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Nervous!

My husband just won a trip to CR staying at the Sombras (?) Condos. Can anyone tell me about ANYTHING in CR? We've never been. Hoping to go in either April or June (best time for schedules). We are obviously staying at a condo, so I am worried we will get "bored" not being at a resort with the resort amenities. Any advice?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Nervous!

Congratulations. How long will you be staying there? I assume you mean the Sombras Condos in Playas Del Coco?

I don't think you will be bored. There are many shops/bars/restaurants in Playas Del Coco and lots of activities not too far away.

My only advice, spend your days outside of Playa Del Coco (unless you really like the shops there) and then you can enjoy the town in the evening.

Here's some general information on Playas Del Coco:

https:/…Weather

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2. Re: Nervous!

The condo is in Playa del Cocos, about 30 minutes drive from LIR airport.. It's north of the "main drag" where most of the shops and restaurants are in Cocos.

IMO you are better off with a car to explore the area of Costa Rica your condo is in..

Check out the "things to do in Playa Del Cocos" at the top of the forum page.

We stayed in Cocos and visited :

Congo Trail Ziopline.in Sardinal

Rincon de la Vieja national park just east of Liberia

Black sand beach in Ocotal ( dinner at Father Rooster's too)

El Viejo Wetlands boat tour of Tempisque River

Visited Tamarindo … a beach town just south of Cocos

Roads for most part in the area are fine. Some are graded gravel, but not an issue.

Bored? Depends on what you want to see and do. Doubtful there will be folks hanging around the pools at the condo complex. Ours did have a pool that we used only when we returned from some "adventure" .

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Costa Rica
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Sardinal
Sardinal
Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica
Rincon de La Vieja
Rincon de La Vieja
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Liberia
Liberia
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Tamarindo
Tamarindo
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3. Re: Nervous!

Thank you! We will be there 7 days!

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4. Re: Nervous!

As it said in the link I posted above, it's very hot (highs in the mid-90s) with little rain in April and the surroundings will be brown. In June, you'll probably get rain, though that'll make things green, and highs will be closer to 90.

You will want to fly to LIR (Liberia) airport, it's much closer than SJO (San Jose), which is about 4 -5 hours away.

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5. Re: Nervous!

all the things Steverinoh mentioned are excellent suggestions. I would definitely rent a car.

Here are a couple more suggestions

Sea bird excursions

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Hacienda Gauchipelin (near the entrance to Rincon de la Vieja national park)

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

If you are interested in trying surfing:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

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6. Re: Nervous!

We intentionally stayed away from "resorts" as CR offers so much to do. The last place we wanted to spend time was our hotel. Some of the things we did that we loved was raft, hike, swim, take pix of the monkeys, try random restaurants, just view the beautiful landscape from our cars, zipline...there's honestly no shortage of amazing things to do.

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