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Place to stay between PV area and SJO

Philadelphia
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Place to stay between PV area and SJO

We are ending our trip in Playa Chiquita and we are hoping to find a place to spend our very last night in between the Caribbean coast and SJO. Our flight out is at 2:30pm, so we don't need to be AT the airport the night before, but on our way back there for a quick morning drive.

We have stayed in Turrialba before but wanted to see if anyone had any 1-night suggestions. It would be nice to have it be a last feel of CR before we head back to the states. We are a family of 2 parents, 2 young kids, and 2 grandparents. We will have a vehicle.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Place to stay between PV area and SJO

Hotel Bougainvillea gets good marks, we can comment more in a few weeks (we have February reservations).

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2. Re: Place to stay between PV area and SJO

There really is not much at all on the direct route. You could make a detour to Sarapiqui just before you reach Braulio Carrillo National Park and spend the night at the edge of the rainforest at Selva Verde. You’re roughly 1.5-2 hours from the airport if you take the Varablanca route and you can even stop for a few minutes to check out the La Paz waterfall right at the side of the road.

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3. Re: Place to stay between PV area and SJO

Thanks! We are actually staying in Sarapiqui for a couple of nights on the way to the Caribbean coast (from the Arenal area). I agree that there isn’t much. Maybe we will just stay at our friendly B&B near Turrialba even though it’s a bit out of the way...

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4. Re: Place to stay between PV area and SJO

Well you could check out Casa Rio Blanco, a small B&B near Guacimo just a kilomete or so off the main highway. It’s a simple place with individual bungalows set above the river (hidden by foliage) and there’s a watering hole in the river just up the riad if you need to cool off. We enjoyed our stay there but it is a simple but charming place - don’t expect luxury.

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5. Re: Place to stay between PV area and SJO

Keep going to the Orosi Valley. There are many lodging options from very basic to 5 star. What are you looking for?

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