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Artist Bird - San Jose Creative Side Walking Tour
"Meet in Parque Morazan under the dome temple. This park is in front of the Holiday Inn Aurola.We'll wonder under tunnels and past abandoned buildings catching the newest works in graffiti art and then continue to galleries featuring indigenous works urban fashion vibrant paintings sculptures furniture and more. Sometimes we might meet the artists themselves. In between locations we'll catch glimpses of some of San Jose's most historic buildings
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"An unique sightseeing double decker bus will take you to downtown San Jose from your hotel to witness the city's main historical landmarks for an immersive and panoramic cultural experience and a better understanding of Costa Rica's evolution. Art Museum Metropolitan Cathedral the old and authentic Central Market the new and impressive National Stadium an in-depth description of the National Monument and the influential historical episode that took place at the Democracy Plaza. The bus tour will take you comfortably and safely through San Jose's narrow and busy streets driving by beautiful outdoor city attractions. The living city is your museum
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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour
"Meet at Parque Morazan prior to 10:15 am. Your guide will be waiting for you under the dome temple.Once your walking tour begins your guide wll discuss current issues affecting the daily lives of Costa Ricans and Costa Rica on a global scale. Using a mix of current events historic photography and sites you will get an educated impression of the country not just a tourist one. Along the way you might run into protests concerts public art demonstrations
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National Theater

On Monday, one of the things we did was a tour of the National Theatre (which was being renovated, so it wasn’t really a tour, and we didn’t pay for it because the guard at the entrance wasn’t there)...
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Manuel Antonio National Park

One of our "must do"s when we visited the area, Manuel Antonio National Park is a beautiful rain forest with an abundance of wildlife. We took a guided tour, and we saw loads of monkeys, 3-toed and...
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Surf

There is a great little island just a kayak ride away from Playa Tamarindo. You can easily see it from the beach and it is a great little workout and you get some sun. Once you get to the island you...
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Canopy Tours

Zip-Line Canopy Tour The Zip Line Canopy tour is the most popular “Must Do” tour when visiting Costa Rica. You’ll safely glide high under the Rainforest Canopy treetops, down a series of 13 Zip Line...
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Punta Uva

The walk from PV to Punta Uva is pleasant and a great way to take in the sites. However, the first few kilometres south of town can be very dusty and heavy with traffic. Take the alternative which is...
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Arenal Volcano

There are more volcano tours tha you can shake a stick at here. This is why you come here though. I chose one that did a hike to near the base of the volcano, then took us after to a thermal bath....
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Boat Trips

We took a sunset boat cruise with Cesar. This included a going into a mangrove forest, stopping at a secluded beach with a cool cave and lookout, swimming at the beach where the Four Seasons is...
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Samara Information Center

The information center is a good place to stop in for ideas on what to do in the area. I stopped in the other day to ask questions about a drive south along the coast. Christopher was very helpful...
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Mugging & Robbery

I traveled to Bali in September for a two week vacation, initially travelling alone and then with my friend who joined me from Perth. Our trouble started on Gili Air, we stayed in a lovely bungalow...
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Parking Steerers

As you come down the mountain and approach Manuel Antonio National Park, you will see a number of men telling you to stop your vehicle. They wear an official looking park uniform and can be very...
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Money

We came to Tamarindo without much money expecting to use a local ATM. We used the ATM at the Best Western and we charged a whopping 5% surcharge! In our case, it turns out we we charged $12 US for one...
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Theft

There is a known thief in Esterillos Oeste. His name is Marlo. He will distract you by offering to get coconuts from the highest palm tree. While he has your attention showing off his partner will...
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Arenal Volcano

Arenal is one of the world's most active volcano. It woke up one day in 1968, wiped out 3 villages at its base, killing numerous ppl. Since then, it constantly has smaller eruptions on a daily basis,...
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Snakes

My wife and I visited the Arenal Observatory Lodge which is beautiful to say the least. They have the best view of the volcano and of Lake Arenal by far. But, on a sad note, we were there during the...
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