Costa Rica

@angemac23 (2006)
Canada
January 16, 2009 6:39am CST
My sister and I are planning to go to Costa Rica in 2010. Has anyone been there? Is is safe? What is there to do and do you recommend it as a place to visit?
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@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Guanacaste, Costa Rica’s most northwestern province, is bordered by soaring mountains to the east and the blue Pacific to the west. Visiting this region is like a tour through the highlights of Costa Rica: zip through wild jungle canopy, float down a tranquil river, hike along volcanic park trails, relax on sandy beaches and bask in the glow of a brilliant, coastal sunset. It’s an escape into the extraordinary that is impossible to forget. The Gulf of Papagayo, Playa Hermosa and Playa del Coco perfectly combine tranquility with convenience as if on purpose. Playful monkeys, sunbathing iguanas and foraging coatimundis often accompany guests on walks along the beach. Four very different national parks are located within 50 miles of the coastline where hundreds of animals, including 300 bird species, make their homes. Together, these beach communities help to form an eco-rich region that is also close to amenities, including eclectic nightlife, luxurious hotels and pampering spas. Rincon de la Vieja, only 16 miles north of Liberia, is more rural than its oceanfront neighbors. Towering volcanic peaks, sputtering and sulfurous mud pots and steaming fumaroles are reached by hiking trails that wind through Rincon de la Vieja National Park, promising enough to see and do for days.
@angemac23 (2006)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
Thank you for all the useful information on Costa Rica! But I recently found out that I may need a malaria vaccine to go there. Do you know anything about this? Is Malaria a common thing in Costa Rica?
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I am so jealous! I have always wanted to go to Costa Rica. I am hoping to one day be able to make it there. It is an awesome place to visit if you surf. They have some of the best surfing in the world. The water is absolutely beautiful there. Spanish is the native language there so if you don't know any be sure to brush up or take a translating dictionary with you. You can find accomodations and food for super cheap there. Make sure to take tons of pictures and post about your travels after you come back!!
@dragon54u (30865)
• United States
16 Jan 09
My ex husband's friend moved there recently, he loves it as far as I hear. Mostly because you can buy pot on the street, smoke it on the beach or anywhere you like and it's legal. You can hire a maid there for pennies a day, it's an American's dream because it's cheap. They had an earthquake there recently.