip but it’s so worth it!!  That was my favorite part of my trip to that area.  Have fun!! YOu will love Costa Rica!!

Post # 10
746 posts
Busy bee

We were just in Costa Rica a couple of months ago.  Sounds like a lot of other Bees have recommended many of the same sights, so here’s a bit of twist for travel tips.  Definitely wear long pants (track pants or hiking pants) for your hikes.  Jeans are your worst enemy as they can get wet very easily & become very heavy & nearly impossible to dry.  Hiking shoes/boots will be your best friend on hikes.  Had I tried to walk some of those trails in sneakers or sandals, I’d have surly ended up with a twisted ankle or busted kneecap.  Bug spray with DEET is imperative.  Also, tampons are pretty expensive & not as easy to come by as one would think, so double-check your calendar!  There is an awesome zipline course in the Monteverde (14 lines with the last one being the “Superman” flight!).  Finally, the Costa Rican people are so friendly.  Despite the language barrier, we found that smiles, a good attitude, & gesturing always worked out in the end!  

Post # 11
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

make sure you head up to la fortuna and do the zip line above the canopy!!!

Post # 13
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sheilad72: I got engaged at Playa Conchal!!!! I love it there. Check out the awesome raccoon like animals. The zip line is a MUST!! I hear the golf course there is also super nice. My Fiance played and he loved it. We also had a blast at Kareoke night there and on the Jet skis (thru the resort)… Have a BLAST!!!

Post # 15
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

You’re going to love CR.  A lot of great recommendations and tips already. 

I just wanted to add a few more, don’t forget your sunscreen, a hat (a cap would work very well), have plenty of light clothes (tanks, shorts-if you have deet this should not be a problem) on hand because of the humidity, you will probably shower at least twice or more a day depending on what your plans are each day, they accept US currency so make sure you bring them in 1 and 5 dollar bills for tips and whatnot. 

Have fun! 

Post # 16
645 posts
Busy bee

We’re going to Costa Rica for our honeymoon too! Reading all of these tips make me so excited! We can’t wait! Laughing

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