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While car rentals can be booked directly at the two major international airports, the capital city of San Jose and other locales, it advisable to make reservations well in advance of the trip. Travelers should also bring along road maps and add a GPS system to the car rental or use their smartphone GPS to navigate unfamiliar roads. In many circumstances, particularly in rainy conditions or for a particular destination, car rental agencies may require the use of a four wheel drive vehicle. driver license or an International Driver Permit.

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Much like Costa Rican hotels, many outstanding restaurants can be found throughout the country. Among the recommended spots are La Bodega and Pangas Beach Club in Tamarindo, Chifa La Familia Feliz in La Fortuna, Cafe Rico in Puerto Viejo and Soda Jaco Rustico in Jaco.

With more than 800 miles of sun kissed and largely protected shoreline, Costa Rica is filled Canada Goose Coats On Sale with several world class beaches. For visitors staying in or near San Jose, the most practical spot to visit is 60 miles away in the resort city of Jaco, known as a surfer mecca along the country west coast. Further south isPlaya Manuel Antonio, arguably the best beach in Costa Rica and part of the similarly named national park once listed among the 12 most beautiful national parks in canada goose coats the world. Other notable beaches worth considering as part of a getaway to Costa Rica include Nosara Beach, Playa Hermosa, Playa Santa Teresa, Canada Goose Jackets Puerto Viejo and Tamarindo. In all, most any Costa Rican beach can provide unparalleled memories with sweeping views, tropical water temperatures, water activities and plenty of places to relax under the sun.

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Although Poas Volcano is a very convenient attraction since it much closer to San Jose, Arenal Volcano, with its classical conical shape, is far more distinctive in appearance and well worth the extra trek. Located within Arenal National Park about 90 miles northwest of the capital city, the impressive stratovolcano stands 5,437 feet high, surrounded by canadian goose jacket a tropical forest, and remains one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Contributing to the widespread popularity of this nearly 30,000 acre national park is its breathtaking natural beauty at amazing places like La Fortuna Waterfall and Lake Arenal as well as the many natural hot springs, some of which reside on local luxury resorts. Other popular outdoor activities in Arena National Park include hiking, river rafting, kayaking, nature tours and bike tours. No trip to Arenal National Park would be complete without a visit to the village of La Fortuna, with its grand views of the volcano just four miles away.

One of Costa Rica dominant features is its rainforests, often described as the of the earth. Among the most popular rainforests for ecotourists is in the country central highlands at Monteverde. Clearly living up to its name (Green Mountain), Monteverde is the setting for one canada goose coats on sale of the country most important cloud forest reserves, otherwise known as a fog forest. At 4,662 feet above sea level, Monteverde is rich in biodiversity, with more than 2,500 plant species and hundreds animal species. Despite being one of the most famous attractions in Costa Rica, Monteverde reportedly draws less than 100,000 annual visitors. However, those who do make the journey are treated to one of the most fascinating places on Earth.