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#19009 - 03/02/05 09:31 PM Belize to Costa Rica  
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Does anyone know of a really inexpensive way to do this route?

#19010 - 03/02/05 11:09 PM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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I haven't done it myself, but my friend lives in Costa Rica and travels to Belize. I could e-mail him and ask his suggestions. Depends on where you want to go in Costa Rica and your means of travel. Also depends on your interests and what you want to do when you are there. For instance, I assume you want to fly? If so, are you interested in the Pacific side (Liberia) or San Jose, the capitol? Do you want to spend time on the Pacific side or the Carribean? Don't know if you have been to Costa Rica before. I found it an awesome place, but wished I spoke better Spanish. It is inexpensive and the food is great! Plus, I have never seen such wildlife, rivers, jungles and waterfalls. Crime and theft are a major concern.

Did not make it to Pacific side, but highly recommend a visit to Fortuna (hotels are clean, safe and cheap), Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs. I spent a majority of my 10 days in Puerto Viejo, Cocles and Manzanillo, on the Carribean side, near the Panamanian border. Pristine beaches, jungle, and no hotels on the beaches. I highly recommend the Lonely Planet travel guide. It is very accurate.

#19011 - 03/02/05 11:25 PM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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That would be great to hear from your friend, just fiddling online I've found flights from Belize City via San Salvadore at around 900$ which is more expensive than flying from Canada direct!!!

I think the carribean side would fine for me. I want to see the cloud forest.

#19012 - 03/03/05 01:37 AM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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Are you refering to Monteverde? An amazing place that is north-west of San Jose. Monteverde was the highlight of our trip.

$900! That is what I pay from BC, Canada!

Good luck!

#19013 - 03/03/05 09:41 AM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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Yeah I know! It's crazy, with the ferry, cab or plane i have to take to get off the island I might as well go back to Canada and re-plan a new trip!

so much for "being in the area" wink

#19014 - 03/03/05 03:13 PM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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Taca via El Salvador has the only flights so the price never goes down much. The cloud forest is on the Pacific Side

#19015 - 03/03/05 04:58 PM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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Nine hundred dollars what? US/BZ/CA? There's a pretty wide spread there.

I thought you were a rich guy...wonder where I got that? :p

* I Go Pogo *
#19016 - 03/03/05 06:44 PM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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rich guy,
just did this trip but in the opposite direction. san jose to san salvador to belize city on taca, don't think it was anywhere near that much. my wife made the arrangements, and i recall that the price went down at some point after our original quote. i think we paid around $275US p/p. $900US would seem a bit high, but who can figure airline fares. costa rica is great, definetly do tabacon hot springs, and try to do some billfishing on the pacific side. try the SW part of CR for fishing,(golfo dulce) beautiful area and great fishing with several good resorts. i'll check that airfare price with my wife, but i am sure it was nothing like $900.

#19017 - 03/03/05 07:02 PM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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My friend does exactly what Timo says above on Taca. His airfare was about $300. This is out of San Jose.

#19018 - 03/03/05 09:15 PM Re: Belize to Costa Rica  
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just asked my wife and she thinks it was more like $235US to $250US. this was on or about the 30th of jan.

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