I'm heading down next March for a few weeks. Any must do suggestions or general travel advice about the country?
in terms of general advice, I have a few suggestions:
-don't go to Fortuna if you don't have to. it's a tourist trap, all artificial, nothing like it used to be; though March is actually one of the few good months to see the volcano, so I'd say one night tops. go to Ecotermales hot springs (avoid the big name companies) the night you arrive to the area and do the zip lines in the morning, just before going elsewhere.
-Do go to Sarapiqui. Hacienda La Isla, Pozo Azul and Sarapiquis Lodge are wonderful options. White water rafting there is a +.
-Orosi valley for a tranquil, real Costa Rica experience. Beautiful valley, wonderful ruins, visit Tapanti National Park for a hike. (Lovely, peaceful place). Sanchiri Lodge is about the only place to stay there, but can't go wrong with the Mata brothers. Tell them hi for me!
-Go to any beach in the South. Anything south of Quepos. Avoid Manuel Antonio (if you don't like touristy beach towns, if you do, go there)
Anything else let me know!
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