La Gioconda House Hotel

Avenida Central, Frente Embajada de Nicaragua, Barrio La California, San Jose, 2050, Costa Rica
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  • Couples95
  • Solo100
  • Business100

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Forum Posts

Fly into San Jose and travel to Manuel Antonio or Arenal

by jen4774

Hello, my fiance and I are planning to go to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and narrowed it down to spend time in Manuel Antonio and Arenal. The question is, should we stay all 5 nights in Manuel Antonio and take a day trip to Arenal? Or should we split up our trip b/w those two sites.

Also - how do you get from the airport to these 2 destinations? Thanks!!

Re: Fly into San Jose and travel to Manuel Antonio or Arenal

by dmorasch

split your time, arenal is too far for a day trip. From manuel antonio you can take fantasy bus or interbus, both are about $25 per person and they will pick you up and drop you off at your hotels. Any other questions just send me an e-mail, I've been to Costa Rica seven times now.

Re: Fly into San Jose and travel to Manuel Antonio or Arenal

by Suzie3

Several options for travel to Manuel Antonio and Arenal.

5 nights isn't enough for both places really because travel is so far between. It is about 5-6 hrs between the two places.

What time you get into the country and when you leave really makes a huge difference. You may have to plan one or two of those nights near the airport. Are you talking 4 days 5 nights? If so, I would just go to Manuel Antonio if a beach is on your wish list.

Travel Tips for San José

Avenida Central

by isolanthui

Cars are not allowed to enter this area, it's a open-air mall of downtown San Jose indeed. You can find bookstore, department store, supermarket, fastfood (such like Taco Bell, Subway, BurgerKing, Pizza Hut, Pollo Campero and McDonald's) and boutiques.

ATV tour

by sfphototraveller

I went on this ATV tour. We drove on trails on top of the Mountain with great views of the city.
We drove Yamaha Fourtrax ATV. We wore helmets and followed the guide around dirt packed and gravel trails.

The guide picked us up from our hotel in San Jose in a 4 wheel drive van and drove us up the mountain. After a couple of hours we returned and had lunch and drove around somemore.
We brought our cameras and took pics during our short rest stops along the trail.

$ 85 dollars for- Pick up,ATV tour and lunch.

Parque Zoologico Simón Bolivar - The Zoo

by penumbra

Established in 1916, San Jose’s zoo contains more than 300 animals and 150 species of plants. Operated by the National Park Service, it offers opportunity to view numerous species of native wildlife that are not all that easily seen in the wild, even after a week or two of walking trails through different national parks. Open 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Small admission.

Address: North on Calle 9

By plane to/out of San José

by besbel

Apart from international flights, there are also domestic ones for those who want to go from San José to anywhere in the country or to the beaches. They are fast and comfortable. Some airlines that offer this service are Sansa (tel. (506) 221-9414) and Travelair (tel. (506) 232-7883)


by Kindra about Tin Jo

Tired of rice and beans? This restaurant has a HUGE menu with a variety of vegetarian options and dishes from Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Indian cuisines. Soooo tasty and the prices are a little high for Costa Rican standards but very reasonable for the quality and service. Vegetarian green thai curry.


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