This past July, El Señor Hubs and I headed to Costa Rica for a week-long vacation. Costa Rica had always been a destination we both wanted to visit, and this year we finally got to explore it. With so many regions to visit, we opted to go to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and experience some of the rain forest and beaches. This led us to Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Mal País, Jacó and Playa Herradura.
We went in July which around the start of rainy season in Costa Rica. Similar to Ecuador, Costa Rica doesn’t have seasons per se; it either rains or it is dry. At first we were concerned we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the outdoors due to it, but we figured – HEY! This is nature! Let’s fully embrace it!
We found that it rained around 4pm-5pm and on. We took advantage of our mornings to visit towns, parks and beaches, and we returned to our hotel(s) early evening. We enjoyed a nice dinner and drinks at the hotel’s restaurant, watched the sunset and tucked ourselves in. The beauty of our “old-couple” schedule is that we were ready to go early in the morning and enjoy the sun.
We landed in San José, rented a 4×4 clunker and drove about 2.5 hours down to the coast to our first stop: Quepos. There is a new highway – highway 27 – which made it relatively easy to get there. By easy I mean that the highway is paved and smooth. This was not the case as we drove throughout the rest of the coast.
We stayed at Condotel Las Cascadas for the first two nights of our visit. This hotel is located in a residential part of Quepos.