Luxury Large Ocean View Condo Near Beach. Your Home Away from Home. 3 Bedroom/2 Bath with Family Room, Dining Room, and Full Kitchen…
Warm, clean beaches, beautiful scenery, friendly people, and many outdoor activities, and a slow relaxing pace of life. Costa Rica is a great place to visit. Eco Tourism : Tourists do things outdoors and enjoy the ecology. Costa Rica has no army to support so it spends its money on education and the environment. It is like visiting Hawaii, but it is less developed, less expensive, and more wildlife.
In California, there are plenty of beaches, but the waters are cold. In Jaco, Costa Rica, the ocean waters are just as warm as they should be. You can go right in without getting used to it or talking yourself into it. You can do so even in December or at night and even without a wet suit.
Your condo is located in Jaco, a small beach town which is the closest beach town to San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. It is about a 75 min drive SW from San Jose via bus, van, taxi, or car. The main part of town is about 3 miles long. It has local restaurants, shops, grocery stores, spa, salons, banks, bars, casino, night clubs, gyms, and even American restaurants. It has stores to book tours for anything or to anywhere in Costa Rica. It has cars, bikes, surfboards, ATVs, and quads for rent. It is also easy to walk. The people are friendly, helpful, and many Speak English.
Costa Ricans (Ticos) are generally friendly and educated people. Most seem to like visitors from other countries and treat them well. There are, of course, exceptions, but on the whole, you can expect to be made welcome wherever you go.
Is it safe? Sure, but of course use the same precautions you would visiting any tourist spot just like any part of the USA. Like parts of the USA and other countries in the world, there are parts where you have to be more careful of walking, at night, and of your possessions.
Various airlines fly to San Jose, such as Continental¸ US Airways, and Delta.
There are usually non-stop 5 hour flights from Phoenix, AZ (PHX), Los Angeles, CA (LAX), and Houston, TX (HOU) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO). But, sometimes they are only once a week and sometimes not at all.
There are of course non-stop flights from most cities in the US: Atlanta(ATL) / Charlotte (CLT) / Chicago (ORD) / Dallas (DFW) / Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) / Houston (IAH) / Los Angeles (LAX) / Miami (MIA) / New York (JFK) / Orlando (MCO) / Phoenix (PHX)
Check the Following Sites for Price and Travel Dates;
USAirways Special — US Airways is now offering a No Payment for 6 months promotion on all flights to Costa Rica!!
Taca — Costa Rican Airlines. Usually cheaper but flights are limited to mainly LAX
Driving : Probably should not drive yourself your first time here. The Obeyance of traffic laws and signals and changing lanes are not what you are used to. Some joke (or is it true?) that red lights and stop signs are advisory.
Every year, many thousands of visitors come to Costa Rica because of one simple fact. Although Costa Rica covers only 0.03% of the surface of the earth, Costa Rica has approximately 6% of the world’s bio diversity. For this reason alone, Costa Rica has become a Mecca for ecotourism : outdoor activities and events. The country is into preserving the ecology. This leaves this beautiful place intact for other to see next week, next year or next century.
• 1,000 species of butterflies
• 1,200 varieties of orchids and See this!
• 850 species of birds
• 130 species of freshwater fish
• 4,000 species of insects
• 160 species of amphibians
• 220 species of reptiles
• 1,600 species of fresh and salt water fish
• 208 species of mammals
• 9,000 species of plants
• Cloud forests
• Rain Forests
• Volcanoes (2 active!)
• Mangrove wetlands and swamps
The word for HOT, in Spanish, is caliente. Caliente begins with a “C”. Water faucets imported from the USA almost all have a “C” on them.
If you are from the USA, you do not need a converter for your appliances as the condo has regular 110/220 outlets. Your laptop should also work in the condo which has free wi-fi.