Top Costa Rica Travel Tips – Essential for your Costa Rica Vacation

Top Costa Rica Travel Tips – Essential for your Costa Rica Vacation

Welcome to Frog TV,
I’m Adam Baker. Today I’m gonna be answering the 7 most common questions questions we get asked by our clients looking to visit Cost Rica.
Who am I to answer them you might say well, I’m British expat he’s been living
here in Costa Rica since 2006 and have been fortunate enough to work
in the tourism industry ever since I arrived. So let’s get to our list. Well nice and simple, make sure you get in
two locations don’t just go to the beach for a week,
before you go anywhere just go and visit the volcano and
rainforest area maybe two or three nights before
relaxing on the beach. The volcano area offers exciting scenery, active volcanoes
amazing tours whitewater rafting, zip lining, hot
springs – you can’t miss out, so make sure you go there, then head to the
beach and take it easy for the rest of the vacation. It’s too far away, that’s the simple matter.
You don’t wanna be spending three to four to five hours in what way trip to the volcano just do
the same thing when you get back the volcano has far too much to see and
do, so don’t miss out make sure you stay there
for a few days, and it’s just to far you don’t wanna go to the volcano just to relax
in the hot springs for maybe one hour and see the volcano. Stay there and enjoy some of the tours, it’s the adventure capital of Costa Rica and the local town at the volcano is La Fortuna a fantastic cultural experience which
you won’t find at the beach and it really adds to that vacation. Well I can tell you now Costa Rican Vacations guarantee our
prices to be exactly the same as if you were to book hotels on your own. We save you all the time energy
so you don’t have to go and search the best hotels for the best tours, theres
so much choice out there to just get in touch with us and as we
guarantee the same prices everybody wins this simple way we make
our money is we take a small commission from the
hotel costs so say hotel cost you $100 per night, they sell it to us for $80 we guarantee it to be the same price at
a $100 bucks and the company makes $20 dollars commission and
thats how it works out – prices guaranteed everybody wins it’s a golden set up.
So what are you waiting for make sure to get in touch with us and we
will get you the best rates Well to keep it simple – no It’ll only rain in the afternoons and some
parts of the country more than others. If you want that nice beach getaway in
the middle of September make sure to go to the northwest of the
country. Costa Rica’s Guanacaste coast offers fantastic dry sunny weather in
the high 90’s all year round however there’s some big
advantages in travelling in the green season: the
wildlife is fantastic you won’t have seen anything like it
anywhere else int he world okay you’re gonna have fantastic lush
rainforest wildlife is gonna be everywhere the other
advantage is fewer tourists obviously it’s off-season so you also get
cheaper hotel rates, and the inside tip is traveling in what we
call in Costa Rica the ‘Veranillio de San Juan’ which is San
Juan’s summer now this is an ideal time to travel it’s
just at the end of June to the first few weeks of July.
So when the rain clouds disappear in the afternoons you get lovely warm weather all day
that’s the insider’s tip, that you need to know Get on it! Well we offer rental cars, if you really want one for the flexibility
however there’s a few advantages and I would say a few more advantages
in using our private transfer service. The advantages you don’t have to drive
on the Costa Rican roads, It doesn’t matter how good your
suspension is, if you get from A to B it’s gonna be a bumpy ride the roads are not what they are where you
live that’s a guarantee! Doesn’t matter where you are – Mongolia? Costa Rica raods are worst!
Now not just that a stressed getting from A to B there is
no good signs in Costa Rica there is no nice’n easy street names and
addresses it’s a nightmare so getting from A to B is not simple, you don’t
know where your going, it just causes stress you don’t need on your vacation use one of our private bi-lingual drivers, he’ll get you from A to B in a relaxed fashion. He’s fluent in
English and it’s a transfer for you and your family or maybe a partner it’s
something that kinda adds to your vacation experience. He will stop on the way, he’ll show you
the sights and sounds you get to try some exotic fruit that
you’ve never even heard of that you’d never even seen or thought about before,
and he’s there for you so you have a much more relaxing
experience meaning you get to the hotel so you can get into the swimming pool and get that cocktail a lot quicker! Well, I can tell you in two words:
extremely busy. 60 percent of all vacationers coming to
Costa Rica bought their vacation for Christmas in March thats a whole nine months before
Christmas comes around, so you need to get on it as soon as possible. There’s a couple of
reasons: it’s the busiest time of the year it’s just a fact, for two weeks the hotel’s
will actually close out their rooms sooner and they’ll give some of these rooms to agencies, we call them ‘Christmas Blocks’ so we have a
selection of hotel rooms just for you so you can book them early,
so you won’t find any availability come July or August perhaps the hotel
that’s most popular or the one you want to visit.
So give us a call and get your flights early as well, traveling at Christmas the
flights just go mad and all the prices go up there’s more flights because it’s a
holiday period which is fantastic but they will get expensive.
So don’t wait till October! Well yes you can, should you? Possibly not. Costa Rica’s local currency is the Costa Rican Colon, now we also use the US dollar so what we
recommend is taking a couple one-dollar bills but
more $5’s, $10’s and $20’s use them when you’re traveling abroad you’ll
get the change in Colones. Or simply go to the ATM inside the
airport. Get the Costa Rican Colones out, the
exchange rate will be by the bank nice and easy.
Those are the 7 top tips or I should say 7 top myths that I’ve
just busted for you guys. Now if you have anymore questions from me
write them here in the comments box and I’ll make sure
to get back to you on our next Questions video.
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and the link will be right there, there’s the link. You’ll be able to check back for more
information, and MORE videos For Frog TV – I’m Adam Baker Hasta – la Proxima


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    Costa Rican Vacations

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    Jana Banana

    Your video is cute!
    Check out my channel let me know what you think of it?
    Have a great day!
    Subscribe if you like it thanks

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    Katelynn McDougall

    How much will your driver cost? Is it a flat rate or do I have to pay for mileage, gas, etc?

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    lol Costa Rica(aka Tiquicia for the locals) has like 250 volcanos, from those only 5 are currently active, the one you call "The volcano" its arenal volcano the most popular one and the only cone shape volcano in Costa Rica, but still, you can go and visit the other 4 active volcanos and their national parks; doing so you will experience the different microclimates.

    Costa Rica land area is only of 51.100 km2 (0.03% of the planet’s surface) but this  small land represent nearly 4% of the total worldwide biodiversity; so has an advice, just dont stay in one place, and dont put all your eggs in one basket, Costa Rica main economic activity is touristm, so you will find hundreds of travel agency both national and international, so take your time to chose the one more comfortable for you.

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    Do plane tickets get cheaper at a certain time period? I'm going during Christmas time but I'm not sure when to buy the tickets!

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    David F Collis

    Im coming with a bunch of guys and they want to meet some "working girls" as we have heard it's ALL legal there, that right ? How about the legendary hotel Del Rey, and the Key Largo ? Can you arrange a tour for us, then we'll do the volcano ? Thanks

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    Sergz and Tans

    hey guys, we made a short video while travelling around the Arenal Volcano and Tamarindo area in Costa Rica. Check it out and subscribe if you like it! 🙂

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    awesome video, going to Costa Rica in April of '16, is it usually clear then? Also visiting the Volcano for 2 days, cant wait.

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    Angie Honey

    Hi, we are staying from sept 18th , would love a nite or two beside volcano, what are best hotels, more on budget, but still need air on and no spiders :). We are staying in South east. Rui G hotel thanks

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    Hello, i would like to plan a vacation to Costa Rica from July 1st – 7th what can you do for me? Do you have any discounts for military people? Also, i will be flying from Istanbul to Costa Rica and my Girlfriend from Honduras. what do you recommend we do?

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    Oscar Garcia

    I booked a round trip flight on spirit airlines nonstop to costa rica from Houston for $120.. this May.
    my hotel is a hammock i got on craigslist for $10
    and my compass & map cost $20.
    I plan on spending between $200-$250. for 2 weeks in May.
    can you find me a better travel deal for <$225?

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    Paul Bullock

    How is Costa Rica for the Ziki Virus? Is it safe to travel? Also how would you plan to visit Liberia area and also San Jose?

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    Samantha Aparicio VLOG &Reviews

    what are the best town to stay in when going to Costa Rica? where i can experience all the outdoor experience??

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    Larry Taube

    We have a travel package and are using a Swiss Travel tour guide and driver for a group of 10 people. These two have been excellent resources for us during our stay of ten days. We have used them for about 8 full days during this time.

    What would you recommend for tips for the guide and driver? We do not know the value of the trips they have taken us on?
    Thanks for your help!

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    Let's Go™ 4K Interactive Family Travel Series

    Very informative! Great vid! Please take a look at some of our Costa Rica episodes. Would love to collaborate!

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    James Rice

    My wife and I have planned a trip to Costa Rica during the thanksgiving week 2017. How can we get more information regarding your grounds transportation and fees?

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    I enjoyed your vid, What was your inspiration behind it? Please as well take a look at my travel serial, been to US, Spain, Kingdom of Thailand and Australia so far! all the best! Josh

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    Mike Burr

    Great tips! Check out my top things to do in Costa Rica > #CostaRica #LeaningTraveler

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    Rory Martin-King

    Damn it I was hoping on more survival answers as I am backpacking around the area with limited supplies for half a year, thanks though!

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    I have a video on my channel about tips and advice on traveling to Costa Rica! Please check it out! I hope you enjoy it!

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    Nancy Hanna

    Hello I am going to Costa Rica in about 2 weeks for volunteer work.  I have the option to go to Santa Ana, Tres Rios or Limon.  What would you suggest?  I was thinking of going to Santa Ana because it is the closest to MonteVerde and I thought I could visit during the weekend. Please let me know what you suggest.  Is it safe as a woman to travel alone in Costa Rica? thanks for your tips
    After I come back, I will probably plan another trip with my family in June (end of June, first of July) and want to make sure my 3 teens have lots of fun…. I may just reach out to you to plan a vacation upon my return.

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    hey there…great info…thank you.
    planning a coastal road trip around Costa Rica…ending up in Puerto Viejo de talamanca. any advice? your thoughts? is April a good time to go?

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    Sumayyah Abdus-Samad

    great information.
    im planning to visit Costa Rica in December for my Birthday. where is the best area to stay?

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    Thierry De Vynck

    Great advice!
    We've been there in May 2017 and had a blast. I can confirm all your tips 🙂
    ( feel free to check out our little vid: )

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    Patricia Catrillo

    Can you give me an idea of costs to go traveling from my base in San Jose. Say to Guana Caste and Arenal volcano?  Thanks!

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    Rodrigo Collazo

    Dude, I've wanting to go to Costa Rica for a long time… but it seems dificult knowing where to stay and where to go… I would like to get in touch with your agency for more info.

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    Robin Mackenzie

    Hi Adam we have booked flights from UK Jan 23rd to SanJose returningFeb 8th to UK. We would like to try and organise travel and accomm to Arenal and then onto Guanacaste. Do you have contact address so we can arrange this ? We really dont want to drive after hearing your advice but rather use public transport or have driver like you show in vid. Thanks Rob.

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    Angelo Gatto

    My girlfriend and I just came back from Costa Rica! We loved it. If you would like to see my travel video, head over to my channel! Feel free to ask me any questions!

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    Ann Cullum

    Hi Adam is May a good time to travel to Costa Rica? Which hotels would you recommend on the Pacific side for the beach having flown into St José and what would you recommend to arrange for transportation if you have accommodation already booked. Your videos have been really helpful.

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    Hi Adam , can you let me know where would be the best place for atmosphere to watch the costa rica v Brazil game for the World Cup. We arrive two days before the game and have 3 weeks in the country to visit

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    Don Gerardi

    Adam, we are traveling to Costa Rica May 5th through the 12th. We are considering the Riu Palace but are open to other suggestions. Can you give us tips and or advice about going? Thank you very much in advance!

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    Michael Gabriel

    I’m a single male 48 yo traveling alone. I have a couple of weeks vacation time in August. Is that a good time to go?

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    G & D Travel World and more

    Not bad Your 7 tips, but it lacks the 8th Tip and this is my video of Costa Rica ( because it shows so much of the nature / animals that no private videographer ever has did that, we were on tour for six weeks a day! Have Fun

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    Lorraine williams

    Hi I’m disabled and want to go to Costa Rica and wondered wether it it’s wheelchair friendly.i know some parts aren’t! Also how safe is it.would I be to vulnerable there?

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    Drewitron 3000

    I really wanted to go to Costa Rica. Now I know this idiot lives there I'm having second thoughs.

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    Terry Howard

    Hi Adam, I've booked a flight this September(Gtw to Sjo)..I'm travelling solo… Can you please confirm to me that the easiest place to stay for all the activities at the volcano arenal is La Fortuna?

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    Fatima Bennaceur

    I’m so interested at this program! How does this work? I’m going to Costa Rica from March 1st to March 13th!

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    Terry Jones

    More tips: Don't try to send a postcard from C.R. We sent three cards six years ago from a hotel near the Arenal Volcano. The postage was $1.00 for each card. They never got to the recipients. Buy the cards and wait until you get back to the states before mailing them. Don't drink the water. I ate some salad and got food poisoning. I was sick for 8 days and lost 12 lbs. during my stay in C.R..

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    Captain Devin Roberts Costa Rica is one of the Prettiest places in the world for videoing no matter how you slice it.

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    Edward Adrian

    I recommend You Pacuare Whitewater. It is fantastic. Chirripo is good but not for everyone. Enjoy my country and don't trust in the police.

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