Accommodation in Costa Rica?

Made plans to travel to Costa Rica with my daughter. We've already booked accommodation for our first 2 days. On the third day,we'll take a trip to visit the volcano,we also want to do some snorkelling on the third day. Where can we book our stay? I'd prefer a private cabin type of accommodation with nice views and from where we can watch monkeys. Any other ideas are welcome!Thank you!


Country: Costa Rica


Manuel Antonio ,Quepos is a place where you can snorkel and do a lot of other activities. Besides the Canopy, ATV, horsebackriding that you can find anywhere else in the country, there are activities like surfing (for beginners) and rafting that make this town No.1 Adventure town in the country. Of course, I am a little biased cause I live here.
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Hello Dora This is Jose Obando from Costa Rica!

I can help you if you send me an email to my work account with your email this is my email
so i can recommend you a good place!
tell me also your dates for this trip, what is the hotel you have reserved for the 2 days is this in San Jose??
What is the age of your daugther?
how many days you have available for the rest of your trip?
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Hello Dora:

You failed to mention which Volcano. Can I assume it is Arenal Volcano? You could stay at La Cangreja Lodge near La Fortuna. They have excellent views, free internet & breakfast, comfortable rooms overlooking the volcano, color cable TV, AC and a small pool. It is a small family run property. The staff is also very friendly. You might even see howler monkeys nearby...

You could go snorkeling in Guanacaste at this time of the year. The water viz is much better there than anywhere else in CR. Preferably around Playa del Coco or Playa Hermosa or even around Playa Flamingo. Good snorkeling/diving sites are: Pelonas Islands, Aquario, Punta Gorda, Bajo los Meros-Bahía Culebra, Islas Catalinas, Punta Ocotal, etc.

Buena suerte!
hello Dora, it depends on how long you are staying and when.
Check out the Nicoya Peninsula, here you will find beautiful scenery, clean beaches, monkeys, many different parrots including scarlet Macaws, butterflies,birds and waterfalls all in abundance. As well as lots of local tours for zip lining, snorkeling, horseback riding, restaurants and night life. go to or google Tambor, Montezuma area. A 1/2 hour flight gets you here from Sanjose,or you can also drive here. Accommodations to fit all budgets. I have 2 & 3 bedrooms rentals available in Los Delfines Golf & country club on the Pacific Ocean as well as Ocean view cabins above Montezuma that are quite well priced. Contact me at for more information
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My hotel , Playa Ocotal, Guanacaste, is 1.25 hours from Rincon de la Vieja volcano, 2 hours from Miravalles volcano and 3.5 hours from Arenal volcano. which volcano are you planning on visiting. We have the best snorkeling in the area here on Playa Ocotal. What aiport will you arrive at. We have monkeys in the area, but not always visible from the hotel. They are down at the beach. How old is your daughter? Will you be staying more than 3 days? Please check out our website. If we can help you further, please contact me directly Thank you, Modesta
Hi, here is a link to explain you an ATV tours guided, really funny. It's the real way to see Costa Rica 2 hours from the airport.

We also have a nice house for rent on the beach in Esterillos Este with a swimming pool and only 10 minutes from Jaco a nice city with good restaurants and night club.
jaco-hermosa area is a nice place. howler monkeys not far. right on the beach, snorkeling nearby, canopy, atv, and lots more. we'd like to help. thanx, howie
Hi Dora!
You already got great info in many of the replies. We could help you arrange the particulars of your choice at silver Travel S.A. you can contact us at:

maybe kiteboarding??? we are in nW costa rica and we run a PASA certified kiteboarding school.we also offer bechfront accomadations starting at 55/night for a villa
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Hi Dora
I think Modesta`s Hotel is a good idea
and Guanacaste area is so nice.

Let me suggest you Las Colinas Arenal Boutic hotel in La Fortuna/Arenal and try springs spa day pass for hot springs.
In Manuel Antonio nominated one of the best locations in CR for snorkeling and diving, try La Posada Jungle or Mono Azul as affordable options.

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