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Two week itinerary help

Austin, Texas
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Two week itinerary help

Group of 5 of us will be flying in and out of San Jose. We are coming the end of October beginning of November. So far we know we want to do a few days in Puerto Viejo and most of our time in Bocas I am thinking on Bastimentos. Worried we need one more location for a few of the days. We definitely want to end our stay in a beach location. Thinking I need to add a stop between San Jose and Puerto Viejo. We plan on renting airbnb. Any help is appreciated. TYIA. I am really wanting to nail down accommodations but need to plan the schedule first. Also posted in Bocas forum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1. Re: Two week itinerary help

The beaches south of Puerto Viejo are the best on this coast. You could end the trip with a few days in Cahuita, 1/2 hour north of Puerto Viejo which has golden beaches inside the national park. The park entrance is right in the center of town.

Hope you realize that Bastimentos is a very quiet island with the exception of daytrippers to Red Frog Beach & no nightlife to speak of.

Edited: 06 September 2018, 22:21
Ontario, Canada
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2. Re: Two week itinerary help

SJO - Tortuguero (1-2 nights) -S. Caribbean - Bocas?

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3. Re: Two week itinerary help

Or SJO-Arenal-S. Caribbean -Bocas?

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4. Re: Two week itinerary help

Not sure if you're still planning, but there's isn't much to stop at between PV and SJO. We have stayed at Turrialba for one night a couple times at a little B&B called La Cascada. The owner is fantastic (Spanish only) and will make you dinner if pre-arranged as well. Amazing views of the valley from this expansive deck. There's a little town there and a nearby national park with some ruins. We have also gone north a bit and stayed at a rustic rainforest lodge with rafting and cooking classes, etc. if that might appeal. One other option to consider would be to do a Pacuare rafting trip, which can include an overnight deep in the forest that you raft in and spend the night. That's located on the way back to San Jose from PV.

Tampa, Florida
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5. Re: Two week itinerary help

Isn't that a very rainy time of the year on the Caribbean side?

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