Ah Costa Rica, my dream destination.
Average cost per day: $77 or 38,200 CRC
And for a budget traveler, you could easily travel for as little as $30 or 15,000 CRC per day.
Places to visit:
Manuel Antonio National Park: If you want to go through the park with a guide it can cost from about $45 – $65. However, you are able to go without a guide and will have to pay about $10 for entry. The park is open from 7am to 4pm Tuesday through Sunday. There is a variety of different tours available including a monkey feeding tour, a mangrove tour, diving tour. You can also go horseback riding, zip lining, and parasailing. There’s even a spa for those of you who want to relax after a day of running around the park.
National Museum in San Jose: If you’re more of a museum goer, then this should definitely be on your itinerary. It costs $8 for foreigners but students can get in for $4 with a student ID (another reason for me to go to Costa Rica:)) They’re open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9:00 to 4:30. They even have free wifi in the library and main garden for those of you who don’t want to pay wifi fees at your hotel. They have history, archeology, anthropology, and natural history exhibits. Did I mention it looks like a giant yellow castle? If that’s not reason enough to go there, I don’t know what you people want from me.
Poas Volcano National Park: Hiking at an active volcano? Count me in! Poas is one of Costa Rica’s largest and most active volcanoes. While hiking the trails, there’s even the chance to see a Resplendent Quetzal, a beautiful bird with large green feathers. There is a $7 entry fee for the park, which can be cut in half for students with IDs. They’re open from 8:00am to 3:30pm. There is also a small museum where visitors can learn about the volcano.
More useful information:
Language spoken: Spanish
Currency: Costa Rican Colón
Sales Tax: 13%
Emergencies: Dial 911
Choosing only three places to go for Costa Rica is impossible. I might have to do a part 2 some time in the future! Like always, if you see any information that is wrong, feel free to tell me. Also, comment on what country you would want me to write about and what information you would like to know. Should I write more on the language or do the useful info like I did in this post?