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Provincia de San José Travel Answers

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2011
is San Isidoro del General a good base for a week visit?  (2 Answers)

Hi Everyone,
This is my first visit, so please excuse any ignorance I may exhibit.
Some friends have offered us a time share for a week in CR. Although it looks like the northwest is more tourism oriented, the only place we can find that is available anytime soon is "Hotel del Sur" in San Isidoro del General.
Would this location work as a base for a week's visit? We can rent a car; a 4x4 if necessary.
Any advice would be appreciated; I need to make a decision pretty quickly

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 07, 2010
Costa Rica Soccer  (1 Answer)

Traveling to Costa Rica in July. My son would really like to buy some sports memorabilia - soccer jersey, etc. Any tips on where to shop? We will be in San Jose for a few nights. Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2009
Great places!!!

Kindly recommend great places to visit while I'm there for a tour. Thank you very much!!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2009
Tourist attractions, nearby restaurants and malls  (3 Answers)

Good day!

I'm a person who loves to travel. I would like to visit Costa Rica and I'll be staying at Double Tree Cariari Hotel. I want to know the tourist attractions where I can visit, the nearby restaurants, convenience store and malls that is within walking distance only or through cab. Please let me know as soon as possible. Hope to hear from you soon.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2008
San Jose--Safe Area to Stay In  (2 Answers)

A few years ago San Jose appeared to be a city with little crime; however today from what I am reading it has a high crime rate. Is Barrio Amon not a safe area to walk around at night anymore? How about Barrio Otoya? I am a guy traveling alone and enjoy staying in the heart of things so I can walk, have coffee or a beer in a cafe, people watch, etc. Doesn't take alot to please me! Was thinking 5 days there before going to the beach area. Thanks for any input.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 08, 2008
Day trip from Alajuela  (2 Answers)

We will arrive on a friday afternoon in July in San José Airport and stay two nights in Alajuela before flying to Palmar Sur with Nature Air. I have been in San José/Alajuela several times, have seen Poás, Waterfall Gardens, City of San José, and now I don’t know what I shall do that remaining day. Is it worth going to Irazú when we saw Poás? I’m not interested in Sarchi’s ox carts, and I am travelling with a teenage boy.
Can I get by public transportation from Alajuela to the airport of Pavas? Or how much would a taxi been from Alajuela?
Thanks for your help

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 23, 2007
Pay as you go cell phones in Costa Rica  (1 Answer)

Hi all!

I'm studying abroad in Costa Rica starting this Saturday. I'll be in San José for the first 4 weeks or so. I was wondering if anyone knew whether there are pay as you go cell phones readily available for international calls? Is the service reliable? Expensive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2006
Car Rental  (6 Answers)

Having real issues at the moment.

Car rental ranges in price.

Found an excellent quote from Ebookers but they require an INternational Drivers Liscense.

Dollar are pretty cheap, but they don't include the excess insurance.

Basically, if the car got stolen, ebookers would refund monies lost. Dollar would bill us1500.

Any ideas?

How do I get the international Liscence?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2005
Treehouse Punta Uva

I am planning a trip to Costa Rica next year and am wondering if anyone has stayed at the TreeHouse in Punta Uva? Sounds like an interesting destination and I really like the unusual. They advertise a Treehouse and a Beach house on the property and say the beach is one of the best in CR?
Any expertise appreciated.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 13, 2005
Whats goin on!

Hey guys whats up? I'm coming to Cartago, Costa Rica in Late August and know that it is close to San Jose. How much is a cab/bus from Cartago to San Jose, what are some good night spots to go to? I'm voluntering in the community and am from Maryland, I'm looking forward to meet some new locals or people familar w/ the area. Feel free to respond. Peace.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 10, 2005
San Joaquin and San Jose?

I am going to Costa Rica for the first time in August and will be spending three weeks. I am going to be staying with a host family and taking language classes. I am staying in San Joaquin, which I believe is a suburb of San Jose.

Can any one tell me about San Joaquin, things to do, etc.?

During the week I will be in class, but will want to get out for short afternoon trips and longer weekend trips. I've read so much about the great parks, preserves, etc. in Costa Rica...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2005
Airport x rays and film  (2 Answers)

Im traveling to CR and have heard that their luggage x rays are particularly strong. What films speeds would be safe to pass through?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 31, 2005
Food at the airport?  (1 Answer)

We will be in San Jose for a week in June. Our flight leaves at 7:00 a.m. to go home. We will have to be at the airport by 5:30 at least to check in. Are there restaurants or food stands at the airport where we could get a cup of coffee or even a little breakfast? Are they open early? Thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 12, 2005
Where to Stay in San Jose?

I am going to SanJose 5/5-5/12. I want know if I should stay there at a hotel the whole trip and do day excursions. I want a place that is in walking distance of resturants, night life, museums, ect. My plans are to Mountain bike, snorkel, sandy beach tropical laid back atmosphere ,sea kayak, jungle canopy(nature preserve), hotsprings, climb a volcano if possible. I usually do not like to go on tours. But I would if there is not a lot of people and it's not just being on a bus for most of the day I will consider it. Is renting a motorbike, a car, or other transprtation more desireable (bus) taxi.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 13, 2005
House for rent near University of CR???????  (1 Answer)

I am looking for a large house in a safe barrio near the University of Costa Rica. It it has a pool even better. Please email me at [email] Yo hablo espanol sin problema! Gabe

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2004
Car Rental

I am trying to decide between numerous car rentals. Has anyone heard of Suzuki car rental? Are they reliable? Any car rental recommendations and an average price I should pay?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2004
where to stay in San Jose  (5 Answers)

Where is a safe, clean and yet inexpensive place to stay in San Jose for a week or so for one person???

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