Posted by: danielfee | January 14, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 01-14-2013

Condovac La Costa at Playa Hermosa - Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Condovac La Costa in Playa Hermosa – Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Me @ Condovac La Costa at Playa Hermosa

Me @ Condovac La Costa in Playa Hermosa

Sunset at Condovac La Costa at Playa Hermosa

Sunset at Condovac La Costa at Playa Hermosa

The Condovac La Costa in Playa Hermosa is located in the Guanacoste Province in northwest Costa Rica. It is located near the city of Liberia, which has an international airport, however you might not want to count on getting there by air. We flew into San Jose and were supposed to catch a commuter flight up to Liberia, when we received our first Costa Rican surprise. We went to our connecting gate and there was nobody there. After finally tracking down someone who spoke English, we discovered that the flight was canceled and there would not be another until the next day..maybe. So they gave us a voucher for a cab. It was a four-hour cab ride but at least we got to see a lot of the countryside as we headed north on Route 1. When we finally arrived at the Condovac La Costa in Playa Hermosa, it was a beautiful resort with fantastic views of the Golfo de Papagayo. Unless you want to spend your entire time at the beach, you will need to rent a car. There are several very nice national parks within a relatively short drive. We spent some time at the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and did some hiking and I did the canopy tour (zip line) above the canyon. A little longer drive, but still doable within a day is a trip down to the Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Resort where you can soak in the hot springs. The distances aren’t that far; just be prepared for the bumpy roads that will slow you down.

 

 

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