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Coastal travel

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Is there any kind of chicken bus between Tamarindo and Samara?
4 years ago, December 13th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #96194  
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I've got my tickets so I'm going and my dates are set. I'd like to spend acouple of weeks on the beaches between Tamarindo and Samara. Moving every three or four days. Is there any kind of transportation that the locals use to go up and down the coast? Reply to this

4 years ago, January 1st 2010 No: 2 Msg: #98038  
a few years ago we went from montezuma to tamarindo but couldn't finsd any reliable/regular public transport that went along the coast - we had to go the inland route. i think we took a jeep with a few other backpackers
i am sure if you have time there will be options now

High Elevation Species - Costa Rica

we had a great few days in the area
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4 years ago, January 1st 2010 No: 3 Msg: #98039  
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Thank you... I got a great deal on a rental so I guess I wussed out early. None-the-less, I do plan to pay attention to whats coming and going up and down those little dirt roads and so I can let people know what their options are. Thank-you again. 25 days and counting with 8 inches of snow on the ground where I live. Reply to this

4 years ago, January 7th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #98737  
If you are going to Tamarindo I would really recommend going to Playa Grande which is just a few km north of Tamarindo (that is one of my favourite beaches in Costa Rica) and also Playa Conchal a little further north again, which is great for snorkelling. Reply to this

4 years ago, January 7th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #98751  
sounds good
we watchde turtles laying eggs whilst there which was amazing - not sure if it is the right time of year now though.
montezuma is a quaint little place but a bit further south thasn you are looking at

snow withy me here to north of london - took 4 hours to get into town today and am not looking forward to the jopurney home!

have fun and look forward to the blog

cheers Reply to this

4 years ago, January 7th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #98753  
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It will snow here in New Mexico today, too! I'm too old to be cold.
We're going to spend about seven days between Samara & Tamarindo now that we have transportation.
I want to take note of other transportation options so I can revert to my old hippie days on the next trip.
After a week on the beach we'll spend three days around Monteverde and Lake Arenal. And, finish up with 5-7 days in and out of San Jose.

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