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Jenn Turnbull

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Boston expat living in Costa Rica. Writer at travel and moving site Two Weeks in Costa Rica​​. Co-author of the books Two Weeks in Costa Rica​ and Top 10 Costa Rica Itineraries​.

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ACosta Rica: Honeymoon in Costa Rica: looking for uncrowded beach destination

Hi Simas,  Many of the popular beach towns like Manuel Antonio are slow in August so the crowds aren't a big worry. If you are still worried about it being too touristy, a destination that you might like is Punta Islita on the Nicoya Peninsula. There a nice little... See More

ACosta Rica: 3-4 days in Costa Rica: What should we do?

Hi Brett, With 3-4 days I'd stick with one destination and do day trips out of there. You could either fly into Liberia airport and explore northern Guanacaste (beach towns like Tamarindo​ or Playa Flamingo​) OR fly into San Jose... See More

ACosta Rica: Has anyone ever rented a car in Costa Rica?

Hi Liz, Renting a car will definitely give you the most flexibility to stop and go as you please and explore. Road conditions to get between most major destinations are generally good- well paved, smooth highway. Some exceptions are the road between La Fortuna​/Volcán... See More

APuntarenas: What to do in the Puntarenas area of Costa Rica?

Hi Tess, If you're into food, you might want to check out Jaco Beach​. Jaco is kind of like the Vegas of Costa Rica but it has some truly amazing restaurants. A few of my favorites are Graffiti, Lemon Zest, and Side Street Cafe. There are also some... See More

ASan Jose: San Jose - where to stay and is it safe downtown?

Hi Kristen, My husband and I recently got back from a couple of nights in San Jose and loved it! We've explored all of Costa Rica but hadn't spent much time in the capital yet and had a lot more fun than we expected. We stayed at Hotel Aranjuez​,... See More

ACosta Rica: Where is the best beach to stay in Costa Rica?

Hi Lisa, For a first-time visitor, I recommend either the Tamarindo​ area in Guanacaste or Manuel Antonio​ on the Central Pacific Coast. Both of these areas have a lot of things to do and a good selection of hotels and restaurants.... See More

ABest kitesurfing spots in the world?

Lake Arenal overlooking Arenal Volcano​ in Costa Rica has some killer wind for kitesurfing. The west end is the windiest and it's known for having consistent gusts of 30 mph--best during the dry season (Dec.-Mar.). It's an awesome area to explore... See More

ACosta Rica: Best Location for Surfing and Adventure?

I agree that you should look into Malpais​/Playa Santa Teresa​. Santa Teresa is a little touristy if you're looking for more of a local spot but if you stay in Mal Pais or Playa Hermosa a little outside of town, you can get away... See More

AOsa Peninsula: Suggestions for best guides, etc, for solo travel to Corcovado

You'll love Corcovado National Park​, Rae-Ann, it's one of my favorite places in Costa Rica, so remote and beautiful. The easiest way to access the park is by staying in Drake Bay​. Lots of the lodges there offer tours but my... See More

ACosta Rica: Average Apartment Rental Prices In Costa Rica

Hi Laura, My husband and I have been living in CR for a little over a year. We've actually been housesitting, which you should definitely consider if you haven't already. In CR, breakins can be a problem when houses are left vacant so a lot of people use housesitters.... See More

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