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Playa Hermosa/La Fortuna 12 days in May

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Playa Hermosa/La Fortuna 12 days in May

My husband and I will be travelling to Playa Hermosa and La Fortuna for 11 nights/ 12 days in May 2014. We plan to stay at Hotel El Velero upon arrival for a few days and then travel to La Fortuna by rental car. Any suggestions on how to spend our time in Hermosa is greatly appreciated. While in CR, we would like to white water raft, zip line, and possibly rent a 4 wheeler or horseback ride. Would these activities be better experiences in La Fortuna? Can we even go white water rafting in Mid-May? I understand that the waters may not be high enough for us to go.

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1. Re: Playa Hermosa/La Fortuna 12 days in May

For white water rafting - there are quite a few choices. There are two that you could do from Playa Hermosa - the Rio Cucaracho and the Rio Tenorio. From the Arenal area, there are several. Check here; www.riostropicales.com There are other outfitters that do whitewater rafting but this will give you some ideas. Then once you are here in the country, you can ask about which would be the best river(s) to run, based on current conditions.

For Playa Hermosa, take a look here: anywherecostarica.com/destinations/playa-her…

And look over this list: 1. Do the One Day Adventure Pass at Guachipelin. www.guachipelin.com

2. Visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park for hiking, volcano, waterfalls, hot springs, mud pots, etc.

3. Go horseback riding, fishing or boating

4. Visit Santa Rosa National Park and see the old farmstead known as "La Casona" - now a museum - it figures prominently in Costa Rican history. There are several nearby trails to choose from and one longish trail ends at a deserted beach.

5. Visit El Viejo Wetlands and take a boat tour through Palo Verde National Park http://www.elviejowetlands.com/

6. Take the boat to Witch's Rock for surfing or just visiting a beautiful beach.

7. Visit the town of Guatil where you can see authentic Chorotega pottery being made.

8. Head to the Tenorio National Park for the hike to the Rio Celeste.

9. Go to Llanos del Cortes waterfall. Huge waterfall with small swimming area. There are often monkeys in the trees overhead.

10. Visit Las Pumas Wildlife Rescue Center in Canas where you can see all sorts of animals, including big cats.

11. Arrange a sailing trip with the Sea Bird out of Playas del Coco. Snorkeling or just a quiet sunset cruise.

12. Take a whitewater rafting trip on the Tenorio River or a float trip on the Corobici River. www.rinconcorobici.com

13. Take a whitewater rafting trip on the Cucaracho River riostropicales.com/index.php/…cucaracho-river

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