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Capthuff

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I'm going to CR for the last week of July. I'll be staying @ the Marriott Golf & Beach Resort near Jaco Beach (on the pacific).

Should I get a rental car or use the resort shuttle?

Any recomendations on fishing or touristy stuff to do?

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Stryker

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Everything is kind of spread out. If you want to check out a vocano or do the zipline you can drive around. Take the shuttle from the airport to the Hotel then if you need a car you can rent one in Jaco. That is a really nice hotel, and dont forget to check out the awsome strip clubs
 

Capthuff

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What is the Zip Line?

Please forgive my ignorance...

And thanks for the advice.
 

rod farva

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No worries...a zip line is basically a line connected from tree to tree in the jungle and you strap into a harness and zip back and forth down the valley from treetop to treetop. Pretty fun.
 

kevin_p

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That's a coincidence, I was actually just looking for stuff to do in Costa Rica on other websites. I am also going to be down there the last 5 days in July. Keep the tips coming!
 

Godvek

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Sport Fishing

Sport F******

Surfing

Rain Forest

Canopy Tours (Zip Line)

Beaches

Volvanoes

Casino

Sport F******

Downtown

Sport F******

:) Have fun!
 

Hugh Jorgan

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I surfed Playa Escondida there and it was phenomenal. I hired the same guy who took me out to the break to take me fishing. We got some Mahi and a Rooster fish ( I think that's what they called it...kind of a funny looking little near-shore tuna).

The deep-sea charters kick ass and your chances of getting a billfish are great. The pricetag is outragous, I thought.

I rented a 4-wheel drive in San Jose and drove all the way down to the Panamanian border. Only one flat along the way and Playa Pavones was also phenomenal. Potholes occasionally interrupted by pavement is right!

Not too bad in the LBFM department, either....
 

rod farva

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I'd also agree with hugh, the farther south you go the less americanized it is, which is a good thing. Pavones is awesome if get it on a good day and the fishing off there isn't half bad. I'd rent a car, the shuttles are hit or miss and if you take a bus anywhere plan on no A/C and lots of stops. You can get a car for a reasonable price. Also, you'll probably hear mixed stories, but I would avoid the Carribean side, I wasn't too impressed with it. Definitely go to one of the big clubs in San Jose. Enjoy.
 

Capthuff

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Well I'm back. Thanks for the advice. I had a great time. The Zip line was alot of fun and worth going back for. Didn't fish $1200 for half a day was abit out of my budget. Went to Manuel Antonio Park and saw Monkeys, sloths and such up close. Did the beach thing too. The road out there makes the "Road to Hana" look like a walk in the park. We had a great driver though. would have liked to spend about 2 more days as there were things we would have liked to do but ran out of time.
All in all the Los Suenos Resort is a real nice place and the food was great.

Cool side note. Taxiing in (on USAIR) I saw a Beech Jet I recognized from my days in SRQ. N1083Z I havent seen those guys in forever. Really nice to me in my formative flying years. I wonder if the same guys fly it.
 

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Thought we were kidding ya about the roads, didn't you. As you went over the god awful bridges did you notice the croc's licking their chops for some Yankee meat?

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