The pacific side is just amazing, but please avoid Jaco. We were there for a week. We were robbed, stopped for speeding (we weren't) stopped and questioned as drug dealers, got frisked at the bank (that wasn't so bad) and got cussed out because we didn't want to buy a trinket. We were abandoned on an island with no water for a couple of hours after taking a boat ride that was with out a doubt one of the harriest ones I've ever been on. And, I used to live on a boat and have ridden out two hurricains, alone. I think the landscape was so beautiful, But, you are on your own most of the time. The roads aren't very well marked, and anyone who didn't want to help you would pretend they couldn't speak english....the last day we were there we were told by a local that it is an old trick, and if you show a couple of $$s, their english gets really fluent. I don't think I would ever go back to Jaco, but would love to see the rest of this beautiful country.
Last edited by sunandsand; 11/03/09 04:08 PM.